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    Glock MOS Warning

    The screws are Torx and the tool they send is not a great fit. One slip and part of the torx stripped. Tried to switch to a driver bit but too much damage was done to break a tight screw loose. I haven't pushed it to the point of totally stripping out the screw but I don't see being able to get enough of a grip on it to remove without using a stripped screw bit. I'm going to the factory in a few weeks so I'm thinking I'll play it save and just drop it off and let them do it while I'm in class.

    Lesson learned - don't trust the "free" tool. I wonder why they didn't use a hex? Especially considering most of these will be put on with Loctite (mine did not have Loctite as I was still undecided about using a reflex).

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    I've read that the screws on Glock MOS (all) were poor fit.

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    They use Torx screws because Torx screws are FAR superior to hex head screws for scope mounts, rings, etc. If the tool doesn't fit, that doesn't reflect on the Torx design. Use the proper Torx bit with a driver and you'll get it done correctly. You typically don't use Loctite on Torx screws; you use a tiny drop of oil and torque the screw appropriately. I wish I had a dollar for ever hex-head screw I've rounded off.

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    Probably the quality of the screw then, this one went immediately when the tool slipped off.

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    Took the gun to Glock today, they removed the stripped screw and replaced the torx screws with hex-heads.

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    So much for torx being superior.. <grin>
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    Torn or socket heat cap screw use a proper driver. I have never received a "proper" driver in any kit I have purchased.

    good luck

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    I asked the technical guys today if they were going to be replacing the torx screws with hex-head. They are not aware of a wholesale change.

    Hex-head is what they have in stock but that doesn't mean there's a permanent change happening. That sometimes happens when parts are short after a new product release. They may have needed product from another supplier who had the right size/threads but in hex.

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    Torx are superior!!

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