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5 years 23 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

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Having polished and completed assembly of my new Lone Wolf 40/357 slide it was ready for sights. Trijicon night sights had been selected. During the push procedure (MGW sight pusher for Glock) I suddenly felt the pressure required to turn the handle lighten significantly. I looked down to see the slide was ajar at about a 30degree angle. A 1 1/4 ", piece of the "slide rail" had seperated from the slide and was sticking out.
Just an FYI guys. Shit Happens !

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:31 AM

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Because of the groove, sight pushers can be dangerous for your gun, as you've discovered. The best way to install Glock sights is with a small hammer, fine flat file, and delrin punch. Try tapping the sight in from right to left when installing, and if it stops after a few good taps, take it out and remove a small amount of metal from the front and back to the dovetail on the sight and repeat the process until it's done. it also helps to use a drop or two of dish detergent as lube in the dovetail groove.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 6:10 AM

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Slide failure

I've pushed on more sights that I can remember. This is the 1st such issue I've had with using a device made precisely for pushing sights on a specific type of slide. Because of the Tritium vials in the sight I don't, "punch on", "but move on". In addition, a lubricant to assist movement is helpful as well as a slight metal reduction of the "sights" bottom edge. When a sight is made specifically for a slide and that slides dovetail is properly cut, the resistance should not be high but moderate. When high resistance is felt then you back off and determine the reason. Sight base too large, Dovetail too narrow. Sight going on crooked, stars not lined up etc. In my case I have significant arthritis in my hands and couldn't provide enough twisting strength to crush a walnut.
The retailers response was prompt and stated they had also not seen an occurance of a slide rail cracking like that. They also said, they would replace the slide. I find that refreshing for an on-line retailer.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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I saw the picture.

Not what I was thinking it was. It is good that you found an online distributor that responds. My experience with one business in Scottsdale, AZ online was absolutely horrible. I thought I had been subject of a scam until I finally made contact with a person and found out it was simply incompetence in maintaining a current website. It worked out though. DAMN MIDWAY USA FOR SPOILING ME!!!

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