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Old 12-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Have never put night sights on a gun before but I have been kicking around the idea of putting them on my 45. I guess a good place to start is what is a good brand. Second, is this something that I can easily do myself? I am guessing that I can just drive the factory sights out o the dovetail and pop the new ones in. If anybody has any experience on the topic I would appreciate whatever info you can share. Thanks

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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See if the LGS will install them for you if you buy the sights thru them. If it is going to be an online purchase it can be done at home. I haven't put any on an M&P but I did put some on a Glock, it took 15-20 minutes being careful.

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Have never put night sights on a gun before but I have been kicking around the idea of putting them on my 45. I guess a good place to start is what is a good brand. Second, is this something that I can easily do myself? I am guessing that I can just drive the factory sights out o the dovetail and pop the new ones in. If anybody has any experience on the topic I would appreciate whatever info you can share. Thanks
Trijicon and meprolights are excellent brands. I also like truglo sights. I Also agree with what levelcross said. You can have your Lgs install them for you. If your a do-it-yourselfer, you can place the slide in a padded vise and tap the sights out yourself. Or purchase a sight tool and remove them that way. There are tons of videos on YouTube about sight removal and installation. If your going to do it yourself, I'd start there. Good luck
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Thanks nickel. I will do some shopping and let you know how it turns out.

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Thanks nickel. I will do some shopping and let you know how it turns out.
Your very welcome. If you decide to remove the sights yourself, I believe they should be removed from left to right, and installed from right to left. You should verify that info yourself though.
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I went with the Tru-Glo TFO (Tritium/Fiber Optic), you get the best of both worlds with this sight. It has been through quite a bit of harsh conditions and still glow bright both day and night. I bought a sight pusher tool and did mine in about 8 minutes for both sights. The tool was about $120 but well worth it since I have several M&Ps that I had planned to upgrade my sights on some of them. The only thing you must use caution with is the rear sights. While pushing it off, there is a spring the resides under the rear sights. If your not carefull, this spring will go flying. It's tiny and under compression, so I would say this is the only thing to be worried about. I place my entire pistol in a ziplock bag while backing off the rear sights and as the spring went flying out, the bag retained it. Anyways good luck with yours and enjoy the pistol. I've included a pic of mine below.

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