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I am researching and it seems to me that the HK pusher tool wont work with these sights? What part am I missing as to why it cant be used? I installed ameriglow sights just fine but I am guessing they arent as tall. On the other hand I am now wondering if on a USP Heinies would look to tall and awkward sticking that far up. I havent seen them in person but if the pusher cant clear them then I can only imagine they are quite tall.
 

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The HK sight pusher won't work with Meps adjustable sights, Heinie, Novak, or HK tactical sights. The front sights are too tall and the rear sights are not tapered at the top of the sight (rectangular as opposed to triangular like HK factory, Meps, or Trijicon).

Trijicon and HK factory rear:



Novak, Heinie, and Meps adjustable rear:
 

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I am researching and it seems to me that the HK pusher tool wont work with these sights? What part am I missing as to why it cant be used? I installed ameriglow sights just fine but I am guessing they arent as tall. On the other hand I am now wondering if on a USP Heinies would look to tall and awkward sticking that far up. I havent seen them in person but if the pusher cant clear them then I can only imagine they are quite tall.
I'm a big do it yourself guy when it comes to sights (and other things) and after installing a set of Heinies on my p30L I wouldn't hesitate to send it in and let them do the next set.
 

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This isnt magic and its not a 1911. There has to be a way this can be done vs sending it in to heinie. What about the universal pushers that clamp the slide and you crank on the allen bolt to press the sight in. I could put something to prevent marking up the sights. Are the sights slip fit or do they need to be filed to fit?
 

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This isnt magic and its not a 1911. There has to be a way this can be done vs sending it in to heinie. What about the universal pushers that clamp the slide and you crank on the allen bolt to press the sight in. I could put something to prevent marking up the sights. Are the sights slip fit or do they need to be filed to fit?
It is more involved to fit the Heinie sights than Meps or Trijicon. Heinies will require filings and fittings.
 

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I'm a big do it yourself guy when it comes to sights (and other things) and after installing a set of Heinies on my p30L I wouldn't hesitate to send it in and let them do the next set.
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Glocks are doable if you have ALL the right tools. Other than that, I will be letting a pro do the install.
 

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Heinies are a B* to install. A 10 minute job took my smith well over an hour because they needed to be shaved so much. Great sights after the fact though.
 

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I've researched it as well, watched the Dawson Precision you tube video and it looks time consuming, fitting and filework. I have not heard anyone have luck or good results with sight pushers for Heinies. I would send the slide in and have Heinie do it...Richard will be out till the third week of March though.
 

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Heinies are a B* to install. A 10 minute job took my smith well over an hour because they needed to be shaved so much. Great sights after the fact though.
Agreed that why I sent my slide to Heinie and let them do it, they have the tech's right there and they know what they're doing.
 

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Well, I wouldn't send in your gun to get sights installed. That seems pretty silly. It still only cost $30.
 

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I dont know if I will go with Heinie then. I am not crazy about the straight eight idea and its the only option they offer. I was going to try it but I am not going to spend $80 for install and take the risk. I guess its going to basic sights for me like Trijicon etc. I have Ameriglow on them now but dont love the white outline around the vials which just rubs off over time. I want a better quality sight. I may have to cave and go Heinie and have them install but I really hate that idea.

Anyone have a pick of Heinie sights on a USP? I am curious how much they stick up.

What would be the issue with a tool like this? http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=17840/Product/P500-UNIVERSAL-SIGHT-TOOL

Never mind, lol. Found all the carnigae pics of the DIY installs. Seems like these sights are a bad idea. I have them on all my 1911's and glocks but no issues there. Not sure why they had to make them Hard Fit for an HK. Besides the front blade is way to tall so I guess I need to stay with regular style sights.
 

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I dont know if I will go with Heinie then. I am not crazy about the straight eight idea and its the only option they offer. I was going to try it but I am not going to spend $80 for install and take the risk. I guess its going to basic sights for me like Trijicon etc. I have Ameriglow on them now but dont love the white outline around the vials which just rubs off over time. I want a better quality sight. I may have to cave and go Heinie and have them install but I really hate that idea.

Anyone have a pick of Heinie sights on a USP? I am curious how much they stick up.


What would be the issue with a tool like this? P500 UNIVERSAL SIGHT TOOL - Brownells

Never mind, lol. Found all the carnigae pics of the DIY installs. Seems like these sights are a bad idea. I have them on all my 1911's and glocks but no issues there. Not sure why they had to make them Hard Fit for an HK. Besides the front blade is way to tall so I guess I need to stay with regular style sights.[/QUOTE


I installed my Heines in under an hour. Simple. Easy. Used my bench vice, a 1/8" thick leather wrapped around the slide to keep from marring it. Small hammer, brass drift & nylon drift. Bang the old ones out and the new ones in after doing a little fitting on some crocus cloth. Re blue sanded surfaces with bluing. Center them up. Cut down the set screws so they set flush with the new sights using a Dremmel with screw on an allen key. Tighten them down & you're done. THEY WORK PERFECTLY!!
 

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what makes the hienies nightsights? is only the 2 dots that glow, and thats it?

im really interested in some for my USP45 fullsize. but wow 131+80 bucks, $211 for sights?
 
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