The last time I got some range time with my primary weapon, the front sight came off. Now, I know it’s only held in the slide with a little tenon, and it IS replaceable. The part costs $5.00 from Brownell’s. But I have neither the tools nor the know-how to put one on. Without a front sight, I have no idea where the bullet will eventually go. This is considered to be a bad state of affairs.
My gunsmith does know how to put one on, and he’s had my 1911 for the past 4 months. Evidently he’s been back-logged. And the man only works at that job one day a week. However, he did get it finished, and now any failure to hit the target is due to my poor technique and lack of practice. I should probably do something about that.