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Old 01-14-2020, 07:39 PM
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A co-worker asked me to put a lower front sight on his 5906 to lower the impact. Is it drift right side to left to take out, and left to right to install. Or vice versa. ?

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I am pretty sure it is drift out to the right and back in from the rignt.
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If the front sight is lowered, won’t the impact point be raised?
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If the front sight is lowered, won’t the impact point be raised?
Correct...shorter front post raises POI.

The sights always come off on the right side and go back on from the right side.

The dovetail cuts on the slide, front & rear, have a tapered lead in on the right hand side. And...The dovetail bases on the sights have a matching taper on their left.

Those sights are typically really tight, and I mean REALLY! tight. A brass or copper drift is your friend to prevent marring the slide. Soak the sight base with a quality penetrant for a couple hours before beating on it...Kroil or PB Blaster are my picks.

Any copper or brass 'crayon' marks will come right off with some copper bore solvent.

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Yes I miss spoke I got him a lower front sight to raise impact.
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And...The dovetail bases on the sights have a matching taper on their left.
Here's what Bill is referring to.

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Front sight removal on a 5906-430aeb8f-f3a9-47ee-abcd-d44276908823-jpgYou could use a sight pusher designed initially got gen 3 pistols. I now have jackscrews sized specifically for the S&W front dovetail.
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