|The MGW Sight Tool and Glock 42 Adapter are available from several sources. Prices vary widely, so shop around for the best deal if you can find it in-stock.|
I don't change the sights on every Glock handgun, but I am a fan of fiber optic and night sights. I've changed out a few Glock sight sets over the years. Some installs go perfectly while others leave me with a pistol that shoots a bit too much left or right of center and requires additional adjustment. I don't make sight adjustments at the range so it's a trial and error process until I get the sights set correctly. It can be a tedious process, and I've long considered buying a sight pusher that I could take along with me to the range.
After reviewing the Glock 42, I decided to add night sights. While shopping for the replacement sights, I also found the MGW Sight Tool and Glock 42 adapter available so I finally took the plunge and bought my sight installation tool.
|Using the hammer and punch sight installation method left me with a Glock 36 that shot quite a bit left.|
|The thinner width of the G42 slide requires an adapter. Without the adapter, the sight tool works for all other Glock models.|
Operation of the sight tool is pretty straight forward. MGW includes a single page instruction sheet with the tool that does a good job explaining the sight removal and installation process. My only suggestion for improvement is to include some photos similar to those included in this review. Words are good. Words and example pictures are always better.
|Following the instructions, the factory sight is pushed to the right off the slide.|
|The replacement sight is pulled into the sight dovetail from right to left.|
I still need to get the Glock 42 out on the range and verify the rear sight is properly positioned. If it's off a tad, I'll just use the tool to make the necessary adjustment. I really like the virtually infinite range of adjustment the tool provides. It allows for much finer adjustments than you can ever get using a hammer and punch.
|Sight installation perfection. The MGW Sight Tool easily fits in my range bag if fine adjustment is required on the range.|
Personally, I like the convenience of being able to make rear sight changes/adjustments whenever, and wherever, I need to make them. I also appreciate the peace of mind I get using this tool instead of the potentially risky hammer and punch method. Fiber optic light pipes and tritium vials are fragile. Sight manufacturers do their best to protect these components within the body of the sight, but who knows if they can withstand repeated blows from a hammer and punch. For these reasons, I think the tool was a good investment. I'm certainly more than satisfied with the quality and performance of the MGW Sight Tool.
With all the buzz around the new Glock 43, I checked the Ameriglo 2015 catalog and found out the same adapter that works for the G42 will also work for the G43. For now, the sight tool with one adapter will work for all current production Glock handguns.