close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Trijicon VS Meprolights

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by iSWIM09, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. iSWIM09

    iSWIM09

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    I'm wanting some general opinions on which night sights you guys would recommend or had experience with? I've done some research and have been told they are both similar. These will be going on a Glock 17 if that helps.
     
  2. PimpStick

    PimpStick

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Naptown & Vegas
    Tri's-Smaller tritium tubes but way brighter than Meps. Also very bright white outline for daytime shooting. Last longer than Meprolights. (I have these on all my Glocks except my 26, which has the TFOs)

    Meps-Bigger tubes, but much dimmer. Average, but acceptable sight picture for daylight. (All my Kimbers and my Kahr P9 & PM9)

    I'd pick the Trijicons every day and 2x on Sunday.

    For my money:

    (1) Trijicon
    (2) Tru-Glo TFO
    (3) Novak Tritium Combat
    (4) Meprolight
     

  3. TxGlock9

    TxGlock9

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,995
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    TEXAS
    They both work. Now with that said.

    Trijicon is going to have more variety. They use smaller tritium inserts for their sights. The meprolights are huge with big white outlines around the tritium. If that's what you like go for that. I prefer the smaller of the Trijicon.

    Now for my personal preference. The 10-8 performance plain serrated rear and tritium front.
     
  4. NMPOPS

    NMPOPS

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    New Mexico & Michigan
    I prefer the Mepros because they are a little larger and easier to see for me.

    Sent from my Ally using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. twag4

    twag4

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    I'm gonna have to disagree with the Meprolights being dimmer than the trijicons. This is not my experience. I own both, and the Meps are brighter. They are also the same size vial, just the white outline is a little larger than the trijicons. I prefer Meps. Again, I own both. The Meps seem more robust, less easily dinged than the trij. YMMV
     
  6. BroncoAZ

    BroncoAZ Glockalfeliac

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Feels like Mexico
    I have been using only Meprolight for the past 5 years or so. I had Trijicons on a G23 and G27 for a few years before that. I agree with NMPOPS, the meps are easier for me to see during normal range use, and twag4, they are both about the same brightness to me. I recently purchased a G35 Gen 4 with 2012 dated Trijicon sights, after a trip to the range side by side with my other G35 I still prefer the Meprolight.
     
  7. GLOCK17DB9

    GLOCK17DB9

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Troy, MI
  8. Glock Master

    Glock Master

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. Delmonte67

    Delmonte67 Glock 40 cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    Meprolights are very low profile and snag free on the slide (6.5mm) Ive read where the white circles around the Trijicon vials can wear off from cleaners/ lubricants. The Meps are sealed and do not. Only $ 75- super bright, good for 10 years. Green ones last longest as far as longevity.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  10. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,948
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Gun Tot'n in Quohog
    I hope this helps: The Trijis and Mepros are very similar, but the Mepros are "slightly" larger...

    Triji on my G35:
    [​IMG]

    Mepros on my G17G4:
    [​IMG]

    I personally like Heinies...on my G23:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. MikeG36

    MikeG36

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Have Gun Will Travel
    I'm a Trijicon man.
     
  12. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Mall Ninja Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    Trijicon all the way

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  13. dpadams6

    dpadams6

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    195
    Look at the trijicon hd. They are very nice.
     
  14. Z71bill

    Z71bill

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    16,039
    Likes Received:
    3,189
    Location:
    Texas
    I have both -

    I don't think using one or the other makes one darn bit of difference in how I shoot.

    Maybe I could do a YouTube video -

    SHOOTOUT AT NIGHT -- Trijicon VS Meprolights -- :cool:
     
  15. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Messages:
    6,920
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Penn's Woods
    twag4 ('twag4' ???) knows what he's talking about! The white ring around the triji's is painted on and doesn't stand up to cleaning solvents all that well. I've got Meprolights on all of my pistols. They ARE strongly built sights; they are, also, too bright and make for really lousy night sights.

    (I know because I'm, probably, one of the few people on this board who has ever had to actually use a set of Meprolights in the dark - not dusk, but, dark. After I momentarily lost the target behind my brilliantly glowing bright green front sight I learned an important lesson about night sights - One that Richard Heinie and AmeriGlo, somewhat obviously, already know.)

    If I were going out, today, to buy another set of night sights they would be either AmeriGlo, 'Hackathorn'; or, if I felt like spending the money, Richard Heinie's, 'Slant-Pro Straight 8' night sights.
     
  16. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,335
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    NH
    I have both but like the bigger Dots on the Meps.
     
  17. LawScholar

    LawScholar

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wyoming
    I prefer Trijicon, but I think it's a Coke v. Pepsi thing. They both make an excellent sight.
     
  18. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    17
    On all the Glocks I had over the years, I always went with Mepro's.

    Just like the bigger dots and personally found them brighter than the Trijicons.

    The Trijicons are good sights though, just not my preference.

    Either offer a fine product, just will boil down to your own personal preference. Try to see both in the flesh before you buy.
     
  19. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    17
    Despite being partial to Mepro's I'll second this. The HD's are very nice. Friend of mine has them on his 30, hard to compete with.
     
  20. L Pete

    L Pete

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    43
    I'm with Giggity-giggity and Arc Angel. I prefer Heinie sights. White circles and white dots screw up my daytime sight picture. Heinie's just have the Tritium lamps, with the black sights which works for the old guy with arthritic eyes.