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bjhubb
05-24-2011, 23:27
My g26 trijicon front sight has come off. I stuck it back on but it can be taken off easily. Should I glue it back on? With what?

infiniti0505
05-24-2011, 23:56
Get the glock front sight tool and the red loctite. It will never come off again :)
YouTube has some good "how to" videos on this

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 00:03
The front sight doesn't have a nut or anything to hold it in place. Is it suppose to?

RedHaze
05-25-2011, 00:13
Yes, it should have a small screw.

Q400
05-25-2011, 00:29
The front sight doesn't have a nut or anything to hold it in place. Is it suppose to?

Some do some were staked.

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 00:33
There isn't a screw and I can't find a hole where a screw would go into. It has a little oblong nub on the bottom of the sight that fits into the slide no holes for screws or any kind of threads.

infiniti0505
05-25-2011, 07:45
can you post some pictures?

GRT45
05-25-2011, 08:30
From your description, it sounds like a Glock sight mounted with a wedge and pin. Take a look at the post below, featuring one of Butch's great photo illustrations, and tell us if your front sight is similar to one of those shown.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17086580&postcount=13

Captains1911
05-25-2011, 08:39
Are you sure these are Trijicon sights?

DEADEYEGUY
05-25-2011, 10:13
I'd send the slide to Trijicon. They are good folks to deal with and they would make it work or replace it.

emore
05-25-2011, 10:19
If it's actually a Trijicon, you should be able to make out the name, at least on the rear sight, maybe with a little magnification. It sounds like a Glock staked sight, however.
Good luck with it, whatever it is.

tango44
05-25-2011, 11:26
Do not use red loctite, use blue!

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 12:31
Im wondering if it is suppose to have a screw and the head broke off. Does somebody have a picture with the screw removed? I will try to get a picture when I get home.

Genin
05-25-2011, 12:36
bjhubb,
You'd be able to tell. The bottom of the sight that you can see through the hole in the slide will have a threaded hole that you would then screw the front sight screw into.

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 14:36
216705

216707

216708

I hope these help identify the problem.

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 14:53
After looking at Trijicon's website it looks like the screw broke off inside the sight. I guess I will give Trijicon a call. I am not the original owner and don't know the age of the sights, will this matter?

tampashooters
05-25-2011, 14:56
After looking at Trijicon's website it looks like the screw broke off inside the sight. I guess I will give Trijicon a call. I am not the original owner and don't know the age of the sights, will this matter?

Yes, that's what it looks like to me too.

The date code is on the side of the sights unless it wore off. You should be able to take some pliers and remove the screw and just get another one, unless the previous owner glued it on, which i smost likely what happened.

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 15:02
Just tried to get the threads out with some needle nose pliers, but it is in there pretty good and I can't get a good hold on it.

220-9er
05-25-2011, 15:05
How old is the gun?
The screw may have been broken off by over-torquing it. The size is very small and you have to be careful when tightening.
I would call them first and tell them the problem. They may send you a new one at reduced price or be able to get the old one out. Their cost would probably be less to just send you a new one.

bjhubb
05-25-2011, 15:20
The gun is about 10yrs old according to the s#, but the sights where added later. The previous owner provided the packaging that they came in.

GRT45
05-25-2011, 15:40
In the past, Meprolight has responded well (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16791305&postcount=23) to a respectful request from an owner who over-torqued a front sight screw and broke off the hex head. Meprolight sent a new front sight at no charge.

It would be worth a call, or courteous email, to Trijicon. I would tell them that you have the original packaging and be honest about the fact you're not the original owner. They may respond in kind to help you out.

bustedknee
05-25-2011, 16:59
Do not use blue loctite, use purple!

Purple is for small screws up to 1/4".
Blue is for screws up to 3/4".
Red is permanent.
Green is wicking. (as in, Oops, I forgot to use any loctite).

Red and blue comes in several varieties for oil/temp/bolt size.

abcomputin
05-25-2011, 17:14
If all else fails, hold the sight with pliers, apply some heat to it, then immediately try to get it out with the needlenose pliers. If it was installed with loctite, the heat should loosen the bond enough so you can get it out. What's the worse that can happen, it's already broke.

bentbiker
05-25-2011, 18:18
Am I correct that the somewhat rounded-off end of the screw is the result of your attempt with the needle nose pliers? Heating can very easily destroy the tritium vial and/or the polymer that I believe cushions it; you might be able to use a soldering gun with a tip to the screw itself and avoid getting too much heat into the sight beyond the screw threads.

Before trying to grip it again, I'd take a small file to oposite sides of the screw to give a couple flat, parallel surfaces. Then, I'd try something like Vise-Grips to grip the screw and come down from above it.

However, I wouldn't do anything to it until I talked to Trijicon. The last thing you want to hear is, "It's a shame you buggered things up so badly -- we could have extracted the broken screw for you, but now it is ruined." They have 3 really nice people in their cust svc group -- give them a shout.

bjhubb
07-05-2011, 17:45
Just got my front sight back from trijicon. They replaced the sight completely. I mailed it in on June 4th and got it today. Very good service.

kashdaddy
07-05-2011, 20:18
how was their service?

mrsurfboard
07-09-2011, 13:53
Our duty G22s have trijicons and they aren't bolted in either.

sgtlmj
07-17-2011, 17:08
Some steel sights are staked on. There's a special tool for doing this. newer sights are mostly screw-on. Sounds like the OP had an older stake-on sight.