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Best Aftermarket Sights?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by ninjag19, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. ninjag19


    Jan 21, 2013
    Well I'm sure there are a lot of opinions on this!
    I have a G19 gen4 with stock sights which seem pretty good. However after seeing all the hype regarding other sights, I am thinking of joining in! lol
    Just looking for suggestions on this, I shoot at the range often just for fun and have the Glock for self defense too of course. Thanks!
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia

  3. sugarcreek

    sugarcreek familyman

    Feb 27, 2007 the neighborhood.
    I just put the Ameriglo GL-201 set on my gen4 19 last week. I really like them. The orange front outline shows GREAT in the day or dimmer light, and I like the 2 dot forward and rear combo. 88$ at Optics Planet.
  4. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

    Jun 20, 2010
    Another vote for the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro night sights.

    My journey down the path of aftermarket sights is well documented at the link below. I think something in that post will be helpful to you as my application was very similar to yours; sights for a CCW pistol that are also suitable for range work at longer distances.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  5. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I am a fan of the XS Big Dot sights.
  6. iflyem1

    iflyem1 Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    I like good ole Glock night sights.
  7. I have found for me and my gen3 G19 and G23's the Trijicon night sights, model GL01, works best. The dots do not distract me in normal light conditions, the amount of light emitted in lot or no light conditions is just right, and in normal light conditions there is the right about of light getting past the front post to the rear aperture which is a strong aid for sight alignment. Plus they are low profile and snag free with no sharp edges.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  8. I'm starting to be also. For CCW guns only. And my eyesight is now old. So this could be just a niche preference.

    Have had Trijican nite sights in several guns, since at least 1999. The oldest one still glows strongly. Absolutely no complaints.
  9. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

    Jun 25, 2004
    Best way to find out is one of two ways, either start buying sights, mixing and matching fronts and rears or try other people guns and sights. Following what others do may or maynot give the best results for you.

    Depending on your application I'd evaluate over a standard COF and look at how long to first shot, split times as well as accuracey.
  10. wdp


    Dec 27, 2011
    Twin Tiers, NY
    All 3 of my Glocks wear Trijicon green dots however the G30 has the low profile Novak rear which is very nice but way overpriced. I also installed a XS front sight on my 38Bodyguard and it amazing. That company makes some fine products. Getting back to Trijicon, I understand the green lights lasts longer (10years I think) than the orange.
  11. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    Metro Cleveland
    I've always had good results with both Trijicon and Mepro.
  12. danyo


    Aug 3, 2012
    I LOVE my Ameriglo "Hack Sights"
  13. My favorite so far were the Ameriglo operator pros I had on my G22, great for day, night, and competition. I will be getting a set for my G30 soon.
  14. freezetime


    Oct 15, 2012
    I have a set of Trijicon GL-01's on order for my 19. Cant wait to get em in.
  15. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

    Nov 27, 2011
    Depends on your needs, age and your style. There is lots of info about sights if you search the GT site. Some are better for combat than target shooting. Try other peoples sights if possible.

    My 60 year old eyes without a clear dominant eye, and a condition causing weak muscles made three dot, and stock sights really frustrating. After many false starts I settled on Ameriglo idot pros. Just 2 dot to line up, wasn't looking for night sights but they were cheaper than many other options. Outstanding choice for me.

    Also, how old are you? Due to normal aging, everybody 42 or older can benefit from glasses.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  16. Motor City Glocker

    Motor City Glocker Gun Addict

    Sep 28, 2011
    SE Michigan
    I have Trijicon GL01 sights on my carry gun.
  17. AgentM79

    AgentM79 Platinum Member

    Nov 29, 2003
    Ameriglo CAP for me; they totally re-defined my relationship with my G19. Trijicons (like Sam Adams) are always a good decision, too. Even Glock OEM tritium sights are a solid choice now, with the front sight being screw-on rather than press-on.
  18. rdunk


    Dec 13, 2012
    I like what I have seen and read about the TruGlo Trintium/Fiber Optic sights. Visibility seems to be really good, daylight or dark. Really are bright in some reviewing videos.

    I have bought green/green, and will be getting installed this week, in my 32c.

    Just a note FYI - the TruGlo application chart has the 32c /.357sig requiring the "Glock High" sights. According to TruGlo, that is erroneous, and should reflect "Glock low" application. TruGlo is changing their application chart. (No, I do not know what the difference in Glock-hi and Glock-low is)
  19. Trust me, you're going to really like these sights. One of the things that is noticeable right off is the fact that in normal light conditions, the front blade lets enough light around it to enter the rear aperture so that you can obtain a decent sight alignment. A lot of after market sights don't do this. Either they let too much light in (Warren Sevigny Tactical sights) or not enough (such as the standard Glock sight setup). Second, the lamps in the Trijicon sights are not so large that they draw you attention to them in daytime shooting.

    These are excellent sights for the compact Glocks like the 19 and 23 series.