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Replacing standard glock sight

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by tdv75098, May 17, 2010.

  1. tdv75098

    tdv75098

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    I would like to replace the standard sights on my model 20sf with night sights. Can I do it myself at home? What would you recommend? Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ravenkeeper98

    ravenkeeper98 NRA Benefactor

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    Yes, My advice, use a sight pusher you can buy from most parts suppliers that sell sights. It is very easy that way. Some people have used delrin rods, wood dowels or even brass punches with a hammer, but you run the risk of slipping and damaging the finish, or even cracking the vial that holds the trintium and have it leak out degrading the "glow ability". You may find a specialized tool for the front sight a bit of help as well.



    Or if you know of any Armorers near you, I'm sure they could hook you up. My location in under my avatar, if you are near I could help.
     

    Last edited: May 17, 2010

  3. tdv75098

    tdv75098

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    Thanks for the guidance but I'm not near. The last time I was in Sumter was in 1978 while stationed at Shaw AFB. Loved it there but it just wasn't home. I now live in Dallas TX. The front sight is the part I'm really worried about.
     
  4. ravenkeeper98

    ravenkeeper98 NRA Benefactor

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    I believe that the size of the nut is 3/16 Any thin wall nut driver would work, but you can search around and find ones specially made for the front sight. Some are under $10 and the Glock Factory unit is around $30. All you need to do is snug it on with some locktite.
     
  5. thornesguns

    thornesguns

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    xs 24/7 sights are easy to install yourself and require NO sight pushers or anything. it comes with everything needed to install them. i put the big dot on my glock 26.
     
  6. tdv75098

    tdv75098

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    The video's really did the trick. Now, do you have any suggestions for night sights. I would like them to be fine enough to take hogs at night.
     
  7. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member Silver Member

    i have the tool for the rear sight if you need it
     
  8. pangloss9

    pangloss9

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    Check out the Warren Tactical sights. I have them on two of my Glocks and I'm very pleased with them. Also check Heinie and 10-8 performance. I think that generally a wider cut back sight that lets you see more light around the front sight will give you the potential for finer shot placement that more conventional night sights.
     
  9. tdv75098

    tdv75098

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    Can I replace just the front sight and leave the factory rear in place?
     
  10. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa

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    Yes, that's what I typically do. Just be sure you buy a front sight that has the proper height to work with the stock rear sight.