Have you ever shot your sights loose?

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    Have you ever shot your sights loose?

    I have put 2500 rounds through my Colt 1911 this week and it has been some really good training.But now I have a problem__Both my rear and front sights are loose.So I was thinking of haveing some night sites put on it so I don't have to deal with the factory sights anymore.Have any of you guys had both your front and rear sights come loose from alot of shooting?It sucks but I had fun doing it.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    I've had the rear sight of my now traded-off EAA Witness 10mm fly-off twice after less than a mag full of full-power 10mm ammo.
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    yep ruger 22 Mark 2 front sight loose and rear sight would start sliding in the dovetail if you werent watching it would walk out the frame totally

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    My Ruger 22/54 same as Bud's MkII - in fact now it has compensator on but - despite some blue threadlock - still have to check that screw!!

    Most other sights (handgun) as I recall have ''survived''
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    loose sights

    The problem with the Colt is there are no screws.The front sight is staked in and the rear is just a dovetail with no set screw.
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    Yep ive heard it happens never had one do it but well it happens

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    i had a piece of crap ruger mk1 like that.

    i had to temporarily tape the rear sight on.

    lousy gun only had about 6000 rounds through it.

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    had it happen to the rear sight on my Springer 1911.
    Loc-tited it back. so far it's holding.

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    Actually, its pretty common to shoot the sights loose.
    I see it at the range all of the time during CCW classes.

    Wanna know how we fix it ?

    Super Glue. Its simple and effective and will last as at least as long as the class is.

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    The AIMPOINT on my M4 shot loose.

    The two screws that hold the mounting base together shot loose.

    Put some Loc-tite ont he threads, re-tightened, and re-zeroed.

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    this tread scared me took every thing out of the gun safe last night and checked the sites found two that were loose lol

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    check out the diffrent lock tite colors and decide which color you want to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta Force
    I have put 2500 rounds through my Colt 1911 this week and it has been some really good training.But now I have a problem__Both my rear and front sights are loose.So I was thinking of haveing some night sites put on it so I don't have to deal with the factory sights anymore.Have any of you guys had both your front and rear sights come loose from alot of shooting?It sucks but I had fun doing it.
    No, but I once saw a guy shoot a TV (In the house..!) w/ a Glock 17..!
    I know, that didn't help worth a darn..!
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    loose sights

    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    check out the diffrent lock tite colors and decide which color you want to use.
    Whare on the sights do I put the locktite?There are no screws to put it on.Do I put it in the dovetail?How about the front steaked in sight?Thanks in advance
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    yep on the rear ya just put it in the dovetail as for the front your gonna need it restaked dont know if locktite trick will work for that

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