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purchasing a rear sight tool

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by eaglesfan55, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. I'm looking to buy a used rear sight pusher. The factory glock one. If anybody is willing to part w/ theirs would you let me know.
    much appreciated.
  2. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    The factory sight pusher is O.K. IF you are only planning on removing/replacing stock, factory plastic sights.
    For any other application, a sturdier, heavier duty tool is a much better bet.
    I have installed Meprolight night sights on a couple of Glocks using the factory tool.....
    I've also dated a few ugly girls & drank some cheap beer in my life.
    NONE of these are things I would prefer to do again.
    For any serious work, I'd suggest the Meprolight sight press. It's expensive, but it will work on any known pistol slide except a Desert Eagle.
    And I have changed sights on a D.E. but it takes time, a sturdy bench vise with padded jaws, a couple of brass drift punches (you WILL ruin a couple in the process) and a 2# hammer isn't overkill for this job !

    uncle albert

  3. I would be using it to put in aftermarket sights of various sorts. I've been leaning towards a 3rd party tool. One that can do other mfg's wouldn't hurt at all either.
  4. VN350X10


    Apr 13, 2001
    McHenry, IL
    I suggest saving till you can afford the Mepro tool. They also have a Kimber-specific pushing block for the Kimber shape dovetails....this also works on the new FN pistols & a lot of others. From Brownell's, the total outlay will be a bit over $400, but well worth it.
    Doing a sight job with zero aggravation make a day go well !

    I've used several tools in the past, some borrowed, some homemade, some factory. The tool from Meprolight beats them all.

    uncle albert
  5. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

    Jul 28, 2008
    Up a tree.
    I also suggest not getting the Glock tool because it's flimsy compared to a few others you could get. I have the MGW tool for Glock sights with slanted sides. It's just about strong enough to pull semi trucks out of the ditch. And it was actually a few bucks cheaper then the Glock tool at the time (a couple years ago). The Glock tool is for plastic sights only IMO.