Sight Options and Loctite for G17C - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Points: 774,697, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Otintx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    South of Texas
    Posts
    6,097
    Glock Armorer?
    No
    Glocks Owned
    Several
    Rep Power
    20
    Speaking of, the thread with the oval hole that was unexplained, may be this :

    all sight holes are oval to insure that the front sight goes on strait

    Josey Wales: When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long.
    Lone Watie: I notice when you get to DISlikin' someone they ain't around for long neither.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Points: 187,653, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    MtStream's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,944
    Glock Armorer?
    Yes
    Glocks Owned
    Many
    Rep Power
    16
    I do use Loctite when replacing front sights. My choice is 262 but 242 works well too as long as you clean/degrease the screw with alcohol. I’ve never had to use heat or more than finger force to remove 262 and have never had one come loose.

    The very short description of sight radius (distance between sights). If you have an imperfect sight picture when the round is fired - that error is amplified the shorter the sight radius. The further away the target being shot at is, the greater the effect.

    Here’s a chart I just found that shows with a 3” sight radius and a .5 mm error in sight picture the effect is 3 inches at 25yds. But with a 6” radius the effect is only 1.4 inches.



    Don’t get too consumed with this for the type of shooting you want to do - almost all pistol self defense shots are at extremely close ranges. It’s just something I keep in the back of my mind and really just consider for competition shooting.

    There is a reason Glock created the 17L for competition and not long after new rules about the pistol length were created, effectively banning the 17L from competition! They had to shorten it down to the model 34 to be more fair.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I'm on Twitter @GlockGuide http://twitter.com/GlockGuide

  3. #13
    Member
    Points: 1,183, Level: 18
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 17
    Overall activity: 0%
    miami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    74
    Glock Armorer?
    No
    Glocks Owned
    Glock 17C Austria
    Rep Power
    1
    Thanks MtStream. This is most helpful. I might be getting my new sights this week from a local manufacturer. Much cheaper here where I am at. I will keep you guys posted how it's gonna look like and how it performs. It's a Fiber Optic Front Sight with Black sights.

    I also have a question on the Recoil Spring Assembly. What's gonna happen if I change the stock Polymer with fixed spring (is it 17 lbs?) with a Stainless Steel Guide Rod and 11 lbs spring (not fixed on the guide rod)? I am using reloads with the following data: 130gr teflon head 1.125 oal, 4.0 vihtavouri N320.

    Also, what will be the difference with a 12 lbd spring (also not fixed on the stainless guide rod)?

  4. Remove Advertisements
    Glock.pro
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    Super Moderator
    Points: 55,970, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 57.0%
    __jb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    6,897
    Glock Armorer?
    Yes
    Glocks Owned
    Help... My Glocks have started multiplying...
    Rep Power
    22
    One of the advantages of non captive recoil springs is that they are easy to change at the range... Take both springs to the range and try them... See which you like the best...
    "While the anti-gunners seem very concerned about the "one life" that your firearm might take -- they are not very concerned about the lives it will save." Jon H. Gutmacher, Florida Firearms - Law, Use & Ownership

  6. #15
    Junior Member
    Points: 112, Level: 2
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 38
    Overall activity: 99.0%
    Pistolero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Location
    Penn's Woods
    Posts
    9
    Glock Armorer?
    Pro Pistolsmith
    Glocks Owned
    Two 3rd Gen. G21's, & One G19(RTF2)
    Rep Power
    0
    My own suggestion would be to stay with your original choice of TruGlo TFX Pro 'LOW LIGHT' sights. Don't try to put them on by yourself. Have someone who has done this before and has all of the right equipment do it for you. (It's worth the $25-30 bucks!)

    With over 40 years of pistolsmithing experience to go by, I think that anyone who uses 'red' Loctite (#271) on gun sights is just plain nutz! Red Loctite is not now, or ever has been formulated to use on anybody's gun sights. (Remember: Someday those sights are going to have to come off the gun; and, if they were originally put on with red loctite then THAT ain't going to happen without a great deal of unnecessary effort and expense.)

    I would also suggest you forget about the remark that a TruGlo front sight will shorten your available sight radius—THAT is just plain nonsense. Out in the real world something like that will never happen; and, for sure, neither you, nor anyone else will ever notice any such minuscule reduction. (This could only happen on an internet gun forum—OK!)

    If you are wondering what type of Loctite formula I use to install my own front sight jobs? Well, I use 'purple' (#222) low strength Loctite; and, so far (about 12 years), I have never had a problem with a loose front sight; BUT I have had a problem with red Loctite that an idiot gun dealer used on one of my Glocks. (It cost me several lost days, and $100 + dollars in order to have a highly skilled machinist mill that damned set of sights off the gun without doing any damage to the slide!)

    By the way, over the years I've seen dozens—if not hundreds—of G17's with TruGlo sights on them. Other than the standard TruGlo sights being somewhat fragile and susceptible to crazing and other damage from certain cleaning solutions, I have never heard any sort of complaint about them. TruGlo TFX Pro's are 'good to go'!
    Last edited by Pistolero; 11-10-2020 at 09:13 PM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •