Taurus PT92

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Old 08-16-14, 08:12 AM
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Taurus PT92

I received a Taurus PT92 from my boss as a gift. It was his until he decided to get the "real" one, a Beretta 92. The thing is he made some poor modifications to the sights. He replaced the rear sight with an adjustable one but in order to do that he had to take it to a friend of his to mill the dovetail a little bigger so that the sight would fit, instead of just filing the sights dovetail.

Things went bad from there. The guy milled the grove a little too big so the sight would not stay in place. My boss figured it is an adjustable sight so he just epoxied it in place. While the sight is adjustable, it sits about 1/8 - 1/4" higher then the stock sight. With the sight all the way down it shoots about 12" high at about 20'.

I would like to remove this rear sight and replace it with a stock sight, or similar. I tried to remove the rear sight but it doesn't want to move, although it haven't really wailed on it. I am wondering is there is anything I can use to weaken the epoxy? I know that epoxy does not hold up to gasoline but that does not seam like a good option. WD-40 maybe?
 
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Old 08-16-14, 10:38 AM
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I would soak that end of the slide overnight in acetone or MEK and see if that softens the epoxy. Gasoline may work but I hate using it as a solvent because the smell is hard to get out of things. If you can't find a solvent that will soften it I'd try heat.
 
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Old 08-16-14, 11:21 AM
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Is it blue or stainless? Pretty sure acetone or MEK might take off blue?

Heat was the first thing that came to my mind.
 
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If your gun is blue and you don't want to risk the solvent just let me know. I'll dunk my Kel-Tec P3AT and let you know what happens. It's had such a hard life that I can't damage it's finish any further.
 
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I appears to be blued, however it is Taurus, so it might just be a painted finish. If it does damage the finish I would just Dura-coat the slide. I'll try some heat first.

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Old 08-16-14, 04:15 PM
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I'm having a hard time finding a replacement sight for the PT92. I know they are the very similar as the B92, anybody know if sights for the Beretta will work?
 
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Old 08-16-14, 04:53 PM
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I doubt it. Though, thats probably what the replacement adjustable was designed for since several reviews said the dovetail on a Taurus is slightly smaller than the Berreta. I imagine that's why machining was needed.

You'd probably have to epoxy it in place, since it was over cut, which will prevent windage adjustments .

You might just want to look for a new slide for a 92 or even a 99 (which is the same gun with adjustable sights).

You would probably be better off selling it to a pawnshop or similar. You might spend $150-200 on repairs for a gun that you can buy for $300 used on auction sites.

I mean, if you can find someone willing to weld up the dovetail for $50 and then do all the rest yourself, that's one thing...
 
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I just wanted to toss up a update on my Taurus. I did get the old site free with some penetrating oil and a good friend of mine had a site removal tool he loaned me. I still had to hit it out with a punch but I got it out.

So then I started looking around for a replacement. Found a person on eBay that was selling some parts for a PT92. I contacted them and it turned out they had a rear site! They put it up and I had it in about a week. Installed the stock site and here is the results at 21' (target is 8.5x11") :

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Old 10-15-14, 05:35 PM
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Nice grouping. Wifey's after about 4 sessions with the Glock. First sessions would fit on a sheet of plywood, maybe

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Old 10-15-14, 06:17 PM
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Nice! Only one flyer. How far back? Has she shot from a rest to see where it is really shooting?
 
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Old 10-15-14, 06:28 PM
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21'. I think I will get some old sweat pants legs and fill with sand to use as a rest for her. This was mostly elbow rest on a bench.
 
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I could never shoot my PT92 or any loaner Glocks worth a darn. First one the grip was a little big for my hands and the second the angle just seemed wrong somehow. Not the guns, just me WITH the guns.
 
 

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