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Old 01-11-2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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Right Sights on my TacOps P226

One of my deciding factors with my TacOps was the TruGlo TFO front sight (as well as the four 20 rnd mags). I was a little disappointed when I unboxed and discovered it came with the Sig night sights, which are still some of the best I've seen. But there are a few things I like about the TFOs namely the contrast with the rear sights and the daytime viability. I have them on a few other guns, two in .40 and one in 9mm. and have had no problem with them. This TacOps is 9mm.
I contacted the vendor who told me Sig no longer used the TFOs and they received it with the Sig sights. When I contacted Sig customer service he disagreed and said they are still shipping with the TFOs. Another store told me Sig quit using them after complaints about breakage. So anyway Sig sold me the one front sight only (TFO) which was cheaper then a whole set. They said to use the #8
I tried removal with a vice, brass punch and a hammer. The stock sights would not budge to the point where if I hit any harder I'm sure something bad would happen. So I bought MGW sight pusher for $119.00 from Midway.
Removal and installation went well using the following pointers:
1. Apply Breakfree (or your fav) to the left sight and let it sit for a while laying with the right side down.
2. Oil both sides of the tool as instructed.
3. Make you go from the RIGHT SIDE TO THE LEFT for removal and opposite for installation.
4. Try the sight in the dovetail slot. Mine only went about 1/4 way in so I used some fine emery paper laying it flat on a table and rub the bottom of the new sight. I know other people use a wedge shaped file to the sides of the sight but this worked for me. Go slow and remember if you take off too much, you can't put it back.
5. I've been told not to use a pusher to install the TFO as it could break the fiber tube, but I couldn't help trying it. I went slow and was careful where I placed the notch on the sight. It went fine. I did not have to use too much pressure and I am confident it is firmly in place.
I eye-balled the sight to center and I'll bring the tool with me to the range this week.
I am happy with the whole set-up. My only complaint is I am starting a sight pusher collection as I already have one for Glock and still could use one for 1911s. Should have researched a universal one.
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Looks good.
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I like the TFO myself. Bright day or night.
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I carried a P226 BWTAC my last two years of service, never had a problem with the sights, the TFO still works great in retirement.
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Very good job!! I have the 226 tac ops and just was saying the rear sites are not working for me. The gun came with front fiber opt but want to Change out the rear only. The rear ones are two wide.
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Very good job!! I have the 226 tac ops and just was saying the rear sites are not working for me. The gun came with front fiber opt but want to Change out the rear only. The rear ones are two wide.
Too bad you're not nearby. I would feel better about my new sight pusher investment getting lot of use.
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Congrats on the TFO.

The MGW PRO even though pricey comes out cheaper in the long run when you have multiple types of pistols.
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One of my deciding factors with my TacOps was the TruGlo TFO front sight (as well as the four 20 rnd mags). I was a little disappointed when I unboxed and discovered it came with the Sig night sights, which are still some of the best I've seen. But there are a few things I like about the TFOs namely the contrast with the rear sights and the daytime viability. I have them on a few other guns, two in .40 and one in 9mm. and have had no problem with them. This TacOps is 9mm.
I contacted the vendor who told me Sig no longer used the TFOs and they received it with the Sig sights. When I contacted Sig customer service he disagreed and said they are still shipping with the TFOs. Another store told me Sig quit using them after complaints about breakage. So anyway Sig sold me the one front sight only (TFO) which was cheaper then a whole set. They said to use the #8
I tried removal with a vice, brass punch and a hammer. The stock sights would not budge to the point where if I hit any harder I'm sure something bad would happen. So I bought MGW sight pusher for $119.00 from Midway.
Removal and installation went well using the following pointers:
1. Apply Breakfree (or your fav) to the left sight and let it sit for a while laying with the right side down.
2. Oil both sides of the tool as instructed.
3. Make you go from the RIGHT SIDE TO THE LEFT for removal and opposite for installation.
4. Try the sight in the dovetail slot. Mine only went about 1/4 way in so I used some fine emery paper laying it flat on a table and rub the bottom of the new sight. I know other people use a wedge shaped file to the sides of the sight but this worked for me. Go slow and remember if you take off too much, you can't put it back.
5. I've been told not to use a pusher to install the TFO as it could break the fiber tube, but I couldn't help trying it. I went slow and was careful where I placed the notch on the sight. It went fine. I did not have to use too much pressure and I am confident it is firmly in place.
I eye-balled the sight to center and I'll bring the tool with me to the range this week.
I am happy with the whole set-up. My only complaint is I am starting a sight pusher collection as I already have one for Glock and still could use one for 1911s. Should have researched a universal one.
I know this thread is very old but hoping someone can help me out.

Did the #8/#8 sight combo end up working for your 9mm 226 TacOps?

I was interested in trying out some Trijicon HD XR sights but I can really find definitive info on the appropriate sights. Any info would be much appreciated!
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Good Job...
I like TFO's too. I put one in the front of my P220 Match Elite.
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Big fan of TFO and TFX here. TFX seems more durable and better constructed.
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I know this thread is very old but hoping someone can help me out.

Did the #8/#8 sight combo end up working for your 9mm 226 TacOps?

I was interested in trying out some Trijicon HD XR sights but I can really find definitive info on the appropriate sights. Any info would be much appreciated!
LazyJab… welcome to Sig Talk from the southwest corner of Indiana.

To answer your first question, in "most" cases the #8 Front #8 Rear work for 9mm and .357 Sig chambered pistols, using a "Combat Hold" of the front post covering the impact zone at 25 yards centered in the rear sight notch. Your sights should be numbered... with a trip to the range you can verify if they are on or not, from a secure position firing single action. If not, determine how far off your group is. The charts below will show the effects of changing the sight numbers.

As far as your second question, the Trijicon HD XR sights are slightly "taller" and are basically set up for 9mm/.357 Sig, or .40 S&W/.45 ACP for "size". Most manufacturers market their sights in this manner. Sig used this number system to provide greater adjustment, but even they have recently stopped making the other numbered sights. That is why it is difficult mixing "brands" as they can use a different combination of heights to arrive at the same POI.
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