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$95 for Glock sights installed by Glock armorer. Decent deal?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by crsuribe, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. crsuribe

    crsuribe 10mm Auto

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    So I've been wanting night sights on my Glock for months now but I couldn't find any Glock armorers in my area for the longest time. Well apparently one moved in about an hour away from here. I called him yesterday and he says he will install original Glock night sights for $95 and Trijicons for $109.

    Good deal?

    Seems like my only option anyway. I was originally thinking about ordering online and having someone install them but like I said, there was noone in my area who could do it and the guy charges a lot for it if you don't buy the sights from him, although they don't seem that overpriced at all considering the Trijicons are about $85 online.
     
  2. Derek02100

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    Really what your doing is paying him $30-40 for use of his sight tool! Of course this is cheaper than doing it yourself (the right way, Rear sight tool=$75). If you decide to go with it... I would ask if he'll do adjustment for free, if the sights are a little off when you go to shoot.

    PS I love Night Sights
     

  3. An OK deal if you don't already have a sight tool, but not a great deal.
     
  4. There is a guy on sigforum who charges $84 (I think) for ameriglos. You send the slide in and he puts them on and ships it back. I buy the sights ($68) from him direct and install them myself. If u have sights you can ship your slide and sights to me with a $5 bill (to cover return shipping.usps small flat rate box) and I will install them . Only thing is I have the ORIGINAL sight tool so I cannot do .45 or 10mm slides. If you are near Cleveland you can just swing by and I'll do it for you during my lunch break (bring a mag of ammo and we can fine tune it on the range if dead center doesnt work for you)
     
  5. crsuribe

    crsuribe 10mm Auto

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    Hah! I am ACTUALLY planning on visiting Cleveland in a couple of weekends and really appreciate your offer. Only thing is, it happens to be a Glock 20. :(

    Do you just ship the slide in a box via USPS? No need to send it through FedEx as a firearm and go through all that annoying stuff?
     
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  6. Don't know what shipping would be, but I had Glock night sights
    put on my G17 by Glock at the Smyrna, Georgia location and it was
    $60.00 and change, that was for the sights and installation.
    Call them and see what the shipping arrangements would be and
    the cost.
     
  7. Bought the sight tool before Glock came out with the 45/10. I dont know if my HK sight tool would work, but if you ever pick up the standard width Glocks you know where I am at.
    you can send slides through the mail because that is not the registered part. In the U.S. the frame is considered the serialed part of the weapon.
     
  8. Kurly

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    An old leather belt wrapped around the sights and a pair of vise grips will save you the cost of having someone else do it. Installed it this way on four different Glocks and never had any problem doing it this way.
     
  9. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    Just send the slide to glock and they will install them for 57.00 + tax
     
  10. tx787

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    Nope. That's a 66% markup over what Glock would charge you. My local store (which granted is a major Glock LE distributor) also installs for $57.

    Now while it's not a good deal, it's going to save you 2-3 weeks compared to sending your slide to Glock and the cost of shipping it there ($5) so it's up to you if you want to pay for the convenience. Personally I wouldn't want to support someone trying to rip me off like that.
     
  11. BroncoAZ

    BroncoAZ Glockalfeliac

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    Feels like Mexico
  12. Man, you're an alright dude. Kudos.
     
  13. mikehG22

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    That's not such a great deal. I had a set of TruGlo low pro night sights bought and installed for $85.
     
  14. denn1911

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    That may not be a great deal, but it is what area shops out my way are charging for Glock sights with install. Without your own sight tool, you're paying for the installer's time and the convenience of having your sights installed correctly. It's a little more pricey than shipping your slide to Glock, but you don't have to wait a few weeks for it to be returned.
     
  15. emore

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    I'm kind of confuzzed as to why nobody has tried to talk you into watching youtube and doing it yourself yet. Hmmm....
    I will just say that it is not hard. I'm the world's LEAST mechanically inclined male and I've managed about three sets now, two without using the sight tool, one with.
    Just another option to consider. Good luck.
     
  16. Mr Wasabi

    Mr Wasabi Sushi Nazi

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    Know any good youtube links for this offhand? I've got a set of XS big dots I want to put on my Gen4 G27.

    Thanks.
     
  17. wacopolumbo

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    My local guy does it for $80 (Glock sights).
     
  18. sr975j

    sr975j

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    i did my tfo's on my own with a hammer and punch...and about 45 minutes of my time. i wrapped the punch in tape and went to town. no damage done to the rear sight

    Sam
     
  19. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru texas proud

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    I thought it was a hech of a deal. how do you find out if they are local or do they work with local shops