Get a professional to do it with their "sight press" and prevent issues. Trying to do it yourself with out a press is difficult. Hope you enjoy the new sights, I love mine, they rock. And they make a lot more sense for night shooting than the traditional 3-dot sights.
No better feeling than saving a few bucks, and doing it yourself. Just my $0.02. If you need any help, PM me and I will be more than happy to give you a few pointers.
The "proper tool", is called a 2x4 and a rubber mallet. That is all I needed to both remove the factory rear site, and replace it with the rear night site. The "tool" that came with the XS kit had the other tools that are needed.
Piece of cake to do it. Granted, a sight vise is nice, but you can do it with a nylon punch too.
You'll need a 3/16th thin wall socket for the new front sight, and if you're using factory sights on it now, you have two options for front sight removal. If you don't care about saving it you can put a small punch on the bottom and tap it out. Alternately, you can remove the tiny plastic stake with tweezers and it'll drop out (practically).
I've done 10 sets or so for myself and for others. No buggers and no complaints. Well--the one set of XS sights that I did (under protest) are coming back off and the shooter is going to Warren Tacticals. Just too hard to shoot accurately with that softball on the front!
So i got them installed. It was no big deal really. One question to anyone who has put sights on a glock before though. I had to tap the rear to get it started. After it was centered it was loose enough to move back and forth by tilting the gun. Is this normal? I tightened the set screws and added the locking compound so i think it will be ok i just didnt expect it to be that loose. Liking them so far! Thanks.
Do it yourself! I'm a fat old Vietnam Vet and I did it in about 3 minutes. The tool you need is included in the package. There are good U-Tube videos to show you how. Anyone who can clear a Glock has the skill to install these sights. So, if you can't clear your pistol without an accidental discharge, hire a gunsmith.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to defensive firearm owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about everyday carry, optics, holsters, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!