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alexcapone
09-19-2011, 23:27
So I picked up the Gen 4 G35 and I'm really stoked about it. Since the slide is ported I want to drop in an aftermarket standard length internally ported barrel. I eventually want to upgrade to either night sights or fiber optics but the one problem I hear about that is that the front sight will get soiled by the gasses emmited through the porting and they will eventually damage the front night sight.

Has anyone had experience with this issue? Is there perhaps a make of night sights that has not had this problem? What about fiber optics, perhaps it won't have the same long term damage as night sights? I don't mind having to clean it off after shooting but I just don't want to permanently mess up my sights. I'm hoping there's a solution without going back to the stock barrel. Thanks in advance.

biggun1911
09-20-2011, 07:40
I have an Ameriglo red fiber optic on my 17c for about six months. I have run about 500 rounds through it in that time. I have had no damage to the front sight. I cleaned it once last week with some glass cleaner.

alexcapone
09-20-2011, 17:31
I have an Ameriglo red fiber optic on my 17c for about six months. I have run about 500 rounds through it in that time. I have had no damage to the front sight. I cleaned it once last week with some glass cleaner.


Thanks man. Do you mind sharing the link to the one you got?

biggun1911
09-20-2011, 17:54
Here is the sight. It should work.

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock

alexcapone
09-20-2011, 22:02
Here is the sight. It should work.

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock


Cool..is there a reason you went with red and not green? Isn't it true that you see green better? At least I know that's true of lasers.

biggun1911
09-21-2011, 07:41
At the time all they had was red. They have since added green. I am going to purchase the green soon.

I have some additional information. I checked the sight on my 17c against my 34 last night and it looks like the sight will protrude into the slide opening.

alexcapone
09-21-2011, 10:26
At the time all they had was red. They have since added green. I am going to purchase the green soon.

I have some additional information. I checked the sight on my 17c against my 34 last night and it looks like the sight will protrude into the slide opening.


Oh ok thanks for the heads up. I'm still trying to figure out exactly which one you got. Here are all the glock fiber optic front sights:

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/fiber-optic/front-sights

what is the sku # of the one you got?

biggun1911
09-21-2011, 10:42
I have the red with the .115 width. When I order the green I am going the .130 width. The .115 is a bit narrow for me, but I have old eyes.