After a few more thousand rounds through my PPQ M1 the rear sight hasn't moved a ball hair.After going to the gun shop on sat i decided to take on this job on myself.
The gunsmiths apprentice was only available and he didn't even know how to take the rear sight off.
I took 2 pieces of pine and clamped the rear sight in between it on a vice with the bottom of the sight facing up.
Then i took a small drill bit (2mm i think) and inserted it through the serrated roll pin from the side and just wedged it upwards forcing the roll pin out of the sight, it came out pretty easy although the drill bit bent a little.
To fit in the new serrated roll pin i just squeezed it into place in a vice in between the soft pine wedges and it seated in perfectly.
After tapping in the rear sight i could feel that it is going in much tighter then before so i hope my problem is solved.
Thanks to everyone that contributed to help me sort out my problem.
Sweet! I'm not sure I understand how you did it but I'm glad the installation worked for you. I've mounted more then a few sets of factory night sights, TFX and TFX Pros using a pusher, none have moved with daily use and abuse.After a few more thousand rounds through my PPQ M1 the rear sight hasn't moved a ball hair.
Yup, I pressed the roll pin in with the teeth on the bottom just as I've seen in countless photos. The issue I ran into was that I didn't notice the sight was caught by the sharp edge on the slide as I was trying to tap it in. I kept tapping until I realized it just wouldn't budge but then the slide had already dug into the sight and was lifting up the sliver of material seen in my photo.Is that the toothed roll pin inside the sight???
Are yours the Walther factory sights? Mine are Meprolights, maybe there are minor differences or maybe the teeth close up tighter after installation.Those teeth looked open not closed like the pin in mine.....
Sorry you bunged your sights. It might be possible to file down those spots and try again, this time very slowly and check the sight position after every few taps...
This is toooo easy. If your rear sight 'does not' have the factory windage screw and/or plunger/spring, then you have a 'press fit/friction fit' rear sight.I read through this topic again, and I'm not confident I have deduced the correct answer to this: I need to remove a rear, factory installed, factory night sight from a new PPQ (April 2018 ser #FCLxxxx). Can somebody confirm it is only friction fit? I can see daylight under the sight, but it doesn't appear completely clear, is there locktite or some other retainer under it?
I'm familiar with the tools & process for fitting various after market sights on PPQs, just looking for the particulars of the factory install before I start trying to push on this one out.