My apology the loctite was used on the set screw for the rear sight. A youtube video the guy used a soldering iron place it on the screw and for a very short time Again good luck
A soldering iron with a pin/needle point is definitely preferable since it's high and focused heat. The only pistols I've personally owned that used loctite are Glocks for the front sight. Thanks again, one way or another the current sights are coming off!My apology the loctite was used on the set screw for the rear sight. A youtube video the guy used a soldering iron place it on the screw and for a very short time Again good luck
No set screws on either the current plain or new night sights for my 509 just press-in, both sets are FN.I've heard of blue locktite used on the set screw for the rear sight like on my M&Ps (and most aftermarket sight manufacturers like Heine recommend it for those that use set screws), but even then I've never had any issue getting the set screw loose either. But if the FNS is like the FNX, there shouldn't be a set screw involved at all.
There was some white residue after removing the sights. Not sure if it was loctite, rocksett, or what. It might just be some funk it picked up from the parts washer but I doubt that. The 509 sights were the most difficult dovetail sights I have ever removed. I thought I was going to break the wheeler sight tool.Thanks for the suggestions but I've never heard of loctite being used on press-in dovetail sights. I also know a hairdryer doesn't generate enough heat to soften red loctite, a heat gun for sure but then you also risk damaging the epoxy that holds the tritium vials in-place. I'll try the mechanical "push" first, if no joy then lots and lots of PB Blaster.
tooling side toward the slide...That tooling leather tip is a good one, I'll have to try that thanks.
I went with ameriglow Sig sights, SG-446. Eyeballed them and they were dead on. I went from 14 inches low at 10 yards to 2 inches low at 10 yards. Groups improved too and I credit the better sight picture along with some added familiarity. It shot well enough that the M17 may become a safe queen. Worked 100% with my Osprey as well. The sights don't clear the clocked osprey but they are right on the top of the can. Worked great and groups with the osprey were solid.Just curious what sights did you go with? As written I went with FN's just with custom rear tritium color...
My preference is holding target on top of sight. That hold was really low at 10 yards. Holding where the front sight occludes the target was better but still really low low at 10 yards. Both were unacceptable. This was using my old formulae 147 grain (special-k) and Federal 124 grain AE. 147 grain was closer to what I expected but still off by an unacceptable margin. After the sight swap I am about 2 inches low at 5 yards (was out shooting with my daughter at "real" distance). I will get it out with a little more range soon but I am pretty certain my issue was resolved with the sight swap.Was that using a combat hold?