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    Looking to replace the original plastic sights with something more durable for everyday OPEN CARRY (see, this thread is on-topic! ). I like the sight picture of the Glock rear sight so I'll probably replace it with the factory steel version. Not sure yet if I want a night sight up front, or just a white dot. Either way I'll replace the front with a steel sight as well (hopefully Glock so it will have the tenifer treatment). I'm thinking of just getting a replacement set from Midway for about $30 (front $15, rear $18) since I'll be ordering other stuff from them soon anways.

    Any Glock armorers in NoVA that can install some Glock sights for an OCDO member?

    I just talked to a couple guys at VA Arms, they can do the install for about $20 or if I buy the sights there, free install.

    Thanks in advance.

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    nova wrote:
    Looking to replace the original plastic sights with something more durable for everyday OPEN CARRY (see, this thread is on-topic! ). I like the sight picture of the Glock rear sight so I'll probably replace it with the factory steel version. Not sure yet if I want a night sight up front, or just a white dot. Either way I'll replace the front with a steel sight as well (hopefully Glock so it will have the tenifer treatment). I'm thinking of just getting a replacement set from Midway for about $30 (front $15, rear $18) since I'll be ordering other stuff from them soon anways.

    Any Glock armorers in NoVA that can install some Glock sights for an OCDO member?

    I just talked to a couple guys at VA Arms, they can do the install for about $20 or if I buy the sights there, free install.

    Thanks in advance.
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    The Glock Doc who does the Nation's Gun Show is the guy who did mine and he is good.
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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    nova wrote:
    Looking to replace the original plastic sights with something more durable for everyday OPEN CARRY (see, this thread is on-topic! ). I like the sight picture of the Glock rear sight so I'll probably replace it with the factory steel version. Not sure yet if I want a night sight up front, or just a white dot. Either way I'll replace the front with a steel sight as well (hopefully Glock so it will have the tenifer treatment). I'm thinking of just getting a replacement set from Midway for about $30 (front $15, rear $18) since I'll be ordering other stuff from them soon anways.

    Any Glock armorers in NoVA that can install some Glock sights for an OCDO member?

    I just talked to a couple guys at VA Arms, they can do the install for about $20 or if I buy the sights there, free install.

    Thanks in advance.
    Rob at Virginia Arms is a Glock Armorer. He's also a member on this site.
    Him being a member and Glock Armorer is what made me drive out there today.

    I'm not 100% on what I want yet though.

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    ProShooter wrote:
    The Glock Doc who does the Nation's Gun Show is the guy who did mine and he is good.
    And I just missed it last weekend!

    Next show is late April

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    VA Arms does all my Glocks. Rob usually does the work.

    No sight has come off in the 10-12 years or so I've been their customer. Besides, if it does come off, they'll put it back on.
    Does anyone here actually believe that the Founders were sitting around in John Adams' tavern UNARMED because they believed a bar should be a gun free zone?

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.*

    If you need sights installed I can do Glocks, SIGs, M&Ps, Springfield XDs (including the XDM) some 1911s, HKs and a few other guns.* Most are 5-10min job, XDs are overnight (they're a real bear to get the old ones off and many times the old ones are destroyed in the process).

    If you talk to me personally and mention to me that you're from OpenCarry.org or VCDL the sight installation or adjustment is totally free of charge, even if the sights or pistol was not purchased at VA Arms.* Be sure that I ring you up (if you're buying stuff) as the other guys might not know I offer this discount.

    My schedule is Mon-Fri 10am-7pm (lunch for me is from 2pm-3pm).

    I'm a certified armorer for Glock, S&W M&P, SIG-Sauer, FNH SCAR, Bushmaster, HK USP/P2000/P30/HK45

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    I can install the sights. Glock sights are pretty easy. You could do them yourself if you have the files and different punches.

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    Come by the shop if you have had them done yet, we can do it no charge for you my friend.

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    longwatch wrote:
    Come by the shop if you have had them done yet, we can do it no charge for you my friend.
    That is a GREAT PRICE and offer. Another one of the great things about this message board.
    Carry On.

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    Longwatch, where is your shop?

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    Wow now that's some service! Two places no less.

    I just need to decide what I want to do first...

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    http://guns-ammo.us

    My generous offer is only for Nova, but we do install most Glock sights free if you buy the pistol or sights from us.



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    longwatch wrote:
    http://guns-ammo.us

    My generous offer is only for Nova, but we do install most Glock sights free if you buy the pistol or sights from us.

    I have people. just curious where you were. didn't know you were with G&A

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    longwatch wrote:
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    My generous offer is only for Nova, but we do install most Glock sights free if you buy the pistol or sights from us.*

    Do you guys have the 24/7 Big Dot Tritium Sights?

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    Mostly Trijicons and Tru-Glos at the moment.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    longwatch wrote:
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    My generous offer is only for Nova, but we do install most Glock sights free if you buy the pistol or sights from us.

    Do you guys have the 24/7 Big Dot Tritium Sights?
    If you order them I can slap them on for ya. I have the angled files already.

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    FWIW I've never had to file Glock rear sights. I do lube them up with Weaponshield or Miltec-1 before intalling Glock rear sights. I've installed over 1.5K sets of sights on Glocks.
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    gotm4 wrote:
    FWIW I've never had to file Glock rear sights. I do lube them up with Weaponshield or Miltec-1 before intalling Glock rear sights. I've installed over 1.5K sets of sights on Glocks.
    Whoops. I was talking about Hunter45's Kimber 1911. I assumed that that is what he wanted the sights installed on.

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    Since I don't know how long this will be my EDC, I'm probably going to just replace the plastic sights with Glock's steel versions of the same. I read that Glock has a screw-on white dot front to go along with the steel rear sight, I'll probably go that route. Do I just call up Glock to order? I read I need a special order form to mail to them. Front and rear are supposed to be about $30 shipped as of last summer.

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    gotm4 wrote:
    FWIW I've never had to file Glock rear sights.* I do lube them up with Weaponshield or Miltec-1 before intalling Glock rear sights.* I've installed over 1.5K sets of sights on Glocks.
    Whoops. I was talking about Hunter45's Kimber 1911. I assumed that that is what he wanted the sights installed on.
    I was actually talking about my Glock. I just had new night sights put on my Kimber last summer. Thanks for the offer though.

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    nova wrote:
    Since I don't know how long this will be my EDC, I'm probably going to just replace the plastic sights with Glock's steel versions of the same. I read that Glock has a screw-on white dot front to go along with the steel rear sight, I'll probably go that route. Do I just call up Glock to order? I read I need a special order form to mail to them. Front and rear are supposed to be about $30 shipped as of last summer.
    Yes the genuine Glock metal sights are much better than the plastic ones.

    If you have to do one handed manipulations of the gun and use the rear sight to cycle the slide off your boot/belt etc it's easy to rip the rear plastic sight right off of the gun.


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