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Help choosing nitesite/light combo

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Glock22Balla, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Glock22Balla


    Jun 25, 2010
    I need some help. I recently bought a g22 for home defense. I want a light and night sites for it. I'm meaning towards just the light and not light/laser combo. I'm thinking trijicon NS or truglo TFOs and either TLR-1 or TLR-3 for the light or Maybe a streamlight. Not sure. If anyone has suggestions/comments that would be a huge help. Thanks in advance!

  2. Wickersham


    Dec 17, 2007
    Ameriglo are better quailty and have better option configurations than Trijicon, so they are my vote.
  3. bobandshawn

    bobandshawn BOBO

    Oct 6, 2009
    I just set up my G23 with Trijicon night sites and a TLR-1. Can't imagine needing anything else! Look online and you can get great prices...

  4. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    There's lots of good stuff out there!

    Based on my experience with products, I'd recommend the following...

    Weapon Lights

    Best: SureFire X300

    Next Best: Insight WX150

    Best Value: Streamlight TLR-1 C4

    Night Sights

    AmeriGlo, Trijicon or Meprolight...

  5. hackinpeat


    May 21, 2010
    I just got some mepros for mine I'll post a review after I go out shooting until it gets dark some evening.

    For a light I think you are better to have a handheld flashlight and training for tactical reasons. I plan on this for me... my subcompact doesn't have a rail for the light anyway (though I could add one)
  6. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    1) I'd be surprised if you don't like them! :thumbsup:

    Meps, IMO, are the brightest appearing of all the night sights, with the front sight being a bit brighter than the rear, to aid acquisition and orientation.

    2) Quite a few people prefer this approach!

    The real advantage of a weapon-mounted light is a convenience thingy...

    A weapon light keeps one hand free to open doors, call 911, etc.

    A weapon light keeps everything together, so under stress, there's less stuff to get left behind or separated.

    But proper use of a weapon light requires forethought, training and practice. For example, a good weapon light will flash-light an entire room by skipping the beam off the ceiling.

  7. JS_280


    Apr 7, 2010
    I'm running a G17 with XS Big Dot 24/7 night sights and TLR-1S. Along with the weapon light I would suggest keeping a hand-held light w/lanyard on the nightstand.


    Mar 4, 2005
    I like Meprolights but that is me. Any of the lights RayB mentioned would be my choice as well. let us know what you decide.
  9. hackinpeat


    May 21, 2010
    Well, I got the mepros installed, and took them out night shooting last night. I am not yet an exceptional shot with the glock, and with new sights in the dark it was challenging to say the least.

    I could score some hits after a bit, I was shooting for 9" plates in the dark. I was either shooting low and left, or the sights are not aligned correctly (due to the installer.) I think it probably had more to do with holding a flashlight in my off hand rather than supporting the sub compact with both hands on the grip.

    The mepros illuminate quite well, and the yellow/green is easy to see, I had no issue telling the difference between the front and rear sights, and target acquisition was fairly quick. even if I lost the darn aim while squeezing.

    The only drawback is telling exactly when the elevation is perfectly level, with regular glock sights you can line up the top of the sights, with these you have to either line up the dots, or point at an illuminated light colored background to line up the top of the sights. Keep in mind I am an amateur, and I was shooting 9" plates from 30 feet, and from defense range (15 feet or so) I have also never been night shooting. To be honest I had 7 targets set up, and I was randomly selecting them, and moving after each shot/turning off the light. When I reached a new position I tried to line up the shot, toggled the light on, aimed a bit more, shot, then turned off the light and moved again...

    I landed about 50% of my shots on the paper plates.

    I'll be trying the sights in daylight and on a rest to see if they are lined up right or if it was my odd 1 hand grip throwing my shots off so far. I give the mepros illumination an A. I also noticed that the rear sight stands further back than the stock sight, giving a more accurate sight over-all. I think I'll like these once I get the hang of them.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  10. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    The fastest way to improve upon this is best described with one word...


  11. DakPara


    Mar 13, 2009
    On my G20 SF I have TruGlow TFOs and a SureFire X400
  12. ibedanny

    ibedanny Big Member ;P

    Aug 1, 2006
    Lake Worth, FL
    Unimax w/tlr-1 under it. :)