View Full Version : Para Smith sights/accuracy

February 21, 2006, 06:56 PM
Hi everyone,

I've got a S14.45 Limited with the adjustable sights. I'm looking for fixed combat night sights and maybe some (slight) accuracy work. I don't need 1" groups at 50 yards but I'd like it a little better than it is now.

Does anyone know of a good smith that works on Para double stacks? In northeast IL/southern WI would be fine but I would be willing to ship it if someone really specializes in Para's.

Thank you.

February 27, 2006, 01:18 AM
Any competent gunsmith should be able to do the job for you as long as you don't want anything crazy, unless it's an LDA, all it is is a 1911 with a wider mag well. I should think though that you should be able to get all the accuracy you need out of the adjustable sights. I have Bomar adjustable sights on my P16 .40 and it's about as accurate a pistol as I've ever had. Is the sight on you P14 a Bomar? If so, it will have the slide cut to accomodate it. If that's the case, it will be very hard to find a fixed rear sight to fit it, I'm sure they might exist, but I don't know of any. If you'd like to keep the adjustables Brownells sells a night sight painting kit where you can paint your sights with a special glow in the dark paint. It did ok on my P16. You could always paint the rear sights and then get a front sight with a tritium insert. If not, Wilson Combat makes a Bomar type rear sight with Tritium inserts for around $150 I think. I think Ed Brown does too, but I'm not positive.

Hunter Customs
February 27, 2006, 09:50 PM
I have night sights for the Para's with adjustable rear sights. Making a fixed sight for the LPA cut (this is the cut for the adjustable rear sight) is possible but keep in mind that machine time is not cheap.
Bob Hunter