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Bayan Dundee

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Glock 40 Dissapointment
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:06:56 PM »
I have just recently taken delivery of my new Glock 40, to my suprise and dissapointment, the most expensive pistol Glock sells came with the standard drift adjustable rear sight instead of their adjustable model. Just a question for all those Glock 40 owners out there, did yours come with the same sights? or as I believed due to all the reviews, photos and specs I seen, come with the adjustable rear sight that hangs back of the slide. If this was only an optional extra, then I would liked to have known beforehand as the time taken from completing the paperwork and delivery was close to 12 months.

Pachary

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 09:31:35 PM »
Mine had the stock plastics.  Changed them for suppressor sights.

Ridgerunner665

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 06:14:37 AM »
The G40 is supposed to come with adjustable sights, mine did...

That said, they're still cheap Glock sights and you're not missing much with the ones you have.

It is an awesome pistol, but it needs the sights upgraded no matter which type you have.

I put a red dot on mine so the factory sights are nothing but place holders.
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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 07:38:34 AM »

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 07:59:16 AM »
When much younger I believed ever handgun needed adjustable sights. Now that I've gotten much older and wiser I don't see the need for adjustable sights unless you shoot or hunt long distances.

If you watch Hickok45 videos he can always hit his steel gong with fixed sights, he has learned through experience where to hold with the many different calibers he tests for us.

With your G40 you can test it at different distances on paper targets and learn the same method. Were you aware that an adjustable sight becomes a fixed sight once you set it for a specific distance? It will only be accurate at that specific distance and if your target is at some other distance you will need to compensate with the trajectory computer between your ears.

I agree that Glock plastic sights are minimal but they do work well if applied correctly.
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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 08:41:56 AM »

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 09:17:13 AM »
Great gun by the way!  The OEM sights are just fine if your eyes like them (Hickok 45).  But most other folks find other sights that work better.  Mine came with adjustable Glock sights.  The Front sight was swapped out for a better on after the first shooting.  Still deciding on the rear. 

What I am trying to say is that Glock did not cheat you on the fixed OEM sights.  They do what they do (think conscripted troops who do not know how to shoot.) very well.  The adjustable rear sight works but will not impress you. But for most of us we'd rather throw out OEM sights and get what we want and can shoot well with.  It really is a win-win.

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 07:49:42 AM »
Mine came with fixed sights. I bought and installed a Dawson Precision adjustable rear and one of their fiber optic front sights. 

Bayan Dundee

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 12:09:27 PM »
It sounds like that early on they came with adjustable sights but now the standard sights are the ones. As the pistol is used for hunting, it would have been nice to have something adjustable as I wish to sight it in at around 40 yards, already noticing quite a large impact shift with different ammo. Have fitted a red dot, but because I where I live and hunt, I would like some good backup sights so if ever there is a problem, I can simply remove the red dot in the field and still be able to hunt. Any suggestions on what sights to get? nothing locally and will have to import from the US

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 07:39:44 AM »
First thing I do with any new Glock is toss those factory sights.  I know I'm not the only one.

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 02:54:25 PM »
First thing I do with any new Glock is toss those factory sights.  I know I'm not the only one.
they're horrible. I do the same thing right away.

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 10:34:33 PM »
I've had my Glock 40 for about 3 weeks.  Love the gun and it came with adjustable sights.
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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 01:37:04 PM »
Most important question sir!  How does it shoot?

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 04:44:00 PM »
Would you recommend the 40 over the 20? I am more worried about velocity than accuracy . The 10 as i'm sure you guys know is one of the few pistol cartridges that is still accelerating after 16" of barrel unlike the 45 or 40. unfortunately I have yet to find a good carbine. I found one in 460 Rowland and production stopped before processing my order.

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Re: Glock 40 Dissapointment
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 01:50:47 PM »
Would you recommend the 40 over the 20? I am more worried about velocity than accuracy . The 10 as i'm sure you guys know is one of the few pistol cartridges that is still accelerating after 16" of barrel unlike the 45 or 40. unfortunately I have yet to find a good carbine. I found one in 460 Rowland and production stopped before processing my order.

For hunting or carry? If for carry I would do the 20 or the 29. For hunting take the 40.