Remember my Sig Sauer 1911 Nightmare edition that I was so happy and excited about and couldn't stop talking about? That's right, the one with the marvelous fitting and super hold, magnificent trigger, and phenomenal glow-inna-dark sights?
Yeah, well, I'm changing it.
I'm thumbing my nose (with great respect) at tradition and proven technique. I'm admiring the accomplishments of the past and testing the delicate waters of change. I'm embracing technology to the aid of proven craftsmanship. What am I doing?
I'm mounting a holo red-dot on my 1911.
"You're frigging kidding me, right? You made me read for 23 seconds to arrive at this? Who the frig HASN'T mounted a red-dot on a 1911 for shooting competition? F-U."
Well, I am taking advantage of the new technology that has come out of Burris with their new FastFire III system and am planning on using this holo for bullseye shooting.
(Did you hear the collective "thumps" of seasoned bullseye shooters falling off of their chairs?)
That's right, old-timers! I'm forgoing the traditional tube-style red-dot and going for some of the latest and greatest in holo-dot tech to mount on my slide. Adding a mere 2-3 ounces to the gun, as opposed to ounces and ounces of rail, screws and tube-style optic, there is virtually NO difference to the feel of the gun at all. Sweet.
This setup was not without it's problems (what gun modification of any kind is EVER without problems), as the slide on the Sig Nightmare is a different shape than a traditional 1911 and required a modification to the mount of the Burris. Thanks to awesome eastern-Pennsylvania (and NJ friendly) gunsmith, Sean Reed at CDI Custom Knife and Gun (email@example.com), the mount modification was completed in minutes and I am now on my way to testing.
I also took advantage of my newfound skills at reloading and put in a lighter (10 pound) spring in the 1911 so that I can shoot much lighter loads than the factory .45 ACP rounds.
Let's see how this baby sights in and can shoot at 25 and then 50 yards (gulp). I'll certainly report back.
This Jew Shoots Guns...We'll just have to see how well.
This post is dedicated to all my good friends up at Camp Perry this week at the National Pistol Championships, that I was not able to attend this year. Good luck Ken, Josh, Debbie, Mike, John, Ed, Trevor, Ray and Mary.