Glock sights question


June 10, 2011, 08:26 PM
theres a deal on a glock 17 at my local gunshop i think its fixed sights, my question is if i ever wanted to switch to adjustable is that possible, and it looked like these fixed sights rear sight could be 'bumped' side to side is that possible? anyway is it worth it or should i get one with adjustable

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June 10, 2011, 08:59 PM
The OE sights on most GLOCKS are Front fixed, Rear dovetailed. The rear sight can usually be moved side to side with a punch or preferably with a sight pusher. The front sight can usually be replaced with a shorter or taller sight to correct for elevation. Iím not aware of any GLOCK OE adjustable sights however there are many aftermarket manufacturers ( who design both fixed and adjustable sights for GLOCKís.

June 10, 2011, 09:00 PM
Get the basic model with the fixed sights. The chances of them getting bumped off center are slim. The Glock adjustables aren't that great anyway, so after you shoot it a while you can upgrade to some nice aftermarket steel sights.

June 11, 2011, 12:05 PM
I believe Meprolight makes an adjustable sight for the Glock 17 (ML20224).
If you get them at Midwayusa the stock # is 541521. If you do change the
sights, you will need a special tool for the Glock front sight or grind down
a 3/16" socket to remove the nut that holds the front sight on.

June 12, 2011, 02:02 AM
I put MMC adjustable night sights on my G30. The rear sight has "ears" like Novaks to protect them so they are combat sights. After I got them on and got the gun zero'd in I never touched them again. If you compete with the gun and use different bullet weights it might be worth it. When the MMC's dim out I'll probably go with some regular Tru Dots or Mepro's like on my other Glocks.

June 12, 2011, 02:24 AM
shoot it first it maybe dead on. takes specific tools to change glock sights w/o destroying them. only had 1 with adjustable rear sight, it came zerod so i didn't touch it . The rest were fixed and were dead on. use the nite sights that come on them. Meprolight.

451 Detonics
June 12, 2011, 10:19 AM
I have a drawer full of OEM Glock adjustable sights...drop me a PM and I will send one your way.

June 12, 2011, 10:58 AM
The regular non-adjustable sights are the way to go. You can still adjust them, if needed, like the post above stated.

Glock sights are super easy to swap with a vice, hammer, punch, metal ruler with mm., and a block of wood.

I run a thin Dawson FO and 10-8 plain rear on my daytime Glock.

Hienie Ledge Straight 8 on my nighttime Glock.

Harley Quinn
June 12, 2011, 01:06 PM
If the G17 is what you want and is a good deal, I would get it...

Sights can be changed (as mentioned) I have factory, and one aftermarket rear adjustable, target on a G21...For most applications the original is fine...

Get it shoot about 1000 rounds through it and then decide if you need different sights:)

June 12, 2011, 02:43 PM
Glock sights are one of the things Glock bashers bash. derisively refered to as " Ball in a Bucket" Use them for a while, and you will start to see a lot more thought went into them, than seems apparent at first glance.(pun kinda intended)

+1 on Harleys 1000 round suggestion.

June 12, 2011, 03:16 PM
The sights are easily adjusted. I believe you can do it at home if you need to. I love the fact that the Glocks are so easy to work on.

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