10 Best 1911 Sights For Target Shooting

Updated on: May 2022

Best 1911 Sights For Target Shooting in 2022


Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Click the "Select" box to choose between 10, 25 and 50 packs. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Wheeler Engineering Armorer's Handgun Sight Tool with Heavy-Duty Construction and Reversible Assembly for Handguns, Gunsmithing and Maintenance

Wheeler Engineering Armorer's Handgun Sight Tool with Heavy-Duty Construction and Reversible Assembly for Handguns, Gunsmithing and Maintenance
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • ACCURACY: Features reference marks for making precise adjustments
  • EASE OF USE: Precision machined with a large 4-post drive knob to easily push the sight and can be used to install, uninstall or adjust front and rear dovetail sights
  • VERSATILITY: Works on all semi-auto pistols and the sight prong is reversible to accommodate Glock slides
  • RELIABLE: Fully captures and supports slide so it will not break or deform
  • DURABLE: Constructed of an aluminum frame with steel components.DURABLE: Constructed of an aluminum frame with steel components

Crimson Trace LG-401 Lasergrips with Red Laser, Heavy Duty Construction and Instinctive Activation for 1911 Full-Size Pistols, Defensive Shooting and Competition

Crimson Trace LG-401 Lasergrips with Red Laser, Heavy Duty Construction and Instinctive Activation for 1911 Full-Size Pistols, Defensive Shooting and Competition
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • GUARANTEED: This product is covered by a 3-Year Limited Warranty. For questions or warranty contact us at [email protected]
  • RUNTIME: 4 hours of battery life that runs on (2) 2032 batteries (included)
  • EASE OF USE: Front activation button engages the laser immediately when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip - this model features a master ON/OFF switch for completely powering down the unit - user installed - no gunsmithing required
  • RELIABLE: Factory sighted at 50 feet, but is fully user adjustable for Windage and Elevation with provided tool
  • FITS: 1911 Full Size

HiViz Springfield Armory 1911 Lite Wave Front Sight Handgun

HiViz Springfield Armory 1911 Lite Wave Front Sight Handgun
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Interchangeable style front sight
  • Lite pipes store in lite pipe changing key
  • Fits Springfield production models with fixed sights except gi SF2015 and mil spec
  • Includes three lite pipes in red, green and white
  • Made in USA

TRUGLO Tritium Handgun Glow-in-The-Dark Night Handgun Sights for 1911 Pistols, 1911—Cut .260 Front / .450 Rear (1911 5" Government .45ACP)

TRUGLO Tritium Handgun Glow-in-The-Dark Night Handgun Sights for 1911 Pistols, 1911—Cut .260 Front / .450 Rear (1911 5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • UNMATCHED VISIBILITY in low light shooting conditions or complete darkness; GLOWS IN THE DARK—no batteries or light exposure required
  • At night, sights are GLOWING GREEN DOTS; In daylight, sights are standard BRIGHT WHITE DOTS
  • Made of tough, CNC-machined steel with a FORTRESS FINISH COATING for maximum protection
  • SNAG RESISTANT DESIGN fits standard holsters; SQUARE-NOTCH DESIGN is duty proven
  • MACHINED AND ASSEMBLED IN THE USA with quality Swiss Tritium for maximum brightness; 12-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY; Patented
  • 1911 cut** .260 front / .450 rear (1911 5" Government .45 ACP) Ruger SR1911 Models with fixed rear sight Due to gun manufacturers’ machining tolerances, point-of-impact may differ

Kensight BoMar BMCS 1911 Sight with Rounded Blade

Kensight BoMar BMCS 1911 Sight with Rounded Blade
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Kensight Custom Snag-Free Rounded Sight Blade
  • Sight Body is wire-EDM machined from a Solid Billet of Chrome-Moly steel
  • Positive Click Fully Adjustable Windage and Elevation
  • Fits 1911 with BoMar BMCS slide cut
  • Backed by our Kensight Limited Lifetime Warranty

Meprolight ML19810-Armscor USA/Rock Island Gun Scopes

Meprolight ML19810-Armscor USA/Rock Island Gun Scopes
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • daytime confidence under low light conditions
  • always ready when you need them
  • The brightest night sights available today
  • totally integrated Day/night sighting
  • maintenance free
  • All Tru-Dot sights are covered by a 12 years usable illumination warranty to original purchaser
  • Unequaled Low Light Performance
  • Brightest Night Sights Available Today
  • Used by Military & Law Enforcement

TRUGLO Fiber-Optic Front and Rear Handgun Sights for Kimber 1911 Models with Fixed Rear Sight

TRUGLO Fiber-Optic Front and Rear Handgun Sights for Kimber 1911 Models with Fixed Rear Sight
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Fiber-optics for the BRIGHTEST AIMING POINTS even in low-light conditions
  • TRI-DOT AIMING SYSTEM of contrasting front and rear colors
  • CONCEALED FIBER cannot be seen by target; SNAG RESISTANT DESIGN fits standard holsters
  • FORTRESS FINISH COATING provides a permanent protective coating for maximum protection
  • MACHINED AND ASSEMBLED IN THE USA; Made of tough, CNC-machined steel

LaserLyte Laser Sight Trainer for 1911 full size commander and government pistol. LASER DOT for fast aim. LASER TRAINER for firearm training. GRIP activation for simple use.

LaserLyte Laser Sight Trainer for 1911 full size commander and government pistol. LASER DOT for fast aim. LASER TRAINER for firearm training. GRIP activation for simple use.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • FITS: All 1911 pistols full size, commander and government
  • LASER GUN SIGHT: When mounted adjust the laser to bullet impact. Use the laser to quickly aim at your target. Use the laser to rapidly aim after the gun recoils. Use the laser to teach new or challenged shooters
  • LASER TRAINER: The sound activated laser fires a red dot for 1/10 of a second simulating bullet impact. Use the trainer for trigger control practice. Use the trainer for instructing new or beginner shooters
  • GRIP ACTIVATION: hold the firearm with a shooting grip and the laser will turn on. The strategically placed grip button will turn the laser on with either left or right hand. The two panel design does not change the grip and leaves the front strap open.
  • This gun sight is the brightest and most powerful laser we are legally allowed to produce. The bright laser dot can be seen over 100 yards away at night. Power Output: 630 - 670nm, < 5mW, Class: IIIa

Kensight DAS 1911 Defense Adjustable Rear Sight Set White Dot with Serrated Blade - White Dot 0.200" Front Sights

Kensight DAS 1911 Defense Adjustable Rear Sight Set White Dot with Serrated Blade - White Dot 0.200
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Full Positive Click Windage and Elevation Adjustments
  • Sight Body is wire-EDM machined from a Solid Billet of Chrome-Moly steel
  • Fits 1911 Novak LoMount rear sight dovetail cut
  • Fine serrations for superior sight picture in all conditions
  • Backed by our Kensight Limited Lifetime Warranty

Famous Firearms: The Colt 1911 .45 ACP

This article gives the reader a look at one of the most famous firearms in military and film history.

Heavy punch

One of the qualities which makes the Colt 1911 so revered within the gun community is the round it fires, the .45 ACP. The .45 ACP cartridge features a massive bullet, with a diameter of .452 inches and a weight between 117 to 250 grains. A 185 grain FMJ round can exert over 530 foot-pounds of energy, enough energy to incapacitate a target with one shot. This is one of the reasons the U.S. military replaced the .38 Special round with the .45 ACP (M1911). In combat, the .45 gives superior stopping power against the enemy.

Features

The original Colt 1911 had a five inch barrel, an all steel frame and slide, and fixed military sights. Like all early semi-automatics, it featured a single stack magazine with only a 7+1 capacity (modern double stack magazines have twice this capacity). But the feature that has made it a favorite, even for modern shooters, is its single-action trigger. Unlike many modern semi-automatics such as Glocks, which have a double-action trigger, the trigger on the Colt 1911 performs only one action: dropping the hammer. There's no firing pin to prime, no automatic safeties to disengage, just a crisp and accurate trigger pull.

History

Further evidence of the Colt 1911's superior design is testified by its longevity. The Colt .45 semi-automatic was introduced into the U.S. military in 1911, and the design has survived into the 21st century relatively unchanged. Not only has it survived, but it has remained on top. Colt 1911 style firearms are renowned for their accuracy, earning them the nickname, "tack drivers," for their tight shot grouping. This is due to the .45 ACP's relatively flat trajectory, and the light single-action trigger pull. Although Colt was the original producer of the 1911 .45 ACP style handgun, today many manufacturers are producing them, including Smith amp; Wesson, Springfield, and Kimber. Many of the manufacturers which produce Colt 1911 style handguns also offer updated features, such as modern sights, higher capacity magazines, and lightweight alloy frames.

Sources:
John Caradimas. M1911 Pistol HistoryThe M1911 Pistols Organization.
John Caradimas. .45 ACP AmmunitionThe M1911 Pistols Organization.