Help: Front Sight Removal

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  1. Dok

    Dok Rimfire Fan

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    hello everybody. i plan to change the stock front sight of my G19 into a fiber-optic one. any suggestions or tips on how to remove it without damaging the stock front sights. thanks;a
     
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    There's a pin that you have to take out, maybe try using a precision screw driver or something. Then you just push the sight out.
     

  3. Dok

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    batangueno: thanks. just removed the front sight.

    Have some questions regarding sights;

    1. what's the difference between tritium sights and fiber optic sights?

    2. advantages/disadvantages of both?

    3. which would you prefer?

    4. do i need to have a set (both front and rear) or front is enough. i plan to have just the front sight replaced.
     
  4. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    I don't know, my experience is once you remove the front sight and decide later on to re-install it-- it isn't quite as tight as before and therefore more prone to lose it during firing.

    Just my 2 cents' worth.
     
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    Yup mine flew off (MEPS)during one of the competitions I joined in our local club;z ;z Good thing I found it again!;a
     
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    Just shoot it a lot and it will come off by itself.;)

    vega
     
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    Ooops!;P i already removed the stock front sights last night. now i guess i really need to install a new front sight! ;g
     
  8. batangueno

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    Tritium sights glows in the dark while the fiber optic sights glows when there's light.

    I would prefer tritium sights for defensive purpose guns and fiber optic sights for competition guns.
     
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    Just add a little locktite, that will do the trick ;9
     
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    ppts799 Daisho

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    installing aftermarket sights or putting the stock sights BACK on, always put locktite.
     
  11. Dok

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    ppts 799, vault keeper: thanks, ill do that.:)
     
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    Konti'ng-konti'ng loctite lang sa threads ng screw. Too much and it'll get into the vial chamber and break it when you're tightening the screw down. ;)
     
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    mc_oliver: thanks, who supplies loctite here?
     
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    Actually, the last time I installed one I used superglue. But I advise against it kasi ang bilis matuyo.

    I saw some loctite in one of the gun shops sa Cinema Square, basement. Minsan meron ka'ng makitang thread locker sa automotive stores, same din yun. Just make sure you get the semi-permanent one. ;)
     
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    ilocano Down Under.

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    are fiber optic sights legal in IPSC Production?
     
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    Not yet officially announced but it may be soon.