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I would like to change the front sight on my DW PM7. I would like to replace it with a white dot type sight.
1. Are there any special tools required for the job.
2. Should I take it to a gunsmith to do this.
3. What would be a good sight choice.

I saw a reasonable priced one from Novak, any input?
 

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Yes, it's working. Mess with the front sight yourself and it'll always be a problem in my experience (been there, done that). I suggest using a 'smith who will silver solder or dovetail in a new one.
 

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Have your Smith cut a dovetail in, can't tell you how many front staked sights I have shot off.
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x2. Saving a couple of bucks is nice, and the satisfaction of doing something yourself can't be beat. But, if you screw it up, it'll cost you way more than what you saved to begin with. JMHO.
 

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Already dovetailed? I'd suggest a Dawson .1"-wide fiber optic sight.
 

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I did a lot of shooting with iron sights (IPSC competition) and lost a lot of front sights. Even silver soldering wouldn't last more than about 50,000 rounds in the pre Series 80 (narrow tenon) front sights. I gave up and bought my own front sight staking tool ($100 then, over $200 now). Trying to install a front sight without this tool is possible, but risky.

Now the dovetail mod is common place. This is definitely the way to go. The mod costs about $60 and from that point on, you can change your own front sight.
 
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