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Aftermarket tritium Sights

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by POOR_MAN, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. POOR_MAN

    POOR_MAN

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    Which aftermarket night sights do you prefer and why?

    Tru-Glo, Ameriglo, Trijicon, Mepro-Light etc.....

    I am looking for something used on a G19 and in an IWB Comp Tac MTAC.

    Installation shouldn't be an issue, a local Glock armorer is taking care of that for me. (in fact he said he was a member here) He made a few suggestions, I just wanted to hear what you guys had to say.

    I realize this question is probably one of the most reoccuring questions, I apologize. Unfortunately I was having some difficulty with the search feature and it was putting my laptop in danger of being damaged. Bare with me please, I am not very savy with this forums controls. Sorry for what I know is probably a very redundant question.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. JVO

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    I wouldnt buy used rear sights for the fact that they may fit one gun but after being installed and taken off they may not fit yours.
     


  3. RedHaze

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    This is out of a thread in the Sights Optics and Lasers subforum. Figured I'd pass it on, as IMO it's a great post explaining night sights.

    These are what I'm sporting on my 23. Personally I love them.
    AmeriGlo Pro Operators - $79.20 using discount code "GSSF" at ameriglo's site.
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  4. POOR_MAN

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    Not "used'

    aftermarket = not factory. :cool:

    Will new sights fit appropriately on a new weapon? In this case a 3rd generation G19.
     
  5. POOR_MAN

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    Great info. Thanks. Ameriglo was recommended to me by person I know.

    Interesting that they have "trijicon" printed on them. Does Trijicon OEM produce sights for Ameriglo? Or vice versa?

    Just curious why they have Trijicon on them. Is it only because Ameriglo uses trijicon lamps?
     
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  6. DrtyHarry

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    Every one of my handguns, including my Glocks and 1911s all have Mepros.

    DH
     
  7. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    Red . . . psssst . . . somebody stole your 23 and substituted a 34.
     
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  8. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    The tubes are from Trijicon. Maybe they now make the whole sight.
     
  9. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    Psssst. It was a reference for the Pro Operators... not of my gun silly. :tongueout:
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    Lamps are Trijicon.
     
  10. JVO

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    NIB is the way to go. I thought you were buying used ones that were installed and taken off.
     
  11. I have Trijicon sights on all my handguns.
     
  12. HAMMERHEAD

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    Heinie Straight Eights. I like the dot over dot and they have a batter daytime sight picture than the rest.
    Warren sights are similar.
     
  13. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    There are only two or three tritium vial manufacturers in the entire world--Trijicon and Meprolight, possibly a third. Everyone I can think of uses either trijicon or Meprolight tubes in their sights.

    That being said, I highly recommend Ameriglo for three reasons:
    1. selection
    2. optional front sight heights
    3. customer service

    See them at www.ameriglo.com

    Now, if you are going to be frequently exposed to bad weather, the Glock factory night sights are the only ones that are Tenifer treated.
     
  14. mr smithglock

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    if its a newer glock with the grayish blackish color barrel buy meprolites it matches so sweet looking. if not and it has the shinny black barrel then get trijicons
     
  15. Feanor

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    ^^^ditto, mepro-lights are the best bang for your buck, particularly those from glock.
     
  16. ked

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    i have tru-glo TFOs on my gun. they may not be as durable (especially the front), but i love them. they have trinium AND fiber optics.

    ked:wavey:
     
  17. jkalantzis

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    +1 I love mine.
     
  18. SpeedReload

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    I just put TFOs on my G30. I absolutely love them. If I did not have that, I would go with Meps or Ameri.
     
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  19. POOR_MAN

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    Yeah it's newer and does have a grayish barrel I suppose.

    Although cosmetics aren't a huge issue for me. It is after all a Glock.

    Just kidding of course,
     
  20. POOR_MAN

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    Is there a source to buy Glock factory night sights from? Honestly I haven't looked around for Glock brand night sights, didn't think too. I already have the G19.

    I may just go with Ameriglo, they have been highly reccommended by a number of sources. Just curious, you all have been very helpful,

    Thanks, if anyone has anything else to add, I am all ears.