Sight installation price?

Sight installation price?

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    Sight installation price?

    What is a good price to pay a gun smith to install a set of sights? Also, does anyone in the SE Virginia area know of a good gun smith?

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    If it is a direct swap = no machining required, $40 would be about right in my area.
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    I would be wanting to get some Meprolight night sights on a Glock 26. I believe that they are a direct swap.

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    Whenever I have purchased night sights, the shop installed them at no extra cost.
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    The Cost

    If you buy the sights from the shop, we install them for free. That's how I've always done it. I charge $10 for other sights. I ususally sight them in if the customer asks me to. If something is unusual, like it takes tons of ammo to sight them in, or it becomes a big pain to fit them or remove the old ones (Springfield XD) It might cost more for shop time or ammo.

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    I will have to check into it I guess. There is a police supply place that sells pretty much Glocks and Glock stuff. I will have to check him out. Thanks for the reply's!
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    A friendly police armorer with a Glock sight tool may do it for a beer. It should take less time to do the install than it should take to drink that beer. If you get up to the Philly area, I drink Guiness.
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    Here in Richmond, at Dominion Shooting Range it is included in the price of the sightd. If you bring youor own sights in it is $25. for a straight swap out.

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    I'd say it varies by gun. Some simple slide in and out with a sight pusher, while other are pinned through the slide. Others are only partially pinned and must be drilled out to remove the sight.
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    I should have calified my response. Sure if you buy the sights at the local shop installation is included, but if you bought from another source he charges $40, He is kind of a stinker, kind like " you should of come here first" small town and only gun shop = big attitude. That is why I haven't purchased anything from him in years!!

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    A chimp can change out Gock sights. As others have said, free of you bought the sights from him, 10 to 15 if not.
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    I paid $30 for one set of sights at a shop; paid a buddy $20 to do another set (both dovetail, and I haven't shelled out the $200 for SIG's tool ).
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    i hope you are talking about glocks sights, if so glock sights are easy. any body can do them. i have done them with and without my glock sight tool. most gun store should put them on for free, that is if you got the sights from them. if not the price should not be high. see what you can get a glock sight tool for, then if the store price is close or over the glock sight tool, i would buy the glock sight tool. i got my glock sight tool around $50.00 several years ago. don't know how much they are now. there are several brands made, with glock the highest in $$$$. they all work the same.
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    Or just buy a brass or nylon punch for a couple of bucks... the pusher is a much better option though.
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    mine does it free if u buy his sights. Good price on them 2

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