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Old March 24th, 2017, 05:33 PM   #16
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Wow 300 smackers. I'd have to install a lot of sights to make that kind of investment but it sure does look like serious equipment. So what folks are saying then is that the standard MGW could be hazardous to the health of your Shield slide because of the Shield's thin slide? I'd still like to get the green light on the Amazon Universal pusher for 80 bucks. I haven't read or heard any negatives yet. Thanks.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016R4DXJW...=IWH84TEV4AAXE

The Amazon $80 Universal pusher that I was referring to and I believe someone else mentioned as well and favorably. What do the experts here think. It should be arriving on Tuesday. Thanks.
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Cracking your slide while installing a new rear sight, man that would make me sick, well beyond just ruining your day.
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Well, like i said, KNOWN TO CRACK SLIDES... so use at your own risk... i`ll say no more.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016R4DXJW...=IWH84TEV4AAXE

The Amazon $80 Universal pusher that I was referring to and I believe someone else mentioned as well and favorably. What do the experts here think. It should be arriving on Tuesday. Thanks.
I have one of those... never damaged a slide since i`ve owned it... and it wont crack your slide either.
Just make sure to use painters tape on the area`s of contact so you dont scratch your slide.
Tape up the whole slide so you wont/dont damage its finish.

The day before replacing your sights, apply a couple small drops of thin oil on the dovetail, this should help the sight break free and start to move easier. Be sure to remove any oil around the sight before you start pushing the sight off. If you dont, it may cause the tool to slip. I use denatured alcohol on a paper towel to wipe the excess oil off before i put the slide into the pusher tool.
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Cracking your slide while installing a new rear sight, man that would make me sick, well beyond just ruining your day.
For sure...!!!!! And when you send the gun back to S&W,
they`ll send it back with a brand new slide, AND, a nice bill attached to it.
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