My home boy USMC03 posted this tutorial on how to fit an MnP sight set, and it was too epic not to share. I didn't tell him I would so I hope he doesn't murder me too much. He's a former Marine; profanity ensues.
Dude no worries. Fitting an iron sight in a dovetail is not a complicated process...that being said lets see here...
Yes i used a file on the underside flat to fit the sight, no i didnt use loctite.
My process is highly detailed and goes something like this...
1.)Ensure pistol is unloaded and field strip it.
2.)Place slide in magical clamping tool of precision..aka a bench mounted vice.
3.)This next part is mission essential...Pound rest of beer and throw in a half a can of copenhagen snuff.
you are an Merican WECSOG alumnus and thus do not own any type of
universal pistol sight adjustment tool (left it at an old job and HATE
everyone there bad enough you wont call to have them mail it to
you)..remove brass punch/hammer/and apex tactical plastic dealio (dont
recall the name) that allows you to drift and remove sights without
losing the M&P's striker block and assorted parts.
5.)remove front and rear sights with brass punch and hammer.
6.) Pour a crown and coke.
7.)Attempt to install rear sight. Bend first brass punch while doing so.
8.) curse loudly
Remove files and stones from toolbox and proceed to spend 2 hours
filing and test fitting sights to your slide while heading back into the
house to pour more drinks and grabbing another can of dip. Assure
household 6 that you will be in before midnight and that she should
spend her time catching up on her chicks flick tv shows while you are
out in the shop.
10.) Take the dog out to drop a duece and let her in shop.
Keep drinking/fitting sights/throwing the slide across the shop in fits
of RAGE and freaking the dog out. At this point realize that its 14
degrees in the shop, the dog has hypothermia and is chewing the sh*t out
of everything not nailed down and go start a fire in the shop stove.
12.) Take the dog back in the cabin, pour another drink and return to trying to make round pegs fit in smaller rounded holes.
Chew more copenhagen while BLARING Slayer, yell at and question the
manhood of the retired Squid across the road in front of his wife when
he asks you to turn the music down at midnight. \m/.
get everything installed and pert near lined up windage wise..then
realize you have had 14 cocktails and decide to make finer adjustments
when you hit the range in 2 days.
15.) Go back in the house at
0100 and try not to murder the dog that's eating one of your socks/shoot
the TV with some gay ass teeny bopper high school show about nerds in a
choir with a 1 oz grizzly defense 12 guage slug/and or blow your stack
when HH6 asks how it went.
16.) 2 Days later...head out to the
range with a buddy that's trying to burn up 6k rounds of factory ammo so
his OCD ass can reload it to his higher accuracy and reliability
standards than pretty much any factory is capable of churning out.
17.) Turn on GoPro headcam while running drills for critique later that day.
18.) Engage paper at 5/10/20 yards to check zero. GTG so move to engaging steel at 35 yards.
19.) Proceed to fire a total of 12 or so rounds and realize it is in fact the gun this time and not yourself.
Look at front sight which has drifted left and consider the chain of
events in your life that have led to this. Narrowly avoid trying to
figure out many rounds of 9mm ball from your Glock it would take to turn
this S&W into a puddle of melted goo and steel and pissing on it
21.) Sitting in Afghanistan and considering making a
moto video of said sight falling off the gun with Slayer blaring "War
Ensemble" dubbed over...and then watching it before going to work each
That about sums it up. I aint about to start drilling
hole's in my slide to mount a f*cking iron sight, the motherf*cker is
going to L&M precision gunworks for an RDS on the ATOM goodness so i don't have to f*ck with it anymore.