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    The first problem you have is removing the old set screw. you can try tapping in a larger allen or torx but and backing it out or you can dremel a slot in the set screw (and across the rear sight) and ease it out with a standard screwdriver. For the second part, I believe standard Novak dovetails are at 60 degrees with Taurus at either 63 or 67 degrees. You can get a standard novak dovetailed sight to fit with careful reshaping of the dovetail angles. There are also non-tritium sights using Fiber optic tubes that are cut for the Taurus Dovetail. Off the top of my head, Williams Fire Sights and Dawson Precision come to mind.
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    yeah, I'm leaning more and more towards drilling out the entire sight and replacing it with a fiber optic set from williams fire sight set of two. then I can drill and tap my old rear sight and not worry about it.

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    Quick search on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_688yei2lkd_e

    Here's a reference: https://www.taurus-guru.com/taurus-p...ssories/sights

    There are many sights on eBay that are for the PT-1911 too.
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    Another vote for the Torx. I've used them on a ton of stripped Allen head set screws
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    If you have to drill,just take the head off the screw,no need yo drill the threads out.there should be enough of screw left to turn out with small pliers.But you may have cross threaded the screw.
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    I got it off! (phrasing!)

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    The problem was that the set screw is really small, (too small for even the smallest ez out I could find.) and to add insult to injury the set screw was all the way at the bottom of the hole, bottomed out. I had also already tried the torx bit and got nothing.

    I ended up breaking 2 drill bits, a diamond tipped dremel bit, and a small tungsten carbide milling bit (that was expensive), and shattered a metal cutting wheel on my dremel. (FRUSTRATED) So at my wits end, I resorted to the good old fashioned hack saw! (brute force attack) having cut as far down as I could (or would risk) with a hack saw, then drive it out sideways with a hammer and screwdriver (it worked because the cut I made took out the front portion of where the set screw was still attached to the threads. But I saved the slide with 0 damage!!! Shame to waste a $40 Novak sight. but whada-ya-gonna-do!

    I already ordered the Williams fire sights, although I'd really rather have a set of tritium sights that are made to fit correctly without having to spend over $100 for the set.



    I looked over this list, and It seems to be outdated. I can't seem to find anythign that is not the novak sights that are milled to fit correctly, I'd love to get the correct set of tru glo tritium sights, if they can be found.

    If anyone knows of a tritium sight that's under $100 and fits this gun, I'd love to get specific a link from you.
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    AHH, actually a proper sight will be slightly over sized and need to have material removed to make a proper fit in the dovetail, there by using no type of screw etc to hold the sight in place.
    just FYI-- I think dawson precision makes sights for the PT1911 and pretty sure they have the tritium option.
    hope this helps you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb1972 View Post
    I would probably try tapping a torx bit in there with a hammer first before drilling, you can always go to the drill as a last resort.
    I've done it with a square bit.....
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