New Gen5 shoots low. It ain’t me!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Todd Hayes, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. ChrisD46

    ChrisD46

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    *The 115gr. loads shoot low , the 124 gr. shoot closer to POA while the 147gr. shoot slightly high at 12 to 25 yards.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    ive used those cheap sights on Glocks for years without issue
     
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  3. HEXE9

    HEXE9 Supports Our Flag

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    +1

    I’ve taken a few Glocks to hell and back with those sights and never a problem.

    In most cases, the guys quick to condemn them are the ones who’s Glocks do nothing but go from a padded bag to a square range.
     
  4. cowboy1964

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    People have had issues with the plastic sights.
     
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  5. Bradd D

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    I haven't had any issues with the factory plastic sights and they are much improved on the Gen 5's, but they don't have tritium so they are of no use to me.
     
  6. DirectDrive

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    Also it depends on what Sight Picture you like.
    I'll bench a new Glock with the plastic sights.

    1) Note POI/POA and target distance
    2) Measure sight heights above the slide
    3) Do the math or use the sight calculator at Dawson or Ameriglo IF NEEDED
    4) Buy the permanent sights for the pistol
     
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  7. Buckshot Barry

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    Thanks. Just an update for Glockers that were not owners in the early years.

    Glock front sights have gone through 3 design changes in the past 34 years.

    Originally the front sight had a plastic pin the was inserted in to the bottom center of the shaft to keep it spread apart.

    The second design replaced the plastic pin with a metal screw, but was only about half the height of the front sight.

    Glock Night Sights used this same half length screw.

    The third and current design uses a full length screw. The full length screw was also added to the Glock Night Sights. i know of no other night sights for the Glock that use a full length front sight screw.

    i haven’t heard of any durability issues with the third design. Robust!
     
  8. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    Truth be known, here's the biggest sight 'nuance'. Any sights will work if you sight them according to what you like. Some are better than others, of course, but it's just the same...they all work.

    eta - adding using a rifle sight set up obviously won't work like night sight dots, but still, you can set either to hit the x long as you can see the x. As DD says, it's the sight pic you like. Good tidbit. ;)
     
  9. dg370

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    Respectfully I would say that the ‘out of box’ sight picture from the factory has changed from top of sight to combat. I don’t think Glock has communicated this very well and the way the gun functions from one generation to the next has changed. Yes I can file that away in my mind and deal with it. The problem is under duress are you going to deal with under over thoughts very well. Probably not. I just want all of mine to be the same. My preference.


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  10. Bradd D

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