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Use red lock tight on front Glock trijicon sight orother threadlocker?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by alfred10, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. alfred10

    alfred10

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    I bought Trijicons for my Glocks. I have the sight pusher and front sight wrench. I want to use thread locker. Can I use red lock tight on the front sight? Is the gun tight and other versions basically the same? I can get loc tight at walmart is it worth it to special order the other stuff?
     
  2. vmann

    vmann Controller

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    i personally would use the blue...the red is very hard to get off, its considered permanent unless you use heat to remove it...some will say they use the red, but the blue would be my choice....try autozone
     


  3. Blue all the way. I use it on every set I install and nobody has had any issues. You pretty much have to break the sight off to replace it if red was used.
     
  4. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    I have used Blue Loc Tite on over a half dozen handguns over the years and have never had one come off or loose,JMO. SJ 40
     
  5. SigChef

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    Red for me. You only need one little drop on the screw. That is more than plenty and is not impossible to remove.
     
  6. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    i use red, never a problem getting anything apart with red.
     
  7. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    Umm, Earth!
    i dont use any, because i change sights often. sometimes monthly for competitions and then a different set of bullseye and then a different set for defense.
     
  8. JBP55

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    I have installed many and use Red unless the owner wants Blue. I have never seen one fall off when using Red but have seen it using Blue. You may need a little heat to remove the sight with Red but it will be there until you want it removed.
     
  9. beancounter81

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    I have used both red and blue. I used red once. It typically requires some heat to break it loose if you want to change sights later but a cigarette lighter generates enough heat - you don't need a blowtorch. That said, I use blue loctite on all my sights now and have yet to have a problem.
     
  10. jack76590

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    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  11. TxGlock9

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    Looks like red - one small drop. Blue - all around the screw.

    can't go wrong either way.
     
  12. sciolist

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    If it's going to stay on, I use red. It's not difficult to remove on small bolts.
     
  13. *Paladin*

    *Paladin* Will travel....

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  14. Twoball

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    What if you mix a drop of RED with a drop of BLUE....you'd end up with VIOLET
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011