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Glock Night Sights question...

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by spweber, May 18, 2010.

  1. Just brought home my new G19 today with Glock night sights installed.

    Very pleased with everything!!!

    But, have a question that I thought would be easy to figure out on my own by doing a little bit of forum searching, but came up confused!!!

    QUESTION: What 'brand' did Glock install on my G19?

    Front sight has a Glock symbol on top and 'AJ2' stamped on one side in white letters.

    Rear sight has Glock symbol, and MH3 stamped on top....with 'AJ' stamped in white letters on one side.

    Are these Meprolights, Trijicons, or something else?

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. I believe they are Mepro's in Glock clothing.

  3. Thanks! Do you have Mepro's?
  4. DrunkenParrot

    DrunkenParrot THE RESISTANCE

    yep mepro's have them on most of my glocks
  5. My G19's all have Mepro's. My 26 has Glock factory night sights. Generally, I prefer the Mepro's over everything else I've tried.
  6. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    Here's some more input for you...

    Self-Luminous Tritium Night Sights incorporate small tritium-charged lamps as sight markers. The hermetically sealed lamps consist of glass ampoules coated internally with phosphor and charged with tritium gas (Hydrogen 3). Free electrons in the decaying tritium gas strike and excite the phosphor coating, emitting light, much the way a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitor or older television does. Tritium gas is a byproduct of nuclear fission. Tritium poses no health hazard unless it is ingested or inhaled. On average, you can expect 12+ years of useful light from tritium sights.

    Glock OEM Night Sights utilize Meprolight lamps, and when purchased with the gun, are about the best deal going! The OEM models are tennifer-treated, combat-type sights, and often have a staked-on front sight, which pretty much dedicates that sight to one gun. Most aftermarket Meps have the common thread-on front sight. They are excellent bull's-eye sights out to 30-feet or so.

    Meprolight Night Sights are rugged, well-made, low profile, combat-type sights, with a wide front blade to rear sight notch aspect. Israeli-made Meprolights were the first tritium night sights marketed for use on popular pistols and rifles. Their large lamps appear brighter than other night sights. The lamps and white plastic o-ring markers appear to be embedded in polished epoxy, which resists solvents and makes for easy cleaning. By design, the front sight appears brighter than the rear sight.

  7. RayB,

    Thanks so much for that well informed and helpful response! Sounds like the Glock OEM night sights are the way to glad that is what I have! :cool:

    My wife wants night sights put on her Sig Sauer 'Mosquito' .22 , and so now we will have to go look at the Trijicons, Meprolights and Ameriglo.

    After looking at mine, she definitely would like the 'white O-ring' circles to be BIGGER.....not sure which of the above three will fit the bill, so we will just have to put eyeballs on them.....can't really tell from the website pic's.

    Thanks again!

  8. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    You're welcome! :wavey:

    Here's the rest of my little blurb on night sights. You may find it useful...

    Trijicon Night Sights offer tritium lamps surrounded by an aluminum sleeve, pressed into the sight housing, and covered by a sapphire lens. This lens makes the sight markers appear very sharp in the dark, Vs. Meprolight's glowing orbs, and protects the lamps from external damage. The narrower front blade to rear sight notch aspect will be appreciated by sharper eyed shooters at the range. The quality is excellent, but care should be taken when cleaning to avoid harsh solvents and aggressive scrubbing, as the white o-rings are painted on.

    AmeriGlo offers the best selection of night sights available. Quality is first-rate, as the sights combine Trijicon lamps with white PVC O-rings for markers. A combination of sight profiles, blade and notch widths, marker configurations, sizes and lamp colors, offers something for everyone. I really like their Operator sights with a green front and yellow rear lamps!

    XS Big Dot sights are high quality combat sights, designed for SHTF situations. Place that big white dot on center mass, and if your trigger control is good, you will hit your target, out to 30-feet or better. The night sight picture is pleasing and easily picked up. These are a specialty sight, and many will find them wanting for range use; conversely, others will master them for target use too. More than any sight I know of, people like them or they don't.

    Note: Lamp colors are often mixed today, combining the familiar green with yellow or orange, even red or blue tritium lamps. The brighter appearing green, always goes to the front... I personally like the two color set up, using yellow or orange rear lamps, with the green front. Note that green and yellow have a similar lamp-life, while other colors such as orange or red, may have half the lamp-life.

    Summary: These are just a few night sights we've had first-hand experience with. There are other quality products, and some not-so-quality products out there to try. Some are innovative and novel--like TrueGlo TFOs. Some are known to be problematic... Any of the premium brands--ie., Novak, Heinie, Dawson Precision, Bomar, etc.---should be excellent. The warranty is a good indicator of the manufacturer's confidence in their product.