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Old 06-16-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Adjusting K6S rear sight.

I recently got a set of tritium sights from Kimber to put on my new K6S DASA 3". I was able to get the front sight on with ease but the rear dovetail sight is almost impossible to move. I removed the set screw with a 1/16 allen wrench. I tried to push the sight horizontally with a clamp setup. Eventually I used a hydraulic press and it looked like the frame of the gun was going to bend before the rear sight moved. There are no gunsmiths near me so that's not an option. It looks like most sight pushers on the market are designed to be used with semi autos. Are there any for revolvers?

TLDR: Need information about safely removing rear sight.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Northeast, Pa. My Wheeler sight pusher only does semi automatic handgun. I’m sure some of the revolver guys will be around to help you out.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:38 PM   #3
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Send it to Kimber.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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Mine will not budge. I have learned to compensate just a tiny bit. Mine is a 2" revolver and I figure at the distance I may need that gun a 1/2" right at 30' is no big deal.
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:34 AM   #5
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Mine will not budge. I have learned to compensate just a tiny bit. Mine is a 2" revolver and I figure at the distance I may need that gun a 1/2" right at 30' is no big deal.

I was running into the same issue, mine needs only a mild adjustment left but those sights feel like they are locked in concrete....

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Old 12-08-2019, 08:28 AM   #6
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Same with mine. Impossible to move.
Sending it to Kimber, the shipping alone will run you a small fortune
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:09 AM   #7
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I'm going to leave mine alone. I wonder if they may have used a dab of locktite.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:09 AM   #8
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I called Kimber...

I made a call to Kimber to ask about why the rear sight was so tight for adjustment.

After a 5 minute wait for the lady that answered the phone to ask someone, she came back with the idea to send it in.

The catch was she said if it shoots POI with their ammo they wont adjust the sight.

I tried to explain to her that my question was not that I didn't know how to sight in a revolver but to why the rear sight was so tight.





She didn't have an answer so I asked if I could speak with the gunsmith; she said he was too busy and wasn't able to answer questions directly.

Her only other answer was: "you can take it to a qualified gunsmith."

I guess she thinks "Gunsmiths" have Harry Potter's magic wands.


Gotta love customer service...lol
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:30 PM   #9
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Finally got mine to move. Needed a dovetail punch (Brownells) and a 25oz hammer but after the adjustment, it is much easier to now keep them in a 3" black at 30'
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