I need to drill a front sight pin hole to install a roll pin in a new Dawson fiber optic front sight on my Smith and Wesson 617-6. Since I’m only drilling one hole what’s the best and most economical option? I have all the parts needed to do the job…but no way to chuck a bit this small…without breaking it.
I can purchase a micro drill with variable speed for about $30 online and maybe a micro chuck for around $10.
The drill bit is a #54 .055” or 1.4 mm.
Don’t want to take it to a gunsmith for so small of a job.
Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
Here’s what looks to be appropriate for the job. (200-1,200 rpm):