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Posted: 3/5/2006 4:32:05 PM EST
I tried using tools to pry or stretch it open and the damn thing flys off the tool and shoots across the room.

Any recommendations?

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:01:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 5:03:13 PM EST by stratsandaks]
I used two pairs of needlenose pliers to pull the hood open, then slipped it over the front sight.... still it was a PIA.

I'm sure there has to be an easier way.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:08:43 PM EST
It was with the pliers and siccors that cause the hood to shoot across the room. It actually knocked off a bottle of brass polish sitting on top of the desk. I couldn't have made that shot if I tried.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:41:40 PM EST
It's an Iron-Clad Bitch.

I used a real big screwdriver to open it up wide enough to clamp it on to a square wooden dowel. Then I put the dowel with the lips (?) of the sight hood next to the front sight ramp and then whacked it on with a nylon hammer.

It sucked. It took a couple of tries. I pity you.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:27:45 PM EST
I use a large set of snap ring pliers.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:44:40 PM EST
I use something like this:
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:04:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
I use something like this:

+1 Best thing there is for getting sight hoods on
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:03:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 4:54:44 AM EST by MauserMark]
I don't seem to have a problem pushing it on, I guess you guys like it super tight, mine has a little play, but not enough to bother me....

or is it supposed to be on super tight?
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