Originally Posted by jbglock
Exactly. I've always thought that night sights were the solution to a problem that didn't exist. For those that would advocate just shooting at a threatening looking shadow in a darkened house, I hope you can live with yourself if you kill someone that you didn't need to kill possibly. Don't bet your life on the sympathy of law enforcement though.
Night sights were invented and put on military weapons first BECAUSE soldiers don't necessarily have to positive ID anybody before they start blasting.
The M16A1 had the optional americium front sight. I believe that Valmet may have pioneered tritium front & rear because my M76 has it. Galil also featured tritium sights.