Bought me a new carry gun

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ConnRadd, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    XD-40 Sub...

    I went to Shiloh lastnight to test her out, but them "girls" that run the place are doing to well, it was packed... I'll try to head up there this evening and waste some paper..

    I would like to get night sights installed, but was informed that I need to get a special tool to install them. Costing around $200. The sales guys warned me that if I go anywhere to have them installed, I need to becareful that they don't mess the gun up.. Is it an issue to have sights installed???
     


  2. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    Congratulations on a good decision. I installed night sights on mine myself. It is not an issue. The only "special tool" needed is a hammer and a brass punch.....
     
  3. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    Good choice for a car gun. Rugged and dependable.

    Installing any sights in a dove tale press fit slide can be done without a sight pusher. The hardest part is getting it started and down the first 1/8" or so. Then it's a matter of tapping it into place. It is easy to mess up your slide and the sights if you're not careful. You are whacking it with a hammer. If you're going to try that, put the slide under a hot light bulb or heat it with a hair driver until it's almost too hot to touch. That sometimes helps getting it started.

    Any qualified gun smith worth their salt can install sights. It's a very basic gun smithing task. You might call around and see what different shops and smiths charge for that. There are some that will install for free if you buy the sights from them.
     
  4. PopsXD9sc

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    Navyguy has a good point about finding a local smith who will install free if you buy the sights there. Just had TFO's (wanted Trijicon but weren't in stock) installed on my XD9sc for $110 at the local GS. Could have bought the same sights for $85 + $15 installation + shipping to and from the online dealer. Local is the way to go and a good smith should have no problem. If you go this route be sure to check the work before leaving the store.....
     
  5. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    Where I bought the gun, they install sights free if you buy them there. They didn't have the tool and didn't want to take a chance. They are good group of people and seem to be helpful. I'll call around the Houston area and see what I can find. As well, anyone has a place they could recommend; would be a appreciative..
     
  6. kmbrman

    kmbrman New Member

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    Better let someone install them with a Sight Pusher , the little vials that glow can be broken with a hammer blow!
     
  7. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

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    God I love reading this thread because I too was looking to put nightsights on my XD and my Kimber and I will definitely look into local places that do good for work... Thanks for the information
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Any suggestions on where somebody in Spring could go to have Night Sights put on a G27?
     
  9. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    At Tomball Pawn, you buy the Sights they install for free. They have the tooling for the Glocks. I have a G23 and was going to have them do it.

    I think the sights run around $85.00.
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Awesome....thank you very much!
     

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