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Night sights that would help aging eyes in daylight

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by teleblaster, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. teleblaster

    teleblaster

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    The title kind of says it all. I cannot get the front sight in focus without my glasses, which I do not wear except for reading and computer distances. I would be unlikely to have them on in a SD situation. One of my instructors had a red front sight, non-night sight, I believe, that I could pick up pretty well.

    Are there night sights, of whatever color, that would, in addition to being night sights, also make it easy for older eyes to pickup the front sight in daylight?
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011

  2. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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  3. bpitas

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    I have the TruGlos too - haven't shot them yet, but just sighting through them they look awesome in terms of your ability to see your sight alignment while focusing downrange. Much better than the stock "box" rear sight. An additional bonus when it's dark is that the tritium seems to make the "dots" almost smaller and more crisp in total darkness than the full fiber-optic effect during the day, so it's that much easier to see the exact alignment you want.
    With that said I haven't shot them yet - tried to go to the range with my brother last night but he was getting his Range Officer training and by the time we finished it was dark out. (this range doesn't allow jacketed ammo in the indoor range, only WinClean or whatever it's called)
     
  4. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    teleblaster, be sure to check out the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro set with the Hackathorn (Hack) front sight and wide .180" U-notch rear sight with a single tritium dot (yellow or green). The Hack front sight is a Trijicon green tritium tube with a bright orange outline. I have the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro green/yellow set (GL-204 pictured below) on my G30SF .45ACP pistol.

    [​IMG]

    The orange outline on the Hack front sight really stands out in daylight. The bright front sight and wide notch on the rear sight make for very fast target acquisition in normal indoor and outdoor light.
     
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  5. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    Have you thought of using a sight that allows you to focus on the target rather than the sight? Laser would be first option, but an RDS would be much better.
     
  6. OMEGA5

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    I second the TruGlo. I have night sights on 4 different Handguns and
    the Tru-Glo Fiber Optic Tritiums are by far the best. After having these
    on my, G31, I won't have anything else. Day or night, way ahead of the
    SIG, Glock or Mepro's I have on the other 3 handguns.
    Dano :harley:
     
  7. dkf

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    You could try a GG-112-115OR red front dot with a plain black rear sight. It only costs $39 for the set. They also have a set (like GFT-113) with a red fiber optic front sight with a plain black rear sight for $35. If you don't like them you do not have much invested. Ameriglo has a lot of sights to choose from.

    http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/painted-dot-sights/front-sights
     
  8. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    TFO's are innovative and cool, but a search of this forum will reveal that they've been more fraught with quality control issues than any other sight brand I can think of. :eyebrow:

    Now, while it's true that complaints on the TFO's have dropped off as of late, which may indicate that the OEM has a better handle on quality control, they still have the crappiest warranty (90-Days) of any major sight brand. :upeyes:

    Speaking for myself, I'd look to AmeriGlo for a front sight that combines a high visibility sight marker with a tritium lamp, and pair that with an appropriate rear sight. But that’s me. :dunno:

    http://www.ameriglo.net/sights

    Let us know what you choose, and how you like it! :wavey:

    --Ray
     
  9. teleblaster

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    Today I ordered Ameriglo U-Raps, green/yellow. There are a number of threads here and there on the forum about Ameriglos, or at least they come up a lot, so I was able to get a bunch of views about their different models. Ameriglo's site suggests these for older eyes, and so I went with them. We'll see.

    I shot outside recently instead at the indoor range I've been going to, and I see the Glock factory sights pretty well in daylight, so I hope these sights, with the white rings, will cover both my bases.

    Thank you for your help in getting me steered right. (I got the Glocktalk discount, too.)