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Replacing factory sights

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Mathwiz, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mathwiz

    Mathwiz

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    I just purchased a set of Meprolight night sights for my gen 4 G27. Is it possible to change out the rear sight without the sight pushing tool?

    Front, no problem.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. Dave.1

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    I have usually tapped out the factory plastic sights with a dowel and you can put your new sights in that way but I wouldn't recommend it.

    You can dammage the vials in the night sights and ruin them. Find a shop or friend with a sight pusher to put them in properly.

    Dave
     


  3. dkf

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    So the night sight vials can handle repeat recoil from a 10mm but can't handle a few taps with a soft punch? Don't think so.

    I didn't use a sight tool to install my sights. If you pay attention to what you are doing you can easily install the sights yourself.

    Here is what I used to install mine.
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  4. whitebread

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    Even if you can get the sights in without damaging anything, you won't be able to make fine adjustments to the alignment.
     
  5. Dave.1

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    DKF I agree that someone with experience can usually handle it but when answering a question you don't always know what the person's experience level is.

    When it comes to the vials, a sharp tap from the side isn't the same as the slide moving as a unit. Especially if you slip. Lots more cushioning when the whole slide moves front to rear.

    Dave