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Front sight tool--A deal

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by sherco, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. sherco

    sherco

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    Westward Tools Part# 10J 366
    3/16 inch Precision Nut Driver
    $3.75---delivered
    That's Three Dollars and Seventy Five Cents !

    Just got one and it is very nice, about 6 inches total length, chrome, blue/black composition handle. You know you need one.
     
  2. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    Is the tool small enough on the working end to fit inside the slide and get a good grip on the front sight nut?? That is a great price.
     

  3. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member Silver Member

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    AmeriGlo sights come with a basic tool. It's a steel rod, knurled on one end and a 3/16" thin-walled hex at the other.
     
  4. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    Sounds like a amazing deal, but as ZEKERMAN said, is the tool edge small enough to fit the limited space between the inside of the slide and the front sight screw head????
     
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    With a G17L, G24, G34 or G35 it must be small enough in diameter to fit through the small hole in the dust cover.:whistling:
     
  6. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    Friend of mine bought a tool at Lowe's for $5 and machined the outside diameter to fit.

    Just installed a fifth set of sights with it, so it's paid for itself.
     
  7. cciman

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    How much did the machine tools cost? Without a friend in the machine shop, this would be useless.

     
  8. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I just got one from Glockmister for like $20 I think. I just threw it in with a big order and the shipping was covered.
     
  9. 2740dmx

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    Yes, a nice touch from Ameriglo....
    Wish they would have given me the sight pusher to install my rear sights, though...:whistling:
     
  10. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I bought a front sight tool on Ebay for $18 shipped. I guess it was made by Meprolight but the package said Kimber. Either way it works really well.
     
  11. Meathead9

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    My aluminum DP front sight tool broke, so I did a bubba version of this in my garage. I bought a 3/16 deep socket, chucked it up to my drill, and spun it against my die grinder wheel until it worked. Then I smoothed it out by wrapping sandpaper around it & spinning it. When I went back to work 2 days later, I touched it up on a bench grinder. A lathe would have been way easier & more precise, but it works good enough.
     
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    I've been looking for a cheap alternative to the 10 plus dollar tools out there. For $3.45 I'll give it a shot, just ordered one.
    Thanks for the info sherco.
     
  13. BillMc

    BillMc Millennium Member

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    Thanks - just ordered on too.
     
  14. sherco

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    Don't know if it will work on yours, but I just used it to install a HiViz fiber optic on my G23. No problemo.
     
  15. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member Silver Member

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    They will -- if you give them $40-50 or so!!! :supergrin: