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Sig Trijicon Installation

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Frog, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    I just ordered a set of Trijicon Night Sights for my P6/P225. I should receive them by the end of next week.

    Do I need a Gunsmith to install them?

    Any suggestions for DIY??

    Thanks,
    Frog.
     
  2. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    You don't need a gunsmith, but you'll want a sight pusher if you do them yourself.

    If you're going to be installing tritium sights, you _do_not_ want to tap them in; you'll likely break the vials. You'll want to use a pusher.

    So, it's a matter of spending $25-$40 for a gunsmith to do it, or paying $80 or so for the tool and doing it yourself. I opted for getting my own tool because 1) I had multiple XDs. 2) I don't live near a gunsmith. 3) Wanted to be able to adjust them myself. 4) Wanted to be able to swap out sights in the future if I didn't like the sights I put on.

    I just swapped out sights on my XD and XDM. The front sights are Sig #8s. The XDs are notoriously difficult, but an MGW worked great.

    http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?pid=42974
     
  3. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Thanks cameronhu,
    I was pretty sure that the install required a special tool, but wanted to see if anyone had a trick, method or alternative to a $80.00 tool, I might use only once, or at least very few times.

    I'll check with my local G-store and see what they'd charge.

    Thanks for the info,
    Frog.
     
  4. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    I'd be more than willing to let you borrow my pusher. It would probably work for your sig. Might be worth checking.
     
  5. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Thanks, cameronhu. I very much appreciate your offer! I found a Gunsmith, not far from me, and am thinking that I'll just pay him to do it.

    Thanks again, and I'll let you know if my plan changes.

    Frog.
     
  6. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    If you get on the sigforum they have a site pusher loaner program where basically you can borrow a pusher for the cost of shipping it to the next guy borrowing it.

    Might want to check it out.

    Steven
     
  7. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Thank you, Steven!

    Great plan, I'll check it out. Hopefully they don't have a 6 month waiting list!

    :thumbup:
    Frog