Any Hex Front Sight Tool Options?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by NevadaBob, May 3, 2012.

  1. NevadaBob

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    Are there any cheaper options than buying the standard front sight removal tool? Maybe something in the garage or my toolbox that I've overlooked that can do the same thing?
     
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    I made my own. $6 for a bit kit at Home Depot with a "thin" 3/16" bit driver included. Then, 10 minutes at home with a Dremel to grind the face flat and turn the outside diameter down a little. It worked like a charm! Now I have 25 "free" hex bits and a tool that should hold up better than most of the specialized tools being sold (I hear many of them strip themselves out after not too much use).
     

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    Buy Ameriglo sights, they give you one for free

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  5. NevadaBob

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    Thanks guys for your replies. I'm headed down to Harbor Freight in the morning to look at a "16 Piece Precision Screwdriver Kit". It is part #4143 and contains a 5mm hex nut driver. It is a few bucks and some change. I'll report back tomorrow.
     
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    Picked up the #4143 kit @ Harbor Freight this morning. The 5 mm nut driver tool works great for removing the front sight hex. It's a keeper!
     
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    Good deal, thanks for posting the outcome and the details of what you purchased and where.
     
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    RayB Retired Member

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    Yeah, I got the tool with XS and AmeriGlo sights too... :dunno:

    Still, good info in this thread! :thumbsup:

    --Ray
     
  9. "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    Allen Wrench or Hex Key.
    .05 or fifty thousandths.
    Or 1/20th a inch.
    No Metric size available.
    The Glock tool is exactly the same 6 sided tool.