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    Michaeld1953 is offline Junior Member
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    Need sights for Taurus PT111 Gen 2, need suggestions

    I am wanting a set of front and rear sights for my PT111 Millineum Gen 2. The sights that came on it just flat suck expecially the rear. It appears the front screws on from the underside of the slide, and it appears the rear sight screws on and I don't think it has a dovetail. These could be as simple as 3 dot novak sights to fiber optic. Does any company make sights for this weapon that are plug and play? If so who and if you have a link to the part number would be most greatful. Taurus really botched it with that rear sight. I may just want to replace the rear sight. I looked under accessories on the TaurusUSA website but no sights were on there. I am open to suggestions, even night sights but I am not going to spend a small fortune on sights. Please help a brother out.
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    Michaeld1953 is offline Junior Member
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    If I can't find plug and play sights for this PT111, it and the IWB and OWB holsters are going up for sale. I had no idea when I bought it that this would be the case. I have a greater selection of sights for the Bersa Ultra Compact Series. From threads I have read it does not look very promising.

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    Did you go to the Trijicon website and look at their list of sights for all makes of handguns?

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    I did and if you go on their site and look at the drawing, the base of the rear site is dovetailed and the G2, 2013 model is not dovetailed, it is squared.

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    I did take the sight off and it is dovetailed. This was my first experience with a Taurus semi-auto. However I learned a vauable lesson from this. I am getting rid of the gun simply because I have discovered this afternoon that Taurus makes their dovetails propriatory and the Novak sites can only be purchased from Taurus. Brownells said the widest they have seen when you measure the dovetail from the side view is about .483" just like the PT840. A Gen 2 measures .805"-.807". So my reason will be just that. Great shooting gun but I am going to fix these sights because the paint they used is off to one side and poor Novak quality, or will have Taurus replace under warranty, they said they would replace them. This gun has had about 200 rounds through it. But it is for sure going up for sale. I am going to get the sights from Taurus and make sure they are 100% perfect and then put it up for sale and stick with Taurus revolvers. When I told Brownells how wide the dovetail was from the side view, they flipped and said that was crazy big. I don't want a gun that I can not get aftermarket or other parts for to upgrade. Going to check with my FFL and see what I need to do to sell this pistol. Too bad.

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    try talking with a gunsmith before you get rid of the Taurus. My local smith told me he could find something close enough to fit with a little work. All he needs is the slide and few days.

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