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Ok, so, my night sights are loose now... Springfield installed them... I can slide them right off the slide... I went to the local Contractor's Supply place to look into getting some locktite... and... holy ****, it's $12?!!! I'll never use the stuff again, so I passed on that offer... Suggestions?

(And was there a specific color of LokTite I was supposed to get?)

Dunno if there was some other method that worked just as well.
 

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You could try center-punching in the sight channel. This will raise a small ring of metal and make the sights fit tighter. $12 for Loctite? :shock: ; any auto parts store will have it for around $4-5. Blue will probably work best.
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I had the same problem on my factory rear sight. Tried the punch thing, and after breaking 4 punches in 5 minutes, got the idea to try the punch on the sight itself. Worked flawlessly. After doing so I called Springfield, asked them what they would have done, and they suggested using the punch on the sight, rather than on the slide, as the slide is so hardened.

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You could try center-punching in the sight channel. This will raise a small ring of metal and make the sights fit tighter.
 

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[TASF said:
Overkill](And was there a specific color of LokTite I was supposed to get?)
It's sold by size. If you get the super small size it will be like $5. Loctite is sold in auto stores under the Permatex brand. Same stuff, though there are a million flavors. In this application though you probably only care about blue versus red versus green. My sights came with red. I wouldn't use red on threads but if it is holding in something press-fit that I could simply pound off later, yeah I'd use that over blue.

I use this stuff from ThreeBond called TB1360. That way I don't ever have to decide between blue and red. It's about halfway between and is high-temp and oil resistant.
 

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I just installed XS Big Dots on my 9mm and it came with Loctite 262 (red). I didn't need it due to the fact I could barely get the sights in (extremely tight fit even after a little small filing). It's a small tube but plenty to place on the sights. If you can't find any small amounts just send me your address and I'll mail it to you.
 

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I just installed XS Big Dots on my 9mm and it came with Loctite 262 (red). I didn't need it due to the fact I could barely get the sights in (extremely tight fit even after a little small filing).
I thought so too, but then after a few hundred the front had wandered off center. I filed the bottom of the front until I could fit the sight halfway into the slot, and then tapped it in with a plastic punch. Not the tightest fit but still it was pretty tight. I did have some threadlock but only a small drop on the outside edges.

Once I recentered, I put more threadlock on the outside, but I also put a drop in the hole underneath. Hasn't moved yet. I think it's good.

For the rear, oh yeah, you definitely need threadlock on the set screws and also the sight. When I had them on my G30 it only took one session to shake them loose.
 
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