WARNING: Firearms are classified as dangerous weapons. Injury or death may result from unsafe or improper use.

Before installing or adjusting your GRIP FORCE RTS, be responsible regarding firearm ownership and operation.

GRIP FORCE LLC and its owners or agents will not be held responsible for the result of unauthorized repairs and/or adjustments, or faulty installation. GRIP FORCE LLC and its owners or agents will not be held responsible for careless, unsafe firearm use, or personal injury or property damage of any kind resulting from such use.

  Always treat a firearm as if it were loaded

 Be sure your firearm is unloaded before making adjustments or installation

 Never take anyone’s word that a firearm is unloaded, whenever a firearm is handed to you, always check that it is unloaded

 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and never point a firearm at an unintended target

  Never put your hand or any body part over the muzzle of a firearm

  Always  keep   your  firearm unloaded until you intend to shoot

  Before shooting, make sure of your target, backstop, and beyond

  Always keep your finger(s) off of the trigger until on target and ready to shoot      

  Firearms, alcohol, drugs, and certain medications do not mix.

  Always wear protective eyewear and hearing protection when shooting

Note to Gunsmith: Read ALL installation instructions BEFORE proceeding. Make sure the firearm is CLEAR AND UNLOADED! An excellent tutorial for Installtion of fixed sights on a Glock pistol can be seen at the Dawson Precision web site. See: Installing Dawson Glock Fixed Rear/Front Sight


Installing a GLOCK Fixed Rear and Front Sight with Dave Dawson

Clean sight dovetail and slide with acetone or alcohol to remove any oil residue.
CAUTION: Flammable!

Fitting is commonly required as dovetails are most often very tight. To push and drift new sights into the dovetail slide cut, the direction that the sight body goes into the slide may depend on specific gun model, and OEM machining.

GRIP FORCE recommends that the RTS sight body be drifted into the slide dovetail cut from right to left. SEE DIAGRAM A.

If fitting is required, always start by removing material from each angled side, front and back, of the sight dovetail. Use a safe-sided parallel dovetail file, a small triangle file, or a fine stone. SEE DIAGRAM “DOVETAIL MATERIAL REMOVAL”.

Filing/stoning is accomplished by applying counted strokes on the dovetail, then rotating the sight base 180 degrees and honing the other side. This is in order to remove material evenly on the dovetail. Be sure to hold the  file completely flat against the dovetail, without touching or marring the underside of the sight body.

Measure the sight dovetail with calipers often. To test for fit, insert the sight body into the slide dovetail cut by hand. Remove residue from dovetail prior to each test fit.

***When filing the sight dovetail to remove material, be careful not to remove too much material from the part. If too much material is removed, the sight dovetail will not have enough material left to have a proper friction fit into the slide dovetail cut. 

***As you are test fitting the RTS into the slide dovetail cut, be sure to monitor how deep the sight body goes into the slide. Once the RTS sight can be pushed into the slide dovetail cut approximately one third (1/3) of the way in, or slightly further, SEE DIAGRAMS B AND C, this is a good indicator that enough material has been removed from the sight dovetail.

Once you can readily see that the dovetail will fit snugly in the slide dovetail cut (to the above specified depth(s), at that point it should be possible to fully tap the sight body into the slide dovetail. Use a sight pusher, or clamp the slide into a padded vise, and use a brass, aluminum, or polymer punch, along with a small armorer’s hammer. Tap the side of the sight dovetail to drift the sight body into place. Try to center the RTS sight into the center of the slide. SEE DIAGRAM D.

Due to variances in machining tolerances, some dovetail slide cuts may have slightly differrent dimensions than others.  This could  result in possibly more or less material needing to be removed from the sight dovetail for proper installation. Be sure to frequently test fit the sight into the slide dovetail cut. If the sight body will not go fully into the slide dovetail, tap the sight out in the opposite direction, continue to remove a small amount of material from the sight dovetail, then re-install sight.


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