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Install a new front sight

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by rmeron, Sep 11, 2010.


  1. rmeron

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    My 26 has a screw on front sight,I want to change it.Can I just get a socket and unscrew and replace.
    Is it really that simple?
     

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  2. ICHI

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    yes pretty much. and a dab of lock tite after reinstall
     

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  3. Jim S.

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    It is that simple.
    A normal socket won't fit because the wall thickness prevents it from fitting into the slide in that area.
    I found a very nice Glock front sight tool at Bass Pro for like $14.00.
    Works great and you don't have to do all the work grinding down a socket or nut driver.
     
  4. lethal tupperwa

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    would you not, put the dab of locktite in the threads of the screw?
     
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  5. ravenkeeper98

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    That is the prefered method, small drop on threads, install screw.
     
  6. bentbiker

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    Some of the sights, like Ameriglos, come with the front sight tool (nut driver).
     
  7. glock031

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    Glockparts sell a front sight tool for $6.95. You want to use a drop of red-loctite for installing the new front sight.
     
  8. camario

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    Here's an extremely inexpensive tool fro Glock front sights:

    <http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=KQ&prodID=KQGTOOL3&prodTitle=AmeriGlo%20Front%20Sight%20Tool%20Economy%20for%20Glock>

    Shipping is a bit though.

    Good Luck
    CAMario
     
  9. GunQuest

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    I use blue loctite in case I ever want to change the front sight. Mine have never come loose with the blue!
     
  10. Ogie

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    Yep, the blue holds it just fine. You need heat to loosen up the red. No need for that, in my opinion.

    I use something called Guntite. It's made by loctite and it's probably just plain old blue loctite. It works great.
     
  11. Glocks&Ducs

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    I use red and have never had a problem removing sights that were installed using red. It isn't like you are welding the sight in place with red. When I sold off a good portion of my collection, I removed several sights that had red loctite on them and re-installed factory sights.
     
  12. rmeron

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    Thanks, I'll order the tool from GlockParts this week.
     
  13. glock031

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    I also removed without any damage a front sight that was installed by my local GS that used red-loctite. Glockmeister reccomends red also. But use whatever YOU LIKE i'm sure blue would work fine. Don't sweat the small stuff!
     
  14. Nakanokalronin

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    I just got some Trijicon sights for my 26 and 19 and an Ameriglo tool because I didn't have one. Wouldn't you know it, both front sights came with a tool :brickwall: so now I have 3 Glock front sight tools. I changed them out while running out the door with some red locktite...yes its that easy.
     
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  15. rmeron

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    Just ordered the $6.95 +$3.00 shipping economy front sight tool from GlockParts,now all I need is the steel front sight from GP,it is back ordered.
    What other options do I have?Will a non Glock front sight take away from the original equipment needed for GSSF matches?
     
  16. bustedknee

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    I've got some green for those moments when you say, "Oh crap, I forgot to put on the loctite!"

    Green goes on after-the-fact and I have never had anything come loose.

    I know a guy that dipped his scope mounting screws in Red. That scope is still on that rifle!
     
  17. SCC

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    when you get to the match have them put a front sight on the gun for free :whistling:
     
  18. farscott

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    I just use a 3/16-inch Wiha precision nut driver as a front sight tool. These are made for electronics assembly and do not need to be ground down to fit the Glock slide. They also have a nice handle and provide good feel when tightening and loosening screws. I think they cost somewhere around $4.25.

    I use some of my daughter's clear (or whatever she gives me) nail polish as a thread locker.
     
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  19. ross2004

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    I had my front sight come loose just this past Saturday, which was installed with red Loctite. I had shot about 500 rounds straight with only breaks to reload mags & paste targets, I guess the heat was enough to break the bond.
     
  20. Duck of Death

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    *QUOTE*
    I had my front sight come loose just this past Saturday, which was installed with red Loctite.

    I've had the same thing happen using blue/red Loctite. Try some 5 min epoxy, mine now stay put.

    Yes, it can be removed.

    Front sight very small screw, CAREFUL on the torque.