close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

custom glock race cut heinie night sights

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by DanV1317, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. DanV1317

    DanV1317 GlockMeBeutiful

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    anybody have any experience with custom glock racing's race cut night sights? let me know. any suggestions or additional info would be great too. they would be going on a glock 17. thanks
    Dan
     
  2. myglockisa23

    myglockisa23

    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    278
    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    NE Georgia
    I bought the race cut night sights from CGR for my 17 and like the 2 dot system and the wider rear notch... I sent my slide to CGR and they did the rest.... Good product and good people.
     

  3. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

    Messages:
    3,028
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Location:
    Arizona
    A lot of folks here on GT have them or have used them.

    If I can be of asistance let me know.
     
  4. DanV1317

    DanV1317 GlockMeBeutiful

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    I saw a post earlier of people saying how the heinies sometimes are shooting high or low and that they have to end up shaving the sights. what is the deal with that? and will i be just as well off if i order these and have a good local gunsmith put these on? i kind of needed them for this weekend so i was going to order 2 day and have this guy locally put them on? will i be ok with that?
     
  5. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

    Messages:
    3,028
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Location:
    Arizona
    in my experience needing a taller front is rare and needing a shorter front is even more rare. Taller fronts are available if needed. Install in very simple and any local smith should be able to install them with no problem.
     
  6. DanV1317

    DanV1317 GlockMeBeutiful

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    ok sounds great. i'm going to order them now 2 day shipping. thanks
     
  7. gary newport

    gary newport

    Messages:
    5,741
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    People's Republic of California
    I installed a set of Heinie night sights on my G34. The point-of-impact was about four inches too high at 25 yards. That is unacceptable. I took the Heinies off and replaced them with Meprolight adjustable night sights. My problem was solved. I gave the Heinies to a range buddy to install on his G17. On his gun, he gets the point-of-impact he wants--not too high--and, being a 1911 guy, he loves the sight picture the Heines give him.

    Why are the Heinies "right on" for his G17 and way high for my G34? I don't know. I just want folks to know that there MAY be a problem with a given set of Heinies on a given Glock. I'd suggest not using permanent Loc-tite on the front screw until you have confirmed the point-of-impact. This will make it easier to change to a different front sight height if necessary. According to many folks who have posted about Heinies, it probably won't be necessary, but....
     
  8. TrooperDan

    TrooperDan

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2000
    Location:
    Wellington FL & Raeford NC USA
    Heinie makes three different front sights for Glocks. I needed the tallest one for my G36. In truth, it is a bit to high.. but guess what... I can file it down to exactly where I need it! :)
     
  9. Mycroft

    Mycroft

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Finally, someone else with the same problem as me with their Heine sights shooting too low. I thought I must be crazy because I had sent my slide in to Heine for installation; so I assumed it must have been done correctly. However, I have to place the dot on the target, raising the front sight, instead of aligning the tops of the sights, and placing the top of the front sight on the impact choice area.
    Worth changing the front sight?
    I would prefer to align the tops of the front and rear sight rather than have to align the center of the front dot (lower) with the rear top.
     
  10. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

    Messages:
    4,127
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2002
    Location:
    Rocklahoma
    I installed some Race Cut Heinies from CGR on my G19 and they are dead on out to 25yd.
    Very good sights and great company to deal with.
     
  11. Mycroft

    Mycroft

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    I love my Heine sights too, would buy another pair if I could get the sight picture I want. Do they make different height front sights???
     
  12. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

    Messages:
    3,028
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Location:
    Arizona
    Yes, 2 taller fronts are available.
     
  13. Rosco Benson

    Rosco Benson Millennium Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 1999
    Do bear in mind that any fixed sight set
    may not be exactly "on" for elevation.

    Different bullet weights and loadings hit
    to differing points-of-impact. The individual
    shooter's grip will also influence the POI
    (differing users being more or less resistant
    to the muzzle rise component of recoil and its
    influence on POI). Folks also have differing
    ideas on the range at which the pistol should
    be zeroed. One might prefer 50 feet, another
    50 yards.

    The relative height of fixed sights is a "best
    guess" by the maker for most users.

    Rosco
     
  14. DanV1317

    DanV1317 GlockMeBeutiful

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    I am like a new man with these sights! dont ask why, but i can actually put the hole in the target where i want it to go! (most of the time)
     
  15. Mycroft

    Mycroft

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    I had forgotten that, Rosco. Which does actually make me feel a bit better about my sights not being, "perfect".

    I vaguely remember a sight manufacturer that you could specify the particular ammo and range which you wanted your sight zeroed with.
    Anyone recall it?