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Newbie question: Changing sights myself?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Nitrogen, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. Nitrogen

    Nitrogen Member

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    I've got an XD-9 sub with the generic XD Springfield sights. Let's say I want to put some Trijicon or other tritium-style night sights on. Can I do this myself, or do I need a real gunsmith to do it?
     
  2. palerider1

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    i would get a good gunsmith to do it if i were you. money well spent. :)

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  3. NavyLCDR

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    Changing sights

    I tried replacing the rear sight on a Taurus PT-92. I put a little ding in the bluing on the slide and got absolutely nowhere. My local gunsmith charged me $10 and did it in about 15 minutes while I waited. You can buy a sight removal/insertion/adjusting tool from Brownell's, but I would save some headache and just use the gunsmith.
     
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    If a pusher will work on both front and rear, get the pusher, should be easy. My only experience is with Glock, I have the pusher for the rear and nut driver for the front. If it's anything like a Glock, it's a breeze.
     
  5. dmftoy1

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    Do a little research before you do it though as there can be at trick. I needed to put a front sight on my kimber (higher) and you had to drive it out in the correct direction because of a taper in the slot. There was a great guy here on the website who give me illustrated instructions and after that it was a piece of cake. :)

    Have a good one,
    Dave

    PS - Do some searches in the gunsmithing forum here on THR. That's where I got my info.
     
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