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MGW Sight Tool #309 for Glocks

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by GaryC, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. GaryC


    Apr 3, 2011
    It came yesterday and I used it to remove the polymer sights from my G17 & G19 and replace them with Glock steel sights.

    It worked well - tore up the polymer sights (as expected) when removing them and installed the steel sights with no problems.
  2. emore


    Dec 29, 2010
    upstate SC
    My MGW had no ill effect on the plastic sights and managed to install a steel set of Warrens without much drama. I have some Dawson adjustables coming that I will definitely use the punch-hammer method as the edges are sharp squares. Did you replace with night sights or the same sights in steel or what?

  3. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    NE Ohio
    My MGW has also destroyed some stock sights, but not all of them I've removed. In one case the plastic came out of the dovetail, but the metal insert remained. After that I decided to just tap them out with a dowel rod and use the pusher to install / adjust only.
  4. GaryC


    Apr 3, 2011
    Yes, I replaced the plastic with the same sights (Glock brand) in steel.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  5. GaryC


    Apr 3, 2011
    In both cases with mine the plastic came out of the dovetail, but the metal insert remained. I just knocked them out with a brass punch. Seeing this, I would think that this tool would not be a good one to use for replacing plastic sights with plastic sights or adjusting plastic sights - at least not in my hands :embarassed:
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  6. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    I've never done it, but, I've seen the stock 'plastic' rear sights being removed, several times.

    Each time, the armorer did not use any tools. None.

    Wooden table. Lay rear sight along edge of table, with pistol in your hand.
    Sharply smack slide with the heel of your other hand.
    Sight slides right out.
  7. sjd78


    Jul 17, 2010
    Bakersfield, CA
    Where is the cheapest Place to get the MGW tool?
  8. ksfiremarshal


    Oct 27, 2006
    I bought both of my Glock sight MGW tools from Good service from this company.

    I bought the sight tool for angle sided sights and one for and the tall/straight sights.

    Yes the polymer sights do not do well when being removed, for the most part. Some strip out of the metal base, and some completely remove. They always get buggered up.

    I did attempt to install new Glock polymer rear sights into a G22 the other day with the angled sight pusher. Well, that ruined two sets of polymer rear sights. They just will not go with the angled sided pusher. I will not attempt to install anything but steel sights from now on. I think it was the small metal base of the polymer sights got going in well and pushed the plastic off of the base. I even used some TriFlow for a lubricant each time and ruined the sight.

    The tool is great. Works like a charm.

    If you get one I recommend using a shim to raise the slide up closer to the pusher. I went to the hardware store and got a small sheet of .032 brass material, cut out a square of it and a square hole in the middle to fit the locking clamp of the pusher.

    I have installed two sets of TruGlo Fiber optic sights with the tall/straight tool and it worked perfect.

    These are good tools.
    Duke35 likes this.
  9. clarkstoncz


    Sep 28, 2006
    A person would have to buy the angle sided MGW tool for installing the Warren Tacticals?
  10. ScottyB9mm


    Apr 5, 2015
    Try I got mine for $89 plus shipping.
  11. Duke35


    Nov 13, 2014
    I have the MGW arriving in the mail today. I picked up the universal one, along with the 30 degree lever to avoid some of the issues described above.