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Old 01-12-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Adding night sights to a Kimber

I have been looking at adding a set of night sights to my PC2 9mm and after watching how it's done, I wish I would have bought them prior to getting it Cerakoted when it was all taken apart..
Nevertheless, these videos may help me and someone else who is thinking of doing the same to theirs...

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Old 01-12-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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I've replaced mine but you'll do much less damage if you look into the proper tools. This one is a bit pricey but there are others that'll work as well without causing any damage.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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I've said this before, I've never moved a fixed sight in my entire career of handgunning. I shoot the pistols until I'm certain of the load, the reliability and their point of aim.

Yes, I have a Crimson Trace, I figure if I need to shoot in low light (at lowlifes) I'll need every advantage I can muster. But practice, practice, practice is the mantra.

My UC2 shoots an inch to the left, 7:00 o'clock low. Close enough, the rest is "me."
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Kimber is know for having really tight sights, I wouldn't try to change them with a punch. Either invest in a sight pusher or better yet take it to a gunsmith and have him change them.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:07 PM   #5
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Kimber is know for having really tight sights, I wouldn't try to change them with a punch. Either invest in a sight pusher or better yet take it to a gunsmith and have him change them.
My thoughts exactly and I kick myself for not thinking ahead and having Bobby do them while it was disassembled..
But I'm sure there are plenty of people that will use a punch and have no issues with it..
Tons of them on You Tube...
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:38 PM   #6
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I'm sorry. I thought the two guys with the punch set were goobers. I am quite certain I could do what they did, but banging on sights with a tritium vial inside is a bad idea.

I like the press. If I were doing multiple changes, I would invest in one. However, it's quicker and easier to have a smith do it. And cheaper.


BTW, if you remove the firing pin, a little tap downward of the slid should allow the firing pin safety & spring to fall free. IIRC Worrying with the spring while working on the rear sight seems unnecessary.
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I had Meprolight night sights added to my Ultra Crimson Carry II when I sent it back to Kimber for other issues. Got it back and the sights are right on the money as well as the laser. They added the sites and only charged me for the hardware. Great experience.....
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:14 PM   #8
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I like the night sites for low light targeting. Most likely I will not use the Crimson Grip laser and the totally black original sights were hard to see in normal light conditions for me. If I were to use the Crimson laser and the batterys or switch died, the Meprolights would really be appreciated.
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The more I watch Beavis and Butthead in the videos beating the sights out the slide the more I appreciate the new finish on my PC2..
I'm sure it can be done without harming the firearm, but I don't trust myself with a hammer and the $1K I have in my Kimber..
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Speaking with the owner of a local Gun Shop in Jacksonville, NC where I purchased my Master Carry Pro, if individuals purchase sights from him he will mount them on their Kimber for I think they said $35.00. Can't remember if that was the price if you purchased a weapon or not? Said it was much more difficult on the Kimber and must be very careful not to damage the weapon. They take full responsibility when installing night sights.

I think I would rather leave this job to the pros.

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