Interesting CHL Requal...can anyone help me reattach my front sight?


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SeanMTX
January 26, 2013, 08:55 PM
So as I loaded my magazine for the first firing activity on my CHL requal, I noticed that my front sight on my DW CBOB was off kilter. As I looked closer, I was able to pull the sight out of the dovetail!
So...being the total and complete badass that I am.....ok, so it was 3yd, 7 yd and 15yd....I was able to pass requal without using a front sight.

The big question is...How the heck can I get the pin and tool to reattach the front sight and make sure it's accurate??

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Certaindeaf
January 26, 2013, 08:58 PM
A small drop of blue loctite before you slide it back on will hold it forever. Just eyeball it for center.

SeanMTX
January 26, 2013, 09:15 PM
That would be great if I could figure out where to buy just the pin. I don't want to spend $125 on a new front sight.

Any thoughts?

Certaindeaf
January 26, 2013, 09:35 PM
A stake pin to stake the dovetail sight into the slide dovetail? You'd be surprised what a drop of loctite will do.

Auto426
January 26, 2013, 10:38 PM
Try Dan Wesson Customer Service. Obviously they didn't do their part if the front site fell off so let them fix it on their dime. Part of that fix should also include a test fire to make sure the new front sight is centered and the gun shoots to point of aim.

hAkron
January 27, 2013, 06:05 AM
call CZ-USA. They will get you taken care of. They have grea warranty service.

GBExpat
January 27, 2013, 07:34 AM
Sorry for the OT question, but ...

In Texas you must "range requalify" for your CHL periodically?

tarosean
January 27, 2013, 07:48 AM
In Texas you must "range requalify" for your CHL periodically?

Yep every 5yrs.

hentown
January 27, 2013, 08:22 AM
Could be there never was a pin in place. If you want to secure the sight, blue loctite would probably work. Red (271) Loctite would definitely work. Just be sure and thoroughly degrease all mating surfaces before using the Loctite, and don't slather it on.

dpote
January 28, 2013, 10:03 AM
I agree with the loctite recommendations. The green 'wicking' flavor worked for my front sight. I didn't have to remove the sight and the loctite flowed into the nooks and crannies.

We have to shoot for requal here in New Mexico. Every two years.

Dave

ediogenes
January 28, 2013, 10:25 PM
Gives us a chance to show off in front of our fellow CHLs. (I've been tempted to try it blindfolded.)

Texan Scott
January 28, 2013, 11:36 PM
It's grueling... 15 yds! Honestly, I think they just want to make sure we can locate our hip, handle a gun without losing toes, and hit a man-sized target from three car lengths or less (most of the time).

Sad, really. Then again, I can honestly say that anyone who can't pass really shouldn't be allowed to carry a loaded gun... likely on the grounds of mental incompetence or legal blindness.

ETA: They really ought to do this for drivers licenses...

ku4hx
January 29, 2013, 06:46 AM
I went the "Loctite" route for a rear sight once but used a dab of slow setting epoxy glue. That was 40+ years ago and the sight has not moved. I believe a "fixed sight" should really be fixed.

GBExpat
January 29, 2013, 07:32 AM
Gives us a chance to show off in front of our fellow CHLs.

I am just very thankful to not have as many hoops to jump thru.

Not only have I never had to take a course or range qualify, I don't have to bother with anything other than sending in re-up paperwork & fee every 5 years.

SeanMTX
January 29, 2013, 07:50 AM
I tell ya, some of these people who are getting CHLs here I wouldn't trust with a fork, let alone a loaded firearm.

Even without a front sight, I didn't miss the 5 point ring (rings 7, 8, 9 and X in a standard B27 silhouette target) once....and that's not because I'm a stellar shoort.

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