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01-11-2011, 04:47
I thought I posted this question yesterday, but can't find it now. If I duplicated the post, I apologize.

I have ordered a fiber optic front sight for my new Gen 4 G17. But when I field stripped the gun, I don't see how to replace the front sight. Can it be done on Gen 4 models? Would someone tell me how? (Can't believe changing the front sight can be too difficult.)


01-11-2011, 11:59
If you have a plastic front sight you simply rip it out.
If you have a metal front sight, it will be attached by a screw (unscrew it) or swedged (smashed base) grind it out.

Feel free to post a pic

01-11-2011, 14:42
Thank you for your response.

The sights on this Gen 4 G17 are stock plastic. So if I rip out the plastic front sight with a pair of pliers, I can just push the replacement fiber optic front sight into the hole in the top of the slide that will now be exposed?

(I won't be able to post a picture until I get home Friday night.)

01-11-2011, 16:01
Yes, the front sight hole will be exposed. Insert the new sight base in the hole. Flip the slide over and attach the sight using the supplied screw