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Old January 30th, 2011, 07:53 AM   #1
 
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Can I install them myself, or does a gunsmith have to install them?



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Old January 30th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #2
 
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Should be able to tap them out the dovetail. Generally, tap out from left to right; install from right to left. XS Sight Systems has several installation videos, although none are for Ruger.
XS Sight Systems - Installation Videos

Let us know how it turn out.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #3
 
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PLEEEASEEE put pictures up. They don't exist from what I can tell right now. Can't find any after market sight pictures for SR9's.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #4
 
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mreavis,

See Ruger's Web page>Pistol Accessories>Centerfire>Sights:
SR9-SR9c-SR40-Big-Dot-Tritium-Express-Set-Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #5
 
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Can I install them myself, or does a gunsmith have to install them?
My guess is that if you even have to ask the question, you should probably have a gunsmith do it for you.

(If you had researched the issue, you would know the typical procedure, tools needed, potential pitfalls involved and the cost of getting it repaired should you not do it right.)

Similar to the old saying that if you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it...
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Old January 30th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #6
 
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I should have asked whether anyone participating in this formum has actually installed the XS Big Dot Tritium Express sights and then directed my question to them. It would be nice to know, before I undertake this task, whether there are any surprises.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 07:55 AM   #7
 
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My LGS installed my XS Big Dots sights for around $20.

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Old January 31st, 2011, 10:58 AM   #8
 
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Rocky I meant pictures of the sights on the gun, sorry for not being clearer.
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mreavis,

If I decide to buy XS Big Dot Tritium Express sights, I'll send you photos of them installed.

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I've been considering these too. Does anyone have any pics of them actually installed on the ruger?
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I should have asked whether anyone participating in this formum has actually installed the XS Big Dot Tritium Express sights and then directed my question to them. It would be nice to know, before I undertake this task, whether there are any surprises.
I am fairly sure some members here have installed those sights or something similar.
Then again many members here are very experienced with working on firearms.
I truly admire those that have the skill set for this...

I would strongly suggest having it done by a Gunsmith.
(I would never 'TELL you' what to do...only suggest )
On the box for the XS sights for both my Ruger revolvers it says to have them professionally installed.
I do not know about your handgun....

I heeded that advice and to me it was well worth it.
I got a real decent deal on it too since I purchased my handguns from the shop I bought the sights from.
You will never know until you ask.
Do you have a good relationship with the people you purchased your firearm from?
I make it a point to 'get to know' the people that I KNOW I will be doing business with down the road.
Only positive things can come of it from my experience!
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I've installed sights on a variety of guns, some post, some dovetail.

If you are a little bit handy it's not all that difficult to do. You may need a small fine file to reduce the front or back side edges, and a hobby hammer and brass punch, and some patience. Don't try to go too fast.

Here is a post from Dawson Precision on installing their sights, all dovetails work about the same.

‪DawsonPrecision's Channel‬‏ - YouTube
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I've installed sights on a variety of guns, some post, some dovetail.

If you are a little bit handy it's not all that difficult to do. You may need a small fine file to reduce the front or back side edges, and a hobby hammer and brass punch, and some patience. Don't try to go too fast.

Here is a post from Dawson Precision on installing their sights, all dovetails work about the same.

‪DawsonPrecision's Channel‬‏ - YouTube
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