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Old 11-09-2012, 09:20   #1
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Which night sights?

Now that I am carrying my g19 all the time I want to add some steel, 3 dot night sights. My other go to/comp gun is an M&P 9, and it has the Novak style 3 dot sights. I really like the sight picture they give me, and would like to get similar sights for my g19.

What brand three dot night sights are recommended around here?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34   #2
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trijicon, meprolight, glock factory sites (if you are close to them, their price is pretty cheap compared to others). I'm also becoming a fan of having the front site a different color then the rear.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:38   #3
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Go with Meprolight tru dot. I still dont know why trijicon is the standerd,the white paint around the dots never held up,and turn yellow pretty fast.they do hold a glow for a while but the dots are really small compared to meprolight tru dots.IMO the tru dots have a much better profile than trijicons.the tru dots hold a glow just as long as trijicons do.I have meprolights on my 19,and when i got my 23 it came with trijicons....I replaced them with meps.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:42   #4
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Trijicons in the middle and meprolights on the right.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47   #5
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Go with Meprolight tru dot. I still dont know why trijicon is the standerd,the white paint around the dots never held up,and turn yellow pretty fast.they do hold a glow for a while but the dots are really small compared to meprolight tru dots.IMO the tru dots have a much better profile than trijicons.the tru dots hold a glow just as long as trijicons do.I have meprolights on my 19,and when i got my 23 it came with trijicons....I replaced them with meps.

I bought a Glock30sf a couple of years ago and put on Trijicon nightsights and the white paint is nearly gone now....I'm debating whether or not to replace them again, this time with Mepros. It is my understanding that Mepro Night Sights are what Glock puts on their pistols. Sig also....they are much "whiter" and more visible than my Trijicons.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:50   #6
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I have Trijicons on one and Glock Factory Night Sights on the other.

Trijicons have significantly smaller dots, I'd go Glock factory NS.

Hard to beat the price too and I had my gun back in less than two weeks.
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Old 11-09-2012, 15:32   #7
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I have Meprolight's installed on ALL six of my Glocks..They are the best
according to three of my gun shops I do business with...They ROCK..!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 15:42   #8
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Old 11-09-2012, 18:40   #9
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If I remember correctly the M&P rear sights are set inward a bit from the rear of the sight. I don't know of any glock sights that do that except for truglo rears pictured above...
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Old 11-09-2012, 18:48   #10
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paint

is there anyone that has tried any of the irradecent paints
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Old 11-09-2012, 18:51   #11
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I have Meps on 3 of my Glocks and Glock factory NS on 2 of them. They are the same. I like both better than Trijicon because they are larger and easier to acquire.
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Old 11-09-2012, 19:40   #12
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is there anyone that has tried any of the irradecent paints
Yes, big waste of time and money. IMO
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Old 11-09-2012, 21:27   #13
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Trijicons still going strong on mine. Been years...
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Old 11-09-2012, 21:28   #14
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Yeah, the Trijicons seem to last forever.
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Old 11-09-2012, 23:30   #15
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I'd go with factory GLOCK as they fit perfectly (easy to center), have a 12 year warranty (longer than all the others), and are generally cheaper. Oh, and the tubes are made by Meprolight.
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Old 11-09-2012, 23:54   #16
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Old 11-09-2012, 23:59   #17
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Yes, big waste of time and money. IMO
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:40   #18
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Trij HD... Simply the best.


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Old 11-10-2012, 06:03   #19
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Ameriglo uses Trijicon lamps

ask if the GSSF discount is still good.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09   #20
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Yes, big waste of time and money. IMO
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I have TruGlo Tritium/Fiber Optics on most of mine. The fiber optics make site pick up a breeze in day light. The Tritium glows great in low light.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:11   #21
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AmeriGlo for me, I dislike the three dot system, they make the "i" or over/under sights that I much prefer.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:26   #22
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I only use Ameriglo on my Glocks.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:37   #23
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If I remember correctly the M&P rear sights are set inward a bit from the rear of the sight. I don't know of any glock sights that do that except for truglo rears pictured above...
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:03   #24
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There are a lot of good night sights on the market today. One of my favorites is the Trijicon HD. It is without a doubt, one of the best night sight designs ever created. The rear sight is designed to be used in an emergency (one arm disabled) to cycle the action. To reduce reflective glare, the rear sight has been cut at a slight angle and serrated. It also has a wide cut channel and there are no white outlines around the tritium inserts providing for a very clear sight picture - and making the front sight really stand out. The Front sight has a large colored luminescent ring that surrounds the tritium insert. This ring can be charged by either ambient or a flashlight to provide a temporary boost to the already very bright tritium insert.

In bright daylight, the combination of the blacked out rear sight and brightly colored front sight, make for an excellent sight picture. Target acquisition is quick and natural. At night with the front sight ring uncharged, the bright tritium inserts do their job nicely. If the front sight has been charged (with a flashlight) this provides for more rapid sight alignment.

Make no mistake about it; the Trijicon HD is designed for combat – not precision target shooting. That said they are very accurate and shooter not withstanding can group very tightly.

The front sight seems very tall but clearance has not been an issue with any of my gun leather (See list below) nor has snagging on clothing when drawing from concealment.

Milt Sparks Versa Max II
Milt Sparks 55BN
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Here’s a view of the front sight. Note the high profile and bright yellow luminescent ring surrounding the tritium insert.

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Here’s a side profile of the sight. As you can see it is large and the front is squared off for emergency cycling using a boot heel, belt or pocket.
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This is the sight picture in daylight. Note that the tritium inserts do not have white outlines.

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Here’s a couple of shot of the night sights in low light with the luminescent ring uncharged and charged.

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Here’s an accuracy test I did when I first got the HDs. Not bad but I can do even better now.

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Old 11-10-2012, 16:14   #25
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GLOCK factory sights are good for 3-dots, I've tried TFO's, XS Big dots, Meprolight orange/green, and Meprolight 3 dot white. For consistency, I stick with factory 3-dot whites on all of my social guns.
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