Front sight problem

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  1. Mahalo_.357sig

    Mahalo_.357sig #787 Top Gun .357sig

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    Good afternoon, I purchased a G22 last week and this morning I was going to change my sights. After removing the barrel from the slide I noticed there was no screw retaining the front sight, it looks as if the front sight (trigicon) appears to be pressed in. Any ideas to remove, I don't want to break the sight being impatient
    The replacement is on the right showing the screw
     

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    This looks like a Meprolight front sight I had years ago. The front sight was essentially staked/riveted in. Actually it FELL off and was recovered. Replaced with Trijicon (screw with locktite). (I believe Meprolight has now gone to typical screw installation.)
    Assuming you’re removing this sight to upgrade and not planning to reuse it:
    To remove your sight I’d secure the slide in a vise and CAREFULLY use a small punch with small hammer to straighten the flair that is holding the sight. Think of how an installed rivet looks and try to undo that.
    Best of luck!

    Ed
     
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    Mahalo_.357sig #787 Top Gun .357sig

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    Thank you for the fast response, I will take your advice and pop it out of there.
    That to me has to be the worst design ever......
     
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    Amen!
     
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