Originally Posted by crsuribe
Stanley 3/16" Hex Nut Driver, 61-805, Black Handle
I've been trying to find the tool needed to replace the front sight on my Glock but they always want like $15 for it and I think that's way overpriced so I'm looking for alternatives.
Please let me know. I will appreciate it.
It's a little late in the day, but any hardware store--True Value, Ace, etc.--will have a nut driver (looks like a screw driver) that will work for you. Just be sure of the size you want. It will be well under $15.00, and you'll be in and out in minutes.
They'll also have a punch to knock out that OEM front sight. A nail driver would do it, and you'll use it again around the house throughout your life. It will cost a couple of bucks...
I've had to reinstall every front sight my gun shop has installed for me. I'm convinced that this is because their cleaning prep (including their fingers) is sloppy.
I've had complete success using both red and blue Loctites on the front sights.
My front sights stay put! Here's my method to install them:
Again, a key thing is to make sure all contact surfaces are clean and free of solvents, lubes and skin oils. Clean contact parts with alcohol and blast dry with canned air--including your finger tips.
Use a small drop of Loctite on all contact surfaces, and tighten 1/4 -1/2 turn past finger tight (adult strength).
Make sure the final adjustment is a tightening adjustment--sounds obvious, but people miss this.
Remove excess Loctite (there shouldn't be much) with Q-tips and a paper towel or cleaning patch.
Let set 24-hours, then have at it!
All my Glocks are well used, but seldom holstered... I've never had any front sight I've installed come loose.