Night sights

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by squeeze511, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. squeeze511

    squeeze511 New Member

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    My G26 has factory post sights. Thinking about getting night sights or Tru glo's. Do I need the sight removal tools or can I improvise from my tool box ?
     
  2. jfirecops

    jfirecops New Member

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    The front sight will just pull off, and the back sight can easily be nicked out with a punch, but get a nylon one so you don't damage the slide if it slips. If you can't find one, use brass just be careful. Plenty of YouTube videos out there to give good advice.
     

  3. Sarabian

    Sarabian Slightly Opinionated

    There are a lot of gun shops that will replace the sights for free when you buy them. My local one does. Might be worth looking into.
     
  4. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

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    The other thing you have to be careful of, if you improvise with a punch, especially a brass one, is that you can crack the vial and ruin the sight. Use the right tool for the job, or pay someone to do it for you. Better to spend a few more bucks on installation than ruin a $100 sight and have to buy another one.
     
  5. Absolutely never do a sight job on a Glock without the right tools. EVER.
     
  6. squeeze511

    squeeze511 New Member

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    Thanks all for your knowledge. Now what in your experience works best for you? Tritium sights or Tru glo type sights? Fiber optic?
     
  7. Sarabian

    Sarabian Slightly Opinionated

    For night work, tritium is definitely my choice. I like the new fiber optic 3 dot sights, but am still uncertain how much I'd want one on a handgun.
     
  8. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

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    Glock Night Sights. Best deal available.
     
  9. bobbyhargrave

    bobbyhargrave New Member

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    Tritium. Get brass punch set; search You Tube "How to ..." videos. Do it yourself. Saved $38 bucks. Installed 6.5mm Meprolights green/green on all my Glocks. U will definatly see ur gun in the dark.
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  10. squeeze511

    squeeze511 New Member

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    Anyone know if oils, cleaning products will harm Tru glo's?
     
  11. Glockchevy27350

    Glockchevy27350 New Member

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    Keep all away and wipe sites with clean dry patch.
     
  12. Blackmagic02

    Blackmagic02 New Member

    Meprolight is my choice. Just my opinion. I have no experience with Trijicon. The gun stores I have bought them from have installed them for free on Glocks. Some time back I installed a Meprolight front blade on my Ruger SP101. The front blade is held in by a pin that has to be punched out and you have to drill through that hole to make a hole in your new sight. I looked at the Ruger forums prior to install for advice. A guy recommended wrapping plumbers tape liberally around the barrel and sight to prevent scratching the finish if your punch slipped. It worked like a charm. I could see doing that to drift the old rear sight off. Could also work on install 'till you get down to fine tuning the final location. Even then you could layer some on the side you are punching on. In lieu of the Glock sight tool.