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Posted: 2/8/2006 6:38:05 PM EDT
I have been thinking of having a Ashley Big Dot tritium front sight soldered on the slide of my Kel-Tec P-32. This is a point and shoot last ditch back up gun, and I think the big fat dot would make a fast reference point, especially in low light.

Anyone tried something similar?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:54:12 PM EDT
The heat generated by the torch at high enough temperature to melt the solder will probably 'pop' the tritium capsule like a balloon. You should install the tritium sight with a dovetail cut in the slide. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:01:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911builder:
The heat generated by the torch at high enough temperature to melt the solder will probably 'pop' the tritium capsule like a balloon. You should install the tritium sight with a dovetail cut in the slide. Charles the Gunsmith.



Damn. I'm not sure if there is enough metal in the front of the P-32s slide to cut a dovetail.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:55:33 AM EDT
After some reflection I have an idea you may want to consider. A 'blank front sight can be soldered on the slide. Then the gun could be sighted in and the sight filed down to where it zero's at the distance you prefer. Then the slide could be shipped off to 'Tool Tech'.

Tool Tech is a firm that Trijicon recommends for the custom installation of tritium capsules. Tool Tech is a great firm and does great work. But it is not cheap work. Think about it. Charles.

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