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Trijicon's new HD sights..

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Z1232K, Jun 13, 2011.


  1. Z1232K

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    Has anyone here tried them?

    I am considering a set for my G32.

    What I find nteresting is that there is no white outline around the rear sight dots, which, in the daylight, would make it more natural to focus on the front sight.

    What do you guys think?

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    Also, notice that the notch in the rear sight is rounded instead of squared, making proper sight alignment easier

    I'm looking forward to trying them out, hopefully they don't disappoint.
     

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  3. Tiro Fijo

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    You can get the same thing basically from Ameriglo for a LOT less money.
     
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    While at the NRA Convention last April I got to see all the newest NS innovations first hand. The sights that impressed me the very most were the Trijicon Heavy Duty. They were robust, well made sights. The rear sight was serrated to reduce glare during the day. The ring on the front sight is very large and I liked the rear sight "U" notch. For my eyes, I liked the front ring in yellow rather than orange-just seemed to "pop" better. These sights were mounted on a SIG 229R and I did some sighting with it. Very quick and rapid sight acquisition. Went back and forth and compared to Ameriglow, who makes great sights and is a great company. But my choice in NS is the HD hands down even though they cost more. They will be on my next new pistols I buy. Bill
     
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    Looks a lot like my Ameriglo pro front operator rear combo that I like a lot
     
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    I have some doubts that yellow is better than orange over a bright, highly reflective ground cover such as snow or white sand in strong sunlight. I've seen orange over a snow field and it's very bright with high contrast.

    As others have commented above, I'm not yet convinced that Trijicon HD are so much better to be worth twice the cost of the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro with the Hackathorn (Hack) front sight if one prefers a two-lamp tritium system (see photo below). I can be convinced if the photoluminescent paint on the front sight of the Trijicon HD proves to be more durable.

    Regardless of quality, I've sworn off three-lamp systems forever in favor of less cluttered two-lamp sights, so I don't see myself buying Trijicon HD sights.

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    I like the Warren Tacticals for a lot less $$.
     
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    I don't know guys, I think the 2 are quite different....for one, the front sight on the APO doesn't have the high visiblity dot around the lamp that the Triji-HD does. Also, the notch in the rear sight on the APO is square instead of U-shaped, and finally the backside of the rear sight is smooth on the APO.


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    It's what works best for you...but I have no problem with the visibility of the APO sights on my gun. IMO, I felt for the money they were the same and maybe you can find a dealer locally to do a side by side comparison. That helped in my final choice. GL
     
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    GRT45,

    Agree with you totally on the orange being best for most people. For me, with some eye problems, detached retinas, and many surgeries, the yellow works best. I can see fairly well and still shoot good but my eyes do not pick up red/orange very well. In bright sun/snow I would just use the outline of the sights. In dim light the yellow would work well and that is my main concern. Bill
     
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    Sarge, I understand completely your preference and ain't it grand we have options. :cool:
     
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    I agree with you. The APO is substantially different from the Trijicon HD.

    IMHO, the more direct comparison is between the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro (see photo in Post #7) and Trijicon HD, but the Trijicon HD is a three-lamp system and I-Dot Pro is two lamp (my preference). I-Dot Pro has the wide, u-notch rear sight too. Serrations on the rear sight is a nice feature to have. As it is, I-Dot Pro is a great setup and reasonably priced (MSRP $89, or $80 with GLOCKTALK promo code). I have I-Dot Pro installed on my G30SF 45ACP. I prefer the green front with amber rear lamp option.
     
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    The 10-8 rear sight on my Springfield is a U notch, I love it!
     
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    I have the Trijicon HD's on my G19 and G23. They are the best sights IMO out of the Truglo TFO's, XS Big Dots and the Glock Night Sights that I also have.

    I did get the Orange as they pick up better in the light then the Yellow did for me.

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    Pistol sights are like underware. There is no best for everyone.

    That being said, I just picked up a set of heinies. Love em.

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    I have Ameriglo Hacks on Both my G32 and G33 and really like them. Hopefully Ameriglo comes out with a yellow or some other "Hacklike" front sight. I would like to try some different colors just to see what I like the best.
     
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    The black post should provide enough contrast over a snow field. I'm just saying.

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    tagged for reference
     
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    trijicon sucks - very bad warranty.

    ameriglow has a good warranty support.