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Old 04-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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I have a sig 226 elite dark. I really don't like how big the siglite sights are on it and am thinking of putting other ones on it. The one thing that stops me is how do I get the siglite sights off. They have two EXTREMELY TINY Allen or star screws in the rear sight that I can't find any tool to get them out. Or do I just push it out with the sight pusher. I don't want to ruin the slide or the screws incase I ever want to put them back on. And if anyone can recommend any new sights for the p226 that would be of help too. I was thinking about the trijicons as I have them on my beretta and I love them. But I want to know what other nice sights there are. Night sights or regular it don't matter. Want to keep it as a combat pistol too. My m9 is my target gun and also my bedside along with my G21.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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You need to back the set screws out. Sig may make a specialty tool. You can sand down the end of an Allen wrench if need be just take your time and don't heat it up. Opticsplanet.com may have some sights at a good price. I am a big fan of the fiber optic tritium sights. Looks like the trijicon sights are on sale right now and shipping is free. Don't see the fiber optic tritium sights there.

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This is what sig uses to adjust and or remove their sights it's almost 300 dollars I would take it to a gun smith or make the investment

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They call it the sig universal sight pusher and uninstaller.

I have a p229 and love the sig lights on it

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300? Wow. I got the glock sights tool from glockstore ($60) for my glocks. I wouldnt buy any sights tool for more than a $100.

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Meprolight is allegedly 20% brighter and come on custom Kimbers. Most people like bigger, brighter sights. I love fiber optic fronts for competition and didn't know they made a tritium fiber optic sight. Perhaps both of us need to some research....

I'm presently using green fiber optics on my HKs and I'm a happy camper. Wee bit high but they were designed for use w silencers.

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I don't use a sight pusher. Mallet and a wood dowel will usually do the job. Sight pusher is nice but not a good investment for one time use. Worst case senario a padded vise works well to get the job 90% done.

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If you buy your new sights from a LGS - they usuall put them on for free.

I like the new green fiber optic front sight that so many competitors are using.

They literally jump out at you.

Nice help for aging eyes.

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Yeah I know most places do. I went to Midwest in Lyons il. And they charge 40.00 to put them on. Eff that.

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I'm still searching. I don't know if I like the green fibers. They kind of make the gun look.....cartoony. U know ? At least on a sig. A glock I wouldn't mind. Hard decision brothers.

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