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Old 11-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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If you don't have a Glock front sight remover. How else can you remove the front sight without damaging your Glock.

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I used a sharpened ice pick to pry the wedge from the center then squeeze the sight from the bottom and push it up. I was able to install that same sight on another Glock.

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I used a sharpened ice pick to pry the wedge from the center then squeeze the sight from the bottom and push it up. I was able to install that same sight on another Glock.
You sure you talking the same gun?

The inside hex head screw can be unscrewed counter-clockwise with a pair of small bent needle-nose pliers. Apply the torque gradually. If you want to be extra careful, use a bent "mosquito" hemostat. Once the screw is out, the front sight can be lifted straight up. In a new Glock the screw is typically not very tight, so the job is fairly easy.
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You sure you talking the same gun?

The inside hex head screw can be unscrewed counter-clockwise with a pair of small bent needle-nose pliers. Apply the torque gradually. If you want to be extra careful, use a bent "mosquito" hemostat. Once the screw is out, the front sight can be lifted straight up. In a new Glock the screw is typically not very tight, so the job is fairly easy.
Original plastic Glock sights have a split oat that fits in the hole in the slide, and another plastic wedge that fits in to spread the two halves to hold the sight in place. Most aftermarket or night sights for Glocks will have the hex head screw.
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Original plastic Glock sights have a split oat that fits in the hole in the slide, and another plastic wedge that fits in to spread the two halves to hold the sight in place. Most aftermarket or night sights for Glocks will have the hex head screw.
You mean the older ones? All Gen3 and Gen4 I own or remember seeing came with a hex head screw. The sight tool is a nutdriver!
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You mean the older ones? All Gen3 and Gen4 I own or remember seeing came with a hex head screw. The sight tool is a nutdriver!
Yes the older ones.
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I found a front sight removal tool for $9.95 on Amazon that I may order.

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I found a front sight removal tool for $9.95 on Amazon that I may order.
Makes sense. Research has shown that once you successfully replace a gun sight, you will do it again
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