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C0untZer0
July 4, 2011, 12:41 PM
I have Dawson rear sights and they wiggle about ⅛" The movement just started today.

Is there a way I can lock them down / stop the movement without taking them out & reinstalling them?

Rifleman1776
July 4, 2011, 01:18 PM
Just tap down the thin edges of the metal on the barrel with any kind of steel instrument. Should take about five seconds.

C0untZer0
July 4, 2011, 01:32 PM
I should have said - these are Dawson rear sights on a Glock 34.

drail
July 4, 2011, 01:44 PM
You will want to remove the sights to tighten the dovetail. Anything you try to do while the slot is filled is not going to help. One easy way is to take a sharp center punch and kick up a burr (or two) in the bottom of the slot and then reinstall. Alternatively you can drill and tap a hole in the sight and install a set screw if there's room on the sight base.

chack
July 4, 2011, 02:09 PM
you can tighten the rear sight by staking it in place with a center punch impact at the edge. It is not as cosmetically pleasant, but it works and is easy to do at the range after adjusting the sight exactly where you want it.

oneoldsap
July 4, 2011, 04:34 PM
drail is doing it the proper way . Don't put visible marks on a gun , when you domt have too !