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Hey everyone first timer here, for both taurus and this forum :D So here goes.

I bought williams adjustable fire sights for my 24/7 pro ds .45 and the back sight is fine because the 2 set screws fall into a preexisting grove but on the front sight the location of the set screw is outside of the sight grove so the set screw just rests on top of the slide pushing up. Can I use super glue to keep the front sight in place like a small dot or thin line on each side of the sight or is there some kind of special sight glue made for this exact situation? Would it also be okay to put a tiny dot of super glue on the fiber optic tube of the sights to make sure it doesn't come out without messing up their visibility?
 

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That will help with the screw from coming loose, but how will it help keep the sight in place? Since there is no groove for the front sight set screw to fall into even when you tighten the set screw the sight is still able to move around with enough force.
 

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I agree with LOCTITE. The BLUE Loctite is the medium strength that can be removed if necessary. Be sure to DE-GREASE the slot and sight base before using the Loctite.
 

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From experience: Don't use JB Weld.............
Unless you never ever want it to move again...........

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What gbusmech said about JB Weld...yeah. I've used it for decades. The stuff'll probably outlast the Great Pyramid.
 

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I to had this problem with the Williams sights. After about 100 rounds the fiber fell out while shooting. Put another pc. in and the same thing happened. It just kept shearing off the ends after install. I finally put some glue on it to help it stay in. alittle goes along way.

As for the sight moving side to side, if you have access to a mill or a good drill press with a vise you can spot drill the slide were the set screw rests. this makes a small detent for the screw to rest in and then loctite the screw at the threads.
 

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Off topic here but where have you been hiding since July of last year NCED? This is only your second post are we that bad? Well welcome if I missed you before and hope to see more of you around.:D
 

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Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas where the West Begins.. (just in case I missed you) :)
 

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Personally I don't like sights that are held in place with set screws. I much prefer a friction fit. You can shim those sights using a piece of feeler gauge. It usually doesn't require more than a pretty thin piece of gauge, and you can cut it with scissors. Just cut a piece such that it just fits in the bottom of the dovetail, and you'll know when you've got the thickness right when you can slide the sight about 1/3rd of the way into the dovetail. Then tap it in the rest of the way using a brass drift and a small hammer. Tap - don't hammer. And only tap on the tenon - not the sight itself. Put 'em in that way and you can pretty much throw the set screw away (although I'd leave it in). And they won't move. Here's a pic of my shimmed rear firesight - if you look close you can just see the end of the shim.

 

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As for the sight moving side to side, if you have access to a mill or a good drill press with a vise you can spot drill the slide were the set screw rests. this makes a small detent for the screw to rest in and then loctite the screw at the threads.
If I had a drill press I would do that, but I don't and it wouldn't be a very good idea for me to play gunsmith using a c-clamp and a power drill. LOL

Personally I don't like sights that are held in place with set screws. I much prefer a friction fit. You can shim those sights using a piece of feeler gauge. It usually doesn't require more than a pretty thin piece of gauge, and you can cut it with scissors. Just cut a piece such that it just fits in the bottom of the dovetail, and you'll know when you've got the thickness right when you can slide the sight about 1/3rd of the way into the dovetail. Then tap it in the rest of the way using a brass drift and a small hammer. Tap - don't hammer. And only tap on the tenon - not the sight itself. Put 'em in that way and you can pretty much throw the set screw away (although I'd leave it in). And they won't move. Here's a pic of my shimmed rear firesight - if you look close you can just see the end of the shim.
Sounds like a good idea, I'll give this a try. I know I have a few sets of feeler gauges here somewhere.
 

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Sounds like a good idea, I'll give this a try. I know I have a few sets of feeler gauges here somewhere.
Also - a little oil makes it a little easier to get it into the dovetail. My advice is test fit first, then put a little oil on the pieces before you try tapping the sight into place.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Normally, anything I would have to say gets covered by some one else, so no point in saying it twice. I really just like to read around and signed up so I could see all the pics. I had also planned on doing a review of the adjustable William's Fire sights, but just never got around to it. My OSS is now on its way back to Taurus for a list of repairs, so we will see how that goes!
 
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