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Old 05-05-2018, 10:25 AM
jeffbird jeffbird is offline
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Is changing a sight on a Baer a DIY project or best sent to a smith?

This is for my EDC and reliability is non-negotiable for this pistol.

The main issue concerning me appears to be Baer uses a non-standard size cut and whether the sight will remain in place if the SHTF.

If it needs to be outsourced, I am in Austin, Texas, if anyone has a recommendation on a local smith.

Thanks.

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Old 05-05-2018, 06:11 PM
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I just put Dawson front sight on my Baer, Novak cut .180 height. The rear sight is stock plain from Baer that I got used.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:36 PM
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I replaced the sights on my UTC and my SRP with Tru Glo TFX sights. Had a local smith do it because the LB cuts were a tad different and they had to be peened in place. Just my experience.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:20 PM
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ive DIY changed the fronts and rears on a few LBs with minimal fuss and minimal fitting.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:26 PM
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Changing Sights

Sent mine to Dawson because the front sight has a blind pin and I did not want to damage the slide removing that. They just knocked the sight off shearing the pin. It works fine and staying put but if I had to do one now I would send it to Alchemy as Rob drills those pins out.
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:59 PM
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You can pretty easily drill out the blind pin with a 1/16" drill bit. You can feel when you are in the pin and when you are done its pretty easy either a handheld drill or a drill press.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:02 AM
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I broke a 1/16" AiTN coated carbide end mill on one last week. The roll pins are extremely hard.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:52 PM
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I changed out the Baer sights on my TRS, the 10-8 went in fairly easily, as I installed the front Novak Megadot, I didn't use enough file on the sight and used too much steam with the punch and after 400 rounds, the insert left the building. I sent the slide to Novaks for it's replacement. Next time more file less steam when I do it myself.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:54 PM
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I broke a 1/16" AiTN coated carbide end mill on one last week. The roll pins are extremely hard.
I sent a request to your website to inquire about you doing it, and received a reply that Rob doesn't work on outside pistols anymore. I would love to have you do the work if you would. I have three I would like to change or at least my EDC. Some brighter sights would be much appreciated.

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