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10-03-2011, 15:23
I bought Trijicons for my Glocks. I have the sight pusher and front sight wrench. I want to use thread locker. Can I use red lock tight on the front sight? Is the gun tight and other versions basically the same? I can get loc tight at walmart is it worth it to special order the other stuff?

10-03-2011, 15:32
i personally would use the blue...the red is very hard to get off, its considered permanent unless you use heat to remove it...some will say they use the red, but the blue would be my choice....try autozone

10-03-2011, 15:40
Blue all the way. I use it on every set I install and nobody has had any issues. You pretty much have to break the sight off to replace it if red was used.

SJ 40
10-03-2011, 15:49
I have used Blue Loc Tite on over a half dozen handguns over the years and have never had one come off or loose,JMO. SJ 40

10-03-2011, 15:51
Red for me. You only need one little drop on the screw. That is more than plenty and is not impossible to remove.

10-03-2011, 16:06

10-03-2011, 16:10
Blue, definitely blue.

10-03-2011, 16:12
Just use this, Alfred...

10-03-2011, 16:33
i use red, never a problem getting anything apart with red.

10-03-2011, 16:54
i dont use any, because i change sights often. sometimes monthly for competitions and then a different set of bullseye and then a different set for defense.

10-03-2011, 17:02
I have installed many and use Red unless the owner wants Blue. I have never seen one fall off when using Red but have seen it using Blue. You may need a little heat to remove the sight with Red but it will be there until you want it removed.

10-03-2011, 17:02
I use a drop of red, never had an issue.

10-03-2011, 17:19
I have used both red and blue. I used red once. It typically requires some heat to break it loose if you want to change sights later but a cigarette lighter generates enough heat - you don't need a blowtorch. That said, I use blue loctite on all my sights now and have yet to have a problem.

10-03-2011, 17:55
I have used red and taken off approximately 4 and never had a screw break. You can buy separate screws from opticsplanet - might be a good idea as repeated stressing screw could shear it, but again never happened to me. But to be on safe side I have begun to replace the screws when I reinstall on other pistol.

10-03-2011, 18:22
Looks like red - one small drop. Blue - all around the screw.

can't go wrong either way.

10-03-2011, 18:44
If it's going to stay on, I use red. It's not difficult to remove on small bolts.

10-03-2011, 18:59
I use just a tiny dab of red...

slick slidestop
10-03-2011, 19:03
I vote Blue

10-03-2011, 19:29
What if you mix a drop of RED with a drop of'd end up with VIOLET

Walk Soft
10-03-2011, 19:34
I vote red.Shoulda done a poll.

10-03-2011, 19:46

I remove my sights occasionally to try them on other Glocks, and red would NOT allow this.


10-03-2011, 20:27
I use red on all my Glocks.

M&P Shooter
10-03-2011, 20:28
I used blue for years and never had a problem:wavey:

10-03-2011, 20:37
I use this stuff for everything: bike parts (trust me, screws want to back out on a downhilll bike), knives, grip screws, household stuff, great!

SJ 40
10-03-2011, 20:49
What if you mix a drop of RED with a drop of'd end up with VIOLETThat is Loc Tite 222,purple that is what Loc Tite recommends for the size sight screw,small diameter screws and pins, although I have always used Blue with complete satisfaction. SJ 40

Steve in Az
10-04-2011, 08:29
Blue. That sight isn't gonna last forever, and you'll hate yourself when it comes time to replace it, if you used red.