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GLOCK 17 Sight question

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by alexsir00, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. alexsir00


    Mar 7, 2011
    Hi all

    just purchased a glock 17 and was wonder if its normal for the dot on the front sight to be cut off when aiming... when aiming and matching the tops of the front and rear sight 1/3 of the dot on the front sight gets cut off by the 1/2 square rear sight..... is this normal???

    thank you~
  2. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    1/3 sounds like a bit much, but yeah, depending on your range to the target, the bottom of the front dot is a bit cut off by the lower part of the rear sight... :headscratch:

    The key is, do you recognize the sight picture and hit what you're shooting at? :eyebrow:

    If your POI consistently matches your POA, think no more of it! :thumbsup:


    P.S. See better explanation below...

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011

  3. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    I'm confused. Why would the sight picture change depending on range to the target?
  4. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Yeah, I should have worded that better...

    With a longer ranged shot, outdoors say, with the stock fixed sights, you may want to nose-up the muzzle a bit, which allows the front sight marker (dot) to clear the rear sight notch. This wouldn't be necessary at an indoor range.

    I change out the stock sights almost immediately, but I've also noticed that the front sight marker is a bit cut off at the bottom by the rear sight, when aiming and shooting accurately. At least, it seems so to me.


    P.S. A fully adjustable rear sight would negate a change in the sight picture for even long range shots, if adjusted for those distances.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011