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installing night sights on Shield

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Old May 28th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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installing night sights on Shield

Thinking about installing Ameriglo Tactical Operator night sights on my Shield. I have heard there has to be some filing done and that removing the factory sights can be difficult. Any help?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the "Tactical Operators" but I put a set of the Ameriglo Pro i-Dot's on my Shield. I used a sight pusher to remove the factory sights and install the i-Dot's. The rear sight came off easily but the front sight was TIGHT, when it did break free it made a VERY LOUD POP that made me think something had broke! The i-Dot's went on easily without any filing needed.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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i-Dot Night Sights

I have installed a set of Ameriglo i-Dot Night Sights on my Shield as shown in the attached pictures. I was able to remove the rear sight with my pusher but front bent the brass tip on the tool and I had to resort to clamping the slide in my bench vise and using a punch and way more hammering than I liked before it budged with the sound effects mention in the other gents post. And that was after an overnight soak in Kroil Oil. Not trying to scare you out of doing it yourself but to make you aware of what to expect. The Ameriglo sights went on with minimal fitting.
Also shown is the FlatLineOps Rear Sight Plate that I just installed. It is CNC billet Alum and has the same pattern as the cocking serrations on the Shield Slide.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #4
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FWIW, I installed a set of Ameriglo I dots on my FS about a week ago (2nd time ever changing sights). Same issue with others, very tight front sight, I wound up knocking it out with a steel punch wrapped with masking tape. After loosening the set screw, the rear sight came out with a home made alum. punch that I have.
The new front sight had to be fitted, the rear drifted in with no issues. I used the alum. punch with those.
I found the Dawson Precision www.dawsonprecision.com Home Page sight installation videos to be a big help. YMMV
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Old May 29th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the info. I see that I need to have someone else tackle this. I'm not ready.
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Old June 6th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #6
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I found a used JMT mkIII on ebay for $45 and put the Ameriglo Tactical Operator night sights on my FS. I don't like the possibility of messing up the vials or whatever they are. The front going out took some effort even with the remover and back wasn't any big deal. Going back in they both were tight but cleaned well and a drop of clp worked just fine. The best thing was when I took it to the range to sight it in and needed to adjust the front just a hair, did it then and able to carry once again. I have 2 M&P's and planning on a 3rd and used it to install the fss trigger so I figure after 1 or 2 more of the same trigger and sights it pays for itself not having to send to a smith. ymmv
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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:44 PM   #7
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For less than $30, XDMan.com will install them if you send him the sights and your slide. He did mine, and I had it back in 3 days. I recommend him.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #8
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OEM sights are not hard to remove. You ARE ready to do this yourself. A vise, punch and hammer, and you're good to go. With the right tools, removing stock sights and installing aftermarket night sights takes less than 30 minutes
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