Removing M&P Rear Sight

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  1. BoltsFan

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    I am trying to change out the rear sights. What tool do I need to remove the screw? Nothing I have will turn it.

    Thanks

     
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    Which M&P, the revolver or the semi auto? If it's the revolver you can purchase the tool at Brownells.
     
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    Semi auto... It has a small screw that's holding it in.
     
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    The rear sight is very easy. Unscrew the hex that is holding it down, put it in a vice, then use your punch and hammer to drift it out. Be careful because the plunger/spring assembly is under the sight and will pop out if you are not careful (you NEED those parts ;)). The screw is pretty easy, but they did put some loctite on it.

    If you want pics of this, type in DAN BURWELL M&P into a search engine and you'll find a good link with =great pics.

    Now the front sight is a different story, I had to cut the front sight off w/ a dremmel.
     
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    Sorry, I read your post too quickly.

    A 1/16" allen wrench, fits nice and snug.
     
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    Hi guys.

    it took three different 1 / 16 th allen wrenchs before the fourth one worked. Either too loose, or wouldn't fit inside, but once I got the right one the rear sight on my M&P9sc took about thirty seconds to change!

    The front sight took a little work - due to the cheap table vice I was using. Actually I am still not quite happy with the front bead. It's just a hair off of centering where my mark is located.

    I will go shoot tomorrow to see if it makes a whole lot of difference with the Novak trijium sights and POI...

    Stay safe guys!

     

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