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Glock Factory Front Sight (Post Type)

The factory front sight on my Glock 19 pistol is not secured to the slide by a screw and Loctite, but simply with wedge and friction. The sight has a split "V" base which is inserted through the wall of the slide and is held in place by inserting a wedge or post, spreading the flanges, thus preventing it's removal.

  
  

 Factory front sight of my Glock pistol.
Factory Glock Front Sight

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In the past, I replaced it with the front sight of a Ghost ring set. Now I want to remove the Ghost ring set and replace it with the originals. Removing the Ghost ring sight was easy. All I had to do is remove the screw and pop it out.

 

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This is what the bottom of a used Glock front sight looks like along with the wedge (or post) that holds it in place.

This is how the wedge goes in. The wedge is very small, so I had to use tweezers to handle it.

Place the sight into the corresponding slot in the slide. (I should have applied Loctite at this step).

Resting in place.

This is what it looks like from inside the slide.

I positioned the wedge in place with tweezers.

I pushed the wedge down with a punch. After, I pushed it all the way down with a small bladed screw driver. Then I added some Loctite to it as an afterthought.

Pushed all the way down. That's al there is to it.

 

 

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MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.