Need a good handgun sight tool

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    Need a good handgun sight tool

    I want to replace the sights on my Kahr CW9 and my Springfield XD 45 and I want to do it myself. I bought a "universal" sight tool that doesn't fit the Kahr and due to the aluminum jaws deforms the jaws rather than pushes the sights on my XD.

    Can anyone recommend a good sight tool?
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    The sights on the XD are impossible to remove that way. Send the slide back to Springfield or cut them loose with a Dremel wheel.

    Really, all you need is a set of padded vise jaws and a brass punch and hammer. Carefully shape the end of the brass punch to fit the sight and tap it in place. No need for an expensive (non) universal tool.
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    Thanks Superhouse 15. In addition to posting here I called Springfield. They said that at the factory they use a padded vise, a steel punch (they said brass is too soft) and a hammer. I feel reasonably comfortable with doing that to get the sights out, but I don't feel comfortable in hammering a tritium night sight in -- I'd feel a lot safer pushing it in.
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