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I just purchased the new Shield Plus and also purchased separate night sights. When I asked my FFL who is supposedly is a gunsmith about installation he claimed the front sight is difficult to remove and to install and my gun will get scratched. Is this true? I certainly won't let him do it and will try and find another gunsmith who is better qualified, but I have never heard that this is a difficult process. I have read many reviews of night sights with people installing them themselves on Shields.
 

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Tight, yes. One of the tightest I ever changed sights on (Gen 1 Shield). I managed to do it without scratching.

I would take it to a competent gunsmith.
 

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Same here. Tightest sight I've ever changed was on my new 1.0 Shield 9MM. Did a little stoning on the bottom of the new front (night sight) to get it in with a reasonable amount of force.
 

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I just purchased the new Shield Plus and also purchased separate night sights. When I asked my FFL who is supposedly is a gunsmith about installation he claimed the front sight is difficult to remove and to install and my gun will get scratched. Is this true? I certainly won't let him do it and will try and find another gunsmith who is better qualified, but I have never heard that this is a difficult process. I have read many reviews of night sights with people installing them themselves on Shields.
I have installed quite a few of them for family and friends. I bought a Shield specific MGW sight pusher when I had trouble with the first shield sight that I changed out. It made the job pretty simple. I later bought the Maryland Gun Works (MGW) Sight Pro which makes the job real easy if you do a lot of sights on different firearms. Check with Brownells or Midway.
 

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Thanks guys. Just need to find a competent gunsmith in my area or send it off to Keeter1911. I bought the Ameriglo sights for my Shield 2.0 and never bothered getting them installed because my model had the integrated laser. I am in my 50's and the eyes are going and thought the laser was the way to go. Realized it a real life situation I would never take the time to turn on the laser. Just get the front sight on the target at close range and I should be good.
 

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I am sure I will find someone. I could not find the model with night sights in stock anywhere. Didn't want to wait with Biden and congress looking to infringe on our rights.
 

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If you don’t want ro invest in a good sight pusher; find a good smith to do the sight work for you.

I’ve done some. They’re tighter than a frogs ass; and that's water tight!
 

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I also just got a Shield Plus and also purchased separate night sights, but cant find anyone to installed them..
There has to be gunsmith in AZ. Or even a shop that can do it.

I managed to do mine with brass punches, but it was a ROYAL PAIN.

They must use a hydraulic press or something to put those things on at the factory.
 

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I just purchased the new Shield Plus and also purchased separate night sights. When I asked my FFL who is supposedly is a gunsmith about installation he claimed the front sight is difficult to remove and to install and my gun will get scratched. Is this true? I certainly won't let him do it and will try and find another gunsmith who is better qualified, but I have never heard that this is a difficult process. I have read many reviews of night sights with people installing them themselves on Shields.
There are a lot of people who take an "Armorers" course but are not actual Gunsmiths...a Gunsmith would have never told you this. So many precautions and techniques to avoid scratching....
 

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Sights are now installed. Gunsmith said it was simple. Took him 10 minutes. He even charged me less because it took so little time.
 

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Maybe they finally loosened the dovetails a bit. I have ruined a couple of brass punches and a sight pusher trying to move the sights on a Shield. They were way to tight.
 
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