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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by B.Reid, Dec 22, 2011.


  1. B.Reid

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    I have heard that I should remove and replace the sight from only one side, assuming this is true. What side do I do it from.
     

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  2. MrVvrroomm

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    If you're talking about Glock sights, push them out of the right side on the slide.
     

  3. cciman

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    Push out towards the right of the gun, push in R to L.
     
  4. Rob01

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    Push it in from the right side to the left...................push out from the same direction you just pushed in from.............they have a tapered bottom and will grove themself in. Use some red loctite and screw them down if they have a screw. Make sure they are dead center before you loctite it.
     
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    Hint: after pressing in, apply GREEN loctite, the self-wicking type. Creeps into place, no hurrying to beat setup time.
    I've used it on Glock sights & rifle scope rings for years. Curerd, it's the same strength as blue.

    uncle albert
     
  7. Batwing

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    I'd be hesitant to use red thread locker. That stuff cures very hard and you must use heat to get it broken loose.
     
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    I wouldn't use red on anything you intend on taking apart....ever. Locktite color or strength is also based on the diameter or size of the fastener.
     
  9. cciman

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    although possibly true for larger fasteners....Its not that great- unless you thoroughly degreased the item, for a fastener that small, you will not have any issues removing it.


     
  10. cysoto

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    If you are talking about a Glock, it doesn't make a difference which side you push it out or press the new one into place. On other model pistols it does make a difference and, for the most part, you want to remove them by pushing left to right and install the new ones right to left.
     
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    I have installed and replace numerous sights and I always use Red Loctite to secure them. Releasing the Loctite is easily achieved by applying heat to the screw for a few seconds. I typically use a small butane torch and heat the screw for about 6 to 8 seconds. Unscrew it while it's still hot. It's that easy!
     
  12. bruzer

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    Excellent.
    Mike