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g17 sight suggestions

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Dubble-Tapper, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. ive fired about 1,500 rounds through my gen 3 g17, and would now like to make my first modification. the fixed plastic sights came from the factory with a small ding on the rears, i gave them a chance but would like to try some new sights.

    i would like an all around sight: self defense, maybe some GSSF or IDPA in the future, and the main purpose of just leisure target shooting.

    i would like accuracy, quality, and good CS if possible. ive looked at the heine sights, i like the design, anyone tried them? also warren sights as well, and of course all the regulars like meprolights, trijicons, ameriglow, and etc...

    what would you guys suggest, and why? and if you have a sight pic of them on your pistol that would be cool as well
     
  2. Warren/Sevigny with fiber optic front
     

  3. ive always enjoyed the idea of a fiber optic front, do they melt? ive been shooting quite a bit and i dont want it to look like crap after 2k rounds
     
  4. They only melt if you hold a flame to them. They take less than a minute to swap out the fiber optic rod, literally.
     
  5. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    I've seen compensated Glocks melt FO rods. That aside, VR's right! Keep spare rods and a lighter in your range bag! ;)

    Attached are pics of my G17 which has over 14,000 rounds on it, and has yet to even hiccup! :hearts:

    The sights shown are Dawson Precision with a fully adjustable rear sight.

    Note the bulbed red dot on the front sight. I spun this myself using heat, but they now sell bulbed FO rods from the OEM.

    That front FO really pops in that rear sight notch! :wow:

    Note too how the serrations on the rear sight really do absorb light and reduce reflections. :cool:

    This is the best sight set up I have for range use! :thumbsup:

    --Ray

    P.S. I have yet to break a FO rod at range practice!
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  6. Skipper Bob

    Skipper Bob

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    I have the Tru Glo TFO`s on my G-17 4th gen and really like them . Great for older bi-focual aided eyes. Very bright in daytime and good as any other nite sights@ nite ! Zero problems with sights and G17 (1,200 rounds so far)
     
  7. JimD303

    JimD303

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    Used the Warrens for a few years, great sights!

    I'm switching to the Defoor's now, but I'm holding on to the Warrens in case I decide to switch back.