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Knocked my Glock off the nightstand, now what?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by jkloeker, May 4, 2013.

  1. jkloeker

    jkloeker

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    So last night my phone rang in the middle of the night and scared the crap out of me! In a haze of trying to get to it, I knocked my G19 off the nightstand. This morning went to see if there was any scratches or anything and noticed this.

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    Can I just drift the sight back over, or is this just a good reason to go ahead and upgrade my sights?
     
  2. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville NoHablaMexican

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    Just hold it sideways when you shoot, sights don't matter.



    Are they really loose? If so may need to go to the mfg.
     

  3. jkloeker

    jkloeker

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    Not loose at all. Actually really tight, just way off! lol

    Wasn't sure if drifting them back over would loosen them or if they would stay tight.
     
  4. NDCent

    NDCent Socially Inept

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    Move it back with a wood, plastic, or brass dowel.
     
  5. JackMac

    JackMac

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    just move it back with a brass dowel and you should be fine
     
  6. GlocksterJeff

    GlocksterJeff Glock Armorer

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    Yes the sight will be just as tight as it was before you dropped it... but how tight is that? You might have needed that pistol if you had heard a break-in instead of a phone ring. Get steel sights installed - they are a much tighter fit and are much more durable. If you like your current sight picture, Glock makes a steel (non-tritium) version of both their front and rear sights. They look just the same as the polymer ones, and the cost if very reasonable.
     
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  7. billy b

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    after i get my stock sights set i put i small amount of super glue on bottom of sight. i will still be able to be moved if needed & it"s not noticeable.
     
  8. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    :agree:

    Your Glock is sending you a message here. It's time for a more durable and dependable set of sights.
     
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  9. NBT

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    Not sure if you have anyone close to you (gun shop that's a Glock Distributor/armorer) that has a rear sight installation tool...(3:06 min in the below vid)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvMmdIpC0X0"]MGW rear sight tool - YouTube[/ame]
    That would easily put that sight back into position.
    Actually the sight is designed to be removed/installed the opposite direction. (Left to right)
    That must have took an odd hit to move that sight that far, as the sight's are in there pretty tight. As stated above...you could tap the sight back into position. Secure it with a dab of "adhesive".
    However...
    If your thinking of upgrading to night sight's...Superglue might pose a problem later removing/installing new sight's... a dab of blue locktite (less permanent) would be my suggestion given the circumstance.
    If it was my Glock, I would just do the tritium night sight's while it's out of alignment, and be done with it.
     
  10. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    Once the rear sight is moved it NEVER goes back in place AND stays there as tightly as it originally did. I find it interesting that your rear sight has slipped off to the left side rather than the right. (I think it's ruined, OK.)

    It cost me $100.00 dollars to have my last rear sight - Which was held in place by, 'Red Loctite' machined off the pistol. (Three gunsmiths couldn't get it to move no matter what we tried!)

    I've also found, 'Blue Loctite' to be far stronger than needed in order to hold - and keep - pistol sights in place. Nowadays I use, 'Purple Loctite'; and, so far, (two years and several thousand rounds) this relatively low strength, purple-colored Loctite has been holding up just fine.

    I agree now would be a very good time for you to purchase new sights; and I find myself wondering, 'Do you keep your nightstand Glock chambered and ready-to-go?' (Probably, yes. Right!) :freak:
     
  11. Perfect opportunity for some night sights and a sight tool! Expensive but well worth the cost for the safety of you and your family as well as our struggling economy. And what's got you so jumpy?:supergrin:
     
  12. edcrosbys

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    You might want to look at some kind of holster system for the nightstand. If you need it, it would bite to have to go hunting for it when you knock it off again.
     
  13. AZson

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    I would use a glue stick to push it, if your wife has one, they work well.
    The best thing to do is measure the width and try and center it.
     
  14. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Your Glock is telling you....... "I want new sights damn it!!"


    :tongueout:
     
  15. PhotoFeller

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    Thanks for the video, NBT.

    Is Loctite really necessary on the rear sight? My night sights were installed by Glock armorers at gun shows, and I don't recall seeing them use anything to secure the rear sight. The sight installed on my stainless G19 slide from LWD was so tight it had to be sanded a tad to get it pushed into the bevel.

    If it is advisable to use Locktite on the rear, I suppose one has to stop pushing the sight just before it reaches center, put a drop in the bevel, then continue the installation.

    To the OP, if you've got the spare bucks, now is an opportune time to change out the factory sights. I think the upgrade is worth the money, for a nightstand gun in particular.
     
  16. OldSchool64

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    Damn plastic sights! :agree:
     
  17. addIMO You should def go with the Glock steele or some type of nite sights. I had some NS installed & later noticed they were off just a bit . So I went to at least 3 LGS's and none seemed to have a rear sight tool around , so I ordered the one pictured above in a post & it was a good investment tho I have ive used it 1 time it's good to know it's here if I or a buddy ever need it. sorry the title should read time.
     
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  18. Louisville Glocker

    Louisville Glocker Urban Redneck

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    Two comments:

    First, I'm VERY surprised your sight would move that much from a short drop. Makes me wonder about it.

    Second, I'd use Blue Loctite. Should work well for you, and you can still move the sight if you need to later. Never use super glue on something you care about (like your gun).

    Get it back in place, and use as intended....

    Cheers....

    (p.s. I have factory night sights on one of my three Glocks, regular ones on the other three. For close quarters combat (most likely) I'm not going to be needing any god darn sights. Longer range stuff is why we stock up on cool rifles......)
     
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