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Front Sight Tool

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by JoeInKS, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. JoeInKS

    JoeInKS

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    Anyone know of a cheap but useful tool to use when trying to install a new front sight on a Glock 34?

    Have a set of Warren / Sevigny sights coming and I feel comfortable about the rear sight removal but the front one seemed 'interesting'
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The only decent front sight tools that I know of are:

    Aro-Tek
    AmeriGlo
    Glock Factory

    You can get a 20% discount on the AmeriGlo by entering "GSSF" in the discount area.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010

  3. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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  4. whatsupglock

    whatsupglock

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    buy a 3/16 inch socket driver and grind the outside diameter down with a dremel to fit through the hole on the bottom of the slide. I picked one up at ACE Hardware for $3.00. Works like a charm.

    I think it's a 3/16.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  5. tyrenlds

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    You might contact Dawson Precision. Their front sights come with a cast metal tool for installation... you might ask to buy one from them. They'd probably be willing to help you out and from the looks of the tool it's probably pretty cheap.
     
  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I'll check the free, little Ameriglo tool and see if it fits through the hole in my G17L. If it does, I'll send you one free.
     
  7. According to Butch, the hole for the G34 has a hole diameter of .313" and the Ameriglo tool is .25. The hole for the G17L is only .235", so I don't know what would fit that.
     
  8. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    I can attest to the fact that the little AmeriGlo front sight tool does work on a G34 - that is what I used to install mine. :wavey:
     
  9. NMPOPS

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    Brownells sells a socket made for their gunsmiths screwdriver but it fits any screwdriver with interchangable tips.