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Unable to remove front Glock Night Sight

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by hbroadie, Oct 31, 2011.


  1. hbroadie

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    I have a G23 that came with Glock night sights. I cannot remove the front sight using the Glock front sight tool. I have no problem removing the plastic sights on my other glocks.

    I ended up buying a 3/16" craftsman wrench and found that the hex screw is actually smaller than 3/16" so that is why my Glock tool is also not working. Any ideas on how to remove the front sight without breaking the sight itself? I have extra hex screws from the plastic sights so I don't mind breaking the screw.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Lee-online

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    I tried to use my craftsman nut driver and it didn't fit because it is too thick to fit between the screw and the front of the slide. I purchased the correct tool and it works.
     

  3. M&P Shooter

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    Works like a charm:supergrin:
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  5. smitty704

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    I am in the same position you were when you started this thread. S what did you do to remove the front sight? I need to remove the factory installed night sights on my G19 to install a set if XS big dots, what is the best way to do this?
     
  6. Mark Housel

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    I can send you an Ameriglo front sight tool. PM or email me with an address. I probably have a few dozen of these things. They used to ship them with every set of sights.

    Probably your sight is loctited. Try heating it up good and hot with a heat gun or even a hair dryer.
     
  7. DannyR

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    Glock started using screw-on front sights around March 2009. Removing Glock factory front night sights:

    1. Screw-on--use the proper front sight tool. No locktite was used. I use a GLOCK factory front sight tool.

    2. Crimped on--not reusable. You must twist it off using a pair of pliers, preferably parallel jaw pliers.
     
  8. smitty704

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    Thanks DannyR! That is the info I was looking for.

    That is a shame the night sights can't be reused. I thought I might be able to sell them.

    I bought some new pliers this week and will put them to good use when the Big dots come in the mail. :supergrin:

    Thanks again