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Anyone here recommend a local "someone" who can replace sights...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mpperales, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    On my S&W SD9VE....I want someone competent that also does not charge $40 for 10 minutes of work with a pusher....I might just be grasping at straws though...:oops:
     
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    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Please don't recommend Gun Broker....2 pistols = 1 beat to bubblegum set of sights...and 1 slide with "I didn't do that installing your sights" scratches... :rolleyes:
     
  3. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I would be surprised if you can get someone to do it well for $40
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I did it myself. Replaced my standard Glock sights with Mepro Night-sights. All you need is a C-Clamp (walmart, $3), some Duct tape, a piece of wood, time and elbow grease.

    You will get the sights out, no problem...the hard work is getting the other sights in and flush. If you're unsuccessful, you can still just go to a smith...no harm done!
     
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  5. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I can always send them to www.xd-hs2000.com for $25 including return shipping...they do flawless work. I just wanted to stay local.:cool:
     
  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    When I worked for the CORP, my billed time was $165 per hour.
    I am retired now, and fix guns.
    Considering what a sight pusher costs, and experience, low volume, $40 is dirt cheap.

    Nobody does free.
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I always trust Shooters Service Center, on N Lombard in PDX. Can't say about price but I've always found them to be honest and up front, as well as reasonable $$. Great work! :D
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    You could try Curt's on McLoughlin. Dunno what they charge but, the guys in there are always pleasant and competent.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If they're not tritium just go old school with a brass/nylon drift and hammer. no big deal
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    If they Value Editions (aka, Sigma) is anything like the M&P, the sights are really IN there. My Shield broke 2 punches and had to get sent to S&W to actually get the factory rear sight out. I've seen a couple M&Ps that were similar cases. They get a little crazy with the red loctite. The VEs could be different, but I doubt it.
     
  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Yep. A quality pusher is a couple hundred dollars. Good work isn't cheap.
     
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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Another thing, many shops will install the sights for free if you buy from the shop. You may save money buying the parts online, but you'll end up paying that savings and more to the shop for labor.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's the spirit!. my go to is a brass drift and a doublejack.
     
  14. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm just going to send them to the guy in Alabama that does XD sights (toughest sight removal known to man... :p) for $25 including return shipping with a 24-48hr turnaround time. He has done 2 XD'S for me and 1 Sig. I guess local loses out to low price and excellent service... o_O Answered my own question..
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Five bucks he uses a drift and hammer.
     
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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    He does have an SD9VE....
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's code for? Drift sights have been around for some time now.
     
  18. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You owe me $5. He uses a press. A punch and hammer DO NOT WORK on the XD'S
     
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    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Visit his website or look for his reviews on
    the guys work before you spew nonsense :)
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a hunk a junk