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Old 03-23-2018, 04:38 PM
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What WCR Said. The adjustment was in the thousandths of an inch.. very little room in the dove tail. I will post both test targets later. I will be goldi locks and say it is perfect for me.
1 week turnaround for the sight, new front sight (gold bead) and supported plug.

Cannot ask for better than Wilson customer service. Do not hesitate on the X9. It actually lives up to the hype. Fantastic gun!
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:26 PM
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:27 PM
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Sorry for the thumbnail. But I am confident that will be perfect for me.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:29 PM
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Gold bead front and fully supported plug, very nice.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:40 PM
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STX,

My WC test target (see attached) POI appears dead on so I have no issue with the way this weapon was sighted in, in fact, I was very pleased that it was so well done out of the box.

Like Richardw I have about 200 rounds through a new X9. Standing, with an offhand two-handed grip and six o'clock hold, my 25 yd groups seem left by about 2" and 15yd groups left by about 1.2". Actually, I reckon that the offset is more than likely due to me; however, I like to experiment with windage adjustments and when I couldn't move the sight, I sent it back to WC for loosening. Wilson took care of this promptly and I now can make adjustments to the thousandth of an inch. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the range.

Playing around with the sight in its dovetail slot has given me the opportunity to look closely at the machining, fit, and finish of the sight and slide and I am greatly impressed with the quality of the steel and close tolerances in the X9. I am not used to this high a quality in any of the other firearms I have owned and I second Richardw's high opinion of WC and the X9.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:45 PM
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Mans - thank you so much for taking the time to respond, and to do so, so completely.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:51 PM
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Mans - thank you so much for taking the time to respond, and to do so, so completely.
I second this, it is good information indeed. The astigmatism in my eyes may not allow me to align the sights the same way as the person who sighted it in, and that is where adjustable sights, whether by drifting in the dovetail or simply an adjustment screw, play very well with target shooters - especially ones that stretch the distances beyond the typical or accepted standard for a combat handgun. The ability to adjust has been a desired attribute of gun folks for a long time.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:46 PM
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Cannot ask for better than Wilson customer service.
Totally agree.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:10 PM
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Preface this by saying I have 4 Wilson's and an X9 on order, so yes, I'm a Wilson fan. My question after reading this thread, and from my own experience,,, Wilson rep,,, does the rear sight really need to be this tight?! My most recent experience with this was on my X-Tac Elite. I wanted to change the rear sight to the adjustable battle sight. First I snapped two brand new torx bits trying to loosen the lock screws, then I thought that my MGW Sight Pro was going to explode before the sight started to move. I've moved/swapped a lot of sights but,,,,,
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:50 PM
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Preface this by saying I have 4 Wilson's and an X9 on order, so yes, I'm a Wilson fan. My question after reading this thread, and from my own experience,,, Wilson rep,,, does the rear sight really need to be this tight?! My most recent experience with this was on my X-Tac Elite. I wanted to change the rear sight to the adjustable battle sight. First I snapped two brand new torx bits trying to loosen the lock screws, then I thought that my MGW Sight Pro was going to explode before the sight started to move. I've moved/swapped a lot of sights but,,,,,
Did you try heating the screw area of the sight? We use loctite on the lock screws. A tight sight is better than a loose sight! Our sights are set up so a taped brass punch and ball peen hammer will usually move the sight easily.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:51 PM
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Your promptness in replying is appreciated. Granted, I did not use heat on the set screws. ,,,and I agree that a tight sight is far better than a loose sight, however, there's no way this sight would've moved with anything less than a 3lb sledge! If I had not invested in the MGW sight tool, mine would've been among those above shipped to Berryville to loosen.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:24 PM
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Richard - your PM is full and not accepting any incoming. FYI.
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Richard - your PM is full and not accepting any incoming. FYI.
Fixed. Thank you
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