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Front sight tool for longslide Glocks

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Rex G, May 3, 2003.

  1. Rex G

    Rex G

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    I have a 2nd-generation G24, and I wish to install Heinie sights, which use a screw post for the front sight. None of my 3 front sight tools will fit into the access hole. Can anyone please advise me of a front sight tool that will work, or will I have to settle for using the factory sights for this pistol? I have installed sights on two of my G22s, and really prefer the "Straight 8" sight picture. Thanks!
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    You will need a very thin walled 3/16 nutdriver. You can turn or sand down a sears or equivelant.
     

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    Thanks for the quick response! I had thought about filing down one of my front sight tools but I bet it would be cheaper to follow your suggestion. :)
     
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    I use an Aro-Tek front sight tool, but I'm not sure they are still available.
     
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    Richard Heinie sells a very nice one that works, as well.
     
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    Thanks for the responses!
     
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    I just ordered an Aro-tek tool, which, according to Lone Wolf's site, will work. If it does not, I will post it here. Thanks for the responses!
     
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    Catbird loves guns!

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    I'm installing Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eights on my Glock.

    I just ordered this one from Brownell's a few minutes ago:

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    I hope it's long enough to fit my G35.
     
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    Catbird, I already have that one, and it won't fit into the access hole of the G24 slide. Go to www.lonewolfdist.com and see the Aro-tek tool. It is different, and slimmer.
     
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    Catbird loves guns!

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    Okay...will do.

    Thanks!

    Update:
    I cancelled my Brownell's order and ordered the tool from Lone Wolf.
    Thanks again for the info.
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    In the comming months CGR will be introducing the Ultimate Front Sight tool. Functional and way cool looking.
     
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    I seem to be a front sight tool collector now. :) I will buy one when they are available.
     
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    The Ed Brown tool that Brownells carries will work. I use it on my 34. I know it says it will not work on 6 inch slides but it does work on my 34.

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    My Ed Brown tool did not work on my G24, which is a second generation. It may well work on current production Glocks.