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Got around to installing my Trijicon sights!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 119er, Oct 29, 2013.

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  1. 119er

    119er Member

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    These things are marketed as Trijicon(least $), Scattergun Technologies, and Wilson Combat. I think Trijicon made them for SGT which was bought by Wilson. Anyway, I wasn't sure how I'd like them but they're good for what I'll use them for. My primary HD is getting the XS Tritium Big Dot alone on front.

    Rear sight installation was tedious without a jig but I managed with patience, a drill press, machinist's square, dial caliper, and a small center punch. #33 drill and 6-40 tap req'd. The rear hole is the worst, measuring over a decreasing radius and all. I really just drilled and tapped the forward hole and then attached the sight and used it as a guide. and double checked with the calipers. The rear sight has virtually NO room for error. Even with my tedious measurements I could feel a very slight rub when torquing down. Once you've drilled it, that's it unless you want to weld it and try again!

    I decided to drill and pin the front sight along with using the epoxy in the kit. I used a bench grinder to remove the bead, then I used a file to rough up the pedestal. A few quick measurements later I clamped the front sight on and drilled through the sight and pedestal with a .063" drill bit. After a 20 min. soak in Xylene and a blast of brake cleaner, I applied the epoxy and drove a 1/16" roll pin to secure it.

    The best part is that when I took it to the range today to zero with slugs it was dead on at 25yds! Two more shots touching confirmed so I moved to 100yds and I got about a 5" group off of bags! Not bad at all!
     

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  2. ugaarguy

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    Nicely done, and I'm glad to read that they worked so well for you.
     
  3. gunnutery

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    Good job, looks good.
     
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