GUN Springfield XD Rear Sight Removal

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  1. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Holy shit after about 2hrs and my hand being numb the fucker finally came out
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    2 hrs?

    Damn.... That sucks. Did you have a good grip on them in the vise, where you were transferring all the energy strictly to the sight?

    After about half that time, I would have been going to the hydraulic press.
     
  3. Keesh

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    You push it out with your fingers or what :rofl:
     
  4. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yep was using a punch but that fucker wouldnt bug at all, I wish I had a hydraulic press.

    My left hand is still numb
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Brass or nylon?
     
  6. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Brass
     
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    :rofl:

    Which way were you drifting it out? What did you use to lube? WD40 or CLP helps as well.
     
  8. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Right to left, I used otis lube and no go
     
  9. wickedgun

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    we used meprolight sight tool and popcicle sticks to keep the slide from altering its position. XD sights are a pain. we have the most trouble with XD sights, so much trouble im debating about getting an xd sight pusher just so a 10 minute job will take just that, 10 minutes!
     
  10. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I bent a brass punch trying to remove the front sight on my wife's XD. It's at the smith right now for sight change while we're on vacation. :o
     
  11. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

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    lol funny, we bent a brass punch too. now everytime someone walks into our range wanting xd sights installed, i make myself disappear so my coworker can do it. lol
     
  12. nj0ywatch1np0rn

    nj0ywatch1np0rn New Member

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    these buggers might be the hardest sights to remove!!!
     

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