Glock Front Sight modified

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  1. TheDuke

    TheDuke

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    I have never been a big fan of the the front sight on the glock because it is so wide. Today I removed the stake from the front sight, removed it from the slide and thinned the profile. It isn't that much thinner, but it does let a little more light around it and it gives a little bit better view of the target. Most likely I will replace these with aftermarket sights tha I like better, but this is a easy, quick and cheap fix for now. Has anyone else had any success with this?
    Attached are some pictures of the newer thinned out profile of the sight on my 21C vs,. the thicker sight on my 30.
     
  2. TheDuke

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    I forgot the one on the G30
     

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    Here is a better side by side comparison. I should have done this first!
     
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    I would be interested to learn whether the sights are any faster in side by side testing on an IDPA course of fire.
     
  5. TheDuke

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    I dont shot competitively, however I tried it out and I like it much better. I'm not sure if it is faster, but POA is more precise as well as you can easily see if your sights are not aligned properly.
     
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  7. Dave Bell

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    I haven't ground down any stock sights, but I have bought narrower front/wider rear so that you can see more light on the sides of the blade and they help enormously. My mentor, who shoots master, said the same thing.
     
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    ColoradoGlocker Former Member

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    I've narrowed the front stock sights before, but most of my guns sport Dawson .100" front blades...
     
  10. Skpotamus

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    How did you narrow the front sights? Did you use a dremel?
     
  11. TheDuke

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    No Dremel. I simply unstaked the sight and removed it and then took a piece of 180 grit sandpaper and laid it flat on the counter. I then rubbed it on either side until it reached the side of the white dot. You need to pay particular attention to keeping the sight flat so that it does not sand it to an angle. Also, it is imprtant that you do not sand off the flares on the pottom of the mounting posts. These keep the sight from pulling out of the slide wafter it is staked (or that is the intended purpose).
    When you are done with the 180 Grit paper, switch to a 400 grit to smooth it up.
     
  12. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    I do the same thing.

    Except, I use an Emery board to WIDEN the REAR SLOT.

    It's a whole lot quicker and does not affect the durability of the front Tupper-Sight.

    But you are right...it makes a good pistol into a great pistol.

    I'm guessing Austrians have short arms or something...;Q ;f ;a ;f ;Q