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Front sight post installation

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by boomhower, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. boomhower

    boomhower

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    I bought a Truglo post replacement and I'm either being dense today or the sight is screwed up. It appears the part that holds the Tritium wasn't machined properly and is to big. The post is a factory built Daniel Defense Lightweight middy.

    Here is what I removed:

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    Here is as far down as it goes:

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    top shot:

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    Empty:

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    Thoughts, ideas, am I an idiot?
     
  2. Those pics are awful, but are you sure the spring and/or detent just isn't binding somehow? Does the sight post screw in any at all without the spring and detent?
     

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  3. boomhower

    boomhower

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    The pics are from my phone, best I can get at the moment. It won't even go in without the screw in part or the screw. Where the factory spring goes is where the tritium piece goes in, that's where it seems to be getting caught up.
     
  4. Minnow

    Minnow

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    That company has some of the shottiest machine work in the industry this side of NcSTAR. I'd return it while you can and go with a better brand.
     
  5. So it doesn't use the spring or detent? I'm confused, but either way if it doesn't screw in then it's out of spec.
     
  6. boomhower

    boomhower

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    That's a pic of the site. If I'm understanding the instructions correctly the fat part is supposed to go in the hole where the stock detent and spring go. It doesn't appear to fit. The instructions absolutely suck.
     
  7. boomhower

    boomhower

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    Well, the mystery continues. I got out my other upper and it fit. Installing this thing is ridiculous. Adjusting it after it's installed is just as bad. That said, once it's set-up correctly I think I'll really like it. I don't know why it will fit in one and not the other. Both are DD uppers, only difference is one is a light weight. I'll switch it around in the morning and see if I can't convince it to fit in the LW.
     
  8. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    deleted........re-read your last
     
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  9. boomhower

    boomhower

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    I finally got it. I took it off the upper it fit into and put it back in the other and it slid right in. I guess it just needed to be shown that it can fit into on. Got zeroed with my optic and will hopefully get out to the range on Friday. I'm thinking it's going to work well. I got it for daytime shooting just as much as night time. Black sites on a black target just doesn't work real well. We'll see in a few days how it goes. The night part is different. Since it's at the bottom and funneled through a tube it's not glaring bright like on pistol sites, which I like.
     
  10. glock031

    glock031

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    I took off my front sight and primed it white then painted with yellow/chartrues marker paint and then clear coated with 30 minute clear epoxy. Should last a very long time. The black post doesn't show up well with my aging eyes. :wow:
     
  11. boomhower

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    That was one of the options I was considering. But the dot won out for me, at least to try it. This is the first rifle I've ever had and all my pistols have three dot sites, just seems more natural to me that the posts.