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Old 03-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hi all! I'm looking for some suggestions on a good sight pusher tool that would work on 1911s as well as glocks and s&w m&ps. Any advise and feedback is truly appreciated.

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nylon bench block, brass punch, and at least a 5 lb hammer(just tap it)

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nylon bench block, brass punch, and at least a 5 lb hammer(just tap it)
Thanks for your feedback. I don't own a work bench to mount a nylon bench block on or that would definitely be my goto method of removing sights. Although I've heard it's possible to mar the sight and slide with this method. I guess as long as you take your time and tap lightly everything should be fine
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Thanks for your feedback. I don't own a work bench to mount a nylon bench block on or that would definitely be my goto method of removing sights. Although I've heard it's possible to mar the sight and slide with this method. I guess as long as you take your time and tap lightly everything should be fine
check out Brownell's. they have some that use a type of forcing screw to move the sight vs. using the hammer and punch method. they might have something that would work for you.
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check out Brownell's. they have some that use a type of forcing screw to move the sight vs. using the hammer and punch method. they might have something that would work for you.
Thanks for the advise. I think I'll call brownell's and talk to their customer service reps to see which product they would recommend. There's a few on the market. I'll post their response
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So I read some good reviews on the kaiser uni-200L. Anyone have any experience with this sight pusher tool?

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I was really hoping for some great answers to this, I have a soft jaw vise and a good punch and hammer set, just looking for something better I guess.

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I use dedicated MGW pushers for most guns as I didn't want to she'll out the $400 for the Mepro Universal Brownells sells, but if I had it to do over I would shell out the money up front.

You will need to make mods to any universal setup to make it work though.

Soft jaws and a nylon punch are usually the easiest way to get sights off (non-trit) but a pusher saves a lot of time putting them back on and the cost of a set of trit sights will pay for the MGW pusher after one hit too hard.

Below is the model I use for oddball sights and it works on 99% after soaking the slide in KROIL for a day. Get the hold down clamp in the kit, it's worth it.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=17840/Product/P500-UNIVERSAL-SIGHT-TOOL


If you have access to a mill, http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=6841/Product/UNIVERSAL-SIGHT-INSTALLATION-TOOL this tool has the ability to work on more guns an on the really tough sights, but it's pricey!

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I use dedicated MGW pushers for most guns as I didn't want to she'll out the $400 for the Mepro Universal Brownells sells, but if I had it to do over I would shell out the money up front.

You will need to make mods to any universal setup to make it work though.

Soft jaws and a nylon punch are usually the easiest way to get sights off (non-trit) but a pusher saves a lot of time putting them back on and the cost of a set of trit sights will pay for the MGW pusher after one hit too hard.

Below is the model I use for oddball sights and it works on 99% after soaking the slide in KROIL for a day. Get the hold down clamp in the kit, it's worth it.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=17840/Product/P500-UNIVERSAL-SIGHT-TOOL

If you have access to a mill, http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=6841/Product/UNIVERSAL-SIGHT-INSTALLATION-TOOL this tool has the ability to work on more guns an on the really tough sights, but it's pricey!
The mepro universal is definitely too pricey for me. The cheapest I've seen it for was about $600. I couldn't justify paying that much for a pusher unless I was changing out sights full-time! Lol. I guess that's why the kaiser uni 200l is sold out everywhere I've looked. thanks for the suggestion though.
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Not that it's a great deal, but the brownells discount puts them at $400 unless you are doing it as a smith it would never pay for itself

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