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STi said:
I think they look kinda cheesy...better off getting Dan's rear sight!


It will look the same as his other 10-8 sights that he has been producing for 1911's for the past year. Here is a pic of a production 10-8 1911 rear sight:

 

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I don’t even own an M&P yet and I already told him I'd be ordering one when they came off the production line.



Mr. Yam doesn’t make crap.



Now if only I could talk him into doing a trigger job on my M&P






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Wow FastSS, that editted addition to your post was... Well, for the sake of common decency I won't give my literal impression. Let's just leave it alone by saying I don't think you will make a bunch of friends here like that.
 

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nickdrak said:
[quote name='STi']I think they look kinda cheesy...better off getting Dan's rear sight!


It will look the same as his other 10-8 sights that he has been producing for 1911's for the past year. Here is a pic of a production 10-8 Kimber rear sight:



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Now that looks much better!
 

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I looked at the photo on the 10-8 forums and thought that thing is butt fugly! Then I went over to 10-8 Performance website and saw photos of their finished product, it looks a lot better!




Dan's rear sight and the 10-8 rear sight are very similar, there are some detail differences, my personal preference is for the sight that comes on the MP from the factory, it's all a matter of personal preference.
 

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The prototype in the picture is a plastic model, the lines or layers is the result of the computerized manufacturing process.
 

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I'll probably be going with Dan's sights over Hilton's due to Dan planned offering of a tritium version.
 

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NC, Hilton has some sort of agreement with Heine re: the Straight -8 set-up. Not sure exactly what the deal is except that tritium may be an option down the road, if not now; if I'm thinking right - always a gamble.




Hilton knows his stuff and for sure does top drawer work. He is a real deal shooter and gunsmith. A rare breed indeeed.
 

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NC, Hilton has some sort of agreement with Heine re: the Straight -8 set-up. Not sure exactly what the deal is except that tritium may be an option down the road, if not now; if I'm thinking right - always a gamble.




Hilton knows his stuff and for sure does top drawer work. He is a real deal shooter and gunsmith. A rare breed indeeed.


You can currently purchase H. Yam's 10-8 1911 sights from Berryhill Guns with tritium installed in either straight-8 or two dot configuration. Not sure if Berryhill will be offering the M&P sight directly. You can send your sight to him to have the tritium vials installed. Here is a link: https://www.berryhillguns.com/secure/parts1.html
 

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IIRC it has something to do with how the rear notch is cut... when I get mine I'll take a pic or two like I did with my AR front sight posts
 

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can we get a picture of the non-prototype from the back? otherwise i see nothing special about these sights
 

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Here is a pic from the rear:





I dont know if a rear sight can be considered "special", but for me this design offers a few improvements over the stock sights. *The rear face is serrated to cut down on glare. *I like the more snag prone profile of the 10-8 sight for use in manipulating the the slide during malfunctions & reloads, such as hooking the rear sight on my belt or duty gear to manipulate the slide. I also appreciate that the edges of the sight are "de-burred" to help with not chewing up your hand during malfunction/reload drills when using the hand over the top grasp technique to manipulate the slide(Attention to detail). It offers the option of No tritium/No dots, Two-dots, or the Heinie "Straight-8" sight picture configurations.



Here is some more info on the design concept of the 10-8 rear sight:

http://www.10-8performance.com/id15.html
 

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I had seen the U notch on their website, personally, it doesn't change the sight picture so I don't see any advantage or disadvantage. If you are focusing on the front sight the rear sight is a bit fuzzy, and all you are looking at is the top of the sights to make sure they are level, and there is an equal amount of distance on each side of the front in the notch, the bottom of the notch doesn't even come into play, good, bad, or otherwise.
 

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I disagree and suggest you try a U-Notch sight. While shooting at speeds, it seems to draw your focus to higher portions of the sight. The lack of sharp angles on the rear bottom seem to help prevent your eyes from going to it.



It is similar in concept to the Warren Sights:



http://www.ishot-inc.com/store2/product_in...;products_id=45



I believe some others are making U-notch style sights as well now.
 
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