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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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Welcome...

from Central Florida!

The sights on my Glock could only be moved with a 'jack-hammer':scratchchin:...never had difficulties with them moving.

ret :31:
 

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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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Good call Sir.

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.

PS: You can't go wrong with a HK. Good luck Brother...:wave:
 

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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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Welcome aboard asianmi18! :wave:
 

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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.......

Trijicon makes quality products.
If you paid someone to install those sights DEMAND your money back.
 

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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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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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The sights were installed by the dealer at time of purchase. They did it all and the n/s were in stock at their place. These are SA36 sights made for the SW1911. The rear sight moves right. It got really bad but I didn't do anything because I didn't know better. I had it straightened at range a week ago. Then with it in the holster and carrying it today, noticed it moved slightly again. I can't move it by hand and a hammer/punch isn't working either (I don't have a vice though). I'm taking it back to the original dealer to get it pressed back to center and see what I can get for a permanent fix.
 

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Installing sights is an art form requiring patience and the proper tools. In your situation the sight can be removed and the bottom of the sight channel roughed up a bit with a punch to raise some of the material. In essence, making the channel smaller. The reinstalled sight should then fit much tighter.
 
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