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Old 10-30-2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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Start over with new sights. If it's a good gun it deserves to be done right.

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Start over with new sights. If it's a good gun it deserves to be done right.
Nah I'm not re paying for it unless necessary. Call me cheap but if I can fix it why buy a new one? I'm going to try the jb weld tonight and see how it works. Just don't have to many more ideas. Nothing will be ruined by messing with the sight as far as the slide so Idc in open to opinions. Besides starting over because that's a obvious
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This is ridiculous. Seriously, you've ruined the sights you already purchased. If they were for your Glock they shouldn't have needed any trimming or fiddling with to go in, there's a tool for that.
You clearly don't have any idea what you're doing, the 'helllllllpp' you need is a proper gunsmith and at least a new rear sight.

Even if you get them to go in and stay in, there not going to last.. You're going to reach for your pistol one day and the sight(s) are going to be gone. You really should take it some where. There's zero shame in having it done right.

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This is ridiculous. Seriously, you've ruined the sights you already purchased. If they were for your Glock they shouldn't have needed any trimming or fiddling with to go in, there's a tool for that. You clearly don't have any idea what you're doing, the 'helllllllpp' you need is a proper gunsmith and at least a new rear sight. Even if you get them to go in and stay in, there not going to last.. You're going to reach for your pistol one day and the sight(s) are going to be gone. You really should take it some where. There's zero shame in having it done right.

There is zero shame but it's not ridiculous to want to do something on my own. The sights were a bit off when they came in, just figured I could fix them. I haven't yet but I will. Who cares it's my gun I want to try it by myself with guidance through you guys that help. If it doesn't work oh well I tried. How else do you learn without trying. If it doesn't stay on forever then I'll get a new sight no big deal. It's not my go to gun if shtf. Got plenty of others with night sights installed including a shotty. So it's not a big deal. All I wanted was help on putting them on not telling me to run to a gunsmith. I'm not stupid I know they can do it. Not everyone runs to someone immediately and hands them cash to fix whatever. If I don't then maybe I will after I TRY!
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I did not mean to be offensive.
Once you cut the board too short there's no board stretcher.

You're right, it is yours.. The advice has been given to see a gun smith or get new sights after the fact, I don't believe anyone said you shouldn't have tried it to start with. Either way, it's yours so enjoy.

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It's really quite simple bro, I would never trust my life to JB Weld.

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Right I wouldn't either but I'm not trying to trust my life with it!

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Again I say don't use JB Weld on your gun. It will become brittle when thin. It will flake, powder then be useless.
Try the staking method I indicated earlier. It is used frequently for slightly undersized sights.

Are you using a sight pusher to install the sight or just a hammer and drift punch? My guess is that if you are using a hammer and punch the JB Weld will begin to crack during installation.

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cblowe,

Doc had a great idea. They do make some Brass Shims that we also use on scopes from time to time. They are very thin and you can probably get it from Brownells or other places. What I would try is to cut a small piece and then drive the damaged sight in over the top of it in the V Notch. Also Docs idea of maybe using a center punch and make some evenly spaced center punch marks on the bottom of the sight. Either method is worth a try! But JB NO! NO! Finally a replacement sight. But I realy think the shim method or center punch method will work!

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I vote center punch on bottom of rear sight. If it gives adequate resistance when drifting in you should be good. For added insurance apply a drop of loctite to each side of the dovetail next to the rear sight once centered.

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