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#7036097 - 01/12/18 04:36 PM Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question
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I have a S&W 40 cal that the front sight came off, it was a white dot and I did not care for it.
Called S&W and they will replace it for free but it will take 4 months.

I do not shoot it much but would like to have a nicer front sight on it, any suggestions?

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#7036140 - 01/12/18 05:19 PM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: Stub]
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Where do you live?

Find a shop that will sell it and install for free

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#7036165 - 01/12/18 05:47 PM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: Stub]
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What model S&W is that? Have you looked at how the sight is held in the slide? Since it's not a dovetail, a lot of those types of sights just have a stud with a nut holding it in, so it may be something you could change out yourself.

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#7036721 - 01/13/18 10:15 AM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: Loaded]
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Originally Posted By: Loaded
What model S&W is that? Have you looked at how the sight is held in the slide? Since it's not a dovetail, a lot of those types of sights just have a stud with a nut holding it in, so it may be something you could change out yourself.


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#7037294 - 01/13/18 06:59 PM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: Stub]
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four months to repair/replace a front sight??
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#7037736 - 01/14/18 08:38 AM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: Stub]
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That model line started out as a pretty close copy of Glock (S&W was sued for it), so that front sight cut may be the same as Glock. Their original sights just had a polymer pin that spread the lugs on the bottom of the sight.

Any shop that sells/installs Glock sights probably has a used one you could use to test fit. Don't know where you're located, but if close to McKinney, I have a handful you could have.

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#7039905 - 01/16/18 07:15 AM Re: Replacing a Front Sight on a Pistol Question [Re: 9x19]
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That model line started out as a pretty close copy of Glock (S&W was sued for it), so that front sight cut may be the same as Glock. Their original sights just had a polymer pin that spread the lugs on the bottom of the sight.

Any shop that sells/installs Glock sights probably has a used one you could use to test fit. Don't know where you're located, but if close to McKinney, I have a handful you could have.


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