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Is it difficult to install night sights yourself? Do you find you have accuracy issues or have to test them a lot first? How much does HK charge to install them? I'm betting it is a lot cheaper to get them an install yourself or have a local place install them.
 

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With the right tool, it is trivial. Clamp the slide in the sight pusher, turn the handle to push out the old sights, bring the pusher back to the original starting point, start new sights, push into place, remove slide from tool. Buy many more variations of the same gun so that you can reduce the price of the cost per use of the sight pusher...
 

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Thanks Straightgrain!

So I did some research and found the Meprolight Universal Installation Tool. 450. The one on hkparts is 180. I see what you mean about reducing the price per use. Still overall might be cheaper than paying someone to do them.
 

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This actually brings up an interesting point that I am having. I just had a smith install Meprolights on my USPc. After doing so, the gun noticibly shoots about 3" to the left at 7 yards. He attempted to correct the problem 3 times, none of which really helped. Any thoughts on who I could go to in the Houston area to get this thing re-sighted? It's driving me nuts as its my carry pistol.
 

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My gunsmith is a ridiculously good shot and just sighted in the Trijicons on my handguns by firing at paper and then adjusting until he was consistently grouping in the center of the target at 10 yards.
 

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This actually brings up an interesting point that I am having. I just had a smith install Meprolights on my USPc. After doing so, the gun noticibly shoots about 3" to the left at 7 yards. He attempted to correct the problem 3 times, none of which really helped. Any thoughts on who I could go to in the Houston area to get this thing re-sighted? It's driving me nuts as its my carry pistol.
He's flinching. Centering the sights on the USPc is the easiest among the HK guns.
 

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@setefi,
I am in Katy and you are welcome to borrow my sight pusher. But before you do, I'd shoot the thing from a rest or from a vice to make certain that it's the sights. Strange things happen to our impressions when we switch out sights...
 

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If you're shooting off a rest and the weapon is off 3" from the previously installed sights, then it make sense that the new ones were installed improperly. That is one reason to NOT use a brass punch, unless you know what you're doing and can correct a problem later. Too easy to start frigging with a good weapon and then have problems. Get good sights, have them installed properly and forget about. If you've spent close to $1,000 on the weapon, magazines, holster, etc. etc. etc. why are you being cheap with the one thing which insures accuracy?
 

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@straightgrain - thanks for the offer but I really don't know what I'm doing and am concerned I would do more harm than good. I'm really not averse to paying someone to sight the thing in properly for me and would prefer to pay for the expertise.

@noseoil - What bothers me is that I've already paid to have it done once and they can't seem to fix the problem. That's why I'm looking for a different gunsmith.

Sorry for the late reply - I just got back to town
 

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The thing is, it may be set up perfect. For your gunsmith! I can show you how to use the thing easily. You go to the range and fire three shots from a rest (to make sure you are consistent). If you are shooting off, you nudge the sight a bit until you are on track. The nudging is simply a matter of turning a handle instead of whacking it with a punch and hammer.
 

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I do the typical punch and hammer method, except I follow up with one of those $40 laser boresight tools. I got it in the Walmart sporting goods section. Many gun shops/sporting goods stores carry them too. For me, they work exceptionally well. Once I get the sights dialed in to the laser, I take the gun to the range and put some rounds through it to confirm. Never had to make any further corrections. The laser also works well for rifles with scopes. At the least, it gets you on the paper so you aren't wasting tons of ammo trying to get dialed in at the range. At that point, it's just fine tuning on the bench.
 

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@straightgrain - thanks for the offer but I really don't know what I'm doing and am concerned I would do more harm than good. I'm really not averse to paying someone to sight the thing in properly for me and would prefer to pay for the expertise.

@noseoil - What bothers me is that I've already paid to have it done once and they can't seem to fix the problem. That's why I'm looking for a different gunsmith.

Sorry for the late reply - I just got back to town
I'm with you. When I do start switching out sights myself I would start with one of my less expensive pistols.
 
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