New to Glock, what sights do I have?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by 12fretter, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    To make a long story short, I sent in a Gen 3 piece of crap G23 to the factory and for a fee, they replaced it with a refurbished Gen 4 G23. Mine are glowing dots. They're not real bright, but you can see them in the dark well enough. Are they factory night sights? Thanks for answering what might be a stupid question.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Probably. Most aftermarket sights will have markings in it. My Trijicons say Trijicon. My Meprolights say Mepro.
     

  3. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Can you replace the sights yourself or does that need a gunsmith?
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    They make a sight pushing tool for the rear. Not sure how the front is attached on a Gen 4.

    On Gen 3 and earlier guns I've changed my own sights with a padded vice to hold the slide and a Delrin punch, and duct tape to pad the sight and slide while I drifted it in with a hammer. Sometimes a fine file or polishing stone is needed to get the sight ground down just a bit to be able to get it started, but don't get crazy and take off too much metal or you will have a loose sight.

    The from sight on the gen 3 and earlier guns usually comes with a screw and a wrench along with red loc-tite. Fairly straight forwArd for changeing out. At have to apply a little heat to the old sight if it has loc-tite already on it.
     
  5. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    What you said:

    They make a sight pushing tool for the rear. Not sure how the front is attached on a Gen 4.

    On Gen 3 and earlier guns I've changed my own sights with a padded vice to hold the slide and a Delrin punch, and duct tape to pad the sight and slide while I drifted it in with a hammer. Sometimes a fine file or polishing stone is needed to get the sight ground down just a bit to be able to get it started, but don't get crazy and take off too much metal or you will have a loose sight.

    The from sight on the gen 3 and earlier guns usually comes with a screw and a wrench along with red loc-tite. Fairly straight forwArd for changeing out. At have to apply a little heat to the old sight if it has loc-tite already on it.


    What I heard:

    Don't do it yourself you dumbass, just let someone else do it who knows what the heck they're doing.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    :p....................................