Changing sights on a Glock

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Changing sights on a Glock

Postby MoJo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:52 pm

The Glock has the easiest sights to replace of any handgun on the market today. I put a set of Ameriglo claw sights on my G 17 today. The only specialized tool needed is a 3/16" nutdriver. The wall of the nutdriver needs to be very thin so a 3/16" nutdriver out of a set of mechanics nutdrivers won't work. I used this one from Dawson Precision. A hammer, non marring punch (brass, aluminium, hardwood or plastic) and a vise made up the other tools I used, the vise is not a necessity but it makes life easier.

You begin by clearing and quadruple checking the gun for ammo, take the slide off and remove the spring and barrel. Take your nutdriver and unscrew the small hex head screw holding the front sight. Be careful not to drop it it's tiny. Put the sight and screw in an envelope or zip lock so they wont get lost. Next, carefully remove the screw from the new sight put the screw into the hole in the slide (tweezers or a pair of fine nosed needle nosed pliers make this a lot simpler. Holding the screw with the nutdriver attach the front sight to the slide torquing it very snugly. Drive the factory plastic sight out from left to right and the new one from right to left. Eyeball the sight notch for center and you're ready to shoot it for zero. After zeroing, a drop of GREEN Locktite will keep things put until you want to move them again. I use a laser bore slighter to check for proper sight windage alignment before shooting. The sights on my G19 were dead on using this method. At the range you can tap the sight left or right to get the windage dead on if necessary.

It took me about fifteen minutes to actually do the work the tools needed are basic or inexpensive and you have the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Plus you have saved $35-50 by not going to a gunsmith. :thumbs2:

Here's a VIDEO OF Dave Dawson showing how to do this job. :tiphat:
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Re: Changing sights on a Glock

Postby Austin83 » Fri May 16, 2014 2:47 pm

Good stuff. A few years ago, I purchased a set of sights from Cheaper Than Dirt in Fort Worth, and they installed the sights for free. I've seen quite a few stores offering this service lately.

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Re: Changing sights on a Glock

Postby gigag04 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:27 pm

I just put try glos on my 34 and the front hangs over the stupid cutout.
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Re: Changing sights on a Glock

Postby Steamboat » Mon May 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Looks like this would be the same procedure for a Smith and Wesson SW9V.
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