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Ever frusterated with stock sights?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Roering, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

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    So I'm moving my targets out a bit on my G23 and I find that I'm just not as accurate as I could be. My front sight is just so much larger than the target that it looks like I could move it left or right a bit and still be "on". Since I know this is not the case (the results proved it!) I wonder if it is time for better sights.

    Has anyone else had similar results with their stock sights?

    Anyone find improvements from an upgrade?
     
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    scprotector1 LoneStarGlocker

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    Yes the same thing for me with my G19. As i started progressing with my accuracy i started shooting steel plates about the size of a business card. The sights were so fat i couldnt see if i was on target or not...so i bought these:http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17150 The thread was not started by me but it gives a review of the sites with pics, everything the guy said about them is true my accuracy improved alot! Keep in mind though that if your bad at shooting due to trigger control and flinching these sights will not help at all. I think these are a good combination of target and combat sights. I also like that the rear sight does not have a white outline around the dots only the front sight does so it makes you want to focus on the front sight more. I love them i have always bought trijicons but they are just as fat. I would give them a try similar sight setups like these are sevigny carry sights and warren tactical i beleive.
     
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    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    Yes. Stock sights were too wide and I had taken some plastic off doing one handed manipulation (oops). I thought about Novak, but ended up with Heinie Straight 8 sights. Great sights! Highly recommend
     
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    I hate the stock sights.
     
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    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    They work just fine for what they were intended for, Mike.
     
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    I love the Stock Sights but then I haven't tried anything else...so I can't be frustrated.
     
  8. samuse

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    10-8s with the brass or tritium bead.:wavey:
     
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    Thank you for the input everyone, sounds like I may need to do some shopping!
     
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    I was racking the slide of my G17 using my boot heal on the rear sight; darned thing sheared off. Replaced the factory sights with an XS set-up; haven't tried them past 25 yards, but they are accurate at that distance.

    Bob :cowboy:
     
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    I think the OE sights work very well for their intended purpose, but it's much easier to shoot smaller targets or shoot from further back, with more gap between the F/S and the rear notch.
     
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    Are you missing a hand?
     
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    the stock glock night sights are nice. The plastic sights are not. The u shaped white bar is quite distracting to me.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Warren-Sevigny Competition sights are pretty popular amongst competition shooters... I have a set.

    The front sight is THIN!! This kind of allows you to see *around* it. It does take a little getting used to, the rear notch is much wider than the front blade. So you now have to center the front blade within the notch. But that is exactly what is required when you're seeking greater accuracy at distance... the ability to pinpoint where you're aimed.
     
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    What's the intended purpose of this specific pistol, competition/target shooting or self defense?
     
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    EVERYBODY wants to change the sights - $120 later they find out it's never the sights. Your accuracy problem is in your trigger control and grip. Virtually every new shooter has thought the same as you, which is why replacement sights are a big business for all guns, not just Glocks.

    Forget the sights and work on the grip and trigger finger. You could solder a BB to the slide and line it up with a rear sight made out of a piece of tin can and have great accuracy, as long as your trigger control keeps the gun from moving at the moment the shot breaks.
     
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    By the law of physics, your group will naturally gets larger as your target get farther away from you. What are you expecting? The groups to stay the same size regardless of the distance?

    Yes, Glock front sight is rather wide....but it works perfectly. You see: The centerline of the front sight is still the center line of the front sight. More reason to focus on the front sight.

    Change your front sight to a thinner blade WILL NOT improve your accuracy. It is more important that the "gap" between the front and rear sight is very small. And that is exactly what Glock front sight is trying to do.
     
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    SIGlock Millennium Member

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    ALL of these above.
    I actually use my 100% stock Glock for bullseye target competition. I prefer my 100% Stock Glock for such game. It shocks people to the core when they see me shoot. The 1911 people just speechless and turn green with envy. No one can beat me since 1995 at my indooor range for bullseye regardless what pistol they use. I just wish Glock Company hire me as their spokeman.
     
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