The Fixxxer Glock front sight tool is designed to assist dealers, armorers, and users replace the sights on their Glock pistol. In my Fixxxer review, I replaced the stock night sights on an old Glock 22 pistol with a set of Ameriglo Agent sights.
While the Fixxxer sight tool seems simple, not having it will complicate your life should you want to swap out your own sights. Frankly, what should be a fairly simple procedure can turn into a nightmare project if your selected tools aren’t up for the task.
I’ll not waste a lot of time – let’s jump right into the review.
The Fixxxer Tool
The Fixxxer Glock front sight tool is specifically designed to enhance the ability of users to complete a front sight replacement and installation with ease and confidence.
Standard Glock pistols come with a white, 3-dot configuration without any illumination. Glock pistols do have the option of upgraded night sights, in the same 3-dot configuration, for an up-charge at purchase.
Glock has been somewhat criticized for not offering night sights as a standard feature as many of their competitors have. Many shooters today prefer an illuminated pistol sights, instead of simple white painting sights. In addition, the modern shooter often prefers sights that provide a contrasting sight picture rather than the front and rear sights having the same shape (most often a dot) and same color (often white or green).
The Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool is a hex wrench specifically designed for the most current Hex screw front sight attachments for Glock pistols. If you have an older Generation 1-3 Glock, with the tension pressed front sight, the Fixxxer Glock front sight tool can still come in handy for installations. All of the current Glock sights and replacement sights use the Hex nut attachment, so once the older pressed sights are removed you will still need a hex wrench tool to complete installation.
During my recent Ameriglo Agent sights review, I selected the Fixxxer Glock front sight tool because it appeared to have the best features and options to get the job done. I’m glad I chose the Fixxxer tool, as it performed extremely well, and much better than other options I have attempted to use in the past.
The Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool uses a squared handle similar in size and feel as the standard Glock Disassembly Tool. I have found the squared handle to be much more beneficial than tubular options on the market.
When unscrewing existing Hex nuts, the squared handle provides a noticeably greater traction. In addition, Fixxxer has magnetized the Hex wrench, providing users a great advantage when working with the very small Hex nut used to secure modern Glock front sights.
Sight Tool Features
- Black, squared handle similar to Glock Disassembly Tool
- Magnetized tip to firmly secure Hex nuts during assembly or disassembly
- 3/16″ Hex (.090), fits all Glock pistol sights
- Similar size as Glock Disassembly Tool, providing ample grip purchase
- MSRP: $7.99 (cheaper here)
A few months ago I was in the market to replace the night sights for a Glock Model 22 and Glock Model 23, both in .40 S&W. Both of the Glock pistols had been previously outfitted with factory Glock night sights.
The Model 22 had been my department-issued primary sidearm for 10 years, and I was able to purchase the handgun upon its retirement from my department. A short time into my career I bought the Model 23 as a back-up pistol (I preferred the larger grip of the Model 23 over the sub-compact Model 27).
With both pistols being 10+ years old the night sights were almost completely spent, and not worthy for low light shooting situations. I began the process of evaluating replacement night sights and the tools necessary to make the changes myself. This was when I came across the Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool and selected it to be my wrench during replacement.
NOTE: I am a certified Glock Armorer, and have been since 2010. As such I have received some training on the removal, replacement, and maintenance of the sights for Glock pistols. However, the sights can be replaced by anyone. As long as shooters are cautious to ensure the sights are mounted properly, they can be assured of positive results at the end.
I ended up selecting the Trijicon HD sights for my Glock 23 and Ameriglo Agent sights for my Model 22. I really appreciated the larger tritium front sight dot, surrounded by a bright orange fiber optic circle, in contrast to the U-notch rear sight and its smaller tritium dots. The Ameriglo front sight really stands out, and makes target acquisition noticeably faster. A previous article on the Ameriglo Agent night sights was posted here.
During the replacement process, the Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool was a great advantage, and I was able to complete the replacement of the front sight in under 10 minutes. This replacement time included:
- Punching out and removing the factory Glock front sight (older pressed style)
- Cleaning the area under the front sight
- Prepping the new Ameriglo front sight with Blue 242 Loc-Tite (highly recommended)
- Screwing the new Ameriglo front sight into place
- Finishing any positioning and cleaning needed.
The process couldn’t have been easier, and I attribute a lot of that success and ease to the Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool. As mentioned above, my Gen 3 Glock 22 had the tension pressed front sight before, and removal of this older sight easily took over 50% of my time in the replacement process (it’s a little tricky to complete).
Once ready to install the new Ameriglo Agent front sight, I was easily able to drop the hex screw into the Fixxxer tool with the aid of the magnetized wrench. Once the hex screw was in the Fixxxer tool I applied a little Loc-Tite 242 (blue, medium strength), and then was easily able to align the sight and screw for final installment.
The magnetized Fixxxer tool greatly enhanced the process and made the installation very easy. The squared handle made tightening the hex screw much easier than some tubular designs I have previously used. Other tools tended to slip as you hand tightened the screw.
Glock and American Law Enforcement
Glock continues to own a significant share of the market share in law enforcement handguns. Recent big agency transitions to the S&W M&P and SIG Sauer P320 pistols may be the beginning of a shift away from Glock. However, it would appear Glock will retain a very strong presence in the American law enforcement market for years to come.
Considering the huge influence of Glock on American law enforcement agencies, we want to evaluate products necessary to keep your Glock handguns up and running. The Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool met and exceeded our expectations, and I was very glad I made the purchase of this tool during my front sight replacement process.
Fixxxer offers a variety of handgun maintenance tools and supplies. The Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool exceeded our expectations and really made a positive difference during the front sight replacement projects we performed. Without hesitation, we would recommend the Fixxxer Glock Front Sight Tool for those in need of replacing or conducting maintenance on the front sights of their Glock pistols.
Lawrence Duff says
I have been searching the different Glock sights trying to make the right decision for replacement of my Mod 23 front and rear sights. You answered my questions clearly and you have the experience and knowledge to back your words. Thanks Aaron. My brother who retired with 35 years from the police department where I live went with my wife to purchase this pistol. years ago. He has since passed away. We took care of each other and I miss him dearly. I will now be able to once again take my Glock 23 and make it my conceal .carry. (He was also a Swat team member.)