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cblowe13 10-29-2013 11:48 PM

Hellllpppppp night sights
 
Bought night sights for my g23. They were a bit larger than the original sight so I got to filing and I did a little much. Now it will slide through both sides and can get a bite. I'm thinking maybe jb weld and file that down till it bites after it's dry? Any thoughts suggestions

MisterMcCool 10-29-2013 11:54 PM

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You should order another sight and start over. You don't want to ugly up your glock.

rferguson61 10-29-2013 11:55 PM

I can't think of anything else...but if you do go with JB then make sure to gouge the sight otherwise on the smooth surface it with break free.

cblowe13 10-30-2013 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by rferguson61
I can't think of anything else...but if you do go with JB then make sure to gouge the sight otherwise on the smooth surface it with break free.

Sorry not sure what you mean

SSGN_Doc 10-30-2013 12:13 AM

If you have a punch you can put a dimple or two in the bottom edge of the metal on the sight. This should work like staking and make the sight bite into the dovetail. If you do it this way the staking marks should be on the sight where it is inside the dovetail and not visible.

rferguson61 10-30-2013 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by cblowe13 (Post 1417296)

Sorry not sure what you mean

Put groves in the metal on the sight otherwise the jb won't have anything to hold onto. If you put it on a smooth surface it won't really stick well.

Mercator 10-30-2013 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by rferguson61 (Post 1417322)
Put groves in the metal on the sight otherwise the jb won't have anything to hold onto. If you put it on a smooth surface it won't really stick well.

You could also shim it if loose enough. A metal strip on loctite.

SSGN_Doc 10-30-2013 01:35 AM

I would recommend against JB Weld. It gets brittle when it's thin. Trying to manipulate a shim while you drive or push the sight in would be a bit of a pain. Possible to do, but a pain.

DeltaF 10-30-2013 07:06 AM

Don't use JB weld. Buy another sight if you can't fight a shim in.

You will lose all the value in that gun if you jack the slide up.

Better yet, spend the $20 to get your local armorer at your licensed Glock dealer to do it for you.

rferguson61 10-30-2013 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by DeltaF (Post 1417598)
Don't use JB weld. Buy another sight if you can't fight a shim in.

You will lose all the value in that gun if you jack the slide up.

Better yet, spend the $20 to get your local armorer at your licensed Glock dealer to do it for you.

He's not talking about JB welding it into the slide. He wants to rebuild the material on the sight itself then fit it.


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