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Old 08-20-2012, 21:09   #1
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School me on sights guys...

I know a lot of picking sights is a personal preference, but I don't know much about them in general. Could you guys give me some advice as to maybe which styles to avoid as far as quality and such.... what are some of your favorites??? Thank
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Old 08-20-2012, 21:20   #2
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Truglo TFO yellow rea,r front green on all my guns best in sunlight hands down, glow at night just fine
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Old 08-20-2012, 21:22   #3
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Truglo TFO yellow rea,r front green on all my guns best in sunlight hands down, glow at night just fine
Hmm interesting combo I never thought of doing it that way. Is that the norm?
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Old 08-20-2012, 21:28   #4
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Norm is probably green in front and rear, or at least that's what I've seen most of the time. I personally like green front and yellow rear because the greens are brighter and it allows for contrast to ensure you're not aiming out of alignment.


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Old 08-20-2012, 21:35   #5
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I have Ameriglo Hackathorn sights on all my Glocks. They are low profile and not bulky which was a must for me. They only have tritium in the front sight which is fine by me because in low light or dark I am only interested in the front sight and the target.

You are going to have a hard time finding a better company with better sights than Ameriglo.
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Old 08-20-2012, 21:44   #6
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I am no expert but certain sights work better depending on the model. A lot of variables come into play such as will it be a carry weapon, range gun and so on. I like Meprolights for baby Glocks and they are snag free
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Old 08-20-2012, 22:32   #7
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I like Trijicons for night sights.

Avoid low profile or Novak style or any rear sight that doesn't provide a nice sized square front edge to it unless you like complicating one-handed malfunction clearances.

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Old 08-20-2012, 22:49   #8
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What are you going to use them for? Combat style sights have a wider notch for fast target acquisition but are less precise when aiming. Target sights have a narrow notch which are slow to pickup but are better for precision target shooting. Some like 3 dot. Some like straight 8's. Some like the Glock stock U dot setup. Night sights are great for a low light defensive gun, but serve little purpose on a daytime range toy. Some even like solid black sights, but I find them very hard to see against dark targets or in anything but bright sunlight. If you reload, adjustable sights let you dial in the point of impact with different loads.
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Old 08-20-2012, 22:50   #9
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Truglo TFO yellow rea,r front green on all my guns best in sunlight hands down, glow at night just fine

I have these sights also but all the same color. They light up in the sun as if they had light bulbs in them . But what sold me on these sights is that from the muzzle end of the gun the sight are invisible to whom ever is on the other side of the firearm. Most fiber optic sights are just as visible from the muzzle end as the end your looking down witch could possible give an adversary a good point of aim

They are also tapered so there is no chance they will snag in a holster
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Old 08-21-2012, 00:59   #10
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It depends on what you are using your pistol for.

Carry / self defence - look at fixed night sights, Glock factory, Meprolight or Trijicon. They are all quality sights and will work well. Green, orange or yellow is up to you. Green is pretty standard and works very well.

Competition shooting - look at Sevigny sights by Warren Tactical. Heine or Dawson make great target sights too. They all work well.

A bit of both? Sevigny carry are nice. As are the factory steel sights.

Just avoid anything gimmicky and you can't go too far wrong.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:46   #11
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Tru Glo TFO
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:14   #12
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Also love my XS Big Dot Tritium's


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Old 08-21-2012, 06:48   #13
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I'm a slightly different way. I few others have already hinted at this.

This is assuming that you're looking for all round/carry sights.

First: decide on the type of daylight sight picture you want. Wide rear notch and narrow front blade for a lot of daylight for speed and fast target acquisition, or a narrower rear and thicker fronts for very little daylight around the front for max accuracy.

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Then select whether you like an "enhancement" at the front, like dayglow paint or a fiber optic, or a white ring/dot.

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Choose what works for you for night shooting, two dots or three tritium dots. If you go for two dots, don't get hung up on color choice too much, because there is only one possible sight picture arrangement. With three dots it may be advantageous to have the front in a different color to determine under stress that the front is centered between the rears.

So, to conclude:
Choose the daylight sight picture you like first, then add the two or three tritium reference dots for low light shooting.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:20   #14
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Glock Factory Night Sights, paid like $50 with free installation by Glock Inc.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:39   #15
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Tru Glo TFO's are awesome. Green front and yellow rear. These work well in all lighting conditions and can be used for duty/carry weapons and competition shooting.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:54   #16
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If you want adjustable sights Dawsons are one of the best.

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Old 08-21-2012, 17:47   #17
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I like the Trijicon sights. They stamp the year of manufacture and you know for sure what you are getting.
I don't want to pay big bucks and get sights that might not be fresh.
Night sights last about 12 years.
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Old 08-21-2012, 17:55   #18
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Truglo TFO yellow rea,r front green on all my guns best in sunlight hands down, glow at night just fine
I do all green but these sights are the best of both worlds. I have them on a glock, an M&P and a 1911...

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Old 08-21-2012, 18:20   #19
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I like Trijicons or GNS.
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Old 08-24-2012, 00:06   #20
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I am no expert but certain sights work better depending on the model. A lot of variables come into play such as will it be a carry weapon, range gun and so on. I like Meprolights for baby Glocks and they are snag free
+1 for my defensive/carry G26 i have the stock Meprolights nite sights. on my competition G17 i have a fiber optic front and either solid black rear or standard rear Glock site. TruGlos seem to be very popular, just check the packaging for a specific warranty on your specific sights. if no warranty is listed it is warrantied for only 90 days.

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Old 08-24-2012, 00:25   #21
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I like Trijicon and the HDs are my favorite.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:44   #22
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I use Trijicon night sights, green front and rear on all my Glocks. I have heard good things about the ghost rings too. Never tried them though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:07   #23
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Here's my previously well-received Night Sight Review...

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My Take On Night Sights...

Self-Luminous Tritium Night Sights incorporate small tritium-charged lamps as sight markers. The hermetically sealed lamps consist of glass ampoules coated internally with phosphor and charged with tritium gas (Hydrogen 3). Free electrons in the decaying tritium gas strike and excite the phosphor coating, emitting light, much the way a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitor or older television does. Tritium gas is a byproduct of nuclear fission. Tritium poses no health hazard unless it is ingested or inhaled. On average, you can expect 12+ years of useful light from tritium sights.

Glock OEM Night Sights utilize Meprolight lamps, and when purchased with the gun, are about the best deal going! The OEM models are combat-type sights, which typically had a staked-on front sight that dedicated that sight to one gun; but recently, we’ve been getting reports of a threaded-on front sight being the new standard for this set up. They are excellent bull's-eye sights out to 30-feet or so. We’ve also been hearing that Glock now offers Trijicon night sights, installed by the factory.

Meprolight Night Sights are rugged, well-made, low profile, combat-type sights, with a wide front blade to rear sight notch aspect. Israeli-made Meprolights were the first tritium night sights marketed for use on popular pistols and rifles. Their large lamps appear brighter than other night sights, partly because the interior of the lamp housings has a bright-white coating to increase internal reflection. The lamps and white plastic o-ring markers appear to be embedded in polished epoxy, which resists solvents and makes for easy cleaning. By design, the front sight appears brighter than the rear sight.

Trijicon Night Sights offer tritium lamps surrounded by an aluminum sleeve, pressed into the sight housing, and covered by a sapphire lens. This lens makes the sight markers appear very sharp in the dark, Vs. Meprolight's glowing orbs, and protects the lamps from external damage. The narrower front blade to rear sight notch aspect will be appreciated by sharper eyed shooters at the range. The quality is excellent, but care should be taken when cleaning to avoid harsh solvents and aggressive scrubbing, as the white o-rings are painted on. The new Trijicon HD sights rival AmeriGlo's Operator-style Sights, and have an additional protective coating over the front sight marker.

AmeriGlo offers the best selection of night sights available. Quality is first-rate, as the standard white-marker sights combine Trijicon lamps with white PVC O-rings for markers. A combination of sight profiles, blade and notch widths, marker configurations, sizes and lamp colors, and new marker colors, offers something for everyone. I really like their Operator sights with a green front and yellow rear lamps!

XS Big Dot sights are high quality combat sights, designed for SHTF situations. Place that big white dot on center mass, and if your trigger control is good, you will hit your target, out to 30-feet or better. The night sight picture is pleasing and easily picked up. These are a specialty sight, and many will find them wanting for range use; conversely, others will master them for target use too. More than any sight I know of, people like them or they don't.

Note: Lamp colors are often mixed today, combining the familiar green with yellow or orange, even red or blue tritium lamps. The brighter appearing green, always goes to the front... I personally like the two color set up, using yellow or orange rear lamps, with the green front. Note that green and yellow have a similar lamp-life, while other colors such as orange or red, may have half the lamp-life.

Summary: These are just a few night sights we've had first-hand experience with. There are other quality products, and some not-so-quality products out there to try. Some are innovative and novel—like TrueGlo TFOs. Some have been known to be problematic—like TruGlo TFOs. Any of the premium brands—i.e., Novak, Heinie, Dawson Precision, Bomar, etc.—should be excellent. The warranty is a good indicator of the manufacturer's confidence in their product.

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P.S. A word about TruGlo TFO's... They're unique and cool, and under a wide variety of lighting conditions, they work well. And lately, complaints about their quality and durability have fallen way off, which may signify improvement by the OEM... Still, as a matter of history at GT, TFO's have logged more complaints than any other night sight brand out there—it's just a fact; do a search... And, the OEM is still a bit evasive about the crappy 90-Day Warranty... To date, I would not rate TFO’s to be among the more durable night sights available; and I would not recommend them for a CCW—but that's entirely me.

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Old 08-31-2012, 18:56   #24
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Thanks RayB for the post. I have a Gen4 19 and a 36 for off duty carry. I am currently scouring posts and threads for sight advice.

I will most likely give the Ameriglo sights a try.
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Old 09-03-2012, 23:28   #25
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Sights sbegin and end with Truglo TFO, in my opinion. I waited for someone to come out with a fiber optic + tritium sight and it is as perfect as I hoped it would be in all conditions. There is no comparison with other sights when shooting in bright daylight to night darkness.
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