Anyone out there ever replaced a KelTec front sight? I was going to use a punch and hammer to push the old sight out.
Thank you very muchPF9Newbie said:The easiest way (and that recommended by Kahr for a similar type front sight) is to use a good pliers, grip the front blade and twist the front sight off. This will break the blade loose from the studs going through the slide. Be very careful not to touch or scratch the slide with the pliers. Then use a small punch or similar tool to push the remianing part of the studs through the slide holes , out thorugh the inside of the slide. Again, use a punch small enough not to scratch or damage the slide or the holes in it.
To replace the sight, insert the sight with the studs going into the holes in the slide. Seat the sight firmly on the slide, being sure that there are no gaps and the bottom of the blade is fully on the slide. Turn the slide over, and looking inside, you will see the studs slightly protruding from the holes (which are beveled out a bit on the inside). Using something like a heated screw driver blade, spread the studs down, locking the sight in place. Be sure the studs are smoothed down so as not to protrude or interfere with the barrel, and you are done.
Just order a replacement from kt. They will probably send one for free but otherwise they cost $1. Easy to install, get it started and turn slide upsidedown and tap sight the rest of the way flush. Then use a soldering iron or heat the tip of a screwdriver with a propane torch and melt the legs flush with the bottom of the slide.Have any of you had issues with your factory front sight falling off as the slide cycles when firing? If so, what did you do to replace it? This happened to me at the range today.