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Posted: 8/9/2013 12:33:43 PM EDT
I need a good tool for drifting sights in a handgun.

I have poked around the internet and seen some nice stuff, but I would like some recommendations from the hive.

Tell me what you know!
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:37:35 PM EDT
Padded vice + brass punch.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:40:06 PM EDT
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Padded vice + brass punch.
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Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:45:55 PM EDT
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Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...
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Originally Posted By RDTCU:
Originally Posted By aimforthemedic:
Padded vice + brass punch.


Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...


Correct.

I need something stable and universal. If I wanted to smash things, I would just break rocks. They are cheaper than tritium.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:49:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2013 12:49:43 PM EDT by supermo]
Padded vise...piece of 2 or 3 inch X 1/8 hard wood. Used that for over 21 years and yes on literally thousands of night sights with NO problem. Sight pushers are expensive tools that do not work.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:50:05 PM EDT
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Padded vise...piece of 2 or 3 inch X 1/8 hard wood. Used that for over 21 years. Sight pushers are expensive tools that do not work.
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Depending on the gun, you might not get it to move with a wood drift. Would probably cover most and not be as likely to damage the vials, though.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 12:54:13 PM EDT
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Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...
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Originally Posted By RDTCU:
Originally Posted By aimforthemedic:
Padded vice + brass punch.


Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...


Never busted any vials on my Trijcon sights.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 1:02:06 PM EDT
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Never busted any vials on my Trijcon sights.
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Originally Posted By aimforthemedic:
Originally Posted By RDTCU:
Originally Posted By aimforthemedic:
Padded vice + brass punch.


Bad idea for night sights, many tritium vials have died this way.

I use my Bridgeport mill with the slide in the vise and a hardened rod in the chuck...


Never busted any vials on my Trijcon sights.


Maybe not, but plenty of people have. It takes a bit of finesse that some don't have...
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 1:03:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2013 4:00:41 PM EDT by texashark]
Place marker.
I have a great one I got a couple of years ago.

cant remember the name.

I'll update when I get home.
KSP UNIVERSAL sight pusher.

http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/419868/kaiser-shooting-uni-tool-universal-front-and-rear-pistol-sight-installation-tool
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 4:02:00 PM EDT
See above. phone has me messed up
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 4:10:17 PM EDT
To those saying don't use a pusher

I don't know any professional smiths who don't

I use this one.

Get the full kit.

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/sight-scope-installation-tools/sight-movers/p500-universal-sight-tool-prod17840.aspx
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 4:38:22 PM EDT
Get specific movers for each gun type. Chance the rest, charge enough to cover the occasional foul up.
Link Posted: 8/13/2013 3:32:39 PM EDT
I got the Meprolite tool. We shall see how it works.
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