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Old 01-09-2017, 06:32 PM   #31
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Damn; sounds like a problem. How long did it take them to fix and send it back the first time?

Thanks.
First time was about two weeks.

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:13 PM   #32
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I'd take a fixed sight. I might do that.
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I think they need to fix the dovetail. Unless the "Fixed Sight" they plan on using is made out of aluminum or polymer, the mass of the sight will probably cause it to walk out also.
The fore and aft "clearance" can be accommodated by "Loctite", but your windage had better be perfect with a "Fixed Sight'. That is why the "Adjustable Sight" was used, so to compensate for windage without constantly drifting a fixed sight back and forth, wearing out either the sight or dovetail.
The fix, would be to create a shallow cavity under the set screw to create a "mechanical lock" preventing the sight from moving, not just a small amount of "friction". Use a slightly longer set screw if necessary to insure good "purchase" in the sight body.
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I think they need to fix the dovetail.
Ok, I misunderstood, I thought the offer was to replace the slide with one cut for a regular SIG sight
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Ok, I misunderstood, I thought the offer was to replace the slide with one cut for a regular SIG sight
That's the way I read it too.
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stevez and wfedwar, than could be an option, but every 10mm I've seen has the adjustable sight. I'm no expert, by any means, but every 5" barreled slide I 've seen has the adjustable sight. The original 220 .45ACP, had a 4.4" barrel, and appropriate length slide with a fixed sight.
There are some aftermarket sight manufactures, that make fixed sights to fit in the old Bomar cut, that was used on 1911s years ago, I don't know the cut dimensions for the sights Sig is using, is close enough to adapt one of them or not. But as I stated before, the sheer mass of the sight considering the looseness of the dovetail, will be difficult to retain by a little friction from the bottom of a #6 (or smaller) sized set screw!

I don't have a dog in this fight, but you as owners, do. The suggestion I made earlier about a shallow cavity for the set screw would work, it doesn't need to be as deep as the cavity under the elevation screw, which appears to be dead center over the firing pin cavity, so being offset, shouldn't interfere with anything else, as the firing pin safety cavity, already pierces the top of the slide under the sight. Sig could do this and solve what appears to be a consistent problem.
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Thanks guys! I'll do both; pull the manual and make sure the parts are there. I will also call Sig on Monday although I don't want to fool with shipping a gun to have them fix it if not necessary. Appreciate the feedback.
If going to SIG for repair, they will provide a FedEx label. All you need to do is drop it off at a FedEx hub. Or you can ship the slide, barrel and RSA via USPS.

If you ship the entire gun, it will be returned directly to you, no need for an FFL or 4473.

Were it mine, it would go to SIG for repair. And if mine fails as yours has, I will ask for the fixed sight option.
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Ok, I misunderstood, I thought the offer was to replace the slide with one cut for a regular SIG sight
That was an offer. I originally told themI wanted the adjustable rear sight. I have not sent the gun in yet ...might change my mind.

They have sent a label and want the complete gun sent in.

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OK, just called Sig and didn't go into a lot of detail and they didn't want a lot. Very professional and just said they will send me shipping labels and instructions and they will fix it and send it back. Said should only take a couple of weeks before it's back to me. Asked me to send the slide only. I'll update when I get it back.
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Dropped off my slide at FedX on the 19th of January and just got it in the mail today, the 30th. Not bad. The information sheet says they replaced the slide, so all looks good. Nothing new here but I'm very satisfied with their customer service. Sights look fine, but we'll see if they stay on! Thanks for all the feedback again guys. Great place here and great folks. Steve
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stevez, I see that they replaced the slide. It will be interesting to see if it "cures" the problem, for your sake, I hope so. It would be interesting to know the "difference" between this slide and your old one.

Good Luck, and Good Shooting!
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