The wilson front just looks better. Mine is great. I would go ahead and change the front too.
Todd... as you have found... the set screw on the front rests in a groove which can allow windage, but make it impossible to remove intact with the screw in place. I stripped mine early in the exploration, so when I got to the point of replacing them, I used a dremel to cut through the front sight, twisted the part with the screw off and tapped it out! I'm not sure you can replace the front sight and keep the old one for a spare!BoneDigger said:I had the same results as Dave, but my old sights were a pain in the butt to take off. I tried heating them but it did no good. Finally, the heads on the screws stripped and I had to take "drastic" measures. But I finally got them off.
I do believe a shim at the back of the dovetail would let the sight rest at the bottom of the dovetail and the sight flush with the slide. Those really are nice looking sights!davelikegun said:no screw on the front, its a tight fit, i actually had to file mine a little to get it in.
you can see a little light on the rear, I may try a little shim to tighten it up.
Toto... It appears from all information that the MilPro, 24/7 Pro and the new PT1911 are all using the same sights. And the front sight seems to be a standard 1911 dovetail, but the rear is slightly larger than normal... that's why the shimming.ToroTriggerman said:Sorry, I'm a bit late in checking this thread.
?? Are all the Heine 2-dots on the Taurus pistols the same (size, dot position, dovetail, etc.)? In my case I have a 24/7 PRO.
Does the Heine 2-dot dovetail exactly match any other dovetails, or is it entirely unique? (I seem to have read that it might be a "Novak" dovetail cut).
Yes... and if you are careful with material to shim (color, size & thickness) you should be able to shim the sight in pretty tight. Obviously you would want to shim the space between the rear of the sight and the rear of the dovetail, not under the sight. Hopefully you could get the sight to sit flush with the bottom of the dovetail which would pull the sight down against the slide... improving the looks.Will shimming the back Wilson sight preclude semi-permanent modifications like filing, peening, etc.? (Some may want to deinstall the Wilson's later, and reinstall the Heines - not me, I despise the Heines).
Yes... Heinie even has a set of night sights... but Wilson's are $40... Heinie sells theirs for $140! That's a big difference in costs. A few others are out, but prices will run similarly high.The Wilsons look like a good alternative to me, but are there any other easy install 3-dot alternatives (white-dot, tritium, or otherwise)?
Everyone here learned what they know by asking dumb questions and trying dumb things.thanks, these posts are very helpful