Front Sight Detaching!

Front Sight Detaching!

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    Front Sight Detaching!

    I just finished cleaning my Glock 23 and I noticed something falling off the slide as I was cleaning it. I didn't notice until I put the gun back together that a piece of thin steel on the bottom of the slide holding my front sight on had fallen off.

    Now as soon as I rack the gun, this is what happens.

    Do I need a gunsmith to remedy this or will a drop of glue (Super Glue?) take care of this?

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    Attach it correctly. My buddy had his lose the front sight too. IRRC , Glock sent him a new one free of charge.
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    You mean a gunsmith?
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    Attach it correctly. My buddy had his lose the front sight too. IRRC , Glock sent him a new one free of charge.
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    Not sure how they are attached. I assume the small plate locks the front sight in? I wouldn't think its all that hard to install . Guess you need to be the judge of that.
    Superglue will not hold up long term in any case.
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    The front sight of a Glock pistol is held on with a threaded bushing from the inside of the slide with aftermarket sights. Of course this is plastic push-through for stock sights, and alloy for aftermarket or night sights. You'll need to have it re-staked. Your local gun shop should be able to do it for you, or your nearest Glock stocking dealer. I would highly recommend against using super glue to fix your problem. Then again.....it's your gun, do what you will. Plain and simple.

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    That's great advice.

    This is a Glock 23 made in 93 and an Trijicon NS installed some time after that. Compared to the stock NS on my Gen 3 G26, it looks like it was "punched" on (I don't know how else to describe it).

    Now to find someone to reinstall it while I wait.

    Thanks all for the great advice.
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    The front sight of a Glock pistol is held on with a threaded bushing from the inside of the slide with aftermarket sights. Of course this is plastic push-through for stock sights, and alloy for aftermarket or night sights. You'll need to have it re-staked. Your local gun shop should be able to do it for you, or your nearest Glock stocking dealer. I would highly recommend against using super glue to fix your problem. Then again.....it's your gun, do what you will. Plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckE View Post
    That's great advice.

    This is a Glock 23 made in 93 and an Trijicon NS installed some time after that. Compared to the stock NS on my Gen 3 G26, it looks like it was "punched" on (I don't know how else to describe it).

    Now to find someone to reinstall it while I wait.

    Thanks all for the great advice.
    Your bushing from the underneath side of your slide is gone. If it's still there but loose, I believe a 11/32 socket/nut-driver might do it. It's teeny-tiny and has an almost non-existent profile. Stock plastic sights are split plastic below the slide...sort of expansion or plastic anchor set up. All aftermarket ones have a nut/threaded bushing to hold it on. Might call Glock, or more likely Trijicon for a free part you'll need. Your local armorer/gunsmith should have one though.

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    Send the Glock back for work....tell them to keep it....buy a SIG...[j/k]
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    Any Glock dealer should be able to fix this in less than 5 minutes, its no big deal. If you were not half way across the country, I'd do it for you.
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    And I'd let you too. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Any Glock dealer should be able to fix this in less than 5 minutes, its no big deal. If you were not half way across the country, I'd do it for you.
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    Take your slide off and look at the sight from the bottom. It should have a very small flat headed bolt holding the sight on. If it is just loose go to Sears or any good tool store and buy a 3/16" nut driver. remove the little bolt and put a drop of locktite on the threads, nail polish will work in a pinch and tighten it back down.
    If your bolt is gone, call your sight manufacturer and see if they will send you a new one.

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    Cheap, quick fix...head to the gun shop you regularly support...probably won't even charge you...mine wouldn't.

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    Chuck if you live in Tuscon, I have a Glock front sight stake tool and may be able to fix it for you for free. Also if you end up buying another Glock front sight I can let you use the tool. My advise is buy some aftermarket Night sights that use a screw to hold the post in place.

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