Originally Posted by dontcatchmany
Specifically for the Kimber K6S rear, but in general for most hand guns do you use?
I have replaced/adjusted a couple of sights on handguns using the punch and small hammer method, but I have marked the sight.
What is a good pusher for multiple handguns?
...so my first question is what are you fishing for? With a name like "dontcatchmany I've got to ask?
...on the sight pusher, I personally don't mess around with them, but have talked with numerous local and factory gunsmiths about this. The one thing that has been unilateral is that the pusher is only one part of the equation. Filing, sanding, and epoxying and staking of the sight and dovetail are potentially involved? A specific jig for the slide you're working with is a big help according to most...
...had the factory sights on my Micro Carry .380 replaced by the factory. No problems
...factory front sight on my new PRO CDPII fell out on the first outing. Kimber replaced it, stayed put :-)
...had the sights on my SW MP2.0 compact replaced with night sights locally. The front didn't hold, had to be epoxied, has held since.
...CZ 2075 BD, front sight was off center out of the box. CZ USA centered it, died after firing 100 rounds. Sent it back, sight replaced. After first 100 rounds new sight died. As these sights are staked in by the factory CZ USA opted to replace the pistol rather than screw around with it?
From what I can tell fitting the sight to the dovetail is the key. If you push or drift a sight into a dovetail thats too tight you may well crack the night sight and ruin it?
Just my $.02, but for the few I may ever need to mess around with in the future I'd rather pay a few $$.00s and be done with it.
...second question? How many sights will you be changing?