M226 Sights Loose
Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:26 PM
Glue them possibly or something else?
Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:36 PM
My suggestion would be a little bit of *BLUE* (removable "242") loc-tite threadlocker applied with the tip of a toothpick. It's available at any hardware store.
I'd be reluctant to use glue, in case your sight alignment is out after you affix the sight.
Make sure the sight dovetail and the slot into which it fits are very clean and free of any lube/silicone, or the loc-tite won't adhere.
Best of luck.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:05 PM
BTW, what drop leg holster do you have?
Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:39 PM
I'd actually like to mod the rear sight to duplicate the "dot the I" configuration of the genuine article.
I have an inexpensive UTG "Special Ops Universal" holster. I notice the front sight blade drags a bit on the draw if I don't apply mindful rearward pressure. That, and the rear sight (expectedly) rubs a bit at the top while running. I anticipate that this could loosen the blade(s) at some point, but no problem, and nothing a little loc-tite can't cure.
I'm extremely pleased with the M226 thus far. Mine benefited greatly from a good cleaning (especially slide rails/slots) and lube (lightest viscosity spray silicone -- the thick stuff included with it just gummed it up terribly). Given high quality feed (Airsoft Elite .25's), it's shooting and cycling like a champ. Two magfuls no sweat on a single green gas fill.
Speaking of which I notice that some attention needs to be paid when loading the mag. If any BBs inadvertently "single-stack" (vertically) instead of "double stack" (diagonally) as they should, it's difficult to reclaim that space without unloading the mag up to that point and re-stacking them. The tolerances are tight, and I see that as a good thing.
I hope the loc-tite straightens your sight problem out. Again, best of luck.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:02 PM
Tommorrow I'll post my results hopefully about those sights.
EDIT: It worked great, but it left some very tiny blemishes near the sights that I did my best to cover up.
Srry no pics but at least i can aim now
Edited by tiki2777, 19 January 2010 - 08:58 PM.
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