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Posted: 9/15/2005 10:15:10 AM EDT
Got a new Heinie rear sight for my G34, I got it about half way on and now it's stuck!!! I don't want to force it any further and I don't want to force it off either. . .

Any suggestions?

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:17:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 11:20:30 AM EDT by BrianNH]
How are you installing the sight, with a punch? The rear Glock dovetail is tapered narrower towards the middle, and is flared open slightly on the ends, so the sight will go in easy and then get more snug towards the center of the dovetail, this is normal. The Heinie sights do usually go on a little snug and they are best put on using a sight pusher specifically for a straight sided sight. Also, when installing the sight, you should apply a light coat of lubricant to help it slide in.

You have several options

1. If you are using a punch, lay the slide sideways on the side of a roll of duct tape. Using a brass or delrin punch, drift the sight out, apply oil and re-install. If you are using a sight pusher tool, make sure it is one that works with Heinie and Ghost ring (straight sided) sights. Sight pushers for the meprolight, Glock, and Trijicon sights wont work with the Heinies.

2. You could find a local (competent) gunsmith or Glock Armorer to install

3. send the slide to Heinie

4. Send it to me and I would be glad to do it for free

Another thing worth mentioning. The Gock 35 and 34 sometimes require a special taller front sight. Once the sights are installed, pay particular attention to your POI. If it is shooting several inches high, you will need to get a special .250 tall front sight from Heinie.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:31:19 AM EDT
Thanks, I'll try your suggestions, but don't be suprised if I don't ask for your address!!!

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:30:58 PM EDT
You did back out the setscrew, right? That would prevent it from going in.

I just installed Heinies on three Glocks. I strongly recommend the MGW Glock sight pusher from Brownells, about $50.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:34:30 PM EDT
LOL, yes the set screw was out all the way. . .

If I have to do it again, a sight pusher I will be investing in . . .
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:36:11 PM EDT
plastic or wood drift punch. no problem, mine did the same thing. hung up right where the set screw is.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:50:59 PM EDT
I'm assuming you did get it in successfully. If not, I'd be willing to do it free for ya also. I just put Heinie's on my G34 with the MGW sight pusher.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 4:07:58 AM EDT
Yes, I got them in (finally) and I really appreciate the offers of assistance. SDForce, how do you like that sight pusher and how much would one cost?

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:04:17 AM EDT
The sight pusher is really nice. I got it for $75 from Custom Glock Racing. Brownell's carries it also, but it will cost more unless you have an account w/ the discount.

I got it because after trying Heinie's, I won't have any other site on my Glocks. The total installation time (taking off old site and putting on new one) was under 5 minutes.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:29:26 AM EDT
Thanks for the info!! I appreciate it
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