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    Anyone here use Heinie sights?

    Anyone?

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    Cons?

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    I do. That is what they are putting on the newest versions of the Taurus pistols. I have no problems with them. A lot of people cry "my gun is shooting low". No, their gun is shooting where it is pointed. Some people can get away with dot on top of dot. Others have to leave a little gap between the two dots. Once you make sighting adjustments to get it hitting where you are aiming, then it is no problem hitting what you are shooting at.
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    Ron crys - "My gun is shooting too low. :( " and I also agree that it's me. :)

    The sights seem to be doing their part. I just need to get use to them and the gun (Taurus pt145).

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    The "Straight Eights" require a little getting used to. I consistently shot low with mine until I figured out that (for me at least) the dots didn't need to be touching. After that it became a matter of practice.

    I'm hoping to make a trip to the range this weekend to practice using mine in low light. I haven't installed them on my carry weapon yet, but if I continue to have good experiences with them, I'll probably do it.

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    Took me a couple of hundred rounds through the new Taurus 1911 before I really began to get a feel for them. Still not great with them, but I blame human error, not the sights. They are easy to pick up and aquire with, I just need to get more comfortable with them.
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    Ahhh... I'll take fault for shooting low with these but now I know why my PT145 was shooting to the left.

    The rear sight was not centered on the slide. Was a smidgeon too far left. Adjusted last night will try out this weekend.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the replies.

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    i have gotten used to them on my millenium pro 9mm and actually like them. i did shoot low at first but it only took a couple trips to the range to grow fond of them. keith

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    I have the Heinie-Trijicon front sights on two pistols, like them very well.
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    taurus 24/7 sights

    I had a Taurus 24/7 pro with heinie sights on it, sold it because of them and a few other things. I tried painting in the white dots and for me it actually improved my groups. Unfortunately, the sights still did not quite cut it for me. In the end, 3 dot or black silhouette are the best in my opinion.

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