Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know which clamping blocks I need/use?
A. If you have our tool already, try holding the blocks to your slide and use the blocks that fit your slide profile best. You can also refer to our block application section listed below each tool. If you do not have our tool you can refer to our block application section listed below each tool.
Q. What is the best way to protect my slide from scratching/marring?
A. Wrapping Chamois cloth around the slide works very well; tape or cardboard can be used in a pinch but can mar the finish if not careful. Also doubling up a cleaning patch can work (two layers).
Q. How do I protect my sight from scratching/marring?
A. Typically marring or scratching will occur when the pusher blade is against the sight and the slide has moved up or down in the tool (seesawing), usually caused by “bumping” the slide while the bolt is being turned. Using the vise method as mentioned in our video can help to ensure the slide does not get bumped while using the tool. As a safeguard, a small piece of chamois cloth or cleaning patch can be used for insulation between the pusher blade and sight.
Q. What is the pusher blade travel per bolt rotation? Can I do fine adjustments?
A. The pusher blade will move the sights .078″ per revolution (full bolt head rotation). So turning the bolt 1/6 turn (one flat spot on the bolt) will move the sight .013″. Turning the bolt in small increments is not difficult when using a 3/4″ wrench. Note: An average business card is .009″ thick.
Q. What is the warranty on your tools?
A. We offer a 1-year warranty, If you have a problem with our product, please contact us by email (with order # or date of purchase). We are more than happy to work with you.
Q. I have heard the sights for my gun are very difficult to remove, any suggestions?
A. Often freezing the slide by putting the slide in a Ziploc bag and placing in your freezer for 8-10 hours will help on tough sights. Also putting a block or shim between the radiused shim and the recoil lug will help when doing front sights. It will keep the slide from twisting in the tool.
Q. How long does shipping take?
A. We usually ship within 2 business days (M-F) via USPS priority mail. Please keep in mind Holidays can affect shipping times.
Q. Do you ship outside the US/Internationally?
A. Yes we do. Shipping is $30.00 outside the US via USPS International Priority Mail.
Q. I have your standard tool and would like to buy the optional blocks, is that possible?
A. We do offer the block sets for our standard tool. Visit our optional blocks section on our website.
Q. I bought your tool from one of your dealers on Amazon or one of their websites, what is the warranty and how is the warranty handled?
A. We ask that you provide us with a copy of the receipt. After doing so we will cover the tool as if it was bought directly from us.
Q. Can I place an order over the phone?
A. We currently are not taking phone orders. If you are having a problem ordering from our website, please contact us, and we will help walk you through it.
Q. Can I mail in my payment?
A. Yes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide instructions and mailing info.
Q. Who makes the Sight Tools and where are they made?
A. Our tools are made by us, Fisher Solutions in San Diego California.
Q. I am also in San Diego, do you have a retail store? Can I pick up a tool locally?
A. We currently do not have a retail store and do not have a pickup location. All orders are shipped out.