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Gentlemen,
I'm in the process of deciding on the sighting package for a very basic New Stainless COLT that's to be massaged abit by my pistolsmith. My question is regarding the sighting package. I mentioned a tritium setup and he recommended an MMC tritium bar dot setup. Sent me a picture of a very tastefully done Commander, however, the MMC unit isn't exactly the classic look. Though form follows function for this piece as it's to be a shooter. My question is regarding the MMCs versus the Heinie sights that seem to be the in thing. I know the MMC is not really a fixed sight, however, whats the concensus of these two systems? Thank you, Matt.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Matt in Virginia on 2001-10-26 01:56 ]</font>
 

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I retail the custom as well as the production 1911 and hear the what is the best question on everything all of the time.

The below is drawn from customer comments and my own observations.

Your personal taste and needs should drive what you get.

Both are excellent and that is not what you wanted to hear. Both fill a slightly different need and slightly different shooter style.

I have many "fixed" sight folks who swear by the Heinie sight as the picture somewhat resembles the bomar and has a wider aperature in the rear for faster acquistion of the front sight.

I have many "adjustable" sight folks who swear by the MMC because the sight allows for adjustment different bullet weights, speeds, loads, shooter error, and for varying sight styles (three dot, bar dot, or whatever)

I have just as many swear by the Novak sight system. I fall in this catagory.

Any of the three will serve you well but your "personal" preference should and will drive all.

Do your research but you get what you pay for front end or back end.

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Go with a FIXED sight! I have had adjustable sights come apart, this is ok for a match gun but not a carry gun. I have shot guns with the MMC system and it is nice but there is some noise IMO. With the Heinie or Novak once you get the gun set up there is not much to change and nothing much to break. With modern guns and good load selection you should not need to adjust your sights. I have pistols set up with both and like them very much but if pressed to chose I like the Strait 8.
 

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Matt,
I'll be the devil's advocate here.
If your stainless Colt is to be a full house, cost no object custom piece; get Heinie sights with Straight-8 tritium or Novak Lo-Mounts with three dot night sighting, whichever you prefer for cosmetics and sight picture.
If it is truly to be a "very basic" gun, why would you want to spend a hundred dollars or more having the rear of the slide remachined for a proprietary fixed sight? There are Novaks which will fit the factory dovetail, also Brown, Nowlin, and Wilson, as well as plain vanilla Mepro or Trijicon night sights.
(I am in favor of the cross-dovetail front, although a well staked standard blade or Mepro or Trijicon is there to stay.)
Spend the price of that odd dovetail on trigger work and ammo.
 

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I just got my LtWt Commander back (will post pics when I figure out how) with MMC's installed. I wasn't sure if I was going to like them or not, however they look very good now that they are on the gun.

(I have used BoMar, LPA, Wilson Night-Eyes, Trijicon, Meprolight, and have a gun in the works now with Heinie's)

SF
 
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