Swapping sights

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by SaltOTE, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. SaltOTE

    SaltOTE New Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
    Am I gonna be able to drift out the sights on my Springer TRP without buying a sight adjuster? Does SA put some kind of glue or something in there in addition to the set screw? Any help much appreciated.
     
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  2. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Buy a set of delrin punches and a big hammer. They use loctite in the set screw which oozes under the sight. Drift out to the right and in from the right.
     
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  3. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    A dead blow hammer works the best. I've change the sights on both my springers. If you have a sodering iron heat the pin in the front sight.
     
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  4. SaltOTE

    SaltOTE New Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
  5. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Which sights are you thinking of installing? I don't worry as much about getting sights out that I probably will never use again, but drifting in new sights that need to be fitted, especially if they have a tritium vial, can be interesting.
     
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  6. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    I used Wilson battle sight and Dawson's fiber optic.

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  7. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I bought a generic sight pusher for $39 over 3 years ago from Amazon. and I have never ran into a set of sights I haven't been able to get out or put in with that cheap tool. You have to clamp down on the slide right and pay close attention, but that has been one of the best buys for cheap in the way of gun tools I have ever made... It's paid for itself over and over again.
     
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  8. SaltOTE

    SaltOTE New Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
    The gun came with tritium sights. I don’t like them. They’re hard to see during the day, which is when I do all my shooting. They might work in near-pitch-black defensive or tactical scenarios. I bought a set of three-dot sights from SA. You’re probably right fieldgrade: getting the old ones out will be the easy part!
     
  9. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
  10. Songcatcher

    Songcatcher Nose to the grindstone

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    Mar 15, 2018
    This is a great tool to have on hand. Well worth the $40+.

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  11. JSGlock34

    JSGlock34 Active Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    I've had good results with a MGW sight pusher.
     
  12. SaltOTE

    SaltOTE New Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
    Will that work on front sights too?
     
  13. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Yes. If you ever decide to order one you can email the proprietor, Ed Jennings and tell him which pistol/s you are planning to use it on and he can tell you which sight pusher, and which adapters you want. I think he makes three sight pushers now.
     
  14. SaltOTE

    SaltOTE New Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
    Thanks again, fieldgrade.
     

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