How To Adjust Glock Adjustable Sights?

Glock adjustable sights provide a reliable and accurate means of sighting in a handgun. Adjusting these sights can be a bit tricky, but with the right information and a few simple tools, anyone can learn how to adjust Glock adjustable sights properly and quickly. Today I will provide an overview of the steps involved in adjusting Glock adjustable sights, as well as tips and techniques to ensure the best results.

 

Glock Adjustable Sights and Their Importance

Glock adjustable sights are aftermarket sights that offer more accuracy and precision than the standard factory sights. They come in different styles, including night sights and fiber optics. Adjustable sights are important because they allow the shooter to customize the sight picture to their own preferences, enabling them to be more accurate and consistent when shooting.

 

Types of Glock Adjustable Sights

  1. Fixed Sights: These are the most basic sights for a Glock handgun. Fixed sights are permanently attached to the slide and cannot be adjusted for elevation or windage. They are generally made from steel and are available in various heights and widths to accommodate different types of shooting.
  2. Adjustable Sights: These sights allow the shooter to adjust the elevation and windage of the sight to match the shooter’s specific shooting needs. They are usually made from steel and are available in various heights and widths to accommodate different types of shooting.
  3. Fiber Optic Sights: These sights use fiber optics to allow the shooter to clearly see the front sight in varying conditions. They are usually made from steel and are available in various heights and widths to accommodate different types of shooting.
  4. Night Sights: These sights use tritium gas and phosphors to provide a glowing illumination in low-light conditions. They are usually made from steel and are available in various heights and widths to accommodate different types of shooting.

 

Describe The Two Types Of Glock Adjustable Sights: (Rear and Front)

Rear Sights: Rear sights are typically adjustable up and down, and side to side. The rear sight is adjustable by using a screw or a drift punch to change the elevation or windage settings. This allows the shooter to adjust the point of impact of the firearm, making it easier to hit the target. The rear sight can also be adjusted for different loads or distances by adjusting the elevation and windage settings.

Front Sights: Front sights are typically adjustable in height, allowing the shooter to change the point of impact of the firearm. They are typically adjustable by using a small Allen wrench to loosen the set screws, which allows the sight to be raised or lowered. This adjustment process is much more precise than the rear sight adjustment process. It is also more difficult to accidentally move the front sight since it is not as easily accessible as the rear sight.

Difference Between Them

The difference between the two sights is that the rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage, while the front sight is adjustable for elevation only. The rear sight is adjusted by using a screw or a drift punch and the front sight is adjusted by using a small Allen wrench. The rear sight is much easier to adjust but is not as precise as the front sight. The front sight is much more precise and difficult to accidentally move but is more difficult to adjust.

 

What Tools Are Needed To Adjust Glock Adjustable Sights And Are They Provided With The Firearm?

The tools needed to adjust Glock’s adjustable sights are a small flathead screwdriver, a punch, and a sight adjustment tool. The tools are not typically provided with the firearm but can be purchased separately. The flat-head screwdriver is used to loosen and tighten the set screws that hold the adjustable sights in place. The punch is used to remove and replace the sight pins, and the sight adjustment tool is used to move the sight in either direction.

 

How To Adjust Glock Adjustable Sights?

Adjusting Rear Sights:

  1. Identify the type of rear sights on the firearm. Rear sights vary in construction and design, so the first step is to determine what type of rear sights you have.
  2. Remove the windage screw or the elevation screw or both. Depending on the type of rear sights, you may have to remove either the windage screw or the elevation screw in order to adjust the sight.
  3. Adjust the windage screw or elevation screw. If you need to move the sight up or down, you will adjust the elevation screw. If you need to move the sight side to side, you will adjust the windage screw. To move the sight in the desired direction, turn the screw in the appropriate direction.
  4. Secure the screws. Once you have adjusted the screws to the desired position, make sure to securely tighten them in place.
  5. Test the adjustment. Once the adjustments have been made, test the firearm at a shooting range to make sure the sights are correctly aligned with the target.

Detail The Steps For Adjusting The Rear Sights

  1. Ensure the firearm is unloaded and cleared.
  2. Use the provided Glock sight adjustment tool (or a similar tool) to remove the existing rear sight.
  3. Insert the new rear sight into the slide and make sure it is securely in place.
  4. Place the adjustment tool in the slot on the rear of the sight.
  5. Turn the adjustment tool clockwise to move the sight to the right, and counter-clockwise to move the sight to the left.
  6. Make minor adjustments as necessary until the desired sight alignment is achieved.
  7. Test fire the firearm to ensure accuracy and adjust as needed.

Summary Of Rear Adjustment:

  1. Place your gun in a vice with the rear sight facing up.
  2. Place the appropriate size Allen wrench into the rear sight’s adjustment screw.
  3. Turn the screw clockwise to move the rear sight to the right and counterclockwise to move the rear sight to the left.
  4. Make small adjustments at a time and check the results after every adjustment.
  5. After the desired adjustment has been made, secure the screw with a drop of blue Loctite.

Adjusting Front Sights:

  1. Start by ensuring that the gun is unloaded.
  2. Place a target at a known distance and check the alignment of the front sight with the target.
  3. If the sight is not lined up correctly, use a sight adjustment tool to move the front sight in the direction desired.
  4. Take a few shots to check and make sure that the sight is properly aligned.
  5. Make any necessary adjustments until the desired sight alignment is achieved.

How Do You Know When You Have Made The Correct Adjustment To The Glock Adjustable Sights?

The correct adjustment to the Glock Adjustable sights can be determined by shooting at a target and verifying that the bullets are hitting the target at the point of aim. If the bullets are not hitting the point of aim, further adjustments may be needed.

 

Some Common Mistakes Shooters Make When Adjusting Their Glock Adjustable Sights

  1. Not using the proper tools: Adjusting the sights of a Glock requires a special tool, either an Allen wrench or hex key. Not using the correct tool may cause damage to the sights and/or the firearm.
  2. Not taking time to readjust the sights before shooting: Before shooting with adjustable sights, it’s important to take time to readjust the sights to ensure accuracy.
  3. Not adjusting the sights symmetrically: When adjusting the sights, it’s important to make sure both sides are adjusted symmetrically. An unequal adjustment will cause the shots to be off target.
  4. Not making small adjustments: When adjusting sights, it’s important to make small incremental adjustments. Making large adjustments may result in having to readjust the sights again.
  5. Not verifying the sight alignment: After adjusting the sights, it’s important to verify the sight alignment and make sure the sights are properly aligned with the target.

 

What Should Shooters Do If They Are Having Difficulty Adjusting Their Glock Sights?

If shooters are having difficulty adjusting their Glock sights, they should consult a gunsmith or armorer to help them. They may also want to consider purchasing an aftermarket adjustable sight set, which can make adjusting the sights much easier. Additionally, there are a variety of resources available online that can provide detailed instructions on how to adjust the sights on a Glock.

Well, Can You Adjust Glock Fixed Sights?

Yes, it is possible to adjust the sights of a Glock pistol. Many gun owners will use a sight pusher or a flathead screwdriver to adjust the front and rear sights. However, it is important to note that in some cases, the sights may be glued in place, so you may need to take your gun to a gunsmith or qualified technician to have them adjusted.

How Often Should You Test The Firearm After Making Adjustments To The Sights?

It is recommended that shooters test their firearms after making adjustments to the sights by firing at least three rounds at a target at a range of at least 25 yards. This will allow the shooter to make sure that the adjustments have been applied correctly and can be fine-tuned if necessary.

 

Is It Ok For Beginners To Adjust Their Glock Adjustable Sights, or Should They Seek Assistance From A Professional Gunsmith?

It is generally not recommended for beginners to adjust their Glock adjustable sights without the assistance of a professional. Although most Glock adjustable sights are relatively easy to adjust, an inexperienced user could easily make adjustments that could cause the gun to fire inaccurately. If a beginner needs to adjust the sights, the best course of action is to consult a professional gunsmith.

 

Conclusion

Adjusting your Glock adjustable sights is an essential task to ensure your accuracy and accuracy when shooting. It is important to take the time to properly adjust your sights so that you can get the most out of your shooting experience. The steps provided in this article will help you adjust your Glock adjustable sights in a safe and effective way. Be sure to always practice safety when handling firearms and always use the correct equipment when adjusting your sights.