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Old 08-11-2017, 09:49 PM
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I've swapped out the sights on M&P pistols numerous times, so I'm not a rookie but I played one tonight. In my excitement to put the Trijicon HD sights on my Shield, I forgot to remove the set screw and drove it right through the slide. Damn, that's one strong screw!! Remember kids, remove that set screw. At least it's only cosmetic I'm a knucklehead...




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Old 08-11-2017, 09:58 PM
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Well, at least you can say that you will never forget the screw again.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:28 PM
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ouch!! just make another one of those notches on the other side so it looks like its supposed to be there
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:33 PM
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Oh heck that's nothing, I thought you were gonna tell us you installed the sight backwards! LOL

At least you manned up about it That must be a good sight pusher you used!
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:38 PM
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You broached that slide!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:43 PM
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All I can do is sympathize, not with your specific knuckleheaded move, but I've made several others. And so have most others here, I suspect. You sure ain't alone! Some of my deals ain't near that easy to ignore ... sigh!
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:01 AM
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:13 AM
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Wow, your sight pusher is amazing.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:23 AM
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I tend to be more of a panhead myself ;-)

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Old 08-12-2017, 02:12 AM
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I've seen that before, and was able to repair it. Takes a small spot weld, file, paper and stone to recover the OEM contour. Then a nice coat of CERAKOTE Graphite Black, reassemble, and smile at the customer, telling him "nobody's any the wiser" hahaha
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:33 AM
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I'd say that was more a shovelhead move - you dug out a nice row on that slide.

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Just label it as a "mental hiccup" and move on. We've all had them, and no one was hurt this time.

And thanks for the reminder.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:40 AM
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If you make a notch to match you'll have no need to remove the screw...LOL
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:02 AM
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Big question is how do you like the new sights??
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:24 AM
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Big question is how do you like the new sights??

The sights are great! Just mad at myself for missing something so simple. Then again, I've been doing a lot of work on Glocks and I don't have to remember to remove these silly extras like a set screw I'm a knucklehead...


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