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AimTech the only .45 red dot mount ...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MikeTBC, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. MikeTBC

    MikeTBC Member

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    ... that doesn't require drill and tap?

    It appears that you can get away with just 3 attachment points instead of 4. Anyone done this? - (not my pistol)

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    Kinda sloppy with the mod for sure, but ... You get to keep the ambi safety this way. :)

    Seems to me if it needs strength - a drill and tap just forward of the slide stop looks like the place for it.

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    MikeTBC
     
  2. JoeHatley

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    I think your idea may work, but only 2 points work fine on my NPC mount.

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    I did have to add small rubber "O" rings to the grip screws, or I had to keep tightening them every 100 round or so.

    Good Luck...

    Joe
     
  3. MikeTBC

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    Thanks Joe,

    NPC go out of business? They aren't at Brownell's or Google.

    Did you try using blue or red Loctite on your grip panel screws?

    Mike
     
  4. MikeTBC

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    Joe,

    Inspired by the pic of your 45 with the NPC mount, I heavily modded a new AimTech tonight.

    Using just the two grip screws and I cut off a 1/2 pound of aluminum. :eek:

    The TruGlow has a strange looking blob for a dot, but I guess it's OK. :scrutiny:

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  5. JoeHatley

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    I bought my NPC mounts through Brownells almost 4 years ago, but they no longer carry them.

    I did initially try a bit of Loc-Tite, but the grip screw bushings on my SW1911 were also installed with Loc-Tite, rather than being staked. The bushing would unscrew about half the time when I took the screws out. The old Bullseye shooter trick of using tiny "O" rings seems to work well.

    Looks like your modification went well. Nice clean job.

    I had problems with compatibility using the stock thumb safety also, but on the other side. I solved mine by swapping out the extended safety for a stock GI version.

    Joe
     
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    LOL! I think I'll just use the sights!
     
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