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just cracked the slide on my CW45 :(

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

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  1. ourichie

    ourichie Member

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    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

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

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    doh. been there done that.
     
  3. BP Hunter

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    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

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

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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.

    rc
     
  6. ourichie

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

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    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

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    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 Member

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

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

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    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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