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Night Sight front only?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by ArmyCop, May 12, 2010.

  1. ArmyCop


    Dec 10, 2002
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    Saraland, AL USA
    Anyone here have a night sight on the front only - not on the rear?

    Also - for those who have on both front AND rear - who has a different color on front than the one on the rear?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
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    I've met lots of folks who felt that Tritium in just the front sight was all they needed, particularly at close range. Give it a try, and if it doesn't work for you, it will be no trick to retrofit Tritium rear sights.

    The two-color night sights have two rationales. One is that this allows the eye to pick up the front sight faster. The most common combination is green front, amber or yellow rear. The second rationale is that it is possible for someone who grabs their gun awkwardly or has not made proper hold second nature, to mistake which dot is which, and "shoot off" far enough to the side to miss in the dark. This is always a concern with police departments, who know that some of the officers to whom they issue sidearms will only train with them when paid and ordered to do so.

    This topic goes very much toward individual variations in eyesight and levels of familiarity with their handguns.