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Old 03-10-2011, 23:01   #1
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Replacing factory sights

I just purchased a set of Meprolight night sights for my gen 4 G27. Is it possible to change out the rear sight without the sight pushing tool?

Front, no problem.

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:44   #2
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I have usually tapped out the factory plastic sights with a dowel and you can put your new sights in that way but I wouldn't recommend it.

You can dammage the vials in the night sights and ruin them. Find a shop or friend with a sight pusher to put them in properly.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:04   #3
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So the night sight vials can handle repeat recoil from a 10mm but can't handle a few taps with a soft punch? Don't think so.

I didn't use a sight tool to install my sights. If you pay attention to what you are doing you can easily install the sights yourself.

Here is what I used to install mine.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:21   #4
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I have usually tapped out the factory plastic sights with a dowel and you can put your new sights in that way but I wouldn't recommend it.
Even if you can get the sights in without damaging anything, you won't be able to make fine adjustments to the alignment.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:49   #5
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DKF I agree that someone with experience can usually handle it but when answering a question you don't always know what the person's experience level is.

When it comes to the vials, a sharp tap from the side isn't the same as the slide moving as a unit. Especially if you slip. Lots more cushioning when the whole slide moves front to rear.

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