Shield Night Sights?

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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #21
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Where did you get the Tijicon HD at I thought they was not out yet but it looks like those fit without any over hang, are they the correct height?
These aren't the Shield ones. They do overhang and are taller. The front slightly taller than rear. Eyeballing with a crappy dial caliper looks to be 0.03 difference. When the Shield ones come out I might swap these depending on which HDs are easier to find. If I did get Shield ones, then I'd put these on my 40c. I'm perfectly fine with the current HDs on the Shield though.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:20 AM   #22
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Re: Shield Night Sights?

I just saw Ameriglo sights on sale... $72 for I-dots, $79 for I-dots with the outlined front and $79 for 3 dots (plus shipping on all). I had been planning on XS sights, but might try these instead...

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Old June 15th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #23
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I just saw Ameriglo sights on sale... $72 for I-dots, $79 for I-dots with the outlined front and $79 for 3 dots (plus shipping on all). I had been planning on XS sights, but might try these instead...

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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #24
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I have the Ameriglo set SW-245. Love Em!
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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #25
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I have the Ameriglo set SW-245. Love Em!
Cool. Just ordered a set for my new Shield.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #26
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Cool. Just ordered a set for my new Shield.
I had a set on a Glock 19 before I sold it and really liked them, the red post really stands out and they make a lot of sense on a carry gun like the Shield.

If I can find the best price I'll order them.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #28
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I had a set on a Glock 19 before I sold it and really liked them, the red post really stands out and they make a lot of sense on a carry gun like the Shield.

If I can find the best price I'll order them.
I'll keep my eyes open. I ordered from TradingPostSupply.com and they canceled the order due to being sold out. I'm not in a terrible hurry but will keep looking.

[edit] looks like no stock at Dvor

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I ordered a set of the Ameriglo I-Dot Orange/Green from a site I had not heard of before, Huntersclub.com, Sunday evening. They showed up on Thursday. As a long-time user of the 3 dot setup I'm looking forward to giving these a shot.

[edit] SW-245, the same as sharpshooterassassin above.
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M&P SHield Night Sights Easy to Install

Hello, all --

I used the B&J Machine sight pusher from Brownells (P500 UNIVERSAL SIGHT TOOL | Brownells) and the Talon Tactical - S&W M&P Rear Sight Tool from Brownells (S&W M&P REAR SIGHT TOOL | Brownells) to remove the old sights on both of my Shields and to install Ameriglo night sights specifically for the Shield (actually made by Trijicon). No problems if you take your time, go slow, and use common sense.

I followed these instructions I found online:
"How to Install Sights on a Smith & Wesson M&P Handgun
Posted on October 1, 2011 by Seven Springs Armory

Many people have complained at the difficulty of installing aftermarket sights in their Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic handguns. We have found installing aftermarket sights into the S&W M&P to be a chore but have found the solution to this problem. Read on and we’ll go into detail how to accomplish this feat.

Changing the rear sight usually isn’t a problem. The rear sight on the M&P is a dove tail sight and uses a set screw to hold the sight in place. To remove the rear sight you will need an Allen wrench to loosen the set screw. Note that it is often very tight as Smith & Wesson applies thread locker (aka Locktite) to the set screw. Once the set screw is loosened we recommend using a sight tool to remove the sight and install the new sight. With the rear sight removed install the new sight. The easiest way to align the rear sight properly is by removing the firing pin cover in the back of the slide and lining the sight up with the firing pin. Once the new rear sight is in place tighten down the set screw until it is tight. We recommend applying “blue” Locktite to the set screw prior to tightening the screw; the Locktite will help ensure that the set screw doesn’t loosen up from firing the gun and help ensure that the rear sight doesn’t drift.

Changing the front sight is where the real problem lies.

First, you will need to remove the factory front sight. To remove the factory front sight use the sight tool to remove the slide. Be sure to remove the sight by sliding it out of the dove tail toward the ejection port side of the slide. Failure to remove the front sight from the ejection port side could cause damage to the dove tail notch in the slide.

With the factory sight removed you can try to install the aftermarket sight. Use the sight tool to slide the sight into the dove tail from the ejection port side. Again, failing to install the sight from the ejection port side could cause damage to the dove tail notch in the slide. We recommend applying a small amount of cutting fluid to the notch to help get the sight into position. If the new aftermarket sight will not slide into the dove tail notch you will need to read on.

If the new aftermarket sight, using a sight tool, will not slide into the dove tail notch you will need to file the sight down so that it will fit into the dove tail notch in the slide on the Smith & Wesson M&P. To do this we recommend that you use a micrometer to measure the width of the factory sight. Typically the factory sight measures .2575 inches. We often find that aftermarket sights measure .2675 inches when we use the micrometer.

To file the new aftermarket sight you will need to use cutting fluid and a triangle metal file. Remember that metal files only cut on the forward stroke. We recommend that you file the new aftermarket sight equally on each side of the dove tail until the new sight measures .0025 inches larger than that of the factory sight. Apply a drop of cutting fluid to the surface of the sight once every ten file strokes. Once the new sight measures only .0025 inches larger than the factory sight it is time to install the sight into the slide of the S&W M&P handgun.

NOTE: Do not file the new sight to anything less than .0025 inches larger than the factory sight. Doing so may result in sight drift after firing the Smith & Wesson M&P.

Now to install the front sight apply one drop of cutting fluid in the dove tail notch on the slide and use a sight tool to install the new aftermarket sight. Remember to install the sight from the ejection port side.

Now you may be saying to yourself that you don’t have a micrometer, metal files, cutting fluid or sight tool. A universal sight tool will run about $150, micrometer $20-200 depending on the type of micrometer purchased, a triangle metal file will run $3-5 and cutting fluid will cost approximately $5. The other option is to have a gunsmith install your new sights or you can send your slide to us along with your new sights and we’ll install them for $25. You can also purchase sights from us and we’ll install them for free, all you have to do is send us your slide.

For more information about our sight install services please call us at 480-779-0319, send us an email at sales@sevenspringsarmory.com or visit our website at www.sevenspringsarmory.com."
I hope this helps. -- Ron
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Your site is not working. You have a PM
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I think there is some confusion here. I do not HAVE a website and I do not install sights or have any business, gunsmith or otherwise, that does.

The web site mentioned in my post was one I found several months ago and saved the instructions they had posted on their site. I only cut and pasted their instructions, with their website, into my post to share their instructions with others because I found them useful when I installed my own sights, myself, on my own Shields.

I'm sorry I can't help further. I'm also sorry that I posted the information that I did -- only trying to pass on some information to other Shield owners -- won't do that again.

If you want to reach Seven Springs Armory, you could try calling the phone number in the quote I pasted into my post (480-779-0319). Maybe Seven Springs Armory is still in business and can help you. I really don't know anything about them, I never contacted them, or used them at all for anything. I only found their instructions online about a year ago and saved them for my own future use, and then I pasted them into my post today, just to help out other Shield owners who wanted to install their own sights.

Good luck to all with your Shield sights. -- Ron
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Old July 6th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #33
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I'm also sorry that I posted the information that I did -- only trying to pass on some information to other Shield owners -- won't do that again.
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I'm appreciative of what you posted. Thanks. I wouldn't let one post discourage you from trying to help others.

I just purchased sights and pusher tool to tackle this job on my shield. Any tips or tricks are welcome.
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No harm intended. I thought it was your site and would give you some business. I misread the original content of your post.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #35
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Has anyone used both sights, Ameriglo 245 and XS big dot, and if so what do you prefer. Is the size of the front sight pretty much the same for the XS and the AMERIGLO 245. I have tired eyes and have trouble focusing on the front sight. Thanks everyone for your help.
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Had the Orange/Green set put on the Shield. The orange really stands out IMO. You can't tell from the photo but the front sight fills that rear notch almost completely so you have to seat if fully while aiming. I found that it takes a little getting used to (for me) having used a 3 dot configuration almost exclusively prior to this.


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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #37
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I am waiting on the Trijicon HD's. I talked to a Trijicon Rep at the NRA Annual meeting in Houston who told me that they would hopefully be out by September, but, that they would definitely be out sometime this year.
Waiting for this also.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #38
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Had the Orange/Green set put on the Shield. The orange really stands out IMO. You can't tell from the photo but the front sight fills that rear notch almost completely so you have to seat if fully while aiming. I found that it takes a little getting used to (for me) having used a 3 dot configuration almost exclusively prior to this.
I sent my Shield slide and those set of Ameriglo's (SW-245) to James xd-hs2000 and can't wait to get it back.

I mailed the slide this past Monday the 22nd, they arrived to his address on Wednesday and yesterday (25th) he called me and said the sights are installed and back in the mail.

Just awesome service I can't even get some places to send me mags and holsters that fast from their warehouse or store, I can't wait for Saturday when the slide should be back home thanks to James quick turnaround.
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I got my Shield slide back from James today with the Ameriglo SW-245 installed same as CDavis pics above.

I don't know how he does it but they look like they came from the factory with no scratches or marks on slide or sights and they are perfectly centered in both front and rear, they could not be any bettered centered. Thanks James your a real Pro.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #40
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I got my Shield slide back from James today with the Ameriglo SW-245 installed same as CDavis pics above.

I don't know how he does it but they look like they came from the factory with no scratches or marks on slide or sights and they are perfectly centered in both front and rear, they could not be any bettered centered. Thanks James your a real Pro.
awesome and thanks for the recommendation. glad to see you finally got them on.

where did you end up getting them?
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