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Jim173
02-16-2011, 17:54
I recently picked up some trijicon night sights, and i had an armorer put them on my glock 21, after putting about 400 rds. through i found that i was shooting off, i took a closer look and my sights were falling off, any suggestions?

KS-Glock
02-16-2011, 17:55
Which sight is falling off, front, back, both?

Jim173
02-16-2011, 17:58
my front sight is falling off, i have sinced fixed it but if i shoot anymore its just going to be an inconvenience to tighten up and realign the sight
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Glock4President
02-16-2011, 18:00
Use lock tight. I'm not sure if its the red or the blue.

bentbiker
02-16-2011, 18:05
Any brand of blue thread lock will work IF you have a screwed-on sight.

Glockpimp
02-16-2011, 18:13
he should have used loctite when he installed the front sight. you might want to find another guy for your gun work.

Captains1911
02-16-2011, 18:18
he should have used loctite when he installed the front sight. you might want to find another guy for your gun work.

This. Blue Loctite is a must on the front sight. Find a more competent armorer.

billpole
02-16-2011, 18:20
This. Blue Loctite is a must on the front sight. Find a more competent armorer.

Amen to both statements

bobelk99
02-16-2011, 18:22
Where did this move to?

Glockpimp
02-16-2011, 18:26
Where did this move to?

optics forum

RayB
02-16-2011, 18:46
Every front sight my gun shop has installed for me has come loose. Every front sight I've personally installed has stayed put! I'm guessing the boys at the shop don't clean their hands properly...

I've had complete success using both red and blue Loctites on the front sights.

One key thing is to make sure all contact surfaces are clean and free of solvents, lubes and skin oils. Clean contact parts with alcohol and blast dry with canned air--including finger tips.

Here's what I do...

I use a small drop of Loctite on all contact surfaces, and tighten 1/4 -1/2 turn past finger tight (adult strength). Make sure the final adjustment is a tightening adjustment.

Remove excess Loctite (there shouldn't be much) with Q-tips and paper towel or cleaning patch.

Let set 24-hours, then have at it!

All my Glocks are well used, but seldom holstered. All look like new because that's how I keep things.

--Ray

bobelk99
02-16-2011, 19:10
Amen to both statements

I second the use of Blue Loctite.

Keep in mind that Red is intended for applications in which the screw is not intended to be removed with hand tools.

DannyR
02-16-2011, 19:24
If you are in SW VA I'll fix it for you.

Jim173
02-21-2011, 15:16
If you are in SW VA I'll fix it for you.
thanks but i got it fixed, took it to a gun dealer and he fixed it for me thanks for the help.

Wash-ar15
02-21-2011, 20:46
one of the most important things to do is to get the air bubble out of the FS hole so the locktite can flow into it. use a pin to pop it