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Posted: 8/5/2023 9:31:54 AM EDT
I just picked up a HK 45 CT and ordered some Trijicon HD XR iron sights for it. What would I need to install these?

If it's a hard process and easy to mess up, I'd rather just send it in to a professional to get it done. In that case, any recommendations on who to ship my slide and sights to get it done?

Thanks in advance.
VP
Link Posted: 8/5/2023 11:38:39 AM EDT
[#1]
Here’s this purpose built tool. https://hkparts.net/product/hk-sight-tool-hk-usp-uspc-p2000.htm/

The hk45 I had bought second hand came with a new pair of tritium night sights already installed so I never had the need to use such a specialized tool.
Link Posted: 8/5/2023 12:28:15 PM EDT
[#2]
Thanks. seems like an easy to use tool. It's expensive, but all of my semi pistols are HK, so i think it's worth the investment.
Link Posted: 8/5/2023 1:33:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: patw] [#3]
A sight tool is definitely an investment. If you change out one guns sights, it almost pays for itself. There are other brands out there for half the cost or less of that HK sight tool that will serve you just as well. Check out the classifieds here,it's where I bought mine pretty cheap and it is a good tool and super easy to use. I have used it on many guns so far and a few friends guns.
Link Posted: 8/5/2023 10:34:53 PM EDT
[#4]
I guess I'd just get the HK pusher. I bought a pusher labeled sight-tool.com off of eBay a bunch of years ago. it's worked well. The price of them now is stupid for what they are.

SIGHT PUSHER Tool Handgun Front Rear Sights Grips 4 Sides 6061 Aluminum USA MADE
I know inflation, but I remember this thing being $50-75 or so.
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Link Posted: 8/6/2023 2:38:39 PM EDT
[#5]
If you only want to do 1 pistol ever, send it out. Want to do a few? Here is your answer.

Best tool I've found

I've done probably 30 different sets of sites with it, no problems yet.
Link Posted: 8/6/2023 4:26:11 PM EDT
[#6]
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Originally Posted By Greyknight:
If you only want to do 1 pistol ever, send it out. Want to do a few? Here is your answer.

Best tool I've found

I've done probably 30 different sets of sites with it, no problems yet.
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I ordered the HK specific one since all of my pistols are HK.

That one seems good as well, but more expensive and apparently you have to buy the “shoes” separately.
Link Posted: 8/7/2023 9:21:55 AM EDT
[#7]
6 inch vise, aluminum jaw covers, brass punch, tap tap tap.   Maybe knife sharpening stone if you need to fit the sight to the slide dovetail.  If too tight, rub on stone until it goes in about 1/4 way and hammer in the rest of the way.  Watch Dawson Precision for good sight installation videos.
Link Posted: 8/9/2023 10:17:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AMERIKINSHIP:
I guess I'd just get the HK pusher. I bought a pusher labeled sight-tool.com off of eBay a bunch of years ago. it's worked well. The price of them now is stupid for what they are.

SIGHT PUSHER Tool Handgun Front Rear Sights Grips 4 Sides 6061 Aluminum USA MADE
I know inflation, but I remember this thing being $50-75 or so.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/472704/s-l1600_png-2909856.JPG
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I have the pictured sight pusher and it doesn't work on all HKs.  Depending on the model and the "rear sight shelf" the rear sight might not clear the bottom of the pusher.  I had this issue while changing out the factory adjustable sights on my HK USP Elite and Experts.  I ended up getting it started with teh pusher and then drifting it out the rest of the way with a brass punch.
Link Posted: 8/10/2023 7:10:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nintendo64] [#9]
I just installed my iron sights on my HK45c after using the HK specific sight tool and it left some burrs around the front and rear sight. The front sight is worse than the rear.

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong? I watched a video and they didn't use lube, so i didn't either. Any ideas of how to avoid this in the future?



Link Posted: 9/4/2023 7:24:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nintendo64:
I just installed my iron sights on my HK45c after using the HK specific sight tool and it left some burrs around the front and rear sight. The front sight is worse than the rear.

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong? I watched a video and they didn't use lube, so i didn't either. Any ideas of how to avoid this in the future?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53107842474_a86a68a73c_b.jpg

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Should not look like that . Also the front sight doesn’t look centered.
Link Posted: 9/5/2023 9:20:23 AM EDT
[#11]
It shouldn't look like that at all, and as others have said .. the front post isn't centered in the slide.
Link Posted: 9/10/2023 12:13:51 PM EDT
[#12]
The front sight is centered, it just looks off in that picture because of the lighting and camera angle.

I was trying to show the burrs on the sights. it was a really tight fit and I guess I should have used lube.



Link Posted: 9/10/2023 12:28:51 PM EDT
[#13]
My buddy had to bring his Ruger to the factory as even his gunsmith gave up on it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 10:39:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: mimibeardsley] [#14]
I asked our HK certified gunsmiths at work to change out my USP45 sights to the suppressor height ones, they used a hammer and punch.

I followed in their footsteps, every single HK handgun I own has got new sights by me with a hammer and a punch.

easy, cheap and not complicated.

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 10:41:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nintendo64:
The front sight is centered, it just looks off in that picture because of the lighting and camera angle.

I was trying to show the burrs on the sights. it was a really tight fit and I guess I should have used lube.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53177798989_64acf000e1_b.jpg

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grab a metal pick or something and just clean up those happy mistakes. metal on metal, gonna happen.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 10:48:50 PM EDT
[#16]
I use a MGW Sight Pro. Most of the HK sights I've done  need a couple passes with a file before installing.
Link Posted: 12/19/2023 6:21:49 PM EDT
[#17]
Be careful what sight removal tool you use, I cracked the slide on my P30L taking off the rear sight. Tech at HK told me there is a steel insert that goes in the slide so it prevents that from happening
Link Posted: 12/29/2023 11:00:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mimibeardsley:
I asked our HK certified gunsmiths at work to change out my USP45 sights to the suppressor height ones, they used a hammer and punch.

I followed in their footsteps, every single HK handgun I own has got new sights by me with a hammer and a punch.

easy, cheap and not complicated.

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Why not just use a sight pusher? If they're night sights, you can rupture the tritium inside them with the repeated blows. Also, how do the sights look after that?

Right tool for the right job, and all that.
Link Posted: 12/29/2023 11:03:27 AM EDT
[#19]
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Originally Posted By Nintendo64:
I just installed my iron sights on my HK45c after using the HK specific sight tool and it left some burrs around the front and rear sight. The front sight is worse than the rear.

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong? I watched a video and they didn't use lube, so i didn't either. Any ideas of how to avoid this in the future?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53107842474_a86a68a73c_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53108141118_1af7130d71_b.jpg
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If the sight isn't perfectly aligned, that can happen. Shaving the metal off the sight as it isn't sliding in at the exact proper angle. While not ideal, it won't affect their function.
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