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    Are the sight dovetails tapered on the full size USP, and by that I mean do the sights have to come off and go back on in any particular direction? I'm ordered a set of adjustable night sights and plan on putting them on this week. I've done my own sight install on my VP9s but this is my first USP. Any other tips or tricks I should be aware of? Thanks in advance.

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    My USP armorers manual states front and rear sight can drift out either direction.

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    Your location is close to Cleveland and I am Canton.

    I expect TooSixty to come along with some tips/tricks.
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    Sights can be drifted in/out in any direction.
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    Thanks! Are they usually pretty tight?
    like have to beat the old ones out with a steel punch tight? I know that is not ideal but it works.
    I'm in Brunswick.

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    Are you using punch + hammer or a sight pusher? Not too tight but depends if it is a used gun (and the previous owner put locktite on it) or a really old gun.
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    It took a fair amount of torque with my sight removal tool (wheeler) to both remove and replace the standard factory sights on my USP; and that was with me taking my time to get my alignments straight. I’d expect it’s going to take a fair amount of patience and specfically directed force to remove them with a punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSixy View Post
    Are you using punch + hammer or a sight pusher? Not too tight but depends if it is a used gun (and the previous owner put locktite on it) or a really old gun.
    Brass or occasionally steel punch and hammer. I've done probably 20ish on my own handguns this way without any issue. I just bought it used a few weeks ago, looked to be unfired, 2013 manufacture. So hopefully there shouldn't be any locktite.

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    ^^ Shouldn't be any problem. These HK stock sights are pretty easy to remove; a whole lot easier if you have the right tool (eg: MGW Sight PRO or MGW Sight Pusher).
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    I drifted sights on a '04 usp compact with a hammer and brass punch with a small piece of cereal box between the punch and the sight.
    Original ones came out fairly easily. I fitted the new Trijicon HD sights with a few swipes of a small file. They were definitely tight out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bp1 View Post
    I drifted sights on a '04 usp compact with a hammer and brass punch with a small piece of cereal box between the punch and the sight.
    Original ones came out fairly easily. I fitted the new Trijicon HD sights with a few swipes of a small file. They were definitely tight out of the box.
    Awesome, thanks. I bought a set of fully adjustable sights so at least the rear can be really close and not perfectly centered. Although that will probably bug the **** out of me if its noticeably off center, but, it is what it is.

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