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Sight Tools

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by RailGun, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. RailGun

    RailGun

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    Looking to purchase a sight tool and am looking for input from those of you that have / use them.

    I am very anal about my tools, I am a sucker for a well built solid tool but hate gimmicks.

    I have seen videos of the Uni-Tool which seems to be a "fit all" tool and am not sure of its true quality.

    Have seen a few dedicated glock tools but in the videos they seem to not set square on the slides and ride funny on the sights themselves (maybe due to poor setup??)

    I am looking for a first rate tool (dedicated glock or universal as long as it works well and doesnt damage slides, etc)

    Recommendations??
     
  2. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    thefishers@cox.net This guy had posted some on here for $49... Homemade. I purchased one... Works great!! Very good quality. Worked excellent on my G21.. Drop him a line and see if he has any on hand..
     
  4. gary newport

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    For Glock standard-style and comparable aftermarket sloped-side sights (Ameriglo, Trijicon, Meprolight) sights, I recommend the MGW Glock rear sight pusher, available from Ameriglo and other sources.
     
  5. RailGun

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    Unless I mis-read the info on this one it only works on polymer sights and I need to do both (steel / polymer). Thanks

    This one looks promising, heavy duty pusher screw and works on polymer / steel both and the price is right.

    Thanks
     
  6. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    I have one and it works fine on both Polymer and steel.
     
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  7. gary newport

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    I own one of the new-style Glock factory sight pushers. It worked on steel rear sights...once! The second time I used it, the polymer bolsters (which contact the rear sight) crumpled! The tool is now useless. The design is elegant but deeply flawed.

    And you are welcome! :wavey:
     
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  8. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    Each to his own I guess. I have tried the MGW tool but still prefer the factory Glock tool.
     
  9. cciman

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    A wooden dowel rod and a hammer works great--take it slow.

    I use the MGW. I wish it had graduation marks to reference amount of travel
     
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  10. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    You can measure the movement and side to side spacing (to center) with a micrometer.
     
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    I use both MGW, the one with tall square sides and the regular sloped side. They work great.
     
  12. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    I have the MGW GTool2. it has worked perfectly!!
     
  13. RailGun

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    Ordered the MGW tool today, should be here early next week. Thanks everyone for your input.
     
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    The BEST sight tool I've ever used is made by Meprolight. It's NOT cheap, the basic tool is about $500.00 & the adapter for dovetailed front sights such as a Kimber is another 60 bucks, but it will work on any pistol except a Desert Eagle.
    It's made of aluminum billet & machined steel & designed to be bolted to a bench, not a silly hand held toy !
    The Glock tool & the MGW just don't compare;They're not even in the same class !
    Get it from Brownell's.

    uncle albert
     
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    I use a pair of needle nose form my rear sights, not fast but it works and was only about a buck.
     
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    If I did sights on non-Glock pistols, I might consider the pricey Meprolight tool. I don't, and the $350 or so I saved by going with MGW will buy a lot of powder, primers and bullets! :cool:
     
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    For myself, I need the ability to install sights on numerous pistols. This is what PAID for the expensive Meprolight tool (HA) !

    uncle albert
     
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    You charged folks for installing sights on their pistols? :shocked:
     
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    While I am a kind & generous individual, SOMETHING has to pay for my powder & boolitz !