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So after seeing khoff2's postings (http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/700-s/70328-anyone-try-these-sights-their-709-740-slim-2.html) about mounting a truglod fiber optic shotgun sight on his 709, I just had to try it. I broke my original front sight screw when trying to file it down to work with the Truglo so I ordered 3 replacements (just in case) from Taurus and had a week to think about how go about my second attempt. Simply being more careful about how I put the screw in my vise seemed to be enough because in just a couple minutes i had shorten the screw - almost too much. I used a dab of thread locker and got it to thread through the slide and into the Truglo sight. Here are some pics:

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I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, despite the setback of breaking the head off my original screw. With this sight and the Hogue slip-on grip I think this is a much improved pistol. And I was pretty fond of it to begin with.
 

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Looks good! I was able to hold the original screw in a small set of slip joint pliers and used a bench grinder to shorten the screw. It was entirely too effective, my replacement screws arrived on Friday....:rolleyes:

While I was waiting for the parts, they sent the wrong screws the first time, I went with the GL-112 front sight mod, but at almost 1/5th the cost, the TruGlo is a nice option.

Enjoy!
 

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As the sight is larger in diameter than the original one has to adjust the POA and / or sight picture accordingly.
 

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The truglo is also shorter, which I think will bring my POI up. I tend to shoot low and left with the 709, like a lot of shooters say they do. In all, I'm thinking this is going to work out well.

I did get to fire through a couple of mags this afternoon. The sight screw worked its way loose so I'm going to try another screw and leave it a bit longer. The trick will be leaving enough to tighten it up good and tight while keeping it short enough to not reach the fiber optic tube.
 

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I have a sight on order and it should be here by the end of the week. I'm wondering if the OP has any further comments on his sight.
 

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Sorry, rwingjr. I haven't been on in a while... MY first try at filing down the screw resulted in a cracked screw. Second attempt seemed to work but I think I left it a little short because it didn't want to hold and came loose during my first or second test mag. The third try I left it longer and was generous with the lock tite. I finally got a test fire in last week and I'm happy to say that after 50 rounds i cannot detect a bit of loosening. And I'm pretty happy with how easily I'm outting the front site on target. I need to test in lower light conditions, for sure.
 
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