GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2013, 22:44   #1
Russell92
Senior Member
 
Russell92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,627
Staked Front Sight

I just picked up a police trade in G19 and it came with Glock factory night sights with the front sight staked in. I want to replace the sights, how do I get the staked sight out?

The older staked plastic sights were easy to get out, just grab them with pliers and pull, but since this one's metal I'd imagine it's in there more securely.

Thanks

Sights, Optics and Lasers
Russell92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 23:32   #2
DannyR
Moderator
 
DannyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 38,241
Russ,

Just grip the sight with a pair of pliers and twist real hard. Parallel pliers work best.

I know it sounds brutal, but that is the way it is done in Smyrna.
__________________
Lifetime GSSF Member
Certified Glock Armorer 1997-2015
NROI, Level I
Bull Dawg #1
www.gssfonline.com
https://sites.google.com/site/dannyvickieryan

Last edited by DannyR; 01-31-2013 at 00:09..
DannyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 00:42   #3
Russell92
Senior Member
 
Russell92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,627
Hi Danny, thanks! Hope you're doing well! I'll give that a shot. Wasn't sure if it was possible to accidentally open up the sight hole in the slide a bit if I tried something like that since the sight's metal. The plastic ones just pop right out.
Russell92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:52   #4
Dave.1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,428
The older Glock Armorer's manuals had info on removing and installing staked metal sights. I haven't seen one in a while but as I recall you removed the stake with a pin and needle nose pliers so that the sights could be removed.

If you want to try to save the parts try a Google or YouTube search.

Dave
Dave.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 08:05   #5
SJ 40
Senior Member
 
SJ 40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave.1 View Post
The older Glock Armorer's manuals had info on removing and installing staked metal sights. I haven't seen one in a while but as I recall you removed the stake with a pin and needle nose pliers so that the sights could be removed.

If you want to try to save the parts try a Google or YouTube search.

Dave
That's for the pinned sight,Danny's method for the staked sights works very well. SJ 40
SJ 40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 08:57   #6
Dave.1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,428
Thanks SJ 40, I didn't realize there was a difference.

I have used the parallel jaw pliers on quite a few plastic front sights as DannyR mentions. Works great. I first saw that in the T.R. Graham video.

Dave
Dave.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:11   #7
GRT45
Transform & Win
 
GRT45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,912
From Glock Armorer's Manual ©GLOCK, 2009, Page 73
Front Sight Removal

Screw-on Front Sights
Remove screw-on front sights by turning the hex-head tool counter-clockwise

Stake-on Front Sights
To remove the front sight from the slide, position the front of the slide in an upside-down position over the edge of a table or workbench. Using a straight-shafted pin punch and a small hammer, tap the sight from the slide. If removing a staked-on metal sight, use a strong steel punch. If necessary or desired, use projected (sic) jaw covers and lock the slide into a vise to perform this procedure.
Photo courtesy of GT member Butch

Sights, Optics and Lasers
__________________
G30 Gen4 45/40Super/460Rowland: Strictly monogamous, I have one Glock and one woman.
GLOCK Certified Armorer, GSSF Member, NRA Endowment Member, Eagle Scout

Last edited by GRT45; 01-31-2013 at 09:20..
GRT45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:17   #8
SJ 40
Senior Member
 
SJ 40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave.1 View Post
Thanks SJ 40, I didn't realize there was a difference.

I have used the parallel jaw pliers on quite a few plastic front sights as DannyR mentions. Works great. I first saw that in the T.R. Graham video.

Dave
Dave
Same place as I saw it demonstrated,works like a charm.
Pinned was the first method used by Glock,then staked followed by the current screw. SJ 40
SJ 40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:26   #9
Dave.1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,428
Boy, Russell92 asked the question but I'm sure getting an education.

GRT45, thanks for posting those pictures (thanks to Butch too). Really clears that up. I don't have access to the Armorer's Manual any longer so it's good to be able to visualize the difference.

Dave
Dave.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:53   #10
Wash-ar15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,835
drill a hole on a 2x4 so the sight will fit into it upside down. Take a punch small enough to fit into the hole. knock it out and it will drop into the hole.

they are reusable if one want to do so. just need to recrimp them into the hole. even though dead, they make great replacements for the plastic sights. you will still have 3 dot sights, they just won't glow
Wash-ar15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:32   #11
ALBin517
Senior Member
 
ALBin517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 249
The front of my (red box) G23 was a staked night sight. When I had the slide refinished, they just bought and installed a new front with hex screw.
__________________
-------------------------------
"Guns aren't toys. They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face."
ALBin517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 21:58   #12
Russell92
Senior Member
 
Russell92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,627
Thanks for the info everyone. I didn't know you could re-use the staked sights. I guess it depends how much I mash it up getting it out. If I get it out cleanly anyone want the sights? I can't imagine too many people have the staking tool.
Russell92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 863
202 Members
661 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42