|Originally Posted By drobs:
Find yourself a plastic mallet at your local hardware store. Take the slide off the gun, rest it on it's side on something solid with a towel or rag under the slide, and wack em over yourself:
$7.77 + shipping - plastic mallet
Aint all that hard. I just "adjusted" a set of Trijicon night sights back to center on a used Glock 19 I recently picked up.
You can then revel in the fact that you sucessfully worked on your own gun.
Next thing you know you will be building AK's and AR's in your basement.
I've actually done quite a bit of work on my own guns including building ARs but that wasn't the point of this topic. Apparently you've never attempted to adjust sights on a Beretta...it's not as easy as it sounds. The sights are installed by a machine at the factory and the tolerances are VERY tight. You either need a $150 tool to do it properly or a gunsmith that is willing to do it for you. I ended up taking my gun to a local shop to have them adjusted and apparently the guy just used a hammer and a punch because now the finish on my right rear sight post is all banged up. Pissed me off pretty bad. I'm going to be sending my slide off to Trijicon soon to have some night sights installed by someone who knows what the are doing. For future needs of adjusting sights, I'm just going to buy the damn $150 tool and do it myself.