As the title states, I bit the bullet and ordered a sight off of Amazon that looked like it might work, as I had a spare beat up PT99 slide that I use just for trying new things.
The sight is a unit from Kensight for a Colt revolvers and Gold Cup 1911's. Part number is 860-303. I bought it on Amazon for around $60.
Install was fairly straightforward. It did require minor modifications, but it was easy enough that I did it with hand tools, even though I have a drill press, mini mill, lathe, ect at my shop. I think my total time was about an hour, and that included cigarette breaks and reinstalling the firing pin, drop safety, extractor, ect.
Only two things are required for the install:
1) tapping the factory sight screw hole to M3x0.5
2) Drilling new holes for the front cross-pin, either in the sight or in the slide. I opted for drilling the slide, simply because it's a softer material than the sight.
I also used a file to open up the back of the sight blade channel just a tad for some clearance. It fit without it, but 2 minutes with a jeweler's file opened up the clearance to about that of a piece of paper.
I also opted to drill the front sight out, notch it, and install a fiberglass rod in it, and I used a piece of drill rod for the sight cross pin and peened it in place with an automatic punch, instead of using a roll pin.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with it, and will probably do the same thing to one of my nicer slides. My plan for that is to epoxy a piece of mild steel rod into the original cross pin hole in the sight, and then drill a new hole in the sight itself instead of drilling the slide. I'm also going to contact the manufacturer to see about them possibly producing a sight specifically for our guns, since it would be a fairly simple thing for them to do... SO PLEASE, IF YOURE INTERESTED, COMMEND AND LET ME KNOW! I can send them a link to this thread, and if they see enough interest, it will increase the chances of them doing it.
Last edited by roninsonic; Yesterday at 06:08 PM.
Exitus acta probat
Exitus acta probat
Very cool...thanks for the efforts. Post some other pictures as the link doesn't work. If you can use the "Insert Image" button on the website they will remain in the event that another photo sharing site gets wonky. I'll sticky the thread then!
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I have two of the 992 sights plus one set of spring and pin for same. I'm still convinced it's the same sight used on PT99/101, but again not going to verify since no problems with existing. The above post and another link in it shows pic of the comparison between 992 & PT99. IF I'm correct, shouldn't need to modify slide or sight.
(1) PT709 SS; (1) PT709FS; PT740 SS; PT140B Mil G2 Rec'd. 2/16/16; PT140 SS G2 Rec'd 9/14/16; PT111 SS Mil Pro Repaired Rec'd. 9/9/16
PT24/7 PRO DS SS 9mm; PT24/7 Blk. CA .40S&W; PT24/7 PRO LS DS SS .40S&W; Remington R51 G2 9MM
PT92B-AF; PT92-AFS Tu-Tone; PT99B-AF; PT99-AFS; (2) PT100AFS; TRACKER M992B - 6.5" ;.M992SS - 4" .22LR/.22Mag; M17SS - 6.5" .17HMR
S&W SD9VE SS; Sigma SW9VE SS; SD40VE SS; Sigma SW40VE SS; M&P40C Blk. SS; (1)TISAS Zigana Sport Two-Tone and (1) all Black; Texas CHL
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