Sometimes it's worth paying the gunsmith

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    Didn't want to pay installation, but is gonna pay to refinish the slide.
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    It is always cheaper if you use the right tools.

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    LOL. That was painful to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    It is always cheaper if you use the right tools.

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    Not always. It cost me $30 and half an hour to have new sights installed on three Glocks by a pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    It is always cheaper if you use the right tools.

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    Not always. It cost me $30 and half an hour to have new sights installed on three Glocks by a pro.
    My truglos for my Glocks were $120 per set, which included installation . No scars or gouges on my slide.
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    Free install on mine, had the shop I bought them from do it - problem solved. :)

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    Yep the pros invest in sight install tools,they can recoup the cost over time.
    One thing I do know is anytime you will be tapping or prying on a finished product tape it well enough that if you slip you scratch the tape and not the product
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    Most of the universal sight tools will not work on the Springfield (according to 4 different smiths) but still no excuse to not do the job correctly. Painful to look at the gouges and marks left on thise two

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    Yeah, I don't think I'd be beating on my firearm to work on it.

    He recommends doing it yourself, as "it just good experience."

    He says it was a great learning tool on both of the guns (to do his own installation)...I say, there's some kind of tool in that vid.
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    My gun shop installs my night sights when I buy them there...no scratches!
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    all you need is a good sharp jawed vice, a bench grinder, a railroad spike and a 3 pound hammer. Grind the spike point down to the desired dove tail shape..plus or minus, vice up the slide and go to work. The bench grinder can take off any "accidents" you may cause to the slide with them other tools.

    simple job for Joe's Plumbing and Gunsmithin Shop

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