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I bought the Wilson 367D combat sights for my PT145. I don't have the proper tools to install it, so my step-father (who is an armsmith) offered to do it for me.

He twisted his hex tool trying to take out the rear sight screw. Apparently it has some type of locking compound that is preventing it from moving AT ALL.

Have any of you who took the sights off your PT145 had the same problem? And if so, how the hell did you fix it? He told me that work has stopped since he doesn't want to tear up my gun. Which leaves me short a .45 in my household. Luckily I have another one ;D
 

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The rear sight was the one that had the proper wrench with it, and it came off without a problem. The front sight however, was a pain. I had no allen wrench to work and the torq wrench stripped out the hollow. I finall had to get my dremel out and cut the sight in two at the blade so that it could be removed.
 

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I just twisted the end off the hex tool that came with my pistol. The rear sight screw does not budge whatsoever. The front sight requires a smaller hex tool, but moves extremely easy when light pressure is applied. This is agitating as all hell, and I really don't want to take a dremel and hack off the rear sight...especially since I don't know if changing the sights is going to make it shoot any better. Having a pistol for self defense that does not shoot to point of aim is worthless.
 

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Drewbacca said:
I just twisted the end off the hex tool that came with my pistol. The rear sight screw does not budge whatsoever. The front sight requires a smaller hex tool, but moves extremely easy when light pressure is applied. This is agitating as all hell, and I really don't want to take a dremel and hack off the rear sight...especially since I don't know if changing the sights is going to make it shoot any better. Having a pistol for self defense that does not shoot to point of aim is worthless.
apply heat to it or drill out the allen screw then tap it out.
 

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I had the same problem with my PT111. Just take a hair dryer, and warm it up for a few minutes, that should make it easier.
 
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