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Old 05-24-2010, 07:48   #1
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Locktite on Ameriglo's?

Just got my new sights, and was hoping that those that have them could tell me if you used locktite on your sights, and if so what kind. Also any quick install tips would be great! They are going on a Gen4 17. It's a ProGlo front and plain black rear.

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:28   #2
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I use blue on the front, but some use red. I just want to be able to remove them without heating the slide. I use nothing on rear.

As for a tip, the hole in the slide for the front sight may be elongated. If so, pull it as far rearward as possible to make more room for the tool between the screw and the front of the slide.

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Old 05-24-2010, 13:26   #3
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How tight does one tighten the rear sight? Just snug, half a turn past snug? a full turn?
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Old 05-24-2010, 16:46   #4
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My Ameriglos have no set screw on the rear to tighten -- they are strictly a friction fit. Yours has a set screw?
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Old 05-24-2010, 17:30   #5
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My Ameriglos have no set screw on the rear to tighten -- they are strictly a friction fit. Yours has a set screw?

My 2 year old Pro Operator rear has a setscrew. The new one I just got for my 17 doesn't.
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Old 05-24-2010, 18:09   #6
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Yep! sure does. I think the part number is 405-Gl-P. Plain black no serrations .180" notch I belive.
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Old 05-24-2010, 18:12   #7
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Got'em both on by the way. It was my first time installing any kind of sights. I put some red locktite on the front, none on the rear. Everything looks lined up nice and straight. Now I just need to get out and shoot!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 17:35   #8
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Just got my new sights, and was hoping that those that have them could tell me if you used locktite on your sights, and if so what kind. Also any quick install tips would be great! They are going on a Gen4 17. It's a ProGlo front and plain black rear.

Thanks, Tony.
If it has a screw, the blue loctite is applied. Be careful with red because it is almost forever. I used red a few times on the car, the fix was permanent
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Old 06-03-2010, 18:48   #9
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Clean the threaded parts first, I use alcohol. On the front sight screw put a drop and use a paper clip to get a small amount in the threaded hole, screw them together, let dry for 24 hours before use. I have found this a very effective method.
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