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    Concealed Carry and Fixed Sights Moving

    Have a S&W 1911 full size w/ aftermarket Trijicon Night Sights. These are press fit and noticed when I carried, the rear sight moved quite a bit. I'm taking it in to the shop to have them straightened. I've read to put loctite on the sides and allow it to seep into the bottom.

    I will no longer carry this and am looking into a HK USP Compact 45. Will I have this same issue w/ the factory night sights? I've never read this in any concealed forum, do you members experience this w/ your pistols.

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    My G30 has a "screw-in" front sight that comes lose very easily and requires very difficult hand tightening every other day.

    Granted, I could get the tool to fix this, but I keep forgetting. Sad, I know.

    Try the loctite, carry it normally, then decide...?
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    Won't be dissappointed with an HK...I love mine....night sights are great even in light thats a little dim.

    Haven't been able to jam my hk usp compact 45....I've tried!! Reasonable size to carry with a little effort in an IWB...Haven't tried OWB though I want to try.

    And no, I havent had any trouble with the sights.

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    Sounds to me like the sights are too small for the dovetail - for whatever reason. A good gunsmith can solve the problem.
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    Thumbs up Good call Sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Sounds to me like the sights are too small for the dovetail - for whatever reason. A good gunsmith can solve the problem.
    Either the sights have a defect or they are the wrong sights for that weapon. I agree with the Major I dought the defect is in the dovetail.
    But get it checked anyway. If that's the only problem with that weapon it's worth fixing.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Never had a problem with factory sights moving. Since your S&W has after market sights, my guess would be they were not properly installed/peened in place.

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    All great feedback. I probably figure they used Colt 1911 sights (just a guess though). I have a hard enough time finding anything specifically for the S&W 1911. Since its a clone, I figure anything made for the colt will work (my serpa holster being the point). I'm 50/50 using this as an excuse to get the USP, the other 50 because I just really really want it hehe. I've only had my CPL for a week but enjoy the freedom and security it brings when I carry. Love the forum.

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    The S&W has Novak sights, the Colt sights you ordered may not be for that cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asianmi18 View Post
    Have a S&W 1911 full size w/ aftermarket Trijicon Night Sights. These are press fit and noticed when I carried, the rear sight moved quite a bit. I'm taking it in to the shop to have them straightened. I've read to put loctite on the sides and allow it to seep into the bottom.
    I will no longer carry this and am looking into a HK USP Compact 45. Will I have this same issue w/ the factory night sights? I've never read this in any concealed forum, do you members experience this w/ your pistols.
    Sounds more like "slip fit" to me.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by asianmi18 View Post
    Have a S&W 1911 full size w/ aftermarket Trijicon Night Sights. These are press fit and noticed when I carried, the rear sight moved quite a bit. I'm taking it in to the shop to have them straightened. I've read to put loctite on the sides and allow it to seep into the bottom.

    I will no longer carry this and am looking into a HK USP Compact 45. Will I have this same issue w/ the factory night sights? I've never read this in any concealed forum, do you members experience this w/ your pistols.
    Do you know the model number of the sight set that you got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asianmi18 View Post
    Have a S&W 1911 full size w/ aftermarket Trijicon Night Sights. These are press fit and noticed when I carried, the rear sight moved quite a bit. I'm taking it in to the shop to have them straightened. I've read to put loctite on the sides and allow it to seep into the bottom.

    I will no longer carry this and am looking into a HK USP Compact 45. Will I have this same issue w/ the factory night sights? I've never read this in any concealed forum, do you members experience this w/ your pistols.
    Moving?? Back to front? Left to right/Right to left? Seems strange.

    Do you mean they are physically moving or that your shot patterns are moving?

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    Before loctiting make sure you degrease the sights or the loctite may not hold
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