Which suppressor will clear factory sights on Glock??

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  1. Jer

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    Looking to add a 9mm suppressor to my collection and intend to use it on my M&P15-22 from time to time as the threads will be the same but the primary issue here is which suppressor will allow for target acquisition using the factory size sights... specifically Meprolight night sights? Looking for some prices as well as I'm not looking to break the bank on another can.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Polak

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    How is a suppressor going to get in the way of sights????

    EDIT: rethinking that one, you think the suppressor will block your line of sight looking through the sights, right?

    I don't think it's that large that it would block them.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The other option is taller sights-> Ameriglo

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    Most pistol suppressors will not clear factory sights. I have a Gemtech M.M. 9mm for my P226. I added Ameriglo tall suppressor sights to help compensate. While you don't need the taller sights, I like them and have no problems with the sight picture.
     
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    I think your screwed. I don't think any factory sights will clear a suppressor on any pistol that I can think of. A quick internet search pulled up this example.

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  6. Jer

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    You don't own any suppressed handguns, do you? Probably shouldn't be the first one to reply to a handgun/sound suppressor thread requesting specific knowledge then, should you? This is actually quite common so what I'm looking for is a suppressor with a low enough profile so it clears factory sights.
     
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    To get this thread back on topic I continued researching after I started this thread and it looks like the AWC Abraxas 9mm may be what I was looking for. It's a lower profile sound suppressor that looks like it was specifically designed with factory sight clearance in mind. Looks like it's offered in aluminum steel or Ti for about a $50 premium which almost cuts the weight in half based on the specs I found. This might be what I was looking for and it looks like a couple Glock owners have used them with luck so I may do some further digging on this make in case anyone else finds this thread looking for the same information.

    Here's a picture I found:

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    The other details I found said it was black so I'm not sure if this is an unpainted/coated version for show or ??
     
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    how about a rail attached laser instead?
     
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    y hasnt anyone asked y he needs a suppressor lol
     
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    DGreno FF/Paramedic Silver Member

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    Why do you need a suppressor?

    Joking aside, most people just use taller sights. As Butch said, Ameriglo has sights that would fit your need and they can be had for ~$70.
     
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    To suppress the sound of a gun shot I would suppose...
     
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    Wow. You got served.
     
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    This is a defensive firearm. Lasers are nice but I don't trust anything electronic or battery powered enough to be the sole means of target acquisition on a defensive firearm.
     
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    Because I'm an assassin that murders innocent poeple in their sleep while their spouses sleep soundly next to them and don't even wake up until the next morning to find their spouse dead and they slept right through it. You're right to assume that if I own a suppressor I'm a bad evil person because they are only used for law breaking.
     
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    PWN3D :rofl:

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    Bring it on bish
    Whats up jeremy? It looks like that suppressor might fit the bill and also the weight saving with the titanium is always nice as well. Too bad it doesnt come in raw titanium :faint:
     
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    Could be. I usually assume people who own suppressors are mall ninjas and/or comic book collecting nerds, so maybe that's all he meant.
     
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    Shooting both eyes open eliminates the need for taller sights. Even with one eye closed, it is very easy to put rounds on target at 7-10 yards with obscured sights.