I don't change sights a lot but after getting the rear XS big dot sight stuck on my lc9s and not being able to get it off no matter how much hammering I did, I realized I needed the proper tool. Who doesn't like having an excuse to buy another tool.
The sight-pusher.com gen 4 (kind of a copy of the glock pusher) saved my butt and it's worth the $80 on amazon imo. I couldn't believe how much force it took before that "crack" occurred.
There are lots of universal tools out there but I believe this one kept me from doing any damage. There was no way I could have hammered it back off to make further adjustments before re-installing. Hammer and brass punches only go so far.
Many sights require some fitting (reduction) before installation. While I own a few model-specific sight pushers, I find myself using hammer and punch (nylon and/or brass) more than anything. And I've found that the heavy duty MGW sight tool won't budge the sights in an XD/XDm pistol. OK for installation, but not removal.
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since I have a number of different pistols I have the B & J MACHINE - P500 UNIVERSAL SIGHT TOOL which has worked great for me. I also have the old stand by brass and nylon punch which I sometimes use.
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If you've got multiple types of guns, the MGW Sight-Pro along with a Ruger LC slide shoe will get it done. Spendy but well worth it if you have or are planning to have an assortment of different semi-autos in your collection. The Wheeler Armorer's universal sight tool has been getting a lot of positive reviews as well, and is half the price of the Sight-Pro. I've not tried it but we sell Wheeler tools and I might order one in for the shop as a trial for our sight installation tasks.
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I use the SightPro. Not the cheapest but heavy duty and works with almost anything.
Installation is only one use and minor sight changes are always needed.
|Old Air Cavalryman|
Another dedicated Sight Pro user here.
Bought one several years ago and loved it. I convinced my boss at the time to buy one for the gun shop/range I used to worked at years ago. The wasn't a pistol it couldn't handle, ( including XDs, XDm's, etc, though they would sometimes need more leverage applied. )
Talked the owner of the gun shop I've been working at for the last couple years to buy one recently.
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