Remove Kimber sights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear_monkey View Post
    ooooh boy....you just opened up a can of tornado with those words!!
    As if my day wasn't already interesting enough.
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    If you have the Series ll Kimber, you'll need something to plug the hole the firing pin safety spring and plunger came out of. You are going to take this opportunity to remove the firing pin safety, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter1 View Post
    If you have the Series ll Kimber, you'll need something to plug the hole the firing pin safety spring and plunger came out of. You are going to take this opportunity to remove the firing pin safety, right?
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    It's a series I.
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    Send Lima a message. She put new sights on her ultra I belive.
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    Call Kimber and ask if you could send the slide only and have the sights removed. Shipping a non serial numbered part should be inexpensive. They have the tools and knowledge. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    Call Kimber and ask if you could send the slide only and have the sights removed. Shipping a non serial numbered part should be inexpensive. They have the tools and knowledge. Just a thought.
    Not a bad idea. A phone call never hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FknRa View Post
    Send Lima a message. She put new sights on her ultra I belive.
    I did. Taking them off was only half the battle, putting the new one's on was another war all together.

    It took me hours, even with a sight tool and it's VERY careful work. You HAVE to do it from the base of the sight, not the post or it will snap off and you'll never get it out (unless, of course, you are okay with the sight post snapping off). The back sights are a LITTLE easier to take off but don't take that to mean it's a walk in the park. You'll still be grunting and groaning, pounding and pushing.

    Let's hope you know what you're doing because putting on new sights is another agonizing task.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabywk View Post
    Kimber is known for having very tight factory sights.

    You would need a tool like this http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...&s=41891#41891
    to effectively remove a rear sight.

    A hammer and a brass punch is just asking for slide/finish damage
    How does that tool work to actually push the sights off? It looks like an Allen wrench or something would be needed based on the picture. If the sights are "that hard" to get off, I could see stripping the bolt pretty easily. My Pro BP Ten II went back to Kimber when it was new and they put on a set of Mepros with no installation charge.

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    Yoda would say, leave well enough alone....:)

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    I can't imagine sight causing a problem with drawing the weapon...
    I'd leave them alone, also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I can't imagine sight causing a problem with drawing the weapon...
    I'd leave them alone, also...
    my only thoughts here are those blank Kimber sights. If I hadn't have gotten such a great deal on my UC II, the sights alone would have driven me to a different gun.

    Putting the XS big dot on was a quantum leap ahead.

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