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Nylon or brass punch for rear sight removal.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by glockandgroovin', Sep 2, 2013.

  1. glockandgroovin'

    glockandgroovin' Devil Dog

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    I'm going to install night sights on my G23.Which punch would be best for the job at hand?
     
  2. Dave.1

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    You could probably use a wooden dowel to take the plastic sights off. I use a Brownells punch with removable tips. You can get different sized tips in nylon, aluminum and brass.
    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...n-brass-drift-punch-prod512.aspx#.ULE9KIdpcgk

    I use a brass tip that is ground half way down so there is a large flat area to match the contact area of the base of the sights.
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    Edit: Remember to tap out left to right, in right to left, looking down from the slide cover plate.

    Dave
     
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  3. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    I have used in the past the wooden dowel,and then discovered Delrin punches at Brownells. then found out one can purchase a 3 foot section of Delrin rod at Home Depot much more cheaply and cut my own to length. SJ 40
     
  4. Dave.1

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    Thanks for the info, SJ 40. I'll check it out next time I'm at HD.

    Dave
     
  5. johme

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    Glocks for me have been much easier to install new sights. Nice pistol to learn on. Just make sure you can install by hand the rear sight 1/2 way in and have some nice small files to work down the sight. Watch a lot of you/tube clips before you start.
     
  6. Dave.1

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    Easiest yet are Aro-Tek sights. They give you a tool to screw in the front and the rear slide on and get tightened with a allen wrench that they give you. Just tap out the Glock rear and you're ready to go.

    Side view of Aro-Tek compared to Glock. You can see the allen screws.
    [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  7. glockandgroovin'

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    +1. Thanks for the replies.
     
  8. glockandgroovin'

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    Thanks Dave,great info.Sights should be here sat.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp8tqXvnNEA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUEhL2vCXNSSfJwQ_oIh4-0g"]Installing Dovetail Rear Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube[/ame]

    This might help you also.
     
  10. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Thanks for all the great advice. Just finished the install. I padded my vice with wood shims,and used a wooden dowel as a punch. Surprised at how easy installation was. The Dawson video is great!
     
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  12. Dave.1

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    Glad it worked out for you.

    Enjoy those new sights!

    Dave
     
  13. glockandgroovin'

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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]Thanks for all the great advice. Just finished the install. I padded my vice with wood shims,and used a wooden dowel as a punch. Surprised at how easy installation was. The Dawson video is great!
     
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    Nobody at my local Home Depot seems to know what a Delrin
    rod is or where they would be in the store. I walked the whole
    store and all I could find was the wooden dowels. Can anyone
    please give me an idea what part of Home Depot they have
    those Delrin rods as I'd like to buy a couple of them myself?

    Thanks,
    David
    aka ccoprdc
     
  15. Emmett4glock

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    I couldn't find Delrin rods on the Home Depot website; but I read on another forum that a nylon bolt would work, which Home Depot has in their stores.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4maCQhEIjoA"]Installing Glock Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube[/ame]
     
  17. SJ 40

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    For those interested in the Delrin rod I located it in a 33" length x 3/8" diameter in the hardware section of my local H D.

    I wished now that I had hung on to the SKU tag on the rod to be able to post that,perhaps not every HD carries the same stocking items in all stores.

    Here is a listing from Brownells for 5/16" diameter x 4" nylon punches that I have used prior to finding the Delrin rod at HD. SJ 40

    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...es/nylon-front-sight-drift-punch-prod513.aspx
     
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  18. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 13 Air Medals.

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    If you want PM your address and I will send you a Dawson rear sight installation punch that comes with the Dawson sights.
     
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    I started out using that type of punch from Brownells and they always worked fine for Glocks. I switched to the one I showed it post #2 when I had to remove some sights from a S&W and required a little more force.

    I'd still look at a local hardware just to save the shipping if that's all you're going to order.

    Dave
     
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    you may want to avail yourself of Bobs kind offer. SJ 40