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Old 02-12-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Sight installation

Just picked up fiber optic front sight/ blackout rear for my k6s. Looks like drilling is required. Doesn't seem like a big deal but I figured I'd see if anyone can direct me towards a k6s sight installation instruction. Thanks
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Please don’t drill until you get knowledgeable input. Power tools and expensive firearms usually don’t mix well.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:15 PM   #3
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Kimber will do it for you, cost is $35, I had them install my fiber optic when I sent mine back to get the cylinder screw locktite issue sorted. I didn't have to pay shipping, but you probably will. LGS "gunsmiths" aren't usually much good, so I'd pay the shipping. Call them, they're a friendly bunch.
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Kimber will do it for you, cost is $35, I had them install my fiber optic when I sent mine back to get the cylinder screw locktite issue sorted. I didn't have to pay shipping, but you probably will. LGS "gunsmiths" aren't usually much good, so I'd pay the shipping. Call them, they're a friendly bunch.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:20 AM   #5
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I don't think its necessary to send the gun in for a sight install. I've done sights on other firearms and the drilling doesn't scare me. I work construction, I have the tools, and the sight needs to be drilled for the pin, there is no drilling on the firearm itself. Still, I like to research things before I attempt them. For instance, does anybody know the recommended drill bit size for the front sight pin?
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I too had to drill a front sight, on a CZ Tactical Sports model. No big deal...if you have (and have used!!), power tools before. Kimber can tell you the size of the bit. It (size info) may be included with the new front sight. It can be a number or letter drill. It can be a fractional drill. All can be found at an ACE Hardware store. A couple $$ each.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:26 PM   #7
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The front sight turned out not to be the problem. The rear sight was far more of an issue. I had to have the rear sight machined off at my local gunsmith. That this was stuck! Very tight tolerances I suppose. Just figured I'd mention it in case it might help anyone who's planning on replacing their k6s sights. Hope you have better luck than I did.
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The front sight turned out not to be the problem. The rear sight was far more of an issue. I had to have the rear sight machined off at my local gunsmith. That this was stuck! Very tight tolerances I suppose. Just figured I'd mention it in case it might help anyone who's planning on replacing their k6s sights. Hope you have better luck than I did.
Did you remove the set screw before having to have the rear sight milled ?
This is the first I have heard of anyone having to have one removed like that.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:06 AM   #10
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So my sights problems continue. After testing the new sights I was hitting 4 to 6 inches low, did not measure, at 5 yards. As range increased the groups shot lower. I contacted kimber, they sent a shipping label and I sent them my gun. After a couple days I receive an email stating that my firearm had been sent out for return shipping. I was thrilled with the fast service time.
But when I opened the box I saw a test target and another paper included with the firearm. The target showed an acceptable group around the bullseye, stating that it was shot offhand at 7 yrs with 158 gr sjhp 357. The other paper said unable to verify shooting low at 5 yards. Firearm tested as received and returned.
So heres the problem, the test target was clearly not shot with 357, looks more like 22 holes. The gun was clearly not shot as received, the front sight had been removed and reinstalled, as evidenced by the missing pin and lack of excessive loktite which my gunsmith used.
Upon testing at my local range I shot the same low groups. I asked two range employees to shoot my gun and they both shot the same low groups. When watching someone else shoot the gun you can clearly see the barrel angled down when the sights are aligned on target.
Sorry for the long post, but obviously I am less that pleased with kimber lack of customer service in this case.
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