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Anyone install their nightsights?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by CELT, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. CELT

    CELT

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    Is it worth trying/doing it at home or would you just recommend having a gunsmith doing it?

    Thanks,


    Celt
     
  2. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

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    Very easy to do with a Glock sight tool. You can also do it with brass punches. You just be careful not to mar your slide.
     

  3. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    i've done over 100 of glock sights at home. if you do it s few times the cost of paying someone to do it will cover the expense of buying the tools to DIY.
     
  4. CELT

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    Did you use a sight pusher tool or hammer and punch?
     
  5. Mdot

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    NIGHT SIGHTS---F the hammer and punch method. Too much to go wrong in a single swing and you will damage the crystals in the night sights. Night sights are not meant to withstand the impact of a hammer and punch. I would take it to someone with the sight tool.
     
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  6. HAMMERHEAD

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    I've done night sights with a hammer and a delrin punch, but they were Heinies with a set screw. I filed the sights for a light interference fit, drifted them in carefully with a little grease, tightened the set screw.
     
  7. NMPOPS

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    A sight tool is a great investment. Worth it not having to rely on someone else. Brownells has them, fairly inexpensive.
     
  8. Mike 257

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    I had a gunsmith do it and he charged me nothing because I bought the sights at his shop. Wasn't worth me buying the tool to install one set . If I were installing a hundred sets like the above poster I would probably invest in the tool
     
  9. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    MGW pusher and for the fronts i use a modified 3/16 nut driver.
     
  10. l8apex

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    MGW Tool + tool front sight = happiness. Bought a sight pusher for a little less here on GT, should have bought the MGW first as I ended up buying it anyway.
     
  11. To Arms!!

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    Got a deal from Glockmeister on their sight tool and some TruGlo TFO sights. I've installed several sets of TFO sights and have adjusted some as well.
     
  12. DLL9mm

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    I bought a MGW rear sight pusher. I paid about $80 at midway(on sale) I have changed numerous sets of sights. The pusher is a good investment is you own a Glock.
     
  13. TH237

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    OP, if you don't have a sight tool let someone else do it. I would not recommend using a hammer and punch for night sights.
     
  14. CDW4ME

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    I bought the Glockmeister tool & sight combo. The sight tool is easy to use and it comes with an additional tool for the front sight.
     
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    I've done all of mine + one for my brother.
     
  16. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I bought my pusher and front sight tool from www.ameriglo.com

    Enter "GSSF" in the discount area and get a 20% discount.
     
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    Same. I just need the slant wall one now. I bought the straight wall for my Heinie sights. Worked awesomely.
     
  18. RottnJP

    RottnJP Lifetime Member

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    I've got the glockmeister sight tools- Piece of cake. If you're only doing one, take it into your regular gun shop and see if they'll do it for you if you ask nice and bring 'im a cup of coffee. I know mine will, because I did that once before I got the tool.
     
  19. dragonmalice

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    I installed mine with a rubber mallet and punch, but it was only because no one locally would do it for less than the cost of the sights (and none of them inspired much confidence anyhow), and I didn't know where to find a sight pusher yet. It worked out okay, but I'll definitly get the proper tool for the job next time - if you break the sight, you just paid for it anyhow.
     
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