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Hogpauls
01-27-2010, 01:00
Sorry my search skills suck. Looking for some night sights for my G30. Trijicon, Meprolight or Truglo? My aging eyes need a littlle extra help now-a-days, so one that will have easy aquistion during the day and glow bright a night seems best. Lets hear the good, bad and indiffernt. Thanks

George Tucker
01-27-2010, 01:08
Trijicon.

Flared_Nostrils
01-27-2010, 01:16
I put the Ameriglo (trijicon) front night sights only on my Glocks and love 'em.
If money was no object, I'd probably go with the big ol' XS Big Dots.
"Easy/fast acquisition" seems to be their strong point, but then again...
I haven't actually tried them.

FLglockdude
01-27-2010, 01:20
I just had a set of AmeriGlo Operator night sights put on my G17 and I love them so far.

mhmills
01-27-2010, 01:36
I just installed the XS Big dot sights on my G39. They are easy for my eyes to pick up in the day or night.

scprotector1
01-27-2010, 01:36
trijicon also

etravix
01-27-2010, 03:10
Just for a little variety check out these. I'm 54 and they work great for my eyes too! I got the wider rear sight opening.

Heinie slant pro eight (http://www.heinie.com/slanteight.php)

http://www.bfap.com/photos/glock/glock22-sig357-01.JPG

knattyman
01-27-2010, 03:56
Trijicons no questionhttp://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/knattyman/IMG00061-20100101-2337.jpg

JohnTz
01-27-2010, 05:04
XS Big Dots. Work like a dream.

greatwun
01-27-2010, 06:19
Truglo TFO

Glock operative
01-27-2010, 06:40
Ameriglo Pro Operators

conpro
01-27-2010, 06:43
just for a little variety check out these. I'm 54 and they work great for my eyes too! I got the wider rear sight opening.

heinie slant pro eight (http://www.heinie.com/slanteight.php)

http://www.bfap.com/photos/glock/glock22-sig357-01.jpg
what kind of grip is that and were did you get it.

LRB2GZ
01-27-2010, 06:49
My first choice are factory night sights (even though I'm sure the other brands are just as good if not better).

If I ever end up with a GLOCK that doesn't come with GNS I guess Trijicon would be my second/aftermarket choice.

G23c
01-27-2010, 06:52
Truglo TFO

i have Trijicon and TFO's. I like TFO's better.

faawrenchbndr
01-27-2010, 06:55
TFO's are too brittle, and do NOT allow GubScrubber to get on them.
Maybe I'm just hard on them, but I did not have good lock with them.

What are the opinions on the Glock night sights?

geronimo509
01-27-2010, 06:57
for your "old aging eyes" I can recomemnd XS big dots.

If you don't like them, I always found trijicon to be the brightest night sights.

obiestreasures
01-27-2010, 07:11
I know there are a lot of good night sights out there and I was in the same boat your in now, going crazy trying to find out which kind of night sights to get. I ended up with a set of trijicon with yellow on front sight and green on the rear sights and I love them. Easy to pick up in daylight and in the dark. The yellow is easy to pick up and my old eyes aint like they were 60 some years ago. Good luck and hope you get something you like.

EJP
01-27-2010, 07:25
What are the opinions on the Glock night sights?


They work. Simple as the rest of the gun, nothing fancy, not too specialiced (BigDots don't work for me at longer Distances...) and I haven't been able to damage them yet.

Kosher Larry
01-27-2010, 07:36
I can't believe I'm the first to recommend Meprolight TruDot's. Same 3 dot setup as Trijicon with a brighter glow for less money. I have them on all 3 of my Glock pistols.

Kosher Larry
01-27-2010, 07:37
what kind of grip is that and were did you get it.

Road, it's a Pachmayr grip sleeve.

http://www.pachmayr.com/tactical-grip-gloves.php

I'll be picking one up for my EDC G19 when they release it in Feb.

faawrenchbndr
01-27-2010, 07:38
Kosher Larry,.......Meps are going on my new/old 2nd gen G19

theNAST1EST
01-27-2010, 07:38
My first choice are factory night sights (even though I'm sure the other brands are just as good if not better).

If I ever end up with a GLOCK that doesn't come with GNS I guess Trijicon would be my second/aftermarket choice.


I agree. For the money especially.

roch
01-27-2010, 07:44
I have the Glock night sights on my 30 and love them.

firedawg60
01-27-2010, 07:50
I've got GNS on my 23 and they work just fine. Haven't had any issues with them yet. Good luck.

ZRiz19C
01-27-2010, 07:56
Meprolights, comparable to Trijicons but cheaper and brighter.

rygleason
01-27-2010, 07:58
I can't believe I'm the first to recommend Meprolight TruDot's. Same 3 dot setup as Trijicon with a brighter glow for less money. I have them on all 3 of my Glock pistols.

I am in agreement on the Mepro's

Wickersham
01-27-2010, 08:14
Ameriglo - they use trijicon lamps and are available in many configurations.

XS sights are horrific.

fry
01-27-2010, 08:19
Meprolights are OEM on Glocks. I have a set that have been on my G27 for over 10-1/2 years that are still plenty bright even after so long. :)

Boost_Junkie
01-27-2010, 08:35
XS Big Dots. Work like a dream.

+1 Have them on my G19. Had Trijicons which are really good too but the XS sight are a lot quicker for fast sight pictures.


Manny

RedHaze
01-27-2010, 08:40
Meprolights are brighter, but less of a sharp dot. More of a glowing orb.

Trijicon uses sapphire lenses on their tubes to made a sharper focal point.

Ameriglow uses trijicon tubes, and comes in a bunch of configurations.

Use discount code GSSF to get 25% off Ameriglows. BAM

kennjen
01-27-2010, 09:02
+1 ~but the XS sight are a lot quicker for fast sight pictures.~

~XS sights are horrific.

I'm always puzzled by this "Love it or hate it" type of reaction with XS sights. Many, including lots of older folks, love 'em. While, many doesn't like them at all. Many say you can't do long distance with 'em. While others say no problem for hand gun shooting range.

Without having much of an shooting experience, I want to go to Heinie or XS. I'm going to get them installed immediately when I get my first gun. I don't want to get used to some thing I won't be using.....

Heinie seems to be a one of the better sights from what I've read. They allow fast acquisition and precision. With 2 dot arrangement and wide aperture on the back sight.

K

DaveC671
01-27-2010, 09:07
Meprolights are brighter, but less of a sharp dot. More of a glowing orb.

Trijicon uses sapphire lenses on their tubes to made a sharper focal point.

Ameriglow uses trijicon tubes, and comes in a bunch of configurations.

Use discount code GSSF to get 25% off Ameriglows. BAM

This is what I have done with the last 4 Glocks that I have purchased. I really like the Ameriglo pro operators.

.357sigger
01-27-2010, 09:10
I prefer warren tactical 3 dot night sights, green front/yellow rear:

http://mle-shootingsports.com/Sights-WTS-Sights/c7_28/p87/WTS-Warren-Tactical-Sets/product_info.html?osCsid=7k41nj3agtimcta6c8h28gtak4

Shima
01-27-2010, 09:28
I like the XS big dots. I have them on my G21 and my G30. I like them. I feel very comfortable with them for defensive use if that situation ever arises. That's the only time I'm gonna ever be shooting in the dark. Quick sight picture aquisition for a defense scenario. Who cares if you can hit a bulls eye accurately at 50 yds in the dark? Put the dot on the post over your target and squeeze the trigger.

hoffy
01-27-2010, 09:32
and if you want longest life go green. I bought a used Glock with a yellow/green sight and the yellow was barely visible. I had a set of mepros last 10-11 years but that is going to be about it, after that they could still be seen if you looked hard, not useful though. Had one bad front sight from mepro too, was half as bright as rears, but that was a warranty issue. Never had any issue with Trijicons, and have installed dozens of sight sets when I worked at a gun shop back when Trijicon and Mepro were the only game in town. As for big dots, I think they are great for quick combat style shooting at close range, but go much past 50 yards and they are way bigger than your target often, but , realistically one is not likely to be shooting it out at that range. I shoot most all my pistols at 50 + yards quite a bit and i like the regular sized sights, even though I will very soon be able to join AARP:faint:

Steel Head
01-27-2010, 09:52
Ameriglo Operators:whistling:

Delta-x
01-27-2010, 09:54
XS Big Dots on my G30

I tried most of the rest.

dday27
01-27-2010, 09:57
Ameriglo Pro Operator on all my Glocks

backbore
01-27-2010, 10:04
I like Meprolights.

Deputy206
01-27-2010, 10:11
Meprolights, comparable to Trijicons but cheaper and brighter.

+1 I have Meprolights on my G22 and love'em.

tango44
01-27-2010, 10:13
Meprolights!

3rdgen40
01-27-2010, 10:16
I'm debating between Ameriglo Operators or XS Big Dots for my 27.One or the other is getting ordered very soon.:dunno:
I had a set of Mep's on a 23 once.They sucked.Front tritium vile was dim and cocked to one side.

SagKC
01-27-2010, 10:45
What are the opinions on the Glock night sights?

They work. Simple as the rest of the gun, nothing fancy, not too specialized...

Agree. They are simple, easy to pick up quickly day or night, seem rugged, with no reason so far for me to want to change them. May not be as bright as some of the tubes I've seen, but glow great in the dark and no daylight issues. Have them on 3 of the 4 Glocks I currently have, and still have switching the standard sights on the G23 on my to do list.

prospero1919
01-27-2010, 10:54
i can't believe i'm the first to recommend meprolight trudot's. Same 3 dot setup as trijicon with a brighter glow for less money. I have them on all 3 of my glock pistols.

+1 for the meps - they are on all my glocks

BgDnTx
01-27-2010, 11:29
I have Trijicons on all my Glocks and do not have a comparison of teh metro or etc. I did trijicons because all my cop friends seem to prefer them. And I can buy them online for about $85 laid in to the house.

TRX450R_Racer
01-27-2010, 13:46
XS Big dot

fsqridah
01-27-2010, 23:52
Meprolights use Trijicon vials, but they don't seat them as far into the sights. Trijicon seats them pretty far into the sights to keep them from getting damaged. The only real result is the slight cavity formed by the deeply seated vials is they collect more dust and lint, making them dimmer. I'd personally go with Meps, never heard a complaint on them. With Trijicon you're paying extra for the name.

Glock+2
01-28-2010, 21:09
:poke:
:deadhorse:
:dancing::outtahere::needspics:and I prefer


XS Big Dot

abedwards1978
01-28-2010, 21:33
Xs big dot!!!!!!!!!!

bulldog18
02-01-2010, 01:24
My PD uses MMC, best in the market with a LIFETIME warranty as well. Great customer service too.

http://www.mmcsight.com

BillR
02-01-2010, 08:10
Ameriglo - they use trijicon lamps and are available in many configurations.

XS sights are horrific.

I use Ameriglos - Green/yellow Operators on my 26 and 34, Ameriglo tritium front on my 20 in conjunction with a Dawson adjustable rear. When you're used to shooting a pistol, bringing it up to aim, your sights should be roughly aligned. At least that's my experience since I don't switch around using different guns. The white dot on the front of the Operators allows a quick reference. Then you have what XS doesn't - the ability to make an accurate shot beyond close range if necessary.


Agreed on both points!

G19aps
02-01-2010, 08:56
I use Ameriglos - Green/yellow Operators on my 26 and 34, Ameriglo tritium front on my 20 in conjunction with a Dawson adjustable rear. When you're used to shooting a pistol, bringing it up to aim, your sights should be roughly aligned. At least that's my experience since I don't switch around using different guns. The white dot on the front of the Operators allows a quick reference. Then you have what XS doesn't - the ability to make an accurate shot beyond close range if necessary.

Research MMC before you buy from them. I used their adjustables in the past - and it was what I wanted to put on my 20 but they seem to be having problems.

CC Glock
02-01-2010, 17:34
I can't believe I'm the first to recommend Meprolight TruDot's. Same 3 dot setup as Trijicon with a brighter glow for less money. I have them on all 3 of my Glock pistols.


+1 One of the best night sights on the market.

KSNAKE
02-01-2010, 17:41
Trijicon :wow:

islandglocker
02-01-2010, 17:47
I use ameriglo operators green front yellow rear on my Glock 19. I love them so far.

If I had old eyes I would use a Pro Operator yellow rear with an Orange Pro Glo front from Ameriglo.

Glock+2
02-01-2010, 20:14
Ameriglo - they use trijicon lamps and are available in many configurations.

XS sights are horrific.

XS Big Dots work great.....by the way, they use Trijicon vials:tongueout:

Singlestack Wonder
02-14-2010, 11:34
Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eights.....

Biggy1
02-15-2010, 12:18
I like the Warren Tactical two lamp system. Tritium front and single dot tritium rear sight.

TangoFoxtrot
02-15-2010, 17:14
Trijicon!

FlyfishermanMike
02-15-2010, 19:03
Check out my thread here: Ameriglo Pro Operators + ProGlo Front (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1182403)

klampton317
02-15-2010, 19:18
who says you cant shoot long range with XS big dots. I have XS sights on my glock 26 and love them

http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesYeager#p/u/66/AY5RURFEGd8

mad.gunsmith
02-15-2010, 19:21
Meprolight

ck1
02-15-2010, 20:31
who says you cant shoot long range with XS big dots. I have XS sights on my glock 26 and love them

http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesYeager#p/u/66/AY5RURFEGd8

Xs big dots are horrible and are just a gimmick, I've hit poppers t the same distance in that video with all kinds of crappy sights including stock Glock plastic ones (besides the fact that Yeager is a disgraced coward for running away while under fire in Iraq while his buddies bled out). Read this:http://pistol-training.com/archives/2140

Good sights means numbers and finding an optimum ratio of front width to rear notch width, NOT just who's are the brightest... Stock Glock sights have very little space or "light bars" around the front blade which make them difficult to pick-up having a too wide .140 front paired to a .150 wide rear notch. A sight with numbers like the Ameriglo operators with a thinner .125 wide front and far wider .180 rear notch will be picked up faster and give your eyes "space" to center the front sight for precise shots.
The brightness of the glow matters next to nothing since under stress you won't notice that brand A isn't as bright as brand B, front to rear notch width ratio will matter ALL the time though except when shooting in pitch black darkness.

j-glock22
02-15-2010, 20:59
I've had good luck with Meps and Triji's. I think (don't hold me to this) that although the Meps may be a bit brighter, the half-life is a bit shorter than the Triji's. I may be wrong? I'm looking into NS for my new 26, will probably go green/yellow Triji's.

KstateU86
02-15-2010, 21:01
I have trijicons...they are great. Buy 'em

jamison92
02-15-2010, 21:02
Always had great luck with my Trijicons!!!

klampton317
02-15-2010, 21:22
Xs big dots are horrible and are just a gimmick, I've hit poppers t the same distance in that video with all kinds of crappy sights including stock Glock plastic ones (besides the fact that Yeager is a disgraced coward for running away while under fire in Iraq while his buddies bled out). Read this:http://pistol-training.com/archives/2140

Oh your right. The guy is a coward so therefore you cant hit things at long ranges with XS sights. :upeyes:

Yeager is a tool. That's not the point. You hit poppers at the same range with the stock glock sights? Thanks for proving my point. XS sights offer the same performance of stock glock sights at long range and outstanding performance at short range. Sounds like a winning combo to me considering I'll never need to shoot much further than that anyway. Not a gimmick, I have them.

JoshK
02-15-2010, 21:25
i love my XS Big Dots.... i'm accurate out to 25yds with them and pretty good out to 50.... i figure anything farther than that i could probably get away from....

in my opinion they do take a bit of getting used to for longer distances....

texas 48
02-17-2010, 23:42
Just for a little variety check out these. I'm 54 and they work great for my eyes too! I got the wider rear sight opening.

Heinie slant pro eight (http://www.heinie.com/slanteight.php)

http://www.bfap.com/photos/glock/glock22-sig357-01.JPG

I agree. I have them on 3 of my 10mm glocks. They use trijicon viles and for my old eyes its fast and easy acquisition and alignment. Heine makes great sights. I have truglo TFO on my g27 they are bright day or night.I had a set of Xcess Big dot but the rear went out after 2 months and they replaced them without hesitation but the rear was too dim for me but they are good combat sights. For night I put lasers on all my guns in addition to night sights. In a SHTF situation you can't beat them. Need to practice without them in case the batteries go outm

MoJo33
02-17-2010, 23:47
I'm very happy with my truglo sights, they are tritium with fiber inserts so they glow in all sorts of lighting.

I have trijicon and meps on other weapons and there is nothing wrong with them, but I just prefer those truglo's and will replace the others when the others reach the end of their half life.

Alexpag
02-18-2010, 08:48
+1 for truglo fiber optic sights!

Adionik
02-18-2010, 17:17
Meprolights, comparable to Trijicons but cheaper and brighter.

Where are you finding them cheaper than Trijicons?

I see Trijicons for $84 shipped, and the mepro's for the same price.

I'm leaning towards the Trijicons...

Glock+2
02-18-2010, 21:36
:chatter::zipmouth:Xs big dots are horrible and are just a gimmick, I've hit poppers t the same distance in that video with all kinds of crappy sights including stock Glock plastic ones....

OK, prove it