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glock front sight tool......which one???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by kenndapp, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. kenndapp

    kenndapp

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    i need to remove some factory glock night sights and install some ameriglo i-dot pros. when shopping for front sight tools i noticed everyone and their mother seems to make one. is there a universal front sight tool i can use to remove the factory glock front sight AND install the ameriglo front sight??? what works?? what doesnt?? a little confused here. looking for cheap and easy here boys........
     
  2. davsco

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    i got a hiviz glock front sight install tool from midway, around $11, works fine.

    i forget the size, but you can also whittle (grind) down the outside of a normal socket so that it fits in the recess.
     

  3. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

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    I made my own.I simply ground down the outside edges of a nut driver so it was thin enough to fit inside the slide and over the nut.I've used it a few times now.I'll try and find the pic or my camera.
     
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  4. kenndapp

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    So all glock front sight tools are one size fits al.............. Right?
     
  5. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

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    right.It's a 3/16 nut.
     
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  6. bigtimelarry

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    Get it from Dawson. That way you can order the 620 Loctite that withstands heat better to put on the bolt. It get's hot up at the front of the Gun wear the Sight is.
     
  7. TRX450R_Racer

    TRX450R_Racer Punisher

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    XS sights include the tool and the loctite when you buy their sights. You might want to check to see if the sights come with what you need.
     
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  8. kenndapp

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    Sounds like a plan to me........but who/what is dawson??
     
  9. bigtimelarry

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    Click the links above..
     
  10. kenndapp

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    Your awesome. Thank you. Is that just red loc-tite? Or is red stronger than the stuff in the link?
     
  11. bigtimelarry

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    It's Blue so you CAN get the Bolt loose without using a Sledgehammer, but it has some Heatproof properties so it will withstand the Heat. Best of Both Worlds.
    Just Get the Tool and the Loctite and your GTG.. Make sure the threads are clean, clean with Brake Cleaner or Alcohol let it dry and put 1 drop of Loctite on the threads.
    Tighten it by hand as tight as you can then take one last look to make sure your sight is straight then I take a wrench and put it on the Dawson Tool and give it just a little twist and it's tight.. Let it sit for 24 hours so the Loctite Sets..
     
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    I have a Aro-tek nut driver for Glock front sights. Just remember that you do not need a great amount of torque on that tiny bolt. Use Blue Loctite.
     
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    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Yep. It's a standard driver. Don't get ripped.
     
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    I did the same and it works just fine.
     
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    I bought Ameriglo I-Dot Pros last year and a front sight tool was included.

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  17. Paul53

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    Best deal for the money is on Amazon:

    Wiha 26547 Precision Nut Driver, Inch, 3/16 x 60mm about $6 shipped.

    Depending on what tools you have, it might be worth buying the whole set.
     
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    I just went to Lowes and picked up a small kit that had all the mini tools, and took the 3/16 nut driver and put it in the lathe and cut the end square so there is no taper in the end and then turned down the outside till it worked. So far it seems really good.
     
  19. kodiakpb

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    Ameriglo sights come with a front sight tool. There is no need to buy another one. If you're going to buy something....buy a pusher for the rear sight.