XS Sight Dovetail Installation – Pistol

Pistols with front and rear dovetail sights, i.e.: Sigs, some 1911’s, some Kahr’s.

25 Comments

  • knuckaginger13

    1 abril, 2013

    And when your sights are off you cant move them now. real smart.

  • akjunkie

    1 abril, 2013

    Loctite is anaerobic. It will only cure in the absence of air. What’s this BS about pouring loctite around the front site and waiting several minutes for it to seep into the cracks? Dude looks pretty clueless.

  • Lone Puma

    1 abril, 2013

    That’s the worst way to remove a dovetail sight I’ve ever seen. Most use an aluminum step square punch with tape as not to mar either the sight or base of the dovetail base.
    I couldn’t believe you used a rounded punch allowing it to ride on the floor of the base…for shame!!

  • apsmoothtrigger82

    1 abril, 2013

    Man I’m confused now, on the instructions for the dovetail «front» sight instalation it says to apply threadlocker in all mating surfaces and then install the front sight , and here you instaled the front sight and then applied the threadlocker…(??)

  • AdoreYouInAshXI

    1 abril, 2013

    Says the uneducated cunt who decided to open his mouth and call someone a «tool» because they choose to get their sights installed professionally. Then you turn around and claim to have your own shop and say you work on guns for your friends and family… do you see the irony that? Of course you don’t because you’re a pathetic kid who doesn’t own a shop or a gun and plays videogames because he can’t afford or legally own real guns. Lol run along now, call of duty is waiting for you.

  • dragon767relic

    1 abril, 2013

    Wow, I see it is pointless to talk to a dumbass like yourself. They have so much shit in their ears that they have to argue about the stupidest things. Oh well, I will continue living my life the way I have been and you can continue being a tool for the rest of your life.

  • AdoreYouInAshXI

    1 abril, 2013

    Lol, suuuure.. you and everyone else on youtube. I’m also an astronaut, I own 4 rockets and I fuck a different celebrity on each rocket every night. That’s after the military get’s done paying me 8 thousand dollars a day for my PMC contracting. I also own 27 different fully automatic firearms and I invented a special pistol that the military is adopting to be the new official side arm for the Army. See how easy it is to say a bunch of BS on youtube? Go upload some more videogame videos kid.

  • dragon767relic

    1 abril, 2013

    Your pretty funny! First, I don’t play the xbox or ps3…. I own a PC. Second, I own 3 rifles and 6 handguns. I have been around guns since I was very little. My Dad taught me years ago how to work on guns, because he use to be a gunsmith. Third, I’m happily married, I have my own house and my own shop. I work on guns for my friends and family. Fourth, if you don’t have time to eat or sleep, how do you find the time to reply back with so many comments on Youtube? It must be a stay-at-home job…

  • AdoreYouInAshXI

    1 abril, 2013

    Also after looking at your pathetic profile it’s clear that you are probably a call of duty playing sandy little vagina that hasn’t ever shot or handled a gun outside of your xbox controller.

  • AdoreYouInAshXI

    1 abril, 2013

    The only tool here is the uneducated cunt making inaccurate assumptions. I barely have time to eat and sleep, I work nearly 50 hours every week and yes, professional sight installation is ten dollars at my local gun shop, free if you buy the sights from them which I usually do. So you can take your pride and your unwanted assumptions and stick them up your ass.

  • dragon767relic

    1 abril, 2013

    That’s the reason why you will always be a tool and have other people do things for you. This is a very simple process. I, for one, have done this with a different pistol and I am proud that I put my own sights on it instead of paying some guy to do it…… and I’m sure it isn’t 10 bucks either, but probably more.

  • AdoreYouInAshXI

    1 abril, 2013

    Screw all this filing and shit.. I’ll just go pay my gunsmith 10 dollars to have the sights installed.

  • SoCalTactical

    1 abril, 2013

    Excellent video! I lack two pieces of equipment that would have made life a lot easier on me. A vice and a brass punch. I’ll invest in both for sure before I attempt to change out any dovetail irons thank you.

  • morpheus61361

    1 abril, 2013

    great vid needed the info., wish i had it before i let the gunsmith at the range i attend reck the install on my m&p 40 had to take to another gunsmith he is correcting the job now i’ll do the install myself next time again thank you

  • damarei

    1 abril, 2013

    It totally disrupts the lines of the slide 🙂

  • jdstripper

    1 abril, 2013

    What looks awful about it? That white you see on top of the sight is where it says Trijicon and some other stuff. It looks perfectly fine to me.

  • 1okie

    1 abril, 2013

    Awesome video, I have the big dot set coming.

  • kontknager

    1 abril, 2013

    I recommend to put a bit of tape or something on the brass punch .It can still take off the bluing on a gun when you hit the steel sight with a brass punch.

  • the3wire

    1 abril, 2013

    The Allen wrench is .050, if you don’t have one shoot me an email and we will drop one in the mail to you. Or you can check with whoever did the install, there was one in the kit & they should have passed it along to the customer when they were done..

    For now just center the rear in its dovetail. Then shoot to see if you need to adjust it a little left/right for your own shooting style.
    

  • the3wire

    1 abril, 2013

    That is why we include that tube of red thread locking compound. That way you only need to rely on the set screws holding for just a little bit while you adjust the rear sight for windage. Then you apply several drops around the rear dovetail (not down the set screw holes) and allow it to creep in under the sight & harden.

  • the3wire

    1 abril, 2013

    From Bo at XS: The rear dovetail on the American Classic II is supposed to be a Novak spec dovetail. The ones we have seen are close but aren’t cut to a true spec. So the rear sight has to be hand fitted and depending on who does it, it can wind up loose if the set screws back off under recoil, which is common.

  • themailman43

    1 abril, 2013

    Shouldn’t you apply that loc-tite compound after firing the pistol at the range first and adjusting the sights dead center. ?

  • sheba106

    1 abril, 2013

    I would SO screw this up if I did it myself…..LOL

  • sandspar

    1 abril, 2013

    While this is certainly the correct method, the technique is not for begginers. You should never, ever ( especially with small parts ) hold the piece you are working on IN YOUR HAND!!! You cannot lock your wrist, fingers, etc. for a flat, even stroke, so no matter how good you are in your mind, you will never, ever file this sight bottom or sides flat. Please, please put your workpiece in a fixture… basic fundamental….

  • damarei

    1 abril, 2013

    You could always use a string or piece of tape to measure from the left side of the site to the shoulder, and from the right side of the sight to the shoulder.

    If the distances are equal, then it’s perfectly centered.