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Loctite Blue for screw night sights?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by pm666, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. pm666

    pm666

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    Has anyone ever used Loctite Blue for the front night sight screw on a Glock successfully? I do believe you are supposed to use Loctite purple # 222 but I've had issues getting some and it does have a "USE BY" date, so I'd rather blue...just not sure if it works on such small/fine threads.

    Thanks,
    paul
     

  2. Petrie

    Petrie

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  3. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    The red does have it's place. This certainly is NOT one of them!

    :agree:
     
  4. jadedragon

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    I've used blue loctite on all my aftermarket pistol sights without a problem. None have ever come loose. On those rare occasions when I had to remove those blue loctited sights, firm pressure on the tool was enough to break the hold without harm to sights or slide.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I use RED. ,
    Every set of sights I've bought, that have come with LockTight,
    it's always been red.
     
  6. pm666

    pm666

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    I used Loctite blue...in my opinion it didn't need any Loctite at all. I'll post about my experience tomorrow night.
     
  7. AA#5

    AA#5

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    I did & the sight got loose after 300 rounds.
     
  8. pm666

    pm666

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    Hmmph...wow. Ok, so then did you use Loctite Red?
     
  9. AA#5

    AA#5

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    Yup, sure did. No problems since - 750 rnds more.
     
  10. Buffering

    Buffering The Cooler

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    I use red on the front sight and blue for the rear set screw. (Heinie sights)