Sight Adjustment Tool

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Westy, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Westy

    Westy New Member

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    I'm just curious if anyone here has bought, and/or tried one of the sight adjustment tools pictured below. They run $60 for the black one and 80 for the yellow anodized one. They both come with the same blocks. The only difference I can see is the anodized one claims the tool that comes in contact with the sight is hardened to Rockwell 50.

    Here's a link to one of the manufacturer's page. I'm sure the black one is a knock off.

    If you're familiar with them, what was your experience? Comments?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://www.sightpusher.com/default.html

    http://heelsandhandguns.com/2013/03/sight-pusher-tool-gun-owners-use/

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/an-affordable-pistol-sight-adjustment-tool/
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Honestly they both look like homemade crap to me. If you're going to spend the money get the more expensive one. Sight pushers can be very handy but usually aren't really necessary. I've also seen them brake, hence the suggestion for the hardened one.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Yeah, I fell for one.

    They are not as universal at stated.
    The slide from a 1911 is okay for the rear, but there is no cut-out for the slide dust shield in the front.
    The padding slips, and you have to spend extra to get the blocks for Sigs.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy New Member

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    I'm assuming that's why they tell you to remove the slide for the gun?

    Would you buy it again?

    Thanks~
     
  5. Westy

    Westy New Member

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    Did you buy on similar to either one that I posted, or from a different vendor? Just curious.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The only one I've ever personally used is the glock sight pusher. 95% of the time I find they aren't necessary and tend to be more trouble then they are worth. Usually if a sight is properly fit you can start it by hand and then I use a rubber tipped punch to tap it into place. When it comes to a sight swap a pair of calipers and a little stoning will go a long way. I've even heard of guys breaking the glock sight pusher and it is very well made.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Slide is removed from the gun.

    With the 1911 front sight so close to the muzzle, there is no way for the pusher to align correctly.

    Would I buy another? No. I can apply my $50 to one that works.