You have recently bought a new toy your Glock Pistol – however, decided that you would like to customize it even more with your best night sight you purchased for your needs. This does not mean that you are upgrading your firearm, but it may save your life one day.
Each person has their own reasons for installing night sights. However, we are not here to give you those reasons, but help you to learn how you can do it yourself. At the same time, you can save a couple bucks. Below we provide you with systematical instructions to do this so have fun, always be unharmed when shooting.
Items you will need:
- Your Glock Pistol of course,
- Your best night sight,
- Recommended a Lock Tight but optional,
- Your Glock Pistol front sighting tool,
- A nylon punch and hammer, and important
- A bench vise with some padding.
Instructions to follow:
- Start by clearing your weapon and make it safe – you do not want a shot going off in the process.
- Start disassembling your pistol by separating the slide from its frame and remove your guide rod plus the barrel.
- Take your front sight tool to the bolt on the front sight and start twisting it counter clockwise, this takes apart the bolt from the sight. Once you have it detached, pull the front sight off the frame.
- Now replace the original Glock Pistol Front Sight with your new best night sight. Just a note before installing your night sight place a drop of lock tight on the new bolt from your night sight – DO NOT use the factory provided bolt that came with your Glock and install the one you received with your new sight.
- Now screw on the front sight clockwise with the Glock Pistols front sight tool – and do not over tighten as it could strip the bolt.
- Once you have the sight installed, you can now put the slide in your bench vise to secure it. Make sure you use the padding on the vise not to scratch the slide.
- Take the hammer and nylon punch to the base of your factory sight and lightly start tapping it out so the sight slides out.
- Now loosen your bench vise, rotate the slide, the reason for this is that you will now be driving the new rear sight in the direction of the ground, and lock the bench vise.
- Grab your best night sight and slide it in as far as it can go. Once the sights slid into place, take your nylon punch and hammer – then start tapping softly at the base of the sight. If you tap too hard, you can break the tritium vials and ruin your new best night sight. Prevent putting it in backwards.
- Make sure that there is equal spacing on both sides of the rear sight and that it is flush with the slide.