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I would like to remove the loaded chamber indicator.
How does this come out?
I can tear the gun down to the point of removal, just need to know how to get it out of the channel.
 

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I would not be to quick to leave a open channel from the chamber back to your eyes! I simply used a dremel to grind the tip off the indicator.

The reason I wanted it gone was the dimple it was leaving on the rim did not seem good from a reloading standpoint.

If one just decides there is ALWAYS a round chambered, from a safety aspect, you do not need the indicator. (from a defensive aspect, please always check to see if a round IS chambered! :wink: )
 

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What's your reasoning for removing the LCI? I agree it's probably not a great idea. Even if you're into reloading, now that my M9 is well broken in the LCI barely leaves a mark on the case.

But, to answer your question, I believe it requires removing the rear sight. I've seen it mentioned once or twice but have seen no pics of the process. The parts diagram in the manual shows a small retaining clip (part # 37) that can be removed via a cut in the slide, which is only exposed after the rear sight is removed.
 

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celsee said:
I would not be to quick to leave a open channel from the chamber back to your eyes! I simply used a dremel to grind the tip off the indicator.

The reason I wanted it gone was the dimple it was leaving on the rim did not seem good from a reloading standpoint.

If one just decides there is ALWAYS a round chambered, from a safety aspect, you do not need the indicator. (from a defensive aspect, please always check to see if a round IS chambered! :wink: )
I was NOT planning on removing the pin. I was only wondering how it comes out. I also had thought of trying a lighter spring( not sure why the spring is so stiff for the function it is to perform). I also wanted to be able to clean or polish the breech face with out the pin sticking out. If the rear sight must be removed I won't remove the pin . I don't want to start to loosen the dove tail up by donig R&R on the rear sight.

Thanks for your help!
 

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so the only way to get to the spring that holds the lci in the in position, is to remove the rear sight??

damn I had planed on cutting a little off to weaken the spring and hopefully get better ejection. any way you can mess with the spring and not take the sight off?
 

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Removing the rear sight should not be a big deal. Just mark each side with a pencil,tap the sight to the left to remove. I use a aluminum punch that came with a Dawson front sight(for a Sig). When you re-install the sight make sure you have it in the dovetail then tap back in from left to right. I always clean the bottom of the sight and dovetail with carb cleaner and the put a drop of lok-tite on so it stays put.
 

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Wulf said:
Hiya armored :)

Good tip, Bro. Thanx for postin' it.

Wulf
Hi Wulf, I feel like a *** in a whore house now since I sold my Steyr. I sold it to my partner at work so I at least get to see it every day.
Sometimes I just stare at it, sometimes I want to touch it,sometimes I want to pull the DAMN TRIGGER!

I put the money from the Steyr toward a CZ SPO1 Shadow that Matt Mink is building. Its been over a month since I ordered it. I hope that when I handle and shoot that, it will take my mind off the Steyr.
My partner, I think, hopes for the same thing,I don't think he likes the way I look at his waist all the time.
Might have to buy a CDNN M9A1,when the price drops.
 

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:)

I can kinda visualize what you're sayin', armored, about havin' doubts o' gettin' rid o' a good firearm...not starin' at your pard's waist. :roll: I regret gettin' rid o' only 1 memorable pistol, really, and that too was a Steyr... a Military GB. But, on the other hand, it allowed for me to continue my college education in the mid '80's. And, that was a great opporunity for me to drink, chase the skirts, and play pool...and I suppose hit the books on occasion. :roll: I do know something about the quest for the ultimate firearm and how it can keep ya on your toes in an ever changin' industry with new and innovative ideas ever promising better mouse traps. Consider yourself lucky for the opportunity to explore. What it there was only one pistol available from a single gov't contractor. Now, that's a scary thought! 8-O Hava good weekend and don't forget to tell us 'bout your new Matt Mink SP01. :p

Wulf
 

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armored said:
Removing the rear sight should not be a big deal. Just mark each side with a pencil,tap the sight to the left to remove. I use a aluminum punch that came with a Dawson front sight(for a Sig). When you re-install the sight make sure you have it in the dovetail then tap back in from left to right. I always clean the bottom of the sight and dovetail with carb cleaner and the put a drop of lok-tite on so it stays put.
My S9's rear sight is visibly offset to the right. I noticed this when I took it out and found it shooting consistently about 2"-3" to the left at 15yds. Since the gun was purchased used I didn't find it surprising that the sight may have been adjusted to someone else's shooting style or idiosyncracies.

Today I tried to drift it to the left using a nylon punch from Brownell's and a 3/4lb. deadblow hammer. I had the slide chucked between two thick pieces of leather in a vise. No go. That sucker sticks there like it's welded in place. Buggered the nylon punch face a bit but that sight has no intention of moving.

I did notice that there is what looks like a small pin extending from one side to the other in the sight's dovetail. I wonder if this is a round wedge to keep the sight tightly in its channel. Does anyone know. It's a small pin; I'll probably have to cut off an inexpensive "precision" screwdriver to make a punch for it. That's not a problem but I hate to remove things only to find they were not intended for removal. I'd rather know first if possible.
 
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