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Old 03-01-2011, 22:38   #1
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Staked front sight removal

I want to change the night sights on my G19, but the front factory night sight is staked. How do I remove this without damaging the slide?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:47   #2
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You should be able to use a pair of needle nose pliers to squeeze the staked part together and then pull the sight out from the top. If the sight is the plastic one it will probably not be reusable.
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Old 03-02-2011, 18:21   #3
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lay the slide upside down, with the sight over the edge of a table.

while holding the slide, place the tip of a small punch, or screwdriver, on the stake, tap it with mallet, it should just pop out.

If it is the plastic front sight, just grip it with a needle nose pliers and pull it out.- not reusable anyways.
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Old 03-02-2011, 22:30   #4
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Thanks guys, helpful as always.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:57   #5
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Do you have to replace it with a staked sight or will one with the screw work for replacement?
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27   #6
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A Glock front sight with the screw will fit just fine. So will most aftermarket front sights.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27   #7
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Do you have to replace it with a staked sight or will one with the screw work for replacement?
You will be GTG with the screw on one.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:09   #8
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:18   #9
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For both staked and screw sights, its easiest to have the right tool for installation, just like the rear sight.

There is a Glock staking tool, specific for staking.

Also you will need an appropriate LOW profile nut driver if you use a screw in type. You can booger this one up by stripping the thread.

If it is one gun, just pay an armorer to do it. If its multiple guns, then buy the tools.
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