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trekgod3
03-22-2011, 09:08
Hello. I am thinking about getting a set of these for my 2nd Gen G17 which will primarily be used as a range gun. It currently has a set of night sights and the front sight is held in by a hex bolt. Does the truglo also use a hex bolt for the front sight? Does anyone have experience installing them?

http://www.topglock.com/item/43061_Truglo_Sights__Lasers_TRUGLO_BRITE-SITE_FIBER_O.aspx

These are the fiber optic only version, no tritium.

They also sell these sight tools:

http://www.topglock.com/item/174164__Glock_Parts_GLOCK_FRONT_SIGHT_TOOL_H.aspx?SR=1

http://www.topglock.com/item/61534__HK_Heckler__Koch_Sights__Lasers_HIVIZ_GLOCKTL_GLOCK_TOOL_.aspx?SR=1

Are they compatable with the truglo's?

I was planning on re-using the old night sights on my G21 or G30 if possible.

Thanks for all the help.

RayB
03-22-2011, 13:50
1) Hello. I am thinking about getting a set of these for my 2nd Gen G17 which will primarily be used as a range gun.

2) I was planning on re-using the old night sights on my G21 or G30 if possible.

Thanks for all the help.


1) Based on the images at the link you provided, they have it bass ackwards... The brighter green FO should go to the front--at least that's the conventional wisdom. :headscratch:

2) Your .45 caliber Glocks use a different rear sight than your 9 mm does... :eyebrow:

Good luck! :wavey:

--Ray

P.S. I'd recommend that you peruse the following website:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/Home.jsp?refresh=true

Call these guys with any questions--they're great! :thumbsup:

RayB
03-22-2011, 14:03
Here's another thread that may be of interest to you...

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1328488

--Ray

trekgod3
03-22-2011, 15:13
Thanks for the info. I don't need the TFO's, just fiber optic only. They are out of my price range. As for my original question, does the truglo front site use a hex bolt and has anyone installed them?

RayB
03-23-2011, 06:04
I wasn't recommending TFOs...

To "peruse" the sight means to dig into it a bit and look around, as they have plain fiber optic sights too--including TruGlo.

--Ray

Fragadelic
03-23-2011, 06:22
As for my original question, does the truglo front site use a hex bolt and has anyone installed them?

Yes and yes - 3/16" hex front sight

trekgod3
03-23-2011, 07:15
Yes and yes - 3/16" hex front sight

Thank you

Shawn1
03-24-2011, 23:21
the tfo sights are great. if i remember correctly when i installed, i think my front glock sight had a really small nut on it which i then used on the tfos. it was tough to tighten but well worth it when done. nice and bright day and night

trekgod3
03-25-2011, 13:08
Thanks for all the replies. I ended up ordering the standard truglo sights from my first post. I took the G17 to the range this morning and did pretty good with the night sights. Hopefully the fiber optics will help my aim even more.

After one mag:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/trekgod3/Shooting%203-25-11/IMG_1057Custom.jpg

After 2:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/trekgod3/Shooting%203-25-11/IMG_1060Custom.jpg