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Old 01-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #1
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How to Properly Install Pistol Sights

Hey guys and happy New Years, I just made a new video on how to properly install sights on a Glock pistol, its the first part to a mini series I'm currently working on. The Project is going to be on a Glock 43 which i will be doing some frame modifications on, as well as frame texturing and a trigger job. Subscribe to my channel to keep up to date and show some support if you'd like hope this video helps some of you guys out.

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Very clear and easy to understand video, nice!
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Very clear and easy to understand video, nice!
Thank You KC, im trying to get better with each video. appreciate the support.
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Well done ...good tips! I've done several sets of sights with a Wheeler Sight Tool. Mostly Novak type dovetails on a few 1911s. I've never done a Glock but that front sight looks like a piece of cake. I didn't know that's how they were installed ... interesting.
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Nice video, have you ever replaced the sights on a Kimber? I understand that it's difficult to do, a local gunsmith I spoke with about it says that he quit doing them.
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Nice video, have you ever replaced the sights on a Kimber? I understand that it's difficult to do, a local gunsmith I spoke with about it says that he quit doing them.
I have done them in the past and will try to post a video on that in the future. another horrible sight to work on is the Springfield XD sights. its a nightmare.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
Nice video, have you ever replaced the sights on a Kimber? I understand that it's difficult to do, a local gunsmith I spoke with about it says that he quit doing them.
I know your question was for hobbygs but just my 2 cents. I have replaced the front sights on both of my Kimbers with Dawson fiber optics. I saw no reason to change the rears on range guns. I've also done front and rears on my Sigs using the Wheeler sight tool. None of them are all that hard to do...and I'm just a tinker not a gunsmith.

The only gun I've had a problem with is my Ruger SR1911 ... it's been a pain.
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Paul, I was talking about the rear sights on Kimbers, they can be very difficult to get out.
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Paul, I was talking about the rear sights on Kimbers, they can be very difficult to get out.
I can understand that. I have found most rear sights a little hard to move. I didn't see a need to change the rears on my Kimbers. My T-2 has a nice adjustable rear and my Classic has nice, smooth low profile sight picture. I've just found that I like fiber optics on the front of everything. And I put the combo fiber optic/night sights on my Sigs, I really like them a lot.

If you pick up a few tools, sight changes are nice DIY projects.
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Paul, I was talking about the rear sights on Kimbers, they can be very difficult to get out.
I wouldn't attempt to take them out and have had a few sets replaced by my gunsmith who has the right tools to do the job. It's well worth the $20 in my opinion.
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