Impossible Request: Keep me from

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by Fortunate Son, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Fortunate Son

    Fortunate Son

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    Impossible Request: Keep me from doing something stupid.
    I have a Holosun HS 507 on top of an adapter plate on my Glock 19.5 mos. The screws, attaching the sight, are of proper length with blue lock-tite applied but, they keep coming loose. Red lock-tite is my next stupid act unless someone can suggest a better solution.

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    p.d.

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    Have you considered the C & H base? The few reviews I've seen seem positive although I have no first hand knowledge. I am going to use one on my G34 MOS. I used the red thread locker that XS sights furnishes. Never again.
     

  3. Marilyn

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    Try using more of the blue first. The amount that is suggested to use is not enough. My 2 cents worth....
     
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    Not on I-95 any more!!!
    This :goodpost: ... and clean EVERYTHING real good and then wipe down with alcohol. (rubbing not drinking)
     
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  5. Gauss Rifle

    Gauss Rifle

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    I'm going to kick you right in the finances. :nutcheck:

    That tends to stop most costly mistakes.

    You have a $300 optic mounted to a gun that is probably worth a minimum of $700 in today's market. Trust me when I tell you that you don't want to have to use a heat gun or torch to get that thing off if you ever decide to sell or upgrade either of those items (or change the batteries). Heaven help you if you strip the screws.

    In short; don't spend $2 to mess up $1000 (or more) worth of gear. Just use more blue loc-tite and call it a day.
     
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    That is my base. It's solid, the Holosun is what won't stay put.

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  7. Fortunate Son

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    Ok, clean it up and more lock-tite. Will do. The third time may be the charm.

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    Definitely clean and degrease the screws and threaded holes in the plate/slide. The least amount of oil/grease will keep Loctite from holding properly.

    And DO NOT USE RED LOCTITE!!!!!!!!!! You will ruin the RDS with the heat required to loosen/remove red Loctite.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I used to cowboy action shoot. One time, at a match, my ejector housing screw came loose on my Uberti Colt SA copy and everything went flying. Thank Zeus I found all the parts!
    Anyway, I found out somewhere that using a piece of heavy weight, 8 or 10 lb. monofilament fishing line in the screw hole holds them the best. It worked for me as my guns have not had the same issue in over 12 years.
     
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  10. RPMSTL

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    Not necessarily for your situation but here are a few tips for those mounting dots.

    1. Use solvent to clean screws and threads.

    2. Use the correct screws. Length, size and head type make a difference.
    A few incorrect screws will all ‘seem’ to fit. Get the right ones.

    3. Get a torque driver. No more guessing.

    4. If you use LokTite, shake well and apply a very thin coating on the threads.

    5. Use a dab of fingernail polish at top of the screw head as an index marker. Also doubles as a thread locker if you choose to forgo the LokTite.

    6. If you remove the screw. Remove the thread locker and start over. It does not work by simply reusing the crusty screw or adding more.
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Try a different bottle of blue threadlocker, after cleaning as described.
     
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