Glock Talk banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· NRA Life Member
Joined
·
75,580 Posts
Don't all the 9mm Glocks come with 6.5mm rear sights? I was shooting low the first time I took the 19x out I figured it was just me getting used to the new gun and trigger but then I saw that they come with 6.1mm rear sight height instead of the 6.5mm. Did something change or am I misinformed on sight heights?
6.5 mm is standard.

Where were you hitting, compared to point of aim?

"Glock rear sights are identified by markings on the right side consisting of one or more horizontal bars. A single bar indicates the most common rear sight height: 6.5mm (.256 in). A long bar with a short bar beneath it indicates a 6.1mm (.240 in) height and a long bar with a short bar above will measure 6.9mm (.271 in) high. The tallest of the factory Glock rear sights is the 7.3mm (.287 in) with markings consisting of a long bar with two shorter bars above the long bar."
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bluescot

· NRA Life Member
Joined
·
75,580 Posts
My G19X came with OEM Glock night sights, rear was .256 tall.
I do not like the standard fat .140 wide OEM front night sight.
They were replaced the next day with Dawson sights.
The night sights would also be a waste of money for me. Hopefully the Glock 19X will come with stock sights, when they release it in black.
 

· NRA Life Member
Joined
·
75,580 Posts
Covered hold seem to be all the rage right now.

I personally prefer to see what I am shooting. :)
By "covered hold" are you referring to the top edge of the sights cutting across the center of the point of impact? Because that's how sight picture has been taught and fixed sight guns have been sighted since I was born (1960's). Bullseye competitors used to use a 6 o'clock hold, but even they now shoot POA/POI across the center of the bullseye.
 

· NRA Life Member
Joined
·
75,580 Posts
If you take one of your G17's, install a 6.1mm rear sight and go shoot it, you will know right away the difference between POI/POA and what some call "covered hold" or "combat hold". ;)

I am not sure where it came from.
I see. -JCN-'s illustrations helped. In 37 years as a pistol instructor, among lots of other things, I've never seen that taught in the real world. I don't expect to start teaching it...ever.
 
  • Like
Reactions: skyboss_4evr

· NRA Life Member
Joined
·
75,580 Posts
I think you may be misunderstanding it. We don’t WANT to use a “combat sight picture,” but if that’s where the factory sights are, then that’s what you have to do.

How can you not teach it if that’s the way the student’s pistol sights?

I prefer a Type II sight picture, but I prefer to hit my target...

Here’s a brain teaser for you.

A G31 uses a 6.9mm rear sight. But a G22 uses a 6.5mm rear sight.

So what happens when you put a G31 conversion barrel into a G22 and don’t change the sights...

Hint, the POI changes and you better change your sight picture if you want to hit where you want to hit....

One size does not fit all. IMHO, the best instructors are open minded!
I'm not sure how having a pistol that own't hit point of aim has anything to do with that I said. I was talking about a deliberate choice to use the dots on the sights and to sight your gun so that the POI is the center of the dot, rather than the center of the top edge, as it came from the factory.

If there is some problem that prevents your gun from hitting where the top center of the front sight is, that a completely different problem, unrelated to my question about some new fashion in tactical sight pictures. Time to adjust your sights (all sights can be adjusted).
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top