Mine and another recent purchase of my friends xl, has Allen screws which I are standard at the moment, the small torx bit guys are using are to get their stripped Allen head screws out as a last ditch effort.Can anyone confirm whether Sig is using Allen head screws or Torx head screws, or Both?
One of my pet peeves is low grade Allen Wrenches. Even higher grade Allen wrenches should periodically have their tips ground down a little and the edges deburred when they show wear. You can also grind down the tips by hand with a diamond whetstone. I'm only talking about removing about a 1/16" of an inch of the length and it's like new.Mine and another recent purchase of my friends xl, has Allen screws...
Search for this topic. I think Midwest gun works has them for sale. You aren’t the first.Thank goodness I Googled it after trying the included key a couple of times as I'm sure I would have ruined the screws. T8 with a ratchet did it for me easily.
Now, does anyone know where I can get replacement screws? I'm not sure that I actually like the red dot, and want to go back to iron sights for a bit...
If no luck after heating the screws and using a torx bit to grab them, you might need to send to Sig. Previous posters mentioned a relatively quick turn around time. It took me trying 4 different Allen wrenches before I got the right fit to remove the 2 screws. Now I have a Holosun 507k and am very happy with it.
I got the screws out with some trouble on my first XL, but the 2nd was no bueno.
I used a soldering iron, placed right into the hole of the screw head and about 5 minutes later removed the screw, repeat for the other screw.
The screws that hold the cover plate/rear sight on the 365X and 365XL are accessed from the underside of the slide. Once removed the MRD sight mounting screws are secured from the top of the slide.
Sharp point tip on the soldering iron so it fits inside the head of the screw. Hold it there until the rear sight starts getting warm. Give it a light try. If that doesn't work, add more heat and try again.