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Old 11-27-2019, 06:58 PM
Fishman33 Fishman33 is offline
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Drifting front sight on PM 9

I have a new PM 9 - having fun breaking it in. However after 250 rounds I see everything is to the left. Not low left - just left. I could not dial it out with rear sight adjustment. In looking at the front sight it is definitely off a bit of to the right. A pic of what I am talking about:
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:00 PM
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No pic, but drift it to the center.

David
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:02 PM
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Sorry for the continued post.... pics are below. Has anyone drifted the front sight without marring/scratching the gun? The edge of the sight base is TINY and I don’t see how any alum or other punch would get purchase on that edge to move the sight.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:31 PM
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Does the sight base taper down to a "knife edge", or does it end in a little bit of a flat surface?

Brownells has a brass dovetail drift punch that may work if you have some flat surface there to rest it against. The punch end is triangular, and would contact the whole width of the base. If sized correctly, the punch will also locate itself within the dovetail slot to maintain contact. You could also make a drift punch from a brass bar or bolt.

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Old 11-27-2019, 08:39 PM
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It's interesting that you couldn't correct using the rear sight.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:32 PM
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I know it would be a PIA but you probably should send it to DW. It should be no cost and it will get done right. Call them and get a shipping label and it wont cost you anything.
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Old 11-28-2019, 05:45 AM
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Go ahead, it ain't rocket science.

You can put a couple layers of tape on the sight no not mar it. If you do some cold blue will make it look new again.

You could also go to your local gun. shop. There is a good chance they have a sight pusher.

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Old 11-29-2019, 06:11 AM
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Sorry for the continued post.... pics are below. Has anyone drifted the front sight without marring/scratching the gun? The edge of the sight base is TINY and I don’t see how any alum or other punch would get purchase on that edge to move the sight.
It's a pickle for certain.

I bought an RZ-10 Razorback a couple weeks ago. It seems to have a very similar serrated top rib as your Pointman.

My eyes aren't good enough to determine if that is a pin or set-screw in the front of mine. I suppose it'd have to be defeated somehow prior to any attempt to drift.

Can you tell if there is any such pin or set-screw beneath the fiber optic rod on your front sight ???















The front sights on my Valor commanders have what appears to be a similar taper/edge profile. It's a good thing they are well positioned because I'd have serious concerns over trying to drift them for any reason. The slide's rounded top surface combined with a really well fitted sight edge taper don't give much purchase for tools I'd be willing to try.



My next gun buy will present me with a merge of both styles. It's a Pointman Carry. Same round top slide as my Valors.....same sight (I believe) as your Pointman. I'm thinking that I will really like that fiber optic front sight and want the same installed on my Razorback.

I'm interested in how you resolve this.

If there is no pin/screw below that fiber optic rod then maybe the drifting will be easier with a non-marring punch.


Sorry for my cruddy pics. Having pre-dawn coffee and using a cellphone camera, lol.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:28 AM
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My DW Specialist had that front sight configuration — it is a 1/16” roll pin and easy to tap downward with a roll pin punch as the pin is not trapped.

Of course you must have the slide off the pistol to drive out that pin. And be careful that the reinstalled pin does not protrude down into the barrel area.

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:11 AM
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it may be pinned so deal with that then just drift the upper body of the sight they are pretty sturdy. Don't re-nstall the pin just use red loctite.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:53 PM
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It's interesting that you couldn't correct using the rear sight.
This.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:48 AM
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I suppose you could drift the rear site.
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