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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by win, Feb 8, 2012.
Has anyone built their own sight pusher?
I have several ideas on what I want to do.
Too poor to buy a universal one? They are not THAT expensive.
how much. ones I looked at earlier was $80.00+
just buying the tool is definitely worth it, especially in my area when the jokes that call themselves gun smiths charge as much as the tool cost me to do the 5 minutes of work.
I bought this sight pusher here which will do any semi-auto front or back sights.
I bought the complete kit but the pusher and clamp are the only two you need. Those pushers that do only one brand of sights are a joke and will cost you tons in the long run if you have multiple gun brands.
I've installed standard and night sights on 1911s, Glocks, Sigs, Berettas and a few other brands. Well worth it IMO. The comments talking about the slide moving most likely did not buy the clamp. Those that state marring of the slide or sight did not set it up correctly and/or did not take their time.
Basically, unless you own or have access to a good machine shop, and are a skilled machinist or know one, it's going to be a lot more work and expense to make your own than to buy one.
I have the same kit, works, but sometimes I have to put a bunch of tape on the sight to prevent from marring the sights.
There are alot of things I made. Often, the time spent and expense of all the parts wound up being worth more than just buying one outright. Sometimes mine worked as well or even better than the one I could have bought. Sometimes it was a dismal failure.
I noticed that if you put a vise grip on the end piece that pushes the sight, it prevents it from spinning.