| During August 2004
we had a discussion on the forum regarding possibilities
of fitting night sights to the R9. This initially seemed
both feasable and for some, desirable. However, the
upshot was that maybe this was not so practical after
all on this gun's slide. I reproduce snippets of text
from that thread so you can be better informed.
Kim's opening post
'' I think many of you would like to know you can
have Trijicon night sights installed on your R9S.
I have attached a picture showing now they look (poor
picture quality). This work is done by:
Tool Tech Gun
20 Church St
Oxford, MI 48371
248-628-1811 - ask for Gary
3 Trijicon insert @ $35 each
Return shipping $15
Following posts summarized
''The hole for the rear
and front sight are parallel to the top of the slide.
Very precise work, there was no room for error. Gary
at Tool Tech is a master at this type of work.''
''The turn around was just under two weeks. Of course
it depends on the work load at Tool Tech. I had them
do a S&W 340PD and it was over a month, they were
doing a lot of work for the military at that time. Rohrbaugh
knows about this installation. I don't know, but they
may even consider this as an option. There was no metal
remove that would weaken the slide. Tool Tech would
never install sights on a firearm if it would weaken
''There is a problem with the front sight insert.
It has broken twice from the recoil. I'm sending
the pistol back again to Toolteck hopefully they can
fix it so as not to recur again. I will be contacting
Gary on Wednesday for an opion on the problem. And will
keep you informed as I learn more.''
''After posting the above, I remembered a similar thread
on the NAA forum.
Apparently, the "gutter snipe" sights offered
by the NAA custom shop are not available on the .32
NAA caliber guns in part because the inserts tend to
pop out under recoil and slide movement. There have
been generally no problems with the Novak tritium sights
on my .380 (identical to the .32NAA except for caliber),
although 1 1/2 years later, the front sight is noticably
dimmer than the rear but still usable.''
''I see all is not well in the world of night sights.
Thanks for the link. Talked to Karl at Rohrbaugh and
he did not encourage putting the night sights in because
the metal is so thin in the front. At least if need
be Karl said I can send the pistol back and they will
fit a new slide. After reading the above link I don't
hold out much hope for the Trijicon sights to stay in
one piece very long. So unless there is something
Toolteck can do to make the front insert strong enough
to take the recoil. I don't recommend spending the
money on this. ''
''I have Tritium sights on my NAA G-380, and I appreciate
them. However, I have always wondered if I were not
attempting to "guild a Lilly" by having them