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Old 07-27-2011, 04:13 AM   #21
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i mean take a punch and a small hammer and tap it to the left


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i mean take a punch and a small hammer and tap it to the left
Ohh. hmmm, I don't know, I probably should. Honestly I've never really thought about doing that.

While I have some firearms knowledge, modifying them even in the slightest has always been beyond what I feel comfortable doing. But I think I could give that a try, sounds simple enough and I'm decent with tools. I appreciate the suggestion.


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Im not familiar with glock rear sights just check to make.sure there isnt a set screw you need to loosen first. Some pistol.sights are secured that way.
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Im not familiar with glock rear sights just check to make.sure there isnt a set screw you need to loosen first. Some pistol.sights are secured that way.
I know there's no screw, a friend has the same model except his has the adjustable rear sight from the factory. I'll have to research if it's possible to adjust mine.
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My CCW has big TARGET sights. (Kimber Polymer Target 1911 in 45)
I've never had them hang up on clothing and I carry in a IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster. The rear sight does wear holes in my shirts though!!
BIG sights help with my old eyes. I also prefer a 6 O'clock hold, to you new guys, that means a black bulls eye target would be sitting on TOP of my front sight. Old eyes LOSE the front sight in a dark colored bullseye (or clothing).
I've even painted my front sight a day glow green.
I used to shoot bowling pins with a 1911 45ACP. FRONT SIGHT and bang the pin leaves the table.
I also practice on a silhouette "point shooting".
Practice the draw at home with an empty pistol, bullets in another room.
empty mag, mag with one snap cap, and practice ....... draw....fire....
I grab the slide to "fake it being locked back". Keep your eyes on the target, eject the magazine (I drop the mag on the bed so I don't dent the lips etc) and reload another mag and slingshot the slide home, aim and fire.
Another good drill is to DRY FIRE. Put a dime on your front sight and aim and fire at an object. The DIME should NOT fall off the sight!!
Think I'll go practice right now.
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I know there's no screw, a friend has the same model except his has the adjustable rear sight from the factory. I'll have to research if it's possible to adjust mine.
It can be done. There's no set screw in the rear sight of a stock Glock. I have a sight pusher tool that I use to set the windage on pistols, but you can use a drift punch and brass hammer or something similar to adjust the rear sight.
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i mean take a punch and a small hammer and tap it to the left
I prefer to send people to get a sight pusher,
as most folks are not delicate enough with a hammer & punch to get it right...
Its mostly WHACK! Oops, too far or not far enough...WHACK! Oops...

Sight pusher makes for easier adjustment on multiple pistols,
which can be real important for those that have more than one gun

Love 'em for the simple, quick sight adjustments,
and micro-adjustments that are then possible,
that one simply cannot do with a hammer and punch
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