night sights for glock

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  1. dan polm

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    what do people think of the night sights?...what's the best?...someone told me...just use florescent paint...does anyone here have experience with that?...do the glow sights improve daytime sighting too?
     
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    HUH? I'm cross dominant (right handed, left eye dominant) and I have no problem shooting pistols, night sights or no night sights. I just tilt my head a little to the right to line up my left eye with my sights.
     
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    night sights uses tritium which does not need any light or battery to glow. it can glow for up to 12years, at least thats what it says on my trijicon box. a night sight is a great investment and should be the first on your list. i can beleive i waited so long to get it. ameriglow, trijicon, meprolight are the most common. cant go wrong with any of em. my personal preference is trijicon
     
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    im cross eye dominant and tried tilting heads but my neck gets really tired and kinda sore after a few hours at the range. i just dim my left eye and solves the problem.
     
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    Night sights are a scam....


    They are useful for 20 min in the morning, and 20 min in the evening...

    Before "dusk" you don't need em, after dusk/dark, you are supposed to identify your target...if you can't see it, you better not be shooting at it...same in reverse in the morning...

    On the up side Night Sights add value to your gun if you are selling/trading, and they are normally better quality sights than what comes on a stock Glock, Beretta, S&W, Springfield...
     
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    uhh... someone give this man a flashlight
     
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    I guess everybody's different. I've never had a problem with my neck getting tired or sore.

    Maybe I'm just stronger and tougher than you :tongueout:


    I like night sights in principle, but I agree that they may only be of limited utility. IMO, they are much better than what comes on Glocks from the factory though. My favorites are Meprolights.
     
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    Wow, that opinion is rare and unusual, considering the credentials you listed.

    Night sights are faster, and easier to see than standard sights, in the dark, WHEN YOU ILLUMINATE YOUR TARGET WITH LIGHT. After all, most of us don't shine light, from the rear of the pistol, to illuminate the sights. I guess I just don't follow your reasoning here.
     
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    That's why companies such as Meprolight put white circles around the tube, to assist in daytime sight allignment.;)
     
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    My favorite is green front/yellow rear Meprolights. Picks up fast in low light.
     
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    Either way, the TFO's are great because they can be of assistance in low light and are always a help at the range!!!
     
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    +1 on the TFOs. I have difficulty seeing regular night sights in rang light, but the TFOs are great for 40+ year old eyes.
     
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    enough with the initials!...what's a tfo?...

    what great questions this dude asks...
     
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    ...and sometimes the casings hit me right on the forehead.:animlol:
     
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    TritiumFiberOptic = TFO

    They are made by TruGlo
    fiber optic brightness during the day, tritium glow at night
    :thumbsup:
     
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    but if i order these sights off the net...do u need a special install tool?...are they hard to install?...how many years until they stop working?...