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Old 04-03-2018, 08:30 PM
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I have a pusher very similar to what 7.62kolectr posted above, just used it today, what’s the best sight pusher tool ? A good can of PB Blaster, spray the sight down, remove the set screw(s) and spray in the hole, let it set for a while and then use your pusher. It’ll usually come out easier.

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Old 04-05-2018, 02:08 PM
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It has worked on my 3 Kimbers - rear and front sights. The tool needs to be modified as I described earlier to be used on the front sights. I have found the front sights to be the tightest. This tool adjusts to hold the top, bottom and both sides.
This is good for me to know thanks SCPOret - and a silly question from me: when removing the KIMBER rear sight, shall I drift it from right to left or vice versa (looking at the slide from the REAR) ?

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PS: I have found the following that speaks about it: https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=166121
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:55 PM
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pretty well decided the MGW SightPro is the direction I'll go

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Old 04-06-2018, 07:07 PM
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I have the VISM but I'd have bought this instead if I'd seen it: https://www.matrixprecisionparts.com...-p229-and-1911
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:03 PM
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More to the point, is there a universal one that will work well with many/most pistol slides?
Best money is no object or for true professional use? MGW SightPro. Best for most users and a great array of sights? JMT SightPusher. Best surprisingly good value for what it costs versus what it does? The NcStar VISM. Best totally budget tool for use anywhere on any sight? Hammer and punch.

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Old 07-15-2018, 04:39 PM
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Thanks ALL

pretty well decided the MGW SightPro is the direction I'll go

buy once cry once ......

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Best money is no object or for true professional use? MGW SightPro. Best for most users and a great array of sights? JMT SightPusher. Best surprisingly good value for what it costs versus what it does? The NcStar VISM. Best totally budget tool for use anywhere on any sight? Hammer and punch.

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Old 07-16-2018, 10:15 PM
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pretty well decided the MGW SightPro is the direction I'll go

buy once cry once ......

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I bought one recently and am happy with it. It has plenty of power to easily remove sights that have been on my everyday carry 1911 for ten years without any marring of the slide or sights. It makes very fine adjustments too. Now I am changing sight on my other pistols. Wish I would have bought it years ago.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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Best money is no object or for true professional use? MGW SightPro. Best for most users and a great array of sights? JMT SightPusher. Best surprisingly good value for what it costs versus what it does? The NcStar VISM. Best totally budget tool for use anywhere on any sight? Hammer and punch.

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Well, glad to see I wasn't at the end of the list. The MGW tool looks pretty good. The other MGW tools, apparently made from aluminum alloy castings, are prone to breakage. The SightPro is no doubt sturdier. Only drawback I really see is the near $400 price tag.
The punch and hammer thingy keeps coming up. Yes, they do work on some sights. HOWEVER, they require a workbench and vise. And pads for the vise. No big deal you say. Vise is $20 at pawn shop and piece of plywood and a couple of 2X4's will make a bench. The key here is sturdy bench and vise. The bench in my shop, which used to be my reloading bench, is made from 2X2X 1/4" angle iron, topped with a sheet of 11 ga. steel. Probably weighs at least 250#. The vise used to be on a milling machine and weighs about 60#. Wasn't strong enough for the mill. It's also hard to take this rig with you to the range. You can kind of see where this is going...…...
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:43 PM
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Well, glad to see I wasn't at the end of the list. The MGW tool looks pretty good. The other MGW tools, apparently made from aluminum alloy castings, are prone to breakage. The SightPro is no doubt sturdier. Only drawback I really see is the near $400 price tag.
The punch and hammer thingy keeps coming up. Yes, they do work on some sights. HOWEVER, they require a workbench and vise. And pads for the vise. No big deal you say. Vise is $20 at pawn shop and piece of plywood and a couple of 2X4's will make a bench. The key here is sturdy bench and vise. The bench in my shop, which used to be my reloading bench, is made from 2X2X 1/4" angle iron, topped with a sheet of 11 ga. steel. Probably weighs at least 250#. The vise used to be on a milling machine and weighs about 60#. Wasn't strong enough for the mill. It's also hard to take this rig with you to the range. You can kind of see where this is going...…...
I ordered a MKIII on June 30th. Looking forward to getting it!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:04 PM
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I am am frugal. Okay, okay - maybe cheap is a better description. I like to get a good/adequate tool for a modest price.

I purchased the the NcStar Vism Universal Rear Sight Tool ($44.99 from Amazon) and have used it on many firearms including the very tight front sights on Kimbers and Rugers. Yes, I did say front sights. It states it is a rear sight tool but it can easily be modified to also remove/replace front sights.
I got one of these a while back and have since used it on a bunch of 1911s, several CZ 75s, and CZ 97 and a few Glocks. It has worked slick as can be for me so far. I was not expecting much, but was hoping when I bought it. I ended up being very pleasantly surprised. I can recommend it with a clear conscience. It would not work on any of the front sights on the guns that I have mentioned without modification. But for rear sights, it will do most guns out there today right out of the box.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:05 AM
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Set of brass punches and a small mallet. That's as universal as it gets and just as effective as the high priced gadgets.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:52 AM
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Sight pusher

I have and like the JM T tool. But on front sights with a skinny base, the pusher screw will ride up and over the sight and contacts the vertical part of the sight.

For rear sight removal it works great not so good on the front.

Mine is the mk1 version. Maybe the newer versions are more versatile.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:34 AM
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Yes, the newer versions use a different jackscrew arrangement and they do work better.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:17 PM
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I use a MGW Range Master sight pusher.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:18 AM
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The B&J Machine P500 Pro is a little pricey but has never failed me and works very easily.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod54823.aspx
I have several, all of which work, depending on the situation, However, this one is my go-to for tight fit sights. Never found one it couldn't pop loose. Recommend a brass shim between the sight and pusher rod.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:16 PM
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[QUOTE=NoExpert I recommend a brass shim between the sight and pusher rod.[/QUOTE]

That’s pretty sound advise regardless of the sight pusher brand.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:58 PM
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Thanks ALL

pretty well decided the MGW SightPro is the direction I'll go

buy once cry once ......

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That’s what I have. Only thing I don’t like about the Pro is you have to keep unscrewing and taking off the top portion to check your progress. If sights aren’t overly tight you should be able to get by without the “shoes” but they’re nice to have.
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:54 PM
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GONRA sez: Refer to my top post - see wot I mean?
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