Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

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Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby TomV » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:13 pm

I just discovered my new to me Sig P250 has Sig night sights on it. However, the left rear does not light up.

I would also like to put night sights on my Beretta Storm. I like the Trijicon sights, but they recommend professional installation (of course).

How hard is it to do?


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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby extremist » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:29 pm

It's very easy if you have a sight pusher. Otherwise, you take the risk of damaging the finish your slide if you don't do it right with a good vice and hammer/punch.

I have a sight pusher, bought 10+ years ago and it has paid for itself for me.

Kind of expensive for a one-off though.

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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby george » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:12 am

With the tritium sights, you also risk breaking a tube with an errant hit, using the brass rod and hammer method.
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Keith B » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:16 am

Gun Master in Plano just south of the Sam's on Spring Creek has sights and they will install them for a small amount. I believe they carry the Trijicon's in the store, so may even have ones for your gun.
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Bitter Clinger » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:29 pm

There is a new solution for those wishing to have night sights:

http://shop.tacticalshit.com/weap-sam

I just ordered today. Will be interesting to see how this works...
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Excaliber » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:17 pm

george wrote:With the tritium sights, you also risk breaking a tube with an errant hit, using the brass rod and hammer method.


Don't try to install tritium sights with hammer and punch - there's a very high likelihood you'll break the tritium vials and the manufacturer will absolutely not honor the warranty when they see punch marks on the sight.

Either make the investment in a good sight pusher tool (mine has paid for itself several times over, but I've used it on .....ahem....more than one gun), or take the gun and sights to somebody who has one.
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Caribe » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:29 pm

I bought this sight pusher for all my M&Ps. It worked great. Fisher Solution sight pusher.
http://m.sightpusher.com/Handgun-Sight-Tool.html

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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby VMI77 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:04 pm

Rear sights may mostly come off with a sight pusher, but many front sights don't. Some have roll pins. I've had no trouble replacing sights on a variety of handguns but I agree that where it can be used, a sight pusher is best. There is probably a youtube video on the subject for any gun you want to install sights on.
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Excaliber » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:17 pm

VMI77 wrote:Rear sights may mostly come off with a sight pusher, but many front sights don't. Some have roll pins. I've had no trouble replacing sights on a variety of handguns but I agree that where it can be used, a sight pusher is best. There is probably a youtube video on the subject for any gun you want to install tsights on.


I've also found that sometimes I have to use 2 different pushers on the front and rear sights on some guns because their geometry just doesn't play nicely with the tools.

Another thing to be aware of is that some sight channels are tapered slightly from one side to the other. It's important to know that because there's one side the sights will go out of and into nice and easy, and one side where things will be really hard or impossible. A little online research will tell you whether that's true for your gun or not.
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Re: Replacing sights-- How easy is it?

Postby Salty1 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:49 am

Sig offers a "SIG Service Package" that might be worth looking at and includes replacement of the night sights, springs and other things for $144.95.

http://www.sigsauer.com/Customshop/SpecialCTU.aspx


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