As you can see, I’ve had something of a rear sight issue with the Roberts Defense Supergrade 1911. After fifty rounds of FMJ, the sight moved left. Before the 1911’s next outing I took an allen wrench and screwed the sight back down. (As it’s not my gun I passed on a Loctite solution.) Twenty rounds later the sight worked its way loose again. So I called the company’s customer service number this morning. Vice President Jon Paul picked up the phone and admitted RD’s had some issues with the Kensights they’d been using for the early guns . . .
“We’ve found that they sights aren’t all manufactured to the same dimensions,” Paul told TTAG. “They have a couple of thousands of an inch variance . . . We’ve started using Heinie Sights instead. They’re better quality and more consistent in terms of their dimensions.”
So the gun’s going back to Roberts Defense for a retro-fit.
Although Roberts is picking-up the tab for shipping, it’s a bit of a PITA. Since UPS branch stores can be a bit hinky about shipping firearms, I have to schlep the gun to one of the main hubs. As a jobbing journo who didn’t have to lay out $1400 for the Supergrade, I’m OK with that. And the delay. If I’d paid for it, well . . .
Full review to follow. Eventually.