Changing Glock Sights

This is a discussion on Changing Glock Sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am going to order up a set of night sights for my glock 26 and have two quick questions. 1. Should the replacement be ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Changing Glock Sights

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array Rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,003

    Changing Glock Sights

    I am going to order up a set of night sights for my glock 26 and have two quick questions.

    1. Should the replacement be done by a gun smith or are they user servicable.

    2. If they are user servicable what tools do I need to change the sights out?


    Thanks!
    -It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array SpencerB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fort Bliss, Texas/Mesa, Arizona
    Posts
    4,301
    Which night sights did you end up ordering for your 26? I have been thinking about getting night sights for my G19.

  4. #3
    VIP Member
    Array RoadRunner71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,243
    With the right tools it is a piece of cake. To buy the tools though would probably cost more than the 'smith.

    Are you doing both front and rear?
    "Mind own business"
    "Always cut cards"

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array Superhouse 15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,055
    They are user serviceable if you're careful. You will need a poly punch, a small hammer, a vise or bench block, and a small (3/16th) socket that most companies include with the sight. The only risk to using a punch instead of letting an armorer use a press is that you must only tap the base of the sight, not the side where the lamps are. And don't whack too hard, gentle small taps. Some fronts come with locktite on the screw, some don't. You should degrease the screw and use some kind of threadlock on it. Don't overtighten the screw or it will snap off and ruin the sight.

    The first step of whacking something worth a hundred bucks with a hammer ( or cutting it with a file) is the hardest step. Go for it and pretty soon you'll be cutting and whacking on other people's guns and stuff.
    Try not to screw up so bad they name the screw up after you. (Station 15 saying)

    NRA Certifed Instructor

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array Rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,003
    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    Which night sights did you end up ordering for your 26? I have been thinking about getting night sights for my G19.
    I am going to get the Mepros. Mainly because they are the only ones I co uld find that offer the color combo I wanted.
    -It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array Rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,003
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    With the right tools it is a piece of cake. To buy the tools though would probably cost more than the 'smith.

    Are you doing both front and rear?
    Yes, front and rear
    -It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...

  8. #7
    Member Array glockfan23's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    323
    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    They are user serviceable if you're careful. You will need a poly punch, a small hammer, a vise or bench block, and a small (3/16th) socket that most companies include with the sight. The only risk to using a punch instead of letting an armorer use a press is that you must only tap the base of the sight, not the side where the lamps are. And don't whack too hard, gentle small taps. Some fronts come with locktite on the screw, some don't. You should degrease the screw and use some kind of threadlock on it. Don't overtighten the screw or it will snap off and ruin the sight.

    The first step of whacking something worth a hundred bucks with a hammer ( or cutting it with a file) is the hardest step. Go for it and pretty soon you'll be cutting and whacking on other people's guns and stuff.
    +1 to superhouse15 , he knows what he talking about..

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array pogo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    3,149
    I have replaced several Glock sights with Aro-tek night sights, which install easily with two small set screws. It is much easier than obtaining a sight pusher. The website is www.arotek.com.

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington

  10. #9
    Member Array Seraph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Secret City
    Posts
    357
    Remember to degrease and Loctite any screws involved.
    Under the sword lifted high, there is Hell, making you tremble. But go ahead, and you have the land of Bliss.

    ~ Miyamoto Musashi

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array Danimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    891
    A 3/16 socket, red locktite, rubbing alcohol, a rubber mallet, and a bit of 2x4 is what I routinely change out front and rear glock sights with.

    I just step on the slide (I'm 270, so I have a bit of heft to hold it down) on a soft surface (rubber mats), line up the edge of the 2x4 on the edge of the rear sight, and give the 2x4 a few whacks with a rubber mallet. The 2x4 won't mar you slide, or damage you tritium vials. It may dent the wood a bit though. Rather dent the wood and keep my gun and the tritium safe.

    Here are a couple of good demo vids:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBho8KVs0L8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISUMm...eature=related

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array Rollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,003
    Thanks for all the info all. I got home from work today to find my sights had been delivered (+1 optics planet for the next day delivery of which I did not pay for). Took me about 30 mins to install them. Would have only taken 5 to be honest but I started off tapping the new sights in VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY softly. What superhouse 15 said is dead on accurate "The first step of whacking something worth a hundred bucks with a hammer ( or cutting it with a file) is the hardest step. Anyway, They glow like crazy and if nothing else I'm glad to have a standard 3 dot sight system that I am used to back. I think it will improve my overall accuracy quite a bit.
    -It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array Danimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    891
    Yep. It's not rocket science, and once you do one, you will be doing all your buddy's for them.

    Sounds like yer all set up.

  14. #13
    VIP Member
    Array C hawk Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    W. Washington
    Posts
    3,542
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    With the right tools it is a piece of cake. To buy the tools though would probably cost more than the 'smith.

    Are you doing both front and rear?
    What do you mean by right tools? Super glue and a bic lighter?
    Ccccccc what? Ccccccccccc Hawks!

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. changing sights on an M&P.
    By Intrepid in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 5th, 2009, 10:01 PM
  2. Glock Sights
    By ErnieNWillis in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: March 26th, 2009, 10:55 AM
  3. Am I alone on this or what? Glock sights
    By TN_Mike in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: June 25th, 2008, 10:37 PM
  4. Changing Sights: Taurus Mill 138 Pro
    By vic2367 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 27th, 2007, 11:01 AM
  5. changing sights
    By snowdoctor in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 9th, 2006, 08:23 PM

Search tags for this page

change glock sights
,

changing glock sights

,
changing sights on a glock
,
glock 26 sight replacement
,
glock sights
,

how to change glock sights

,
how to change sights on a glock
,
how to change sights on glock 26
,
how to change the sights on a glock
,
how to replace glock sights
,
how to replace sights on a glock
,
replacing glock sights
Click on a term to search for related topics.