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Old 01-20-2019, 08:09 AM   #1
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What sight pusher?

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?

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Wheeler Engineering Armorer's... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B3NU0U2...p_mob_ap_share

Great unit for a decent price.


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I've seen the Jennings Sight Pusher advertised in American Handgunner for years. Have no personal experience with it, but if it's been around for so long, it probably deserves a look before you decide.

https://www.sightpushertool.com/

From the pic in the advert, it appears to be a quality, well designed tool.
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brass punch has been working fine for the little adjustment i've ever needed

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I needed one because several of my guns didnít have night sights which I need. Got tired of watching a gunsmith too cheap to by the right tools, whacking the sights out with a hammer and punch. I have a few and the Wheeler is the best one I own.


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I needed one because several of my guns didnít have night sights which I need. Got tired of watching a gunsmith too cheap to by the right tools, whacking the sights out with a hammer and punch. I have a few and the Wheeler is the best one I own.


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I ordered a new rear sight for my DW Vigil Commander yesterday. I canít wait to try my new Wheeler sight pusher. Do you need to do anything to protect the finish on the slide ?
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I ordered a new rear sight for my DW Vigil Commander yesterday. I canít wait to try my new Wheeler sight pusher. Do you need to do anything to protect the finish on the slide ?


Not really, but a lil black tape wonít hurt if you are leery. Just read the instructions a few times. Then perform the move. Once you do a couple, itís quick and easy.


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JC, I used my wheelers sight tool and it worked great. Like above read directions well. I used thin stips of cardboard for the frame rails. Another thing to take note of is the height of the pusher so it doesnt rub the top of the frame. I used a thin piece of paper to check the clearance. Take your time and you shouldnt have any problems.
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but if I did really need one I would get this one
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Originally Posted by dontcatchmany View Post
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?

Thanks!
...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?
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