RugerForum.com

This is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.
It is currently Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:30 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 pm 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Posts: 8381
Location: Georgia
www.wyomingsightdrifter.com

I saw an add for this in American Handgunner magazine. It looks pretty cool! I don't see how it could mar your sight if you put a piece of tape on the end. Maybe you don't even need a piece of tape.

$37 shipped

Thoughts?

_________________
I learned a long time ago that I can't change the world, but I can change one life at a time.
"Life happens now, and it can be lost in yesterday, or misspent waiting for tomorrow."
Let's just sit here awhile and see what happens...
NRA Benefactor
www.GeorgiaCarry.org


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:59 pm 
Blackhawk

Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:01 am
Posts: 631
Location: Elkmont, Alabama
My experience with brass is it leaves a smear of brass on the side of the sight that is hard to remove.

_________________
Rex


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:05 pm 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:28 am
Posts: 13452
Location: Monroe County, MS
The old nut cracker principle. Or more accurately, works like an old pinball machine. You won't have much control over how hard it hits or how far it drives the sight. Don't think I'd pay $37 for it.

_________________
In the dimness of the shadows
Where we hairy heathens warred,
I can taste in thought the lifeblood;
We used teeth before the sword.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:33 pm 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Posts: 8381
Location: Georgia
I didn't think about it leaving a brass mark on the sight. Maybe a piece of electrical tape could fix that, or not.

Gunny, I think the amount of smack is determined by how far back you pull the "hammer".

Dunno. Just tossing out an idea.

_________________
I learned a long time ago that I can't change the world, but I can change one life at a time.
"Life happens now, and it can be lost in yesterday, or misspent waiting for tomorrow."
Let's just sit here awhile and see what happens...
NRA Benefactor
www.GeorgiaCarry.org


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:18 pm 
Hunter

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:01 am
Posts: 2832
Location: Eastern Piedmont NC
that got me thinking....
On a similiar principle, how about a large automatic punch type action. thus you are pushing in the same direction until it snaps


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:13 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:14 am
Posts: 1646
Location: Ohio
I found this on the 1911 forum. I’ve been thinking about getting one, just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
https://www.sightpushertool.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:58 am 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:28 am
Posts: 13452
Location: Monroe County, MS
Cholo wrote:
I didn't think about it leaving a brass mark on the sight. Maybe a piece of electrical tape could fix that, or not.

Gunny, I think the amount of smack is determined by how far back you pull the "hammer".

Dunno. Just tossing out an idea.


That may be, but the amount of smack needed to move the sight will vary depending on how stubborn the sight is. The website was unclear on that point. No different than using a punch and a ballpeen hammer.

Just like moving a mule, trial and error. :wink: :lol:

If it was priced @$5 or so, I might give it a try, but not $32 + tax and shipping. :roll:

_________________
In the dimness of the shadows
Where we hairy heathens warred,
I can taste in thought the lifeblood;
We used teeth before the sword.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:27 am 
Blackhawk

Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 5:39 pm
Posts: 840
Location: Northwestern Wisconsin
I gave up on the "brass" smear when using brass as a drifting punch. Now use a copper rod whereby the copper smear can be easily removed with bore solvent. Copper isn't quite as hard as brass, so it doesn't damage a stubborn sight.

That inertia drift is a pretty neat idea though.

_________________
Visit http://www.saronagunworks.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:58 pm 
Blackhawk

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 812
Location: North Dakota
Mike Venturino has an article in the new Rifle magazine about drifting front sights and mentions this Wyoming tool.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:08 pm 
Hawkeye

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:01 am
Posts: 8300
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
As soon as I see it on Amazon, I'll very likely hit the "buy now" button. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:53 pm 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Posts: 8381
Location: Georgia
Hmmm, I don't want to leave a gold tint on my gun sights. It does seem like a cool idea, though :)

_________________
I learned a long time ago that I can't change the world, but I can change one life at a time.
"Life happens now, and it can be lost in yesterday, or misspent waiting for tomorrow."
Let's just sit here awhile and see what happens...
NRA Benefactor
www.GeorgiaCarry.org


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:08 am 
Hawkeye

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:01 am
Posts: 8300
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Cholo wrote:
Hmmm, I don't want to leave a gold tint on my gun sights. It does seem like a cool idea, though :)


I keep a brass drift in my gun box in the pickup. All my sights have a brass tint. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:10 am 
Hawkeye
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Posts: 8381
Location: Georgia
I hope they don't have a brass tint on both sides of the sights :mrgreen:

_________________
I learned a long time ago that I can't change the world, but I can change one life at a time.
"Life happens now, and it can be lost in yesterday, or misspent waiting for tomorrow."
Let's just sit here awhile and see what happens...
NRA Benefactor
www.GeorgiaCarry.org


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:33 am 
Hawkeye

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:01 am
Posts: 8300
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Cholo wrote:
I hope they don't have a brass tint on both sides of the sights :mrgreen:


Funny you'd say that.

Heliman especially knows that every handgun I pick up, shoots extremely left for me. Don't know if it's a parallax problem in my eyes, as I don't know anything else that would explain it.

Anyway, all my rear sights are pushed as far right in the dovetail as they will go, with quite a bit of evidence of the brass drift that was used to push the sights over.

Heliman and I do a lot of sharing of guns. When he shoots mine, his shots are on the right side of the target. When I shoot his, my shots are all on the left side. :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:34 pm 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:01 am
Posts: 115
Location: Dubuque IA USA
Retired optometrist and iron sight shooter here thinks maybe you have uncorrected astigmatism. Go in and get tuned up to see if that helps. Your grip method makes a lot of difference though and is more likely the root cause......good luck.

_________________
You can't hit 'em if you can't see 'em.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group