RED DOT PISTOLS TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT UPDATE - JULY 2017
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SCREW IT!!

TORQUING FOR SIGHT SCREWS

We tell the guys who ask to tighten "FINGER TIGHT". That means as tight as your man hands will allow. But the questions persist as well as guys leaving their sight screws looser than DC Opsec.
So here we have the final word from the Dungeon.
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We did some testing this morning to find a proper torque for the Glock
front sight screw.

We measured the length of (2) different screws, brand new out of the box. Then measured the length of each screw after different torques. Here are my results:

New: (1) .1172" long (2) .1172" long

5 in/lbs: (1) .1172" long (2) .1172" long

7 in/lbs. (1) .1173" long (2) .1174" long

10 in/lbs. (1) .1179" long (2) .1189" long

15 in/lbs. (1) .1205" long (2) .1210 long


Note: We stripped out (2) different front sight hex drivers getting
the bolts to 15 in/lbs.

We recommend a torque of 5-7 in/lbs. You can achieve 5 in/lbs with only hand torque.

We also recommend that you de-grease and red loctite the front sight screw when installing.

Once the bolt has stretched more than .001" it is on its way to failure.

By the way...same for the RMR screws.
 
 
 
Gabe Suarez

We cut our enemy's throats with Occam's Razor

Suarez International USA Headquarters

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