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I keep missing the business hours to speak to a HK rep so I figured I'll just ask on here. I finally decided to go straight LEM. For those that sent their HK's in for a conversion; How much does it cost to send it in, convert to LEM, and get night sights? Has anyone had HK gunsmiths fit Heinies or Trijicons to their slide? Also I hear that the turnaround can be quite fast. Should I expect a fast turnaround?
 

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I think the parts and labor for the LEM is around $150 ish. The sights are something that may be an issue. I think they will do Trijicons as they are like the Meps, but the fitting required on the Heinies may be an issue, make sure to ask when you get your RMA.

The turn around time usually is pretty fast, but CS will quote you the standard wait time (whatever that is these days). I've sent out stuff on Monday and had it in hand again on Wednesday.
 

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$92.00 for LEM kit + $60 labor + $25-$50 return shipping. Turn around time 1 - 3 weeks
Did it take you the 1-3 weeks to get it back? I wonder if it would be more cost effecient to buy the LEM kit, and tools and just do it myself. The kit is about 80 but like I said I have to buy the correct punch and that dental tool.
 

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I think the parts and labor for the LEM is around $150 ish. The sights are something that may be an issue. I think they will do Trijicons as they are like the Meps, but the fitting required on the Heinies may be an issue, make sure to ask when you get your RMA.

The turn around time usually is pretty fast, but CS will quote you the standard wait time (whatever that is these days). I've sent out stuff on Monday and had it in hand again on Wednesday.
Thanks Apollo11. I really want Heinies but not for 150+ dollars when Meps and Trij's work just fine. I'm under the impression that because of the Heinie sight picture it would make it easier and faster to acquire a proper sight picture on my target. But my wallet is leaning towards the Mep's.
 

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Thanks Apollo11. I really want Heinies but not for 150+ dollars when Meps and Trij's work just fine. I'm under the impression that because of the Heinie sight picture it would make it easier and faster to acquire a proper sight picture on my target. But my wallet is leaning towards the Mep's.
Sure thing buddy. I like to send my stuff to HK because they can also look over the gun when they have it open, and replace or advise of any parts/issues. The Meps worked fine for me, but my main complaint is that the front blade it too thick. Since shooting Dawson's for a while, I really like the daylight around the front blade. However, for good nights; the Meps are really tough to beat for me.
 

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I sent my weapon for heinies at heinie that ran me nearly 300 for the sights installation and shipping. There's a lot of detailed instructions on here so maybe you could give it a go yourself and try that out and save yourself quite a bit of money an you'll feel good about it at the end of the day. But on the other hand like Apollo said hk will give your weapon a look through so that's always nice
 

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I sent my weapon for heinies at heinie that ran me nearly 300 for the sights installation and shipping. There's a lot of detailed instructions on here so maybe you could give it a go yourself and try that out and save yourself quite a bit of money an you'll feel good about it at the end of the day. But on the other hand like Apollo said hk will give your weapon a look through so that's always nice
Last time I tried to install some night sights I mangled the rear sight trying to get it in, after that got a pair of Trijicons and after 2 hours of trying to fit the front sight in the dovetail I just quit. Lol. My changing sights days are over, I'll just concentrate on shooting and not gunsmithing. I got to admit other that the mag release change and semi succesful fitting of my XS big dots I am nervous to do the LEM conversion myself.

Thanks for your advice but I think I'm just going to send it to HK and either just deal with the Mep's or maybe put in a front Trijicon sight and use the stock rear sights and black them out. 300$ for sights on one gun is just something I can't swing.
 

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Did it take you the 1-3 weeks to get it back? I wonder if it would be more cost effecient to buy the LEM kit, and tools and just do it myself. The kit is about 80 but like I said I have to buy the correct punch and that dental tool.
If you do get a set of punches for working on your guns, get brass ones. They are hard enough to press out roll pins and stuff like that but soft enough that they won't scratch/mangle any of the other metal components in the gun.

Also. I used a piece of dental floss to hold the spring in position instead of a dental pick. Looped it around the spring leg and tied the ends off and that left both my hands free to work with the other pieces rather than try and have to hold onto the pick with one hand and work on the gun with the other.
 

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Last time I tried to install some night sights I mangled the rear sight trying to get it in, after that got a pair of Trijicons and after 2 hours of trying to fit the front sight in the dovetail I just quit. Lol. My changing sights days are over, I'll just concentrate on shooting and not gunsmithing. I got to admit other that the mag release change and semi succesful fitting of my XS big dots I am nervous to do the LEM conversion myself.

Thanks for your advice but I think I'm just going to send it to HK and either just deal with the Mep's or maybe put in a front Trijicon sight and use the stock rear sights and black them out. 300$ for sights on one gun is just something I can't swing.
If I were you then I would just send it to hk and get all the work done + a check up for your weapon. Save some time and money in the long run plus you get added piece of mind knowing it's going to get done right
 

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If I were you then I would just send it to hk and get all the work done + a check up for your weapon. Save some time and money in the long run plus you get added piece of mind knowing it's going to get done right
That's what I'm going to do, I would like a carry gun incase my USP will be at HK for the whole waiting time they quote me. I have a USPf9mm but it has the jet funnel installed. I wonder if I just take off the magwell can I carry it with the regular 15 round mags... A litte effort and I think I can conceal it on a cool weather day.
 
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