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Old 10-14-2012, 12:15 PM
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Question Shield sight pusher?

Has anyone tried this pusher on a Shield?
I've got one of those tight rear sights. A 5lb. hammer and brass punch won't budge it.
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Ihave one very similar it would not budge it, take a allen wrench put it in the allen head torch it til red then let it cool then try mine worked after that the whole bottom of the shield site was covered with locktite .
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This pusher usually makes pretty short work of tight sights:

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I had to use a steel punch on my rear sight. Banged it up pretty good, but it came off.. Ron
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Has anyone tried this pusher on a Shield?
I've got one of those tight rear sights. A 5lb. hammer and brass punch won't budge it.
Where can I get a sight pusher like this one?
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I have one of those generic Sight Pusher's and used it to replace the sights on my Shield. The rear sight was tight but I did not have significant issues with it. The front sight on my Shield, however, was on so tight that I swore that S&W must've used red loctite and JB Weld to install it.

I ended up having to us a brass drift punch to get the front sight off the pistol...
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Where can I get a sight pusher like this one?
Universal Hand Gun Sight tool - Home - El Cajon, CA
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Ihave one very similar it would not budge it, take a allen wrench put it in the allen head torch it til red then let it cool then try mine worked after that the whole bottom of the shield site was covered with locktite .
I was afraid to heat the sight itself due to the plastic disc above the spring.
I may give the "heat the wrench" trick a try.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:52 AM
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The "heat the wrench" trick didn't work. I think I'll destroy the sight by using a steel punch w/ 5lb. hammer so I guess I'll leave the factory sight as-is until I have a replacement.
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The MGW Tool for a standard M&P will work if you follow my tutorial.

Tutorial on how to fit a Shield into MGW M&P Site Pusher

Didn't have any problem getting the site to move with the tool.
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I use that sight pusher, it worked great. Just make some shims to eliminate marking the slide. Best $60 I have spent.
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I use that sight pusher, it worked great. Just make some shims to eliminate marking the slide. Best $60 I have spent.
And which sight pusher were you referring to sir?

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snuf,
Just received mine today, the same one you have pictured! well made and relatively easy to use. The commenting about the red loctite are correct but I chose a different way to deal with it, I have a commercial grade heat gun, I simply heated up the rear sight a little and the screw came loose and it took little effort to change the rear! Now the front was a bit more difficult, had to remove bottom block and make shims to get proper height but once I got it st up it was a breeze to push it out and then install the new one. I went with the Tru-Glo TFO's and I sure like them. I also got an extra set of blocks in case I have to work on other handguns, like XD's. Good tool ! and quick service I sent the money order off las week on Thursday and received the tool today.

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Just received mine today, the same one you have pictured! well made and relatively easy to use.
Thanks for the info. I just placed a order for one.
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Universal Hand Gun Sight tool - Home - El Cajon, CA


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I use that sight pusher, it worked great. Just make some shims to eliminate marking the slide. Best $60 I have spent.
that one
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Has anyone tried this pusher on a Shield?
I've got one of those tight rear sights. A 5lb. hammer and brass punch won't budge it.

Universal Hand Gun Sight tool - Home - El Cajon, CA


I just ordered one for my M&P FS.

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Even with the sight pusher, you have to loosen the set screw first. You will not damage the plastic spring cap, on the blocker spring under the sight, unless you excessively heat the sight. The set screws are red loctited in at the factory and this means they usually need to be heated to get them to loosen. If you turn the slide upside down, as you heat the screw, the heat rises and this will allow less heat to loosen the set screw. Use a propane torch and set the point of the flame on the set screw for 3-4 seconds. It should loosen. If not apply a little more heat.

I'm a tool and die maker and the sight pusher is a crude design. It works, but just turning the screw to push the sight, can damage the sight finish. Unless it has very close thread tolerances, the screw is also likely to wobble some. I would just use a taped up punch to drive the sight off. If you make sure you check the tape after each hit, and get no metal to metal contact, you should not cause any damage to the sight. It does take some hard hits to get the sight to start to move. It also goes back on just as hard. I tried oiling the sight to get it back on. This did not make it any easier to get it back on. After having to take it off a few times, it did get easier to remove and replace. S&W does sell replacement stock sights, just in case you slip or?

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The sight pusher arrived today and allowed me to remove the rear sight.
I put a small piece of brass shim stock between the sight and the pusher so it wouldn't mar the sight.
As robkarrob says: "the sight pusher is a crude design", but it does work.
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The sight pusher arrived today and allowed me to remove the rear sight.
I put a small piece of brass shim stock between the sight and the pusher so it wouldn't mar the sight.
As robkarrob says: "the sight pusher is a crude design", but it does work.
I've got one of those nasty, tough to move, sights. I got the screw out, no problem, after heating the set screw. The sight just won't seem to budge and I don't want to destroy it. So, can you give me an idea if the sight tool will work on my super-tight sight?
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I have the same sight pusher and with it I've made my two M&Ps (9c &9F) one CZ-75B, the kadet adapter of the CZ, two Glocks and one Ruger SR9C. Some of them were very tight others don't but all went out and in with that "crude design sight tool"
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Mine shipped out yesterday, hopefully it works for the front sight on the 5" Pro Series. I called them and he said that it should work. I hope he's right.
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Even with the sight pusher, you have to loosen the set screw first. You will not damage the plastic spring cap, on the blocker spring under the sight, unless you excessively heat the sight. The set screws are red loctited in at the factory and this means they usually need to be heated to get them to loosen. If you turn the slide upside down, as you heat the screw, the heat rises and this will allow less heat to loosen the set screw. Use a propane torch and set the point of the flame on the set screw for 3-4 seconds. It should loosen. If not apply a little more heat.

I'm a tool and die maker and the sight pusher is a crude design. It works, but just turning the screw to push the sight, can damage the sight finish. Unless it has very close thread tolerances, the screw is also likely to wobble some. I would just use a taped up punch to drive the sight off. If you make sure you check the tape after each hit, and get no metal to metal contact, you should not cause any damage to the sight. It does take some hard hits to get the sight to start to move. It also goes back on just as hard. I tried oiling the sight to get it back on. This did not make it any easier to get it back on. After having to take it off a few times, it did get easier to remove and replace. S&W does sell replacement stock sights, just in case you slip or?

Bob
It may be a crude design but it works and the price is right. Not all of us are machinist or can afford a $300 sight pusher.
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The REAR SIGHT, on my Shield was EXTREMELY TIGHT, a gunsmith friend used
3 different pusher units he had to get it removed.

I had tried the brass punch and hammer method beforehand, zero luck with that.
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I've got a MGW (Sig) sight pusher for my P-Series Sig pistols that I bought used for $70. It is a very nice unit.

I'm gonna wait a little before I invest in one of these new, small pushers. Maybe they will make one that is designed for the Shield. I'm retired and I can't afford to throw money away on things.
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Jackrabbit,
It will work for the front sight, you just have to remove the bottom block, which requires you to remove the screw from the bottom and push the block out, then you will have to shim the slide up. I used wood shims until I got the height to line up with the front sight base. shim the sides of the clamping part so as to not mar your slide and the front sight will push out much easier than the rear sights do. Good luck.
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I did a few mods today! I got my new sight pusher in today from sightpusher.com and I installed my apex trigger kit along with installing truglo TFOs which are awesome! I then went ahead and used the forsters gold inlay kit and really makes the gun pop
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