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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


    May 26, 2011
    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.

  2. Lee-online

    Lee-online Mul-ti-pass

    Mar 13, 2006
    Susquehanna Valley, PA
    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

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    Works like a charm:supergrin:
  4. edsglocks


    Oct 28, 2011
  5. smitty704


    Aug 18, 2011
    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

    Mark Housel

    Dec 21, 2011
    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

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    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


    Aug 18, 2011
    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