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Old 11-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #31
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When I had mine put in, the Gunsmith put the slide in a vice a used a press to push it in the rear and just dropped them in the front with some loc-tite.. Whole thing took less then 10min, no filing needed
That was 2 rear sights for 2 Glocks, he wrote.
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Replacing pistol sights that fit into a dovetail is not usually a DIY project. A universal sight press costs around $200. Once the sight is installed you can adjust it with a brass roll pin/drift punch. Right now you are at the cheap learning experience stage.

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Replacing pistol sights that fit into a dovetail is not usually a DIY project. A universal sight press costs around $200. Once the sight is installed you can adjust it with a brass roll pin/drift punch. Right now you are at the cheap learning experience stage.
I would not be so categorical. It depends on the pistol. The Glocks are not crazy tight, and they normally allow a careful job with a brass or composite punch. The SIGs rear dovetails are tighter but still accessible, but their front dovetails require a sight pusher. With a vise clamp and enough dexterity you are gtg on a Glock.
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Sometimes it's not about the gun but about the sight as far as not going directly into a dovetail without some fitting required. some sights are made to fit several guns. With a fine file or a stone and a careful approach to removing metal and rechecking fit, this is pretty simple. I have a sight pusher and still had to polish sights a bit for my Sig 220.

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I buy XS sights because they neither require a pusher nor vise. I changed my sites out in 10 minutes. The sights come with everything you will need except qtips and a mallet.

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I buy XS sights because they neither require a pusher nor vise. I changed my sites out in 10 minutes. The sights come with everything you will need except qtips and a mallet.
+1. XS Big Dots were gravy to install on my g17.
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Any updates on this?

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Any updates on this?

Not at all I've been super busy. Hunting working buying tires and a new truck has got me away from the glock a few days well the 23 atleast.
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I vote center punch on bottom of rear sight. If it gives adequate resistance when drifting in you should be good. For added insurance apply a drop of loctite to each side of the dovetail next to the rear sight once centered.
I did this to a Springfield that had bad melonite job and became rusty so I had to remove everything from sights to internals . Once I had taken out the original sights they did not stay in tight , I put a drop of red locktite on the slide and slid in the sight , stays perfectly and is very very tight now . . Didnt have to do anything to the dovetail other than add the locktite. You might try that , you wont be out anything and it wont damage anything. I have read that this is what some of the manufacturers do anyway .
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