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Best aftermarket/night sights?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by pete29, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. pete29

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    I'm looking to upgrade my Glock 30s stock sights. What do I need to look for in making a selection? What's the best in your opinion and why? Thanks.
     
  2. tmfisher57

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    I just bought the Meprolight night sights for my G36 and they're great! First pair I've had and I'm gonna get some for the wife's G17. $75.00 on ebay with free shipping! Pretty tough to beat that. Looked through a few others that were a bit old from friends guns and these are alot brighter... Maybe someone on here has a better brand in mind, but the Mepro's are nice.
     


  3. skyboss_4evr

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    You'll get plenty of opinions on this one. "Best" is highly subjective, but I'm partial to Meprolight as well.
     
  4. Bill-66

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    I just outfitted a 22 and a 21 with the Ghost Rings from Ameri Glo...I really dig them..not a precision sight by any means...but quick and perfect for combat accuracy..te inserts COULD stand to be a scoch bigger...but overall, I'm pleased..
     
  5. rsxr22

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    Tru-Glo TFO. Bright fiber optic during day shooting and the brightest tritium out of any NS in my experience. I dont know how you argue with that.
     
  6. KYMike

    KYMike 9mm Apologist

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    I'm partial to Mepros as well. Trijicons have the white rings painted on. Mepros have the rings behind the glass lenses with the tritium tubes. The Trijicons can be prone to having the rings damaged or completely removed by some cleaning formulas (and it's usually messy when it happens).

    XS Big Dots are nice, too, but if you're not used to post and dot sights, they'll take some getting used to. TFO's are tritium/fiber optic hybrids and look great in just about any light. Your best bet is to check them all out at a local shop and see what works beat for you. Each option is a little different, and all have their good points.

    I like my Mepros with yellow rears and green front. It draws my eyes to the front sight. Another personal preference thing that some people like and others don't, and another reason to check them out in person. Good luck!!
     
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  7. pete29

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    During my very limited research the TruGlo TFO popped up the most...owners seem to be impressed by their brightness and durability.
     
  8. ezterra

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    Like others have said, the "best" night sights will be a matter of opinion. My preference is to have a thinner front sight so there is light on either side of the front sight when holding a sight picture. That being said, I really like the Warren-Sevigny sights. It's a 2 dot tritium sight system where you hold the front dot over the rear dot. The front dot is a nice bright green, and the rear dot is a dimmer, smaller yellow dot. I really like it. You can also get them with no tritium or front tritium only.
     
  9. vis35

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    Glock’s factory night sights. They are steel and tenifer finished just like your slide. They have a stronger attachment than anyone else (the front sight screw is about three times longer than any other, it goes clear through the sight). You cannot use too much loctite and damage the front sight tritium capsule. Any Glock armorer can buy them directly from Glock and install them for you.
     
  10. My Glock 22 has Meprolight sights, but I ordered up some Ameriglos for my Glock 21 because I've read of some differences that I want to experiment with first hand.
     
  11. cole

    cole Millennium Member

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    IMO, read the above, then read it again. Then, get Meps.
     
  12. ^^^^this.

    You can rack the slide with your boot or whatever, and not worry about using the GLOCK sight to do it.
     
  13. rsxr22

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    The TFO is definitely the best. A lot of people talk about other sights and that isnt because any other reason than they have not had experience with them. Even the previous posters, will mention mep, triji, ameriglo, and xs but leave out Tru-Glo.
    I have meps and trijis on other guns and i have had them on my glocks. There both a good sight, but imo NOTHING is a brighter fiber optic than the TFO and NOTHING has a brighter night sight
     
  14. fuzzy03cls

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    I have a few different ones across different guns & see no difference in actual quality or brightness.
     
  15. striker6126

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  16. PhoneCop

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    TruGlo-TFo (Tritium Fiber-Optic)

    Great glowing dots during daylight, when the light fails the Tritium takes over; same sight picture 24hrs a day.
     
  17. Ranger45

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    A local gunshop recently ran a "Glock Day" event. Part of the event was a special where you could get Glock night sights installed for $60. I've been very pleased with mine. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  18. Flipz

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    Im a big fan of the Ameriglo Pro Operator night sights in Yellow rear/Green front.