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Buy sight pusher, or have someone install new sights?

Discussion in 'Optics' started by Higgins909, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Higgins909

    Higgins909 Member

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    I bought some Ameriglo tritium sights for my Glock 17 4th gen. I thought I could at least install the front and run with that for a little while, but I'm not sure after installing it. The front sight didn't fit snug into the slot like the stock front sight did. I could rotate it a fair amount. I ended up finding a pretty straight piece of metal and tried to straighten it using that. (Think it was a lathe boring bar or something) I'm paranoid about the front sight not being straight and am thinking about paying someone to do it. I was told $35 from a store, since I didn't buy the sights from them.

    Maybe this front sight will be a problem?

    I still got, getting a CHL on my list. I'm not really sure what I will carry, but I will probably put some quality night sights on it. So then I would be out another $35? Should I buy a sight tool or just pay someone to do it?

    Thanks,
    Higgins909
     


  2. jetcycles

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    FWIW, I was in the same boat last week in regards to installing ameriglo sights on a bare brownells G19 slide. I researched tools, then reached out to www.primarymachine.com to inquire about cerakote and they said that they would install my sights and slide completion kit at no charge after coating. For $55 total including insured freight both ways, I get a fresh coat of Sniper Grey cerakote, sights installed, and slide parts installed. Shortly after shipping my slide I had a buddy offer to lend me his tool...go figure! I've had machine work performed at Primary Machine and find their work, customer service, and turnaround time to be top notch. If only I could find a Houston based shop that works on their level at their prices.

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  3. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known

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    Most aftermarket for the Glock are not a perfect fit the front is cut is Slotted; Loctite 262 in place and clamp in soft/padded Vice jaws to straighten.

    I used a clamp on smooth Jaw vice with aluminum plates before I ever had a 4” bench vice.




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  4. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Buy or build your own sight adj. tool!

    It ain't rocket surgery!
     
  5. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    That should be "brain science".
     
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  6. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    Well how many times do you think are you going to change sights. There's your math question, pay somebody those one or two times vs. buy a sight pusher.
     
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  7. Longhorn1986

    Longhorn1986 Active Member

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    I pay a competent gunsmith. I'd rather not have my pistols be guinea pigs whilst I learn how to install sights.
     
  8. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known

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    Gunsmith had to learn somehow, besides we are talking about a cheap pair of Sights not filing on the slide dovetail.


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  9. napalmsloth

    napalmsloth New Member

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    I bought this from Fisher. It’s easy and works well. About to change the sights on my G43, and am set up to change some sights for some friends. I think it was around $60. So not expensive at all.
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    Cheers!!
     
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  10. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Full size Glock sights are simple

    You need a Glock front sight tool or you can take a cheap 1/4" deep socket and grind it down...I've dont both. It's much easier to buy the tool
    The rear sights only need a brass punch
    I take the slide off and put it in a vice and just use the punch and a jewelers hammer
     


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