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Glock Night Sights

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by thegriz18, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

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    Do the Glock Night Sights have a tennifer treatment? Are the tubes made by mepro or triji? Thanks.
     

  2. JonInWA

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    The steel sight casing is tennifer treated, and the tritium tubes are from Meprolite. The sights have a 15 year warranty with Glock.

    Best, Jon
     
  3. Tritium has a half-life of 12.26 years. So after approx 12 years, the lamps will be half as bright. After about 24 years total, they will be 1/4 as bright as when they were new. So you can see that the lamps will still be visible long after we can see.
    Personally, I don't like new lamps. It can be difficult to find the target over such bright lights. In addition, they are much too bright for my personal safety. For instance, if the perp gets around behind you a bit, you'll stand out like a sore thumb...
    Sonnytoo
     
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  4. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    Seriously? :rofl:

    I've never had brand new night sights like you descibe, they aren't that bright. If a "Perp" get's behind me, he already knows I'm there, the sights won't make a difference at that point, and if he see's the sights and not me, he has one heck of an eye.
     
  5. Roger G23

    Roger G23 Glock Guy

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    Awesome. My G27 and brand new G36 both have them.

    QUESTION: My FFL/Gun store guy told me Glock will soon no longer sell new guns with night sights, it will be an aftermarket option only. Is this true?
     
  6. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

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    Somehow I doubt that....
     
  7. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    Actually, it is true.
     
  8. deeHKman

    deeHKman "It Is Written"

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    My dealer/owner one of many shops i frequent told me yesterday he
    is also a Glock Armorer. He would install Glock N/S for 80.00
    sound like a good price and while i waited.
    On a side note i went in his shop the other day between Hospital test
    to look wow i needed that but after my first G19 gen4 purchase he
    asked me to call him with what i thought. I liked it so much told him
    to hold another one for me that day he was carrying one based on
    all my test..Good testinomy to Glocks. He knows my long backround
    in Q/C and Reliability testing makes me "makes me picky " i want
    tolerate nothing short especially my carry and nightstand guns.
    Hey Roger G23 thanks a lot for the scoop on the G36. David
    Have a Great week-end to all on GT smart you are helped me
    with my Glockitis.:supergrin: p/s i have Cz's with factory N/S great
    to have Metrolight i think
     
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  9. FCastle88

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    I believe the guns with factory night sights are going to be LEO only, I've been thinking about picking up a G19 with them and most online dealers are already out, going to see if I can find one at a show tomorrow.
     
  10. Roger G23

    Roger G23 Glock Guy

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    I got lucky, I guess... just got my G36 with perfectly aligned night sights. This gun just points.
     
  11. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

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    I suppose it isn't the end of the world. I still don't understand why though.
     
  12. NMPOPS

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    I prefer aftermarket as front Glock nite sight is staked on. Once you take it off it's almost impossible to re-attach.
     
  13. bmylesk

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    if the Perp gets behind you....you might as well bend over. cause ur screwed. by then you'll be weighing a lot more cause you'll be full of lead.
     
  14. GoBuffs!

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    I just purchased a Gen4 19 two weeks ago and asked if the gun came with night sights. Before looking in the case, the dealer told me that Glock is no longer making them with night sights. I then decided to buy the gun and when he started ringing it up he noticed that there was in fact Glock night sights installed already. He was pretty surprised so it sounds like there is some confusion out there for sure on this issue.
     
  15. wsteps

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    2 points:

    I recently picked up a G27. My local dealer said his distributor had them with stock sights and night sights. I chose the night sights - all my Glocks have night sights, some factory, some aftermarket.

    My G27 front sight is screwed on, not staked.
     
  16. john3976

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    LOL, the HK night sights are way to bright, but then again you have to charge them with your flash light before they will work.
     
  17. g2023

    g2023 Guest

    Glock front sights are now screwed on, night sights as well as standard sights.
     
  18. swinkster

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    I had a Kimber TacPro with factory Meprolight night sites that you could easily read with in a pitch black room. At arms length you could see the green glow on your face when walking by a mirror. They were the definition of way too bright.
     
  19. Standard for Glocks now and have been so for approaching a year (?) or so.