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Front sight a little dinged - fixable or should I replace?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by joe_rkba, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. joe_rkba

    joe_rkba

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    Front sight of my G26. The dot itself is unaffected, so it has no effect on my shooting. Just a little annoying to look at when fondling the gun. I thought about trying to shape it up using a dremel and sanding wheel. Bad idea? How much is a new front sight and are they easy to install?

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  2. dkf

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    Take some 1000-2000 grit emery paper and remove the burr.
     

  3. dango

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    I got a stock factory G-36 and G-17 if you want one ,E-mail me.!
     
  4. Replace the front and rear sight with a set of metal sights. Your preference as to whether or not you get night sights, but get metal sights.
     
  5. dango

    dango

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    Totally agree! That's why I have these but if you are tight on cash , I'll send free!
     
  6. joe_rkba

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    duplicate
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  7. joe_rkba

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    Yeah, I guess that's a lot safer than spinning a sanding wheel at several thousand RPMs against something as small as the front sight. :supergrin:

    PM sent.
     
  8. joe_rkba

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    Yeah, I can see why people get metal sights. These plastic sights are easy to damage.
     
  9. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

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    I dinged my G19 the day after I got it.
     
  10. AK47Man

    AK47Man Expert Marksman

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    That would be a good reason to replace your sights with Meprolight Night Sights..
     
  11. SouthpawG26

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    On a slight side note, I hope you only use the front dot for quick sight pickup and fast shooting up to roughly 7-10 yards, beyond that distance, you need a clean sight picture with your main focus directed at the contours/outline of the front sight.

    So for working on your accuracy skills, and shots beyond 15 yards or so, you will need a clean edge all around the front sight.
     
  12. Z71

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    OK
    I went for years with a gen.1 Glock 17 that sported a badly worn front sight. Then I bought my newest Glock..a G19 that was nice and clean except the front sight was battered like the pictured front sight.

    A couple topics I started here about self-installing nite-sites..and good deals on nite-sites yielded good advice...and I bought myself two sets of Glock factory nite-sites for $114(price for two sets)...and installed them myself(fairly easy to do).

    This simple mod/repair was worth every penny spent!!...I have nice clean sight pictures now!...Steel sights too..like should've been installed in the first place.

    If you shop around all the popular Glock parts vendors you will see the more popular types of nite-sites selling for $70-$90 plus or minus per set. However GT Distributors had Glock factory night sight sets for $57(they have a bunch of cool stuff at GTD!)

    That's what I did to fix my worn/battered sight-syndrome
     
  13. joe_rkba

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    Are all night sites metal?
     
  14. lethal tupperwa

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    "Steel sights too..like should've been installed in the first place."
     
  15. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Easy fix...Take some pliers and rip that plastic thing off and replace it with metal
     
  16. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    Change out the sights. It's an easy job and good sights are under a hundred bucks. Every time you shoot the pistol you'll be looking at the boogered sight and you'll end up hating yourself for it. Get new steel ones.
    Front sight change out is very easy, you just need the special 'socket' for the nut of the replacement one. 2 minute job. Just make sure if you only go for the front sight, that it's the same height as the old one or you'll be shooting high or low pending if it's shorter or taller than the original.