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Old 11-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #21
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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.
I am using a hammer yes. Also I am not sure if I am an idiot or what, but I'm not sure what everyone means by center punch
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Can you explain what using that on the bottom of the sight will do
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Can you explain what using that on the bottom of the sight will do
You would make a couple of punch marks on the bottom or a bottom edge of the sight. Using the punch will displace some of the metal up and outward from the surface of the sight, as it makes a little crater like divot in the metal. It is a property of metals that it will tend to flow up and around a punch, kind of like using dies to make coins.

That should effectively give you some few thousands of an inch of metal back above the smooth surface and create an area that will bite back into the slide dove tail.
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You would make a couple of punch marks on the bottom or a bottom edge of the sight. Using the punch will displace some of the metal up and outward from the surface of the sight, as it makes a little crater like divot in the metal. It is a property of metals that it will tend to flow up and around a punch, kind of like using dies to make coins. That should effectively give you some few thousands of an inch of metal back above the smooth surface and create an area that will bite back into the slide dove tail.


Awesome thank you for explaining that! I will try that for sure . Do you just use a hammer with the punch?
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Whoops, kinda double tapped.

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Awesome thank you for explaining that! I will try that for sure . Do you just use a hammer with the punch?
Yep. That's it. I usually use a padded vice to hold the sight, but a wood clamp that is padded or padded vice grips could accomplish the same thing.
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[QUOTE="SSGN_Doc"] Yep. That's it. I usually use a padded vice to hold the sight, but a wood clamp that is padded or padded vice grips could accomplish the same thing.[/QUOTE

Thank you so much for your help!!!! I am going to try it tomorrow

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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.
I had to file both sights to fit my Glocks. They are made a little large to make sure they fit snug is worn guns.
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I had to file both sights to fit my Glocks. They are made a little large to make sure they fit snug is worn guns.
When I had mine put in, the Gunsmith put the slide in a vice a used a press to push it in the rear and just dropped them in the front with some loc-tite.. Whole thing took less then 10min, no filing needed
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