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Oklahoma City Need help with sight replacement, will trade ammo.

Discussion in 'Ammo, Accessories, Etc.' started by cooljeff, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. cooljeff

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    Thank you guys. Very helpful information. I'm going to try the punch trick.

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    I have a push tool, send you a PM if you dont still have my number. BTW you can rupture the vile in your night sights by using a punch if you are not careful.
     
  3. _CY_

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    you'd have to be really careless for that to happen. tritium vials are sealed to provide shock isolation and survive rigors of a firearm.
    take little hits with a jewelers brass hammer but that's really over thinking it .. any small hammer will work fine .. easy does it ..

    long time hammer nut here .. I must have 100+ hammers laying around :coffee2:
    argggghh .. it's closer to 200+ hammers from buying out sets at garage sales.



    a micro strike hammer set comes in handy for gunsmith duties
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    here's a brass punch set for $25 at Sears .. I'm using a Snap-on set but there's really not much differences for brass punches vs a huge difference in quality for steel punch sets from high grade mfg like Starett.
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    if ever you see a Starett punch set like this at say a garage sale .. jump on it!
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  4. OKCHunter

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    Not a gunsmith here but shouldn't you install the new sight from the same direction you drift out the old site?
     
  5. _CY_

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    yes but not because you can't go the other way in .. groove is parallel not a taper with an interference fit.
    it's easier not to change ergonomics by changing setup .. your strike motion is also figured out.

    here's what tritium vials look like .. been mounting tritium vials in flashlights for about 10 years.

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    bench blocks are pretty darn handy to have around too
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    Where do you get the vials?

    All of the sources I've found are overseas.

    I want to try making some night sights out of the factory sights on a Shield.
     
  7. _CY_

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    I guess this is not off topic since OP started with question about night sights?

    the best place to buy tritium tubes/vials/buttons, etc. in small quantities is from Bart's thread on Candlepowerforums
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?399475-B-rt-s-Tritium-thread

    he's a known dependable supplier and has been for 5+ years
    every once in a while on CPF .. someone will make an offer to sell extra large tritium tubes from a special run.

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    super pricey $275 Tritium exits signs are still available
    the feds has to know where they will be mounted

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  8. cooljeff

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    Not off topic at all. In fact I love all comments and recommendations. Thanks everyone. Learning lots of new things with all this.

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    Derlin punch and brass hammer here, never any issues and I have a front sight tool too.
     
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    here's the largest tritium tube I've got .. purchased off CPF about 8 years ago and still bright
    originally designed for theater isles

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    delrin punch looks super cool .. that will be on the shopping list
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