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Leigh
12-14-2012, 11:52
Not worth my $$$ to purchase one as only own 2 Glocks.
I'll happily pay shipping/user fee for yours...thanks!
PM me or email me at leigh.taylor@ky.gov if you can help a fellow out. Thanks!

OhioGlock90
12-14-2012, 11:54
Rookie question what is a sight pusher?


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failsafe
12-14-2012, 12:45
Rookie question what is a sight pusher?


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A tool used to "push" the rear sight for adjustment...Some just use a wooden dowel and a slight tap from a hammer..

tonyparson
12-14-2012, 12:56
I did this one time and never got my sight tool.

ron59
12-14-2012, 13:00
I'll rent it to you for $110.

SJ 40
12-14-2012, 13:04
I use these http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/punches/nylon-front-sight-drift-punch-prod513.aspx
while they are listed as front sight drifts,they are 5/16" and are also suitable for rear sights.
I have used these on many Glocks and countless other sights on handguns and rifles,using the Dawson method .
Installing Glock Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube SJ 40

stolenphot0
12-14-2012, 14:04
I used a hammer and brass punch. Plus a file.


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smokin762
12-14-2012, 14:22
Go to a Gun Show and see if they have a Glock Armorer there that can install them for you. Last month, I bought a set of OEM Glock Night Sights from one and he installed them free of charge for me. The OEM sights look just like the Mepro Night Sights I have on the rest of my Glocks.

RWBlue
12-14-2012, 14:29
A tool used to "push" the rear sight for adjustment...Some just use a wooden dowel and a slight tap from a hammer..

I resemble that "some" as mentioned above.:wavey:

M 7
12-14-2012, 15:37
I have used these on many Glocks and countless other sights on handguns and rifles,using the Dawson method .
Installing Glock Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4maCQhEIjoA&list=UUEhL2vCXNSSfJwQ_oIh4-0g&index=8) SJ 40

Thanks for posting that. VERY informative.

LampShadeActual
12-14-2012, 15:56
Leigh,

Take your two Glocks. Shoot them at 25 yards. See how many inches left or right you want the sight corrected for. 10 shot groups and figure the center rested or some good way to shoot.

Take a 0.5mm mechanical lead pencil and make a mark on both sides of the rear sight with the pencil about verticle. One lead pencil width is about 3" at 25 yards. If you need 3", one width. If you need 6", two widths.

Knowing this info, mark the guns and take them any where there is a Glock armorer or decent retailer. Have them move the sight to cover one or two pencil widths which you have previously marked. Nearly fool proof.

There are some tricks to using them. They come useable for both size of Glock slides. You can break them on Trijicon sights. They will work with Glock plastic or Glock steel. People may be reluctant to loan them, but would be happy to do it for you.

LSA

MannyA
12-14-2012, 16:37
I use a wood dowl and a brass punch

GThirtyTwo
12-14-2012, 16:46
Rookie question what is a sight pusher?


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LMAO :rofl:

Dave.1
12-14-2012, 17:10
I used to own a MGW pusher, it may still be around but I loaned it out and it's been passed around locally. No one knows where it is right now but I'm hoping it will turn up.

I bought this from Brownells. Basic Nylon/Brass punch
#080-475-000 6.99 comes with a brass and nylon head.
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/punches/basic-nylon-brass-punch-set-sku080475000-512-2133.aspx?sku=080-475-000

What you want to do is file down the brass tip so it's flat half way down. That gives it plenty of body to tap the base of the sight and gives you more contact area. Works very well and I've used it on everything from Glock to S&W.
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g466/darock2/Punchweb_zps4246feba.jpg

Dave

ak103k
12-14-2012, 17:37
I did this one time and never got my sight tool.
See, another person who "doesnt need" a sight tool, until they actually use one, and see how good they are, and then decided to keep yours. :rofl:


The sight tools are really the way to go. They allow for easy installation of sights, as well as more precise adjustment after installation. Theres also little worry of damaging the vials in night sights during installation.

I had a MGW pusher for my SIG's, and two sets of the "old" night sights I removed, I sold on EBay for for about half what each set cost new, and basically paid for the tool. I sold that pusher and use those funds to buy another for my Glocks.

Leigh
12-17-2012, 08:53
I'll rephrase it, then.

How much will you charge me to swap out the rear sight on my slide (no dings, please) ?
I have a front sight tool, I just need a new trijicon rear put on.

As for having poor luck with folks renting stuff, I can understand that. However, I have been dealing with GT members here for almost 13 years with ZERO negative transactions.

In that time, I have offered GT group discounts and sold (then a FFL dealer) over 40 HS2000's for $269 each (now overpriced and renamed the Springfield Armory XD), scores of BK&T knives for 5 bucks over wholesale, 25-30 sets of night sights (again, greatly discounted), and a dozen other products.

If any 'old timers' recall, please feel free to chime in regarding my business practices.

So unlike some, my integrity speaks for itself. Thank you.

LampShadeActual
12-17-2012, 09:13
Leigh,

The Trijicon rear sights are horribly tight in most cases. They wreck sight pushers left and right.

There are two kinds of Glock factory pushers. Up until Katrina, they were made in New Orleans domestically and are the great big heavy strong ones that can handle Trijicon sights.

After Katrina, Glock came out with a new smaller lighter one that often bends to hell with Trijicon sights. This is the little one with the two plastic / --- \ flippers added to the arm on the left and right.

The least that usually happens is that the plastic flippers are broken off.

The post Katrina pusher will do Glock Steel sights OK and do Glock plastic sights OK. That is what it was designed for.

As I said, shoot your guns, mark them as I indicated, and take them somewhere. If your ky.gov address is a good one, the KY State Police will probably do it for you at a larger post. They use 35 and 27s. The 27's need sighted in.

Leigh
12-17-2012, 09:20
State employee...just not KSP.
Thank you for the tip, LampShadeActual.

Wash-ar15
12-17-2012, 09:45
There is another option and that is to send the slides to someone and they will install them for you. should cost $11 for shipping.

Finding someone to loan it out to someone that is not local might be difficult.

SDGlock23
12-17-2012, 10:09
I'm in Boyle Co, I have one if you ever get over this direction.

kodiakpb
12-17-2012, 10:30
By the time you send a slide off and pay someone to do it for you and ship it back...you will be at least half the price of a pusher anyway. Then whats going to happen when or if you need to make slight adjustments....if the answer is use a punch...then you should be able to use a punch to install it.

I recommend a MGW pusher...no sight to include trijicon is going to wreck it. If you have a LE/MIL/Dealer account with Brownells, you can pick it up for around $91.50

RPVG
12-17-2012, 12:10
The gunsmith at my LGS installed/zeroed my rear sights and refused to take any money for it.

Tiro Fijo
12-17-2012, 14:29
...The Trijicon rear sights are horribly tight in most cases. They wreck sight pushers left and right...


That's because they don't know how to PROPERLY install a rear sight. :wavey:

They are not "drop in" due to stacking tolerances. They have to be fitted by someone who knows what they are doing and uses correct files/stones.


Here's how to do it CORRECTLY:

Installing Glock Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube

cfrye11
12-17-2012, 22:19
That's because they don't know how to PROPERLY install a rear sight. :wavey:

They are not "drop in" due to stacking tolerances. They have to be fitted by someone who knows what they are doing and uses correct files/stones.


Here's how to do it CORRECTLY:

Installing Glock Sights with Dave Dawson - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4maCQhEIjoA)

Could you give us a link to Dave's shop looks like it would be worth sending it to him.

molan labe

Tiro Fijo
12-18-2012, 01:20
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/

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12-18-2012, 05:08
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