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raven11
04-17-2010, 17:50
i have a couple of handguns i want to install night sights on, and finding a gunsmith here is becoming a pain

what tools do you use to change out sights on handguns? i know you need a sight pusher, but do GT'ers use any brands in particular?

steve1911
04-17-2010, 23:56
I use P500 universal sight tool, it works great for 1911's. and different handguns with dove tails.


1911club#410

VN350X10
04-18-2010, 20:29
Raven, where are you at here in the Peoples Republik of IL ?
Might be able to help.

uncle albert

raven11
04-18-2010, 20:33
Oswego, IL

VN350X10
04-18-2010, 20:35
I'll check my sources, mabye I can find you somebody.
A lot of the IPSC shooters are also 'smiths.

uncle albert

raven11
04-18-2010, 20:40
I'll check my sources, mabye I can find you somebody.
A lot of the IPSC shooters are also 'smiths.

uncle albert
thanks for the assistance, :wavey:
heck i would love for someone to show me how its done also, I'm still a learner when it comes to installing parts on a handgun, and no matter how many youtube videos I watch I still have a feeling i might break something

ChrisJn
04-18-2010, 21:02
Whatever happened to the old fashioned brass drift and a hammer? Done both my G22 and 27 this way. No problem.

skanless
04-18-2010, 21:04
You tube is your friend.

pangloss9
04-20-2010, 17:50
I've gotten sights off before, but I wasn't able to get the new ones back on. Had to take the pistol in for a visit with the gunsmith. I recently removed the sights from my new G17 and haven't worked up the courage to try putting sights on again yet. I have shot the gun some without sights, and found out that out to about 5 yards, I can shoot almost as well without them. Anyway, I'm torn between trying to drift the on by hand and ordering a sight pusher. I should probably just order the sight pusher since there are at least two more Glocks after this that I want to put new sights on. Sigh. Anyway, here is a link to the pusher (http://www.glockworld.com/item/42973_MGW_Tools_MGW_SIGHT_INSTALLATION_TO.aspx?w=9QpfbOC9z2A%3d) I would buy. Please note that this is for sights with vertical sides (like Warren Tacticals).