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Treb5
12-16-2007, 11:49 AM
As my title indicates, I am wondering if there exists a decent universal sight pusher or at least one that would work well on two or three different pistols (H&K. Sig.)??

Also, where would I get a good price on single cans or even a case of Breakfree CLP?

Thanks

rkt88edmo
12-16-2007, 2:08 PM
Like this one?

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=163458&t=11082005

bountyhunter
12-18-2007, 3:32 PM
As my title indicates, I am wondering if there exists a decent universal sight pusher or at least one that would work well on two or three different pistols (H&K. Sig.)?? I've pushed a SIG sight or two as well as the springffield XD. Universal pushers tend to break, IMHO.

As for CLP, I don't use that stuff.

MFortie
12-18-2007, 3:40 PM
So...

As far as sight pushers go -- are the sights just interference fit with the dovetail or might there be a set screw (or something else) from under the slide? (FWIW, I'm asking about a Kimber that I have that's a little off to the left...)

Thanks,

Mark

wutzu
12-18-2007, 8:56 PM
Midway probably has CLP, don't know if they have the best deal or not.

What Just Happened?
12-18-2007, 10:04 PM
Turner's has a 'sale' on CLP. Personally, I just use it for lubricating, not for cleaning.

m24armorer
12-18-2007, 10:12 PM
Brownells #387-100-000AA

I made my own but the thing weighs 20 pounds.

bountyhunter
12-19-2007, 10:08 AM
So...

As far as sight pushers go -- are the sights just interference fit with the dovetail or might there be a set screw (or something else) from under the slide? (FWIW, I'm asking about a Kimber that I have that's a little off to the left...)

Thanks,

Mark If there is a set screw, it is usually in the sight assembly itself and screwed down into the slide.

Most are just a push fit. Some are so tight nuclear weapons can't budge them and some are loose enough to wander around.

Kruzr
12-19-2007, 10:48 AM
I've used the B&J Machine Universal sight pusher for about 3 years now. Of the three Kimber fixed sights I've tried it on, I was only able to move one with this sight pusher. It works for most other guns but you have to be very very careful when using it to keep it lined up on the sight. They give you two tips for the pusher with the tool. One is round and the other square. These tips DO rotate as you screw in the pusher and they will mar the sights or will scrape the metal off the gun if it gets below the dovetail. I only use the square pusher and use an open end wrench to keep the tip from rotating.

It has worked just fine on Sigs, Hi Powers and Glocks for the installation of night sights. If they aren't night sights, I prefer to take them out or put them in with a big hammer and a brass punch. Night sights get the tool.

bountyhunter is kinda right..........they will break if you don't use it properly. If you let the slide get even a little crooked while pushing the sight, the hardened tip of the sight pusher can break off........mine did. B&J promptly sent me a new one and said it happens all the time because the tip is hardened and therefore brittle if sideways force is applied.

BTW, if you really want a good universal sight pusher, the one by Meprolight is about the best on the market. It is heavy enough to move about anything (although they do use a special insert for Kimber fixed sights.) These only cost about $600. You would have to be planning on moving lots and lots of sights to justify that expense.

As far as CLP, I think it's a good lubricant and a lousy cleaning solvent. I find that M-Pro7 is a very good cleaner and is my solvent of choice.

kantstudien
12-19-2007, 5:33 PM
Ha ha, if anyone wants the Meprolight one, I will sell mine for $300. I used it maybe three times, nothing left to use it on! :p

ar15barrels
12-19-2007, 6:09 PM
Ha ha, if anyone wants the Meprolight one, I will sell mine for $300. I used it maybe three times, nothing left to use it on! :p

I keep looking at it and trying to figure out why it would be $600 to begin with.
Is it just because they figure professionals will pay that much for a tool that they probably can't make themselves?

I have been thinking about making my own with ideas from several commercially produced ones...

bountyhunter
12-20-2007, 2:27 PM
Ha ha, if anyone wants the Meprolight one, I will sell mine for $300. I used it maybe three times, nothing left to use it on! :p I can sing the same tune on my SIG factory sight pusher that cost ONLY $180.... pretty solid pusher, only fits a few kinds of guns.

ar15barrels
12-20-2007, 2:32 PM
I can sing the same tune on my SIG factory sight pusher that cost ONLY $180.... pretty solid pusher, only fits a few kinds of guns.

I got the Glock pusher for like $30 on eBay years ago.
They are usually closer to $100.

10ring
12-22-2007, 5:18 PM
Brownells part# 694-000-001
Used this on Springfied 1911's and Glock (rear's).
since it is universal, you have to carefully set it up for each pistol.
Comes with 3 different pushers (round, square, etc).
The pushers rotate as they are advanced so I use the square pushers and hold them from rotating with a small wrench.

The most difficult part is finding/matching the correct dovetails for 1911 sights.

Requiers patience and persistance.