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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by bill rayburn, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. bill rayburn

    bill rayburn

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    I spotted a set of sight's for my G34 st the GSSF event in Richmond, Saturday, they were Dawson adjustable, optic front.100. I like the narrower front sight but I'm not sure about the optic part. I'm a rookie so will I need a Glock armorer to install or a gunsmith ?
    Bill
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Fiber optics are not permitted in GSSF, except for the Unllimited/Masters Category. If an Amateur was using a fiber optic front sight, then he/she should have been protested.

    Installing front sights is easy if you have a front sight tool and some red locktite.
     

  3. bill rayburn

    bill rayburn

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    I should have said that he had blacked out the optic portion for GSSF.
    Bill
     
  4. driver8m3

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    fiber optic front sights may be used in the other divisions as long as the rear part of the front sight is covered/obscured so that the view is the same as a standard notch and post.
     
  5. LoveGlocks

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    Bill,

    I just installed two sets and both were VERY easy to install. The instructions and most tools are included with the site set from D-P.

    All you need outside of what D-P supplies is some blue loctite and a small hammer or something you can use to hit the nylon-tipped punch supplied by D-P with to drift your rear site so that it's centered in the rear dovetail... I also used a small adj. cresent wrench to provide a little (just a little) extra torque to the special wrench (DP Supplied) for the screw for the front site.

    To remove the factory orig plastic sites, I used a sharp point knife (like an exacto) to dig out the pin in the center of the front site, and a punch to punch out the front and to drift out the rear.

    If I can assist you in any way, let me know, I'll do my best.


    Regards,
    LG
     
  6. gary newport

    gary newport

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    Just a couple of comments--first, the normal recommendation is to use RED Loctite on the front sight screw, not blue. Second, I usually just pull the factory plastic front sight off with needle-nose pliers.
     
  7. 4eyes

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    Gary. Anything that gets red Loctite should be propane/blow torch friendly. Blue and green loctite should remove with out heat. Personally, I use fingernail polish for front sight screws
     
  8. LoveGlocks

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    4eyes,

    I agree with you...

    I have used blue loctite exclusively on the front sight screws for Heinie, Bomars, and Dawson Precision aftermarket Glock sights. With just the right amount of torque (1/4 to 1/2 turn after finger tighten w/ tool), I have not had a front site go loose on me yet, that's over 15 sets installed over the last five years. Includes Glock 21 and 20 which had shot major 190+ PF loads thru them in USPSA matches.

    I have also been able to loosen the screws to the front sights easily and without damage - many times I've switched brands of sights for my own testing.

    Your finger nail polish trick is also good for the trigger pin screw on the Carver Mount [that you will want to get now that you are a Master Class GSSF Shooter :) ]. I find the finger nail polish holds better than loctite... I usually get clear polish but my last trip to get some only had a choice of "874 Zenith";f

    On the factory front sight... I like to reuse those front sights too.. by removing the pin underneath and pushing the front site out from the bottom, I have been able to reuse the front sight(s) and have never had one come off or loose or not fit snugly. Even though they are low cost to get replacement front sights, there were many times, I was glad I had some take-offs laying around while waiting for my order for new factory front sites to arrive.

    The Glock factory sites are great for close range (out to 18 yards) shooting IMHO.

    Hope to see you at other matches!

    LG
     
  9. 4eyes

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    Mornin LG. Hope you are having a fine Labor Day.

    Since this "sight" thread has turned into a "glue" thread, let me include both ingredients in this one: I cut the "black" out of the stock rear sight white "U" with X-acto or utility knife and get more daylight around the front stock sight. If I get too close to the "U" while cutting out the black and the white "U" falls out--- a drop of super glue will hold it in just fine.

    BTW: I tried Heinies in testing prior to my last match and returned to the stock sights with the enlarged opening rear. It works for me and is a good alternative to aftermarket sights for a fixed income retiree. I have also thinned the front sight, but the cut out rear is easier and faster.
     
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    You mentioned in another thread that you use a knife blade to remove the front sight pin. Let me tell you about another of my esoteric "one off" tools. I sharpened one of the nut picks from the holiday nut cracker/pick set (bought the set at a yard sale for 50 cents) and use the sharpened point to get a good purchase on and lift out the front sight post. The same tool will push out the front sight after the pin is removed and will also shove the pin into the slot when re-assembling the sight. This tool is a permanent carry in my shooting bag. I sharpened the additional 5 picks from the set and gave them to other Glockers. (Plus side begging credits)
     
  11. LoveGlocks

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    Hey there 4eyes, had a great holiday weekend, hope you and the Mrs. did too!

    Nice creative effort on your tricks, especially the esoteric one-off tool... just don't try to board an airplane with them... if you are going to Conyers, leave them home okay?;f

    Thanks for the trick on the factory front... I have long been a fan of the factory site and will have to check out your method. THANKS for sharing!

    You could have told me this earlier BEFORE I bought all these aftermarket sights, you know... I would have bought you at least one beer for all the money you would have saved me... LOL ;e ;e ;e
     
  12. bill rayburn

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    Well I'm back again, I wanted to give my business to CGR however I want the narrower front sight so I'm stuck with Dawson, are Dawson sights a quality product and is there anyplace where I can get a discount ?
    Bill
     
  13. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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