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BruceR

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Getting an XS Big Dot for my 870. Was wondering if I should go with the JB Weld or the Black Loctite. If you're out there JD I remember reading that you went with the Loctite a while ago. With all the duty builds you do you should have heard by now if any popped off.(Also, any installation tips would be much appreciated)

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Nulook45

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I used the epoxy adhesive that came with my trijicon front sight and it has worked well for me . but i live in Ohio it just doesn't get that hot around here . i have run the gun till it got hot to the touch and its still there . alot of folks at scattergun tech suggest putting a roll pin thru the sight base but i haven't seen the need . 

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FWIW,  Back in the early 90s,  I bought one of the original "standard model"  TR870s from the company, before it was known as "Scattergun Technologies".  When Roger Small started it, it was known as "Automatic Weaponry, Nashville Tennessee", and that is what is stamped on the receiver. 
This was before they developed their Trac-Loc sights, and the rear sight was (is) a Williams receiver sight without the "peep" insert, making it a "ghost ring", and the front sight is a tritium filled square post on a ramp base, which is epoxied on to the barrel.
I heard all the warnings and stories about how the "glued on" front sight would eventually depart the rest of the gun and either just fall off, or go downrange with the shot,  including warnings about it from the 'smithy at Gunsite, where they silver solder the front sights on shotgun barrels.   I've been shooting this gun and training with it, for over 25 years, including running it hot & hard for an entire week of Gunsite's "260" shotgun class,  and carried it on the job, locked in the upright car rack, every day for the last 5 years before I retired.   Since then I have acquired a couple more shotguns, and now prefer my latest build, with the 14" barrel,  but that "glued on" front sight on my old TR870 is still there in its original location and hasn't budged.   (They musta used "Gorilla Glue" on mine!  Ha!) 

Obviously, YMMV, as Gunsite staff undoubtedly saw a few front sights come off, and preferred the silver solder method.
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D.J. north woods

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Bruce if you look back on this sight You will find where JD led me through
a sight install with Black Max.
I have also used Black Max to remount the front sling hook on a double
shot gun.  Good luck
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BruceR

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Will do D.J., guess I was just being lazy about looking it up.
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I use the Black Max sight adhesive by Loc-tite but any of the Super glues work.  Just wipe off the excess fast with denatured alcohol or your wife's nail polish remover.

I have a sight install video coming soon. Stay tuned.

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BruceR

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I'll wait for your video JD. I know it's a shotgun and you just have to point it in the general direction of what you want to hit, but with my eyesight that stock bead is almost invisible.
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If you are putting on the XS Big dot just call me and I will tell you the best way.  #231-690-0954
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BruceR

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Thanks JD but I looked up the post where you walked D.J. thru it and it seems pretty straight forward. I'll give you a ring if I run into any issues.(and I don't need to borrow the wife's nail polish remover, I have my own [smile])

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Don't ask don't tell Bruce [smile]

That method survives Patrol Weapons.   If a Patrol Officer can not destroy it then you know it is Duty Quality.

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Like DWilson above, my 870 Marine Magnum has never lost it's glued sight, and it has been used in numerous classes at Gunsite, and a few other places, as well as a lot of Ranch duty. While I am careful to not let solvent get on it, and merely wipe it clean with a rag, I have faith that it will remain in place.
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