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Ghost ring sights on a glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by melmc, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. melmc

    melmc

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    I was perusing the night sights at the Lone Wolf Distributors web site and noticed that they offered ghost ring (and speed ring)sights. I don't have any experience with this type of sight on any firearm. What are the advantages and disadvantages? particulary for use on my Glock 26 or Glock 17?
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I tried them on a G19 and did not like them.
     

  3. talon

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    Can I ask why ? I have read that the ghost ring is the "fastest" for the eye. IDPA has kept me away from them so far.
     
  4. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    They are fast up close (so is a bald slide) and they lack precision at speed. A well proportioned set of notch and post sights are as fast and more precise.
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    I have a set of Ameriglo Speed Rings installed on a G30. I find it to be faster than "conventional" sights for me, and I don't have any trouble with accuracy. (Bearing in mind that I don't compete...just shoot beer cans out to 50 yds. or so; they're o.k. for that.)
     
  6. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I handled a ghost ringed Glock, I didn't care for it. They work on longguns, not pistols.

    I use a Ashley Outdoors (now XSS) Big Dot Express Tritium sights. Fast, accurate, and reliable, although at 20+ yards you must adjust your sight picture.
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    So, I should remove the Speedrings from my Glock and somehow mount them on one of my long guns? :)
     
  8. Vitamin G

    Vitamin G Got G?

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    I took mine off my G26. I still have them. They're night sights too. If you want them, i'd take a full-cap g17 magazine for them in trade.

    (just the back though, the front half is staying on the gun since its the only night sight front post I have)
     
  9. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    I bought one of the early AeroTech fiber optic GR sights. I shot several thousand rounds under them and went back to regular sights.

    I found that the sight picture, with the front sight exiting out the top of the ring with each shot and comming back down when the gun comes down out of recoil caused you to loose sight of the FS. This costed time cause you're constantly having to reaquire the FS. When you start shooting really fast in IDPA or IPSC you start shooting "out of the notch". This ammounts to starting the trigger pull as the FS is decending into the notch so that it breaks when the sight is settled. Its a timing thing. With the GR this was impossible.

    Also the GR (with the large ring typical of pistols) drops off accuracy fast. If you went to a smaller ring you get back the accuracy but the sight gets even slower.
     
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    ColoradoGlocker Former Member

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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    yes.
     
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    So we went back and forth in that other thread for nothing? ;P
    Oh well, it was fun sparring with you. You definitely kept me thinking.

    I am sorry they didn't work out for you. I feel your pain. I too spent bucks on GR sights for little or no gain.
     
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    I agree. I have more spare parts from experiments than I care to admit.

    Some things I've learned Glock and non-Glock:
    NY triggers-don't like them
    8.5# connectors-don't like them
    BSA Red Dot-cheap, really really cheap
    Heinie sights-obscure too much of the target for me.
    sight paints-generally aren't worth it, especially the glow in the dark ones
    mag extensions-don't buy the cheap ones
    serrated triggers-don't like them
    3.5# connectors-like them, but go for a name brand not some gun show deal
    Extended slide stop levers-like 'em
    Extended mag releases-dig into my hand, unless I have an AGRIP
    extra power striker springs-can be a very good idea
    Glock 19-can't shoot it worth a darn, G17 and G26 I shoot well
    HBAR-too heavy for a 16" bbl
    optics mounts-you generally get what you pay for (AR and Glock)
    Action blocks- much better than barrel blocks, done bbl swaps with both
    A1 sight tool-worth its weight in gold
    cookie sheets-make sure your wife isn't attached to hers when you Gun-Kote your AR
    Benellis-buy the M4 LE version not the M1014
    Bushnell Holosight(first generation)-image isn't very sharp
    Reflex sights (ie Meprolight M21)-don't even bother

    That's all I can think of. I'm sure my wife can think of many many more.