Installing Night Sights

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  1. Delkancott

    Delkancott Member

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    How difficult is this really? I do not have a sigh pusher, but can order a nylon one. Is the vice type sight pusher needed? Can I use a c clamp and a vise?

    Also, for the front sight on a Glock, do I need a special tool or will any 3/16" nut driver work?

    Lastly, loc-tite? Yes? Or not needed?
     
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    Depends on if you need to do any fitting. When I installed Trijicons on my M&P9c, I used a brass punch and it was pretty easy. When I installed Ameriglo sites on my M&P 45fs, it was a bit of a pain. Had to file quite a bit on the rear to get it to fit.
     
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    IDK... do you have a gun shop nearby? If you buy them from them they will usually install them at no extra cost, at least the three shops here in NEPA by me do.
     
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    TRouble is I bought them online. Amazon gift cards and all ya know.
     
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    LGS shouldn't charge all that much for install.
     
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    I might just pickup a brass punch or find one at the farm. Thanks all.
     
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    I've used a spent 223 shell casing before, used primer end as punch neck end for hammer tapping.
     
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    Way easier to just have a shop do it. With that said, I’ve had shops do all sorts of stupid things with sights/optics. Mounting backwards and what not.
     
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    Be cautious with the front site install. Too much Loctite and you can rupture the tritium capsule.

    Also, if you are going to punch the rear in, make sure the dovetail is clear of micro debris.
     
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    I installed the sights on my CZ sp01. I used a Delrin bench block and a brass and alluminium punch.

    It worked. I will say my heart stopped a little with each hit. But it worked.

    For like $50 you can get the sightmaster rear sight pusher for glock. It’s. A basic looking tool but seems to get good reviews. If you think your ever going to need it for another flick or you plan on keeping this one for another 10-15 years you’ll need to replace the night sights it may be worth keeping around. Other wise I’m sure you can sell it for $35-$40
     
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    Glock right pushers aren't all that expensive. My local gun shop installed mine for free even though I didn't buy the sights from them. It's worth asking them, and won't take more than 15 minutes of your time.
     
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    I don't have any experience swapping a set out on a Glock. But I did put a set of TFO's on my Springfield. I haven't done it before or since, but it was pretty simple. If you have a decent drifting tool it's just a matter of taking your time. I am fortunate to have a buddy who could loan me everything I needed, though. IIRC, I did Loctite a set screw on my rear sight. As others have mentioned, it wouldn't hurt to ask a LGS to do it for you if you have second thoughts. But like you, I caught an awesome deal on Amazon, too. Good luck. Let us know how they turn out.
     
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    It's cake. Takes less than 5 minutes if you have a vice. 10 if you don't.

    I install the XS Big Dots on my Glock. I use loctite.
     
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