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Wilson Combat Item #367D.

It is designed for a 1911 with Wilson's cutting. I am having a set put on my pt 145 as I write. The only thing that has to be done is tightening both dovetails. The size is exact however the front is drift in so my gunsmith is closing the dovetail in some. You could do this yourself without much trouble but he had the sights in stock So I let him do it, especially since he is going to do it before the end of the week for me.

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They also have the same sight with tritium inserts and the front alone. Nice set of sights. I will post a picture when I get it back and get a camera to it.

If anyone wants a gunsmith to do finish work the one I use is the manufacturer of Wilson's bluing salts and does great work with Blue, nickel, and Gold.

His contact is


Paul Williams
Williams Shootin Iron Service
417-948-0902

He is very reasonable on price and does great work.
 

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Going to pick my pistol up today. Less than 12 hours at the gunsmith. I realize he did not do a large job on it. But quality service that fast is pretty good in my book.
 

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I am definately interested in this. Let us know how it comes out. This may be just the ticket for my PT145!

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For their listing of $34.95... this may be the best avenue we have seen for this problem... here is their weblink... http://www.wilsoncombat.com/a_sights_ne.asp

PLEASE keep us posted on your range reports. And any observations from your gunsmith about installing them... a lot of guys will be interested in doing a "self-install" and will be looking from "how to" tips. AND take good pictures of your gun to post here!

PS... this is not an attempt to "steal work" from local gunsmiths, but many of us have no local smith to work on guns and it is either a "do it yourself" or an expensive trip to an unknown smith out of town.
 

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I talked to their service department at Wilson Combat. Their sights will work with some fitting. Their front sight is .300 which is the same as the Taurus. Their rear sight is .330 but the Taurus rear dovetail is .370 so it would require some shimming. Both list a set screw (front and rear) so with some careful fitting you should be able to set the sights firmly. Don't know about how the height will affect. The Wilson sights are designed for the 1911 dovetail.

The guy from Wilson did say that the Taurus sights are a "Novak cut" so the new Novak adjustable sight may be right on... Keep you all posted on what you discover!
 

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Gun shoots great point of aim. I have ran a lot of rounds through it and it is great

You can tighten the rear dovetail with very little effort as it is a sharper angle than the sight. It fits pretty tight to start with. I have posted contact information for my gunsmith on this sight. He said he would put a set on for anyone that needed them for under 100 including the sight. Or, you can do it your self. You need a brass bar stock and a hammer. A good common sense is also important.
 

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I have split this topic at this point and entitled it "Installing the Wilson Combat Sights" since it will be important for people to find your information on installing these sights easily. Please continue to support that topic.
 
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