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

    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

    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

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

    teksid Well-Known Member

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

    kodiak Active Member

    I do it myself using a sight pusher