Glock 17 New G17 - not sure how to remove front sight

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  1. demonloop

    demonloop

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    Got new G17 after and not sure how to remove front sight to fit the new one I have.

    Its a G17 from Europe serial GRHxxx

    The front sight looks odd from underneath, no pin as such certainly no hex nut. Looks like 2 circles or something???

    Anyone any ideas short of pliers;f
     
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    The front sight projection through the frame is a split oblate with a small plastic pin spreader through the center of the split. A sharp pick will lift out the plastic pin and the split can be compressed to shove the sight up and out the top. This method allows reuse of the front sight.

    If you don't need the front sight, you can grasp with pliers and pull straight up to remove. Quick, but distorts the plastic.
     

  3. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Sounds like a staked on steel front sight. The sight gets destroyed during removal. I drill it out a bit from the underside then knock it out with a punch and hammer.
     
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    I just pulled with pliers, came out really easily.
     
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    If it's a factory plastic front sight, it should be a split post with a pin in it, like 4eyes said; if it's an aftermarket or night-sight, it'll likely be swaged/staked into the slide.
     
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    If it's an aftermarket sight, it'll likely NOT be swaged or staked into the slide.
     
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    To clarify, the 17 is brand new in box. No aftermarket sights etc.

    I have posted pics below. I'm beginning to think the front sight is staked? I hope the pics help you to help me.

    If it is staked do I just grab it with the pliers and pull?
     
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    Pic 3

    And a quuick question without opening another thread...

    My mate threw me some 9mm ammo and said it would fit my 17. Its Winchester 9mm Luger 115gr.

    Is that still 9x19 and so OK for my Glock (sorry if its a bone question)
     
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    9x19 = 9mm Parabellum = 9mm Luger = 9mm NATO
     
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    Cheers mate, any ideas about the sight?
     
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    striderglock HVACR

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    If it's the factory plastic, curse at it, it'll fall out.
     
  14. RandySmith

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    It is the latest style staked factory sight.

    Remove material from the bottom of the sight using a drill. (someone already told you this)

    Also, the ammo question... 9mm NATO ammo is fine to use in a glock. However, 9mm NATO != Luger, Parabellum, etc... it operates at higher pressures than the others.

    Randy