Discussion in 'On Topic' started by White Stormy, Mar 3, 2009.
my Big Dot is still sitting here uninstalled
That's what I used on mine.
$100 tool for $70 sights?
why not just bring it to a gunsmith?
cost? it was worth a shot, at least, to try it on my own
1. Buy sight tool
2. Start charging people $10 to borrow the tool
everyone I know installed their XS sights on their own.. without a sight tool
vice, punch, hammer
How does changing sites work for actually aiming? Or the tolerances so tight they go in exactly how they came out, or are they never actually centered perfectly? I always wondered this when watching someone change sites.
On an M&P?
nah all glocks
center it, screw it/loctite it, done
I don't have any of those, or a place to use them
Those are three pretty basic items needed to change them easily. Oh and if you don't know about it, watch out for the little spring and plate underneath the rear sight. It's not under much pressure but there is enough for it to launch itself if you manage to move the sight past it without paying attention.
you don't own a hammer?
I need you to hand in your man card.
I have a gun and I have knives.. why would I need a hammer?
So when you need to nail some shit down, you just pistol whip that shit?
If you insist on being cheap and before you fuck something up. Find a friend who has a vice, a set of decent punches (brass and nylon), hammer, and files. Perferably a friend who has installed his own sights before, or knows something about guns.
Really a man should have at least some basic tools and the above is about as basic as they get.
Do not try to do this shit on your own. Dumbest fucking advice I've heard. Just go to a gunsmith. They will do it for cheap the right way.
Shouldn't be more than $15 to throw sights on if you buy them from the place. Could be cheaper than the hammer you don't have..
My wife had her own hammer and craftsman tool set before I met her. You sir, need to invest in some necessary items.