Installing new sights

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by 50cal pocket pistol, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. 50cal pocket pistol

    50cal pocket pistol New Member

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    Just was wandering how everyone puts on new sights if you do it yourself or have someone else do it. I have heard of ppl messing up their guns by trying to install them theirselves
     
  2. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    I've always done it myself. I put my slide in a vise use a brass punch and knock out the old and install the new. Fronts are a 3/16" wrench, use a dab of loctite.
     

  3. Do It Yourself... Sight Install

    Ditto & Good Tip, this process works well! :D
     
  4. tahoe132

    tahoe132 New Member

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    It is best to use a sight pusher for the rear. I have personally seen some one use a punch, and unknowingly break the tritium vile inside, deadening the sights before they were ever able to use them.

    Just my opinion.
     
  5. Tape

    Tape New Member

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    I always do it myself, I have a sight pusher as well, so much easier to zero in.
     
  6. teksid

    teksid Active Member

    +1 Line the vise with something smooth.
     
  7. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    I do it myself using a sight pusher