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Glock NS instal: turnaround time & options

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Icelander513, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Icelander513

    Icelander513 rocket surgeon

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    Wondering if anyone who has (or know someone who has) sent their slide to Smyrna, GA in the last few months could let me know what the general turnaround time was. I'm looking to send my slide in but I would like a rough estimate on how long it would be.

    Also, does Glock offer any deviation from green/green stock nightsights? A yellow-rear/green-front nightsight combo would be ideal but green/green will suffice if that's all they do.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CTGlock79

    CTGlock79

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    I'm interested to know this as well as total cost? Thanks
     

  3. wrangler5

    wrangler5

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    AFAIK, Glock only offers green/green nites. My G26 came that way. I've put orange/green on my G19s (Meprolites) and like 'em, but I haven't heard that Glock will do that for you. FWIW, the green rears are supposed to last longer than any of the other colors.
     
  4. MrV

    MrV

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    It should cost you anywhere between 10-30 bucks depending on the shop. But honestly...once you realize how simple it is you'll almost be disappointed you forked over the cash to have someone complete the task. Sure, if you don't want the liability of breaking something in your hands, pay up...but if your somewhat confident in your own ability, it's a piece of cake.

    I've installed night-sights on three of my Glocks using nothing more than a small dish towel, a wooden spoon, hammer, Loctite, 3/16 hex socket, and a hammer.

    I'll explain the process if your interested.
     
  5. AJSully421

    AJSully421 Armed Citizen

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    If you only have one or two glocks, sure, send it in.

    If you have more, it will be worth it to get a rear sight pusher and a front sight screw driver and then order sights and install them yourself.

    I found a sight pusher from an online retailer that was going out of business for about half price. Look around, you might find one.

    Glock will take no less than 2 weeks to do anything.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  6. Icelander513

    Icelander513 rocket surgeon

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    It's cheaper (including shipping) to send the slide to Glock and have them install factory night sights (~$60) than it is to buy mepro's not including shipping or install (~$80).
     
  7. tx787

    tx787

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    I sent a G19 slide in, took about 4-5 weeks. It's a good option if you don't have a good local store nearby that will do the same. I had another one (well 17 actually) which I took to GT Distributors (local), they did the same thing for the same price in 2 minutes (no exaggeration).
     
  8. Icelander513

    Icelander513 rocket surgeon

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    Thanks for the info. Is there a directory of shops that offer this service anywhere online?
     
  9. CTGlock79

    CTGlock79

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    Question: I've watched a few videos and read some tutorials about how to do it. Don't doubt that I have the skill to change the sights, but my concern is about final placement of the rear sight, how tight is the tolerance? My "banging" the rear sight into place and having it be off just enough to throw me off. Is this a realistic concern, or is there a positive stop point so that I would know when I've banged it in enough?

    Hope that question made sense. Thanks.
     
  10. Icelander513

    Icelander513 rocket surgeon

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  11. AJSully421

    AJSully421 Armed Citizen

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    You would be amazed how little a slight rear sight misalignment matters at 21-30 feet. Next time you go shooting, take a B27 and line your rear sight up about half way across the blade of the front sight on one side or the other and see how far off it is. I bet you still hit within the rings.

    Eyeballing the rear sight IS good enough for combat accuracy at normal pistol distances.
     
  12. Nickpisp

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    When I bought my G19 they took it in the back and put nights sights on it before I finished the paperwork.
     
  13. crazyrec12

    crazyrec12 cornbread

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    There used to be a guy on here out of mississippi that made a rear sight pusher for half the price of a glock pusher. I bought one two years ago and have used it on all my glocks since.