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Sight replacement - good gunsmith in SW WA?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by cameronhu, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Hi All,

    I've got a couple of handguns that I need to replace sights on. Some old Trijicons going dim, and a couple other sights that I've never been to fond of. Is this something I should just pick up some tools for and learn how to do? Or do you recommend a gunsmith? If gunsmith, do you know any in SW Washington?

    My initial thought was that I should learn to do this myself, as I imagine w/ fixed sights there are going to be adjustments that are needed to sight the gun in, and I really don't want to have to keep going back to the shop. Is this correct? Or am I daft? What do you guys think?

    Thanks!

    c
     
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Brass drifts(midway sells them), a pistol/rifle vise, a laser bore sighter, proper torx or allen wrenches, time, patience.

    First step is to find out if your weapon uses a tapered sight base. One of my rifles wants the sights drifted left, another to the right. If you want the experience then go for it. If you want to plunk down cash and trust another person's skills...well, there ya go.
     
  3. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    I was thinking about a universal sight pusher. Have any experience with them?
     
  4. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Williams has a nice sight pusher you can get it through midway or Brownells
     
  5. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    There is a guy in Winlock that does good work, can not for the life of me remember his name at the moment. He blued my brother's rifle, and did very good work.
     
  6. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    What kinds of guns?
     
  8. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    An XDM and a Sig P228 now. Another XDM probably next month, and possibly an HK P7.
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    They all dovetail sights?
     
  10. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Yep. But I've read the XDM sights are a royal pain in the keester to remove.
     
  11. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I can do, but I would call Springfield before I messed with them to see what any problems are.

    I'm up the gorge toward Hood River....a tad far away from you.
     
  12. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Whereabouts are you? I might venture out your way.