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just cracked the slide on my CW45 :(

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ourichie, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. ourichie

    ourichie Well-Known Member

    Was changing the rear sight and didnt quite have it secured in the sight tool properly. Thank God they are only $145 and assuming Kahr ships today, i'll have it tomo.

    looks like I'm carrying my Thunder 380 + BB Hardcast today

  2. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    doh. been there done that.
  3. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dang! Hope you can fix it soon. Might have to put more rounds of your Thunder to put the zombie down compared to the CW45.
  4. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    Ouch.... That sucks man.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    That's why I don't use *OSFN 'universal' sight pushers.
    (* One Size Fits Nothing.)

    That slide would have been properly supported in a smooth jaw vice.
    And the sight could have been changed safely with a nylon or brass punch and a small hammer.

  6. ourichie

    ourichie Well-Known Member

    That is what I am planning to do tomorrow when my replacement slide gets here
  7. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I've always used a brass drift and never broken anything, the "sight pusher" tools looked to be more trouble than they are worth. Although I did have to mill out the front sight of my XD45 to install a fiber optic insert front, and the rear on my SIG TacOps to install an RMR. I don't know how or why the factories make them so tight some times :(
  8. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    I use Glock-specific sight pushers for installing Glock rear sights. Never had a problem; never broke anything.

    Of course, if I did crack a Glock slide, I'd probably get a new slide from Glock free. ;)
  9. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Aren't stock Glock sights plastic? Be pretty hard to break anything moving them around.
  10. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    Ah, the blather of the ignorant proletariat! :evil: Think that one through again! ;)
  11. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    A guy another forum just cracked the slide on his shield. To bad but stuff happens . Bet you get your running waaay faster than getting parts from s&w.

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