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Ameriglo Hackathorn sights

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by dreydin, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. dreydin


    Dec 9, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I'll try to keep this simple. Just installed the Ameriglo Hackathorn sights (GL-434) on my G30 today and I have to say, in mid to low light conditions before the tritium green shows (shadows/not dark enough), the red is quite hard to see at times. I havn't had these on for longer than a day and I am willing to keep them on for a while longer, but they are not what I expected. I guess I expected the red to be more standoutish? For CC and HD, I am second guessing how fast I am able to acquire a target with these.

    Anyone else have any similar findings?
  2. beersngars


    Mar 22, 2009
    Never used those exact sights but have read that the human eye sees green much better than red.

  3. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    I notice some shadowing of the orange with mine however the green tritium glows in those situations. There is enough difference between the blacked out rear sight and the front sight for me to distinguish the two and sight properly.
  4. Genin

    Genin Designated Left

    Oct 25, 2010
    Bloomsburg PA
    I am the same as you in that I expected the red to be bright in dim light, but in reality it does get rather dim to my eye. I those situations I still find the red and tritium dot easy to find in comparison to the plain black rear sight so it really doesn't affect me.
  5. dreydin


    Dec 9, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Ameriglo's customer service is top notch. I e-mailed them and they are letting me do an exchange.
  6. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    I have that set installed on a G38. My front sight stands out quite well. The red portion is certainly visible till the green picks up the slack. Maybe you got a front sight with a light (NPI) charge?