Actually SAL: you are way late on this rant, many have already beat you to the punch on this.
Not trying to be sarcastic but there are a lot of options possible with "a bit of work", if your a gunsmith or have access to a vertical mill and know how to machine.With a bit of work, could this be a place to start??
I think there will always be a need for some fitting as Taurus released 4 different versions of the PT-99 since 1992. While I have one of each version I never took the time to see if the sight is the same width on all for. I'm guessing each version may be slightly different.Not trying to be sarcastic but there are a lot of options possible with "a bit of work", if your a gunsmith or have access to a vertical mill and know how to machine.
But that's really not the issue here is it. Taurus shouldn't be manufacturing guns that have defective parts that break after a very short time and then not only refuse to warranty them, but remove them from the market and tell current owners only "sorry, can't help ya".
Hogwash. Google search 460xvr problems, 686 problems, canted misaligned barrel problems to get a taste of kind of modern era custom service unfortunate people have received from Smith. I'm not trying to bad mouth S&W, but the days of that disney fairytale magic, like the one you referenced, are nearing an end..........I can promise you this is not the kind of service you would get from Ruger or Smith&Wesson....
Thanks muddcatt54, I looked into the the PT 92 sight option, they are different.I bought an adjustable rear sight for my PT 92 from LPA and they are great I don't know if they will fit the 99 or not. If it was me I'd do some shopping around I'd call these sight companies. I do know that you can send the slide in to Novak and for $50.00 they will mill your slide. Or at least they used to. Call the sight makers in sure they can help
If any aftermarket company were interested, Taurus could probably say how many of the Model 99 were sold. That's not to say how many would need to replace a rear sight, but if the product produced were good enough there would be people who would buy one just to gain the benefit of a better part.The similarity between the rear sight of a model 92 and a model 99 is about like a Yugo and a 18 Wheeler in comparison.
I know of no rear sight that will interchange with the 99 rear sight.
and I seriously doubt if there is a large enough demand for one that anyone is going to manufacture one either?