Can adjustable sites be swapped out?

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  1. davidnssbm

    davidnssbm

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    stupid question I know, but I am unsure if the adjustable sites are a different size on the slide or something like that. Just trying not to make a $500 mistake. Thanks.
     
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    Nope same size dovetails. You can swap them out with no problem.
     

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    same same, swaps are easy
     
  5. Mike-M

    Mike-M

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    I've never seen adjustable SITES, but adjustable SIGHTS for a Glock use the same dovetail as fixed sights. You can verify that on some websight. :)

    Any Glock with the flimsy OEM polymer adjustable sight should have it replaced with either the appropriate OEM fixed steel sights or aftermarket adjustable steel sights.
     
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    DirectDrive

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    The Glock rear sight should be removed/installed with a sight pusher especially if they are tritium.
    My gunsmith only charged me $16 to push on some new sights.
    No brainer.
    Front sight takes a 3/16" nut driver to R&R. Use blue Loctite.

    To buy a decent sight pusher (MGW) is going to be around $100+
    Good to have if you are doing multiple sights.
     
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    njl Crusty Member

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    Skip the blue "removable" loctite, and go with red "271". As WalterGA used to say, "those who use blue loctite will be happy to find that Brownells sells replacement front sights."

    :)
     
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    DirectDrive

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    Have fun with red.

    ;)

    For red lovers, here's Dawson's recipe...

    For All Dovetail Front Sight Installs
    The Loctite 620 high temperature retaining compound
    "Loctite 620" is what we use on all dovetail front sight installs.
    Do not use on screw on front sights such as Glock, trust us.
    Do not use it on rear sight installs as it makes it hard to tap rear sight for windage adjustment.

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    For All Rear Sight and Screw On Front Sight Installs
    Loctite 262 Threadlocker
    "Loctite 262" is what we use on all dovetail rear sight and all screw on front sight installs.
    It can also be used on well fit dovetail front sight installs, but is not impervious to gun cleaners like Loctite 620.
    Use it on rear sight installs as it makes it possible tap rear sight for windage adjustment, and use very small amount on set screws so they can be loosened to adjust.
     
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    cciman MacGyver

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    Being so small a screw, red loctite will be just fine. I've had plenty of blue come off.

    A bolt you can't break off would be a broblem. Then there is always heat which will break most locktites (since they are rated to <450F).
     
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    Lawdog3 " Fast is fine but, accuracy is everything"

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    Amen to that!!! Remember blue don't glue!!!
     
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    The flame from a lighter held to the head of the bolt that secures a Glock front sight will loosen the [red] loctite enough for removal. I've done it numerous times.