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ameriglo vs. trijicon

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Radam3, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Radam3

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    Going to get night sights on my 23 tomorrow. My LGS has the ameriglo's for about $20 cheaper than the trijicon's. Is the cost difference worth it? I've heard better things about the trijicon's. So from all of you out the in GT land, which Sony recommend, and why? I'm not too concerned about 20 bucks, but if I can save it, why not? LGS also is installing them for free.
    Gonna have them put in a #3.5 connector too. I'm so stoked!
     
  2. from my understanding of what my local gun store clerk tells me is that ameriglo and trijicon are the same.
    here is what he explained to me.

    it is cheaper to ship the lamps seperate from the sight as they do not have to be shipped hazardous material. ( im not sure how valid this is i can only repeat what was told to me) he said that the ameriglos are just trijicon sights that are assembled in the U.S. with trijicon lamps and sold under the name ameriglo. he did show me both trijicon and ameriglo and if i remember corectly they both say trijicon.
     


  3. jonboy20

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    I own both......I have the Ameriglow on my USP and after 8 years they are still bright. I have Trij on my G23. I would say they are the same.
     
  4. My Ameriglo's on my G22 had Trijicon capsuls, the front even said Trijicon on it. I have had both and really liked the Ameriglo operator pros just for the wider rear and narrow front.
     
  5. keenshooter

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    I like my Triji there a good price 70 bucks installed.
     
  6. Wolf Spyder

    Wolf Spyder Gun Activist

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    I have had all of them, but I really like Mepro's better. I think they last longer.
     
  7. Electrikkoolaid

    Electrikkoolaid Grape flavored!

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    Trigicon sells vials to other manufacturers.

    You have to have a special license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to manufacture them, and most of the other companies don't have that permit.
     
  8. cadillacguns

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    I can send my used up trijicons to Trijicon Michigan for lamp replacement at $54 return shipping included.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  9. Sean R

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    I have a set of Ameriglos on my G20. I think they look really good but Mepros I believe are the brightest out of the bunch

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  10. JBP55

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    I have installed dozens of Ameriglo sights and recommend them. My preference for night sights is the Pro Operator yellow rear and green front with the orange ring around the tritium.
     
  11. cgv69

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    I love Ameriglo sights and they are installed on all of my Glocks. I use the Tritium "pro" series front with the non-Tritium pro series rear as there is no good reason for rear Tritium IMO and buy going with tritium in the front only, you save about $40 from the cost of going with a full tritium set.

    As far as the quality goes, Amerglo uses Trijicon Tritium and the machining of their sites are second to none
     
  12. JBP55

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    I install quite a few like yours. Yesterday I installed a front tritium with the orange ring and a black metal rear on a G4 G34 along with basic trigger work.
     
  13. ronin.45

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    I like Ameriglo Proglos. They are easy to use day or night. They use trijicon tritium tubes, so you won't notice a difference in brightness.
     
  14. rpgman

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    where is a good place to order these from?

    where I can order the Fronts in tritium and the rear in metal?
    Thanks,
    Greg
     
  15. Wickersham

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    ameriglos use plastic white rings around vials, trijicon uses white paint that turns yellow or flakes off.
     
  16. JBP55

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    Directly from Ameriglo. Use GSSF as the discount code for 10% off.
     
  17. JBP55

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    Correct.
     
  18. rpgman

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    cool, thanks.
     
  19. rpgman

    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    just one more question...

    do you know the model numbers of these?

    "My preference for night sights is the Pro Operator yellow rear and green front with the orange ring around the tritium."

    and, can they be purchased cheaper from Ameriglo, if you buy the above in Tritium fronts and metal rears, or just buy the set?

    any links would be great.
    Thanks,
    greg