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Rear sight adjustment tool

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by BDA.45, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    100+ bucks for a sight adjustment tool??? Really? Anybody have a tool for a Sig I can rent or have any other suggestions? I dont wanna spend 100 dollars for something im only gonna use once.
     
  2. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Use a brass punch for a few bucks on ebay etc.
     
  3. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Brass punch with a mallet, slide in a vice?
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    dead blow hammer and nylon rod or brass rod.
     
  5. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am only an internet commando so take these instructions with caution. Take two of those wooden paint stir sticks, vice, hammer and a nylon block. Make sure gun is unloaded, make sure gun is unloaded, remove slide, barrel and recoil spring. With a wooden paint stir stick on each side of the slide, tighten the slide in the vice. Using the nylon block and hammer tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap and tap the rear sight in place. For Glock, tap/push the rear sight on from right to left and off from right to left looking from the rear. I do not know if Sig requires special instructions or not.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  6. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Bruzer gave you a nice complete answer. I said brass punch (the largest punch that you can use that will only touch the sights, not the slide) because sometimes the nylon will not hold up, but you can certainly start with nylon. It wont leave a mark
     
  7. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very true about the nylon. I don't know where I got this nylon block from but it is black in color and VERY dense(hard) but won't damage the finish of your sights. There must be different densities of nylon because I've seen some that would not hold up under any kind of tapping with a hammer.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  8. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, gonna give it a try. Itll be a pain in the azs sighting it in, but without buying the right tool thats what ill have to deal with.
     
  9. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    What ever you use just make sure its softer than the sight(s) and be prepared the "sacrifice" the punch and toss it in the garbage when you are done. Take a look at a small piece of UHMW for your "sacrifical punch".