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Wilson Combat/Scattergun Tech/Trak-Lok sight install

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Inebriated, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Inebriated

    Inebriated

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    Hey guys, just wanting to know if anyone here's installed the Wilson Combat/Scattergun Tech/Trak-Lok ghost ring sights? I am looking at the instructions online, and it seems pretty straight-forward, but I was wondering how it went for people who've done it?

    Any input is appreciated!
     
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  2. method

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    What are you wondering about? You drill and tap two holes, and epoxy the front over the base on the barrel. If you use the jig for the holes, it's pretty fool proof.
     


  3. SouthpawG26

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    I had more trouble with front than with the rear. It blew off two or three times. Be thorough and meticulous in cleaning and preparing the surfaces for the epoxy adhesive.
     
  4. Inebriated

    Inebriated

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    Ehh, just wondering if anyone has had issues with installation, I guess.
    And I hope it's fool proof lol.
    Yeah, I've learned that lesson in the past with various projects lol.

    You think JB Weld would hold it better? I've pretty much always used JB Weld with metal-to-metal applications, and never had an issue.
     
  5. SouthpawG26

    SouthpawG26

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    The parkerized finish on the barrel has usually absorbed oil over time. Thats largely how the parkerization protects the metal.

    Thorough removal and degreasing of that finish where the sight needs to be glued is crucial.

    For fear of marring the rest of the finish on the barrel, a lot of people, me included, did not initially remove all the finish/oily residue up to the edges of the sight's outline on the barrel.

    The packet of adhesive provided with the sight by Wilson Combat is as good or better than JB Weld.
     
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  6. AK74play

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    I put the front sight on and trace around it. Then clean everything inside my marks. Then I throw away Wilsons adhesive and use Locktite Black Max 380 adhesive. P/N 38004 which you can order from Brownells or many others. Never had one come off through the roughest of uses. I use the same method to install the front sight of Mossbergs Ghost ring sight system and even with that tall front ramped sight, they don't come off. Must be chemically clean.
     
  7. Roneye

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    I have installed several of them I always cross pin the front sight through the existing bead sight pedestal it is not that hard to do and then your front sight is on to stay. I drill the hole for the roll pin first then apply the epoxy, set the sight in place and then tap the pin in. The epoxy does not harden right away and then depending on your shotguns finish use toluene or alcohol to wipe off the excess for a nice neat job.

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  8. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    I sent mine in to Wilson Combat and it only cost about $30 to have the sights installed over the cost of the sights! Three weeks round trip total--including USPS priority mail both ways. Take your buttstock off take the barrel off the receiver and send the whole thing to them in a small package.
     
  9. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Buttstock attached.

    Had my Smith install mine. Dropped it off, picked it the next day.


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  10. BHP9

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    I've installed many, but I'm lucky enough to have an Original Scattergun Tech drilling jig.

    You can see the pin in the front sight.

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    With the 18" barrels and bead sight on a base, you pull out the bead and epoxy over the base and cross pin.

    I quit using the epoxy that comes with the sights and use JB Weld.