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Njanear
02-25-2010, 14:02
OK... I have owned a G20 for several years. I bought it in 2004 as a factory Refurb with NS because I thought it was a great deal and that I could use it hunting. While the sights are OK, I didn't find them to be what I really wanted in a hunting pistol, but rather than pull off the night sights, I left them on and carred it with me as it was. Flash forward to now....

Last Sunday, I closed a great deal on a LNIB G20 with standard sights (how great a deal? $400 for the pistol, red-label box & accessories, 2 mags and 15rds HydraShok to boot). I am now interested in building this to be that hunting 10mm that I really wanted. I am considering a 6in aftermarket barrel for it and some finer sights (possibly adjustable). What would the group recommend?

TIA.

d13s3l
02-25-2010, 17:19
well, sights are a personal choice, that being said...
i like the heinie straight eight & XS small dot

i do not recommend XS big dot for hunting. it covers too much target for me. big dots are good for HD


also check hunting regs where you hunt... i think most are cool w/ 6" barrel,....better safe than sorry

ps nice deal on a g20 :supergrin:

telecster
02-25-2010, 17:27
I put a pair of Ameriglo ghost rings on. Could not hit the side of a barn. I put the a adjustable OEM on the rear. Still shooting real low. Pulled the front sight of and put the original back on. I may even go back to the original rear sight.

why
02-26-2010, 10:05
TruGlo fiber + Tritium.

527varmint
02-26-2010, 12:19
lots of folks like the meprolight adjustables. Think I'll get a set of them. However I am only intersted in self defense from large predators no hunting.

Dave T
02-26-2010, 14:29
I put XS Sight Systems 24/7 Standard Dot sights on my G20T.

Dave

Meathead9
02-26-2010, 16:13
I just ordered a set of Dawson Precision adjustable F/O sights for my G20L slide(which is still backordered). I got them for hunting and target shooting. They are a little on the pricey side, but I think they will be the best sights for what I want them for.

Rear:
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2170000-1094593467

Front:
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2220000-1094593468

RayRevolver
02-26-2010, 19:53
Something like 50% of the top USPSA shooters use Warren Tacticals. I think thats called a clue.:supergrin:

I bought the Warren 2-dots for my G26 and they are very fast. If I could, I would buy them for every pistol I own.

The pros say they work very well at night and I plan to take a low light class this year. The rear lamp is subdued so the front sticks out like crazy.

http://pistol-training.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/warren-mp-ns.jpg

The 10-8 Sights are supposed to be pretty good too.

mercury0_0
02-26-2010, 19:54
Tru-Glo's are amazingly bright.

http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/12-G20C.jpg

http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/11-G20C.jpg

http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/01-G20C.jpg

Njanear
02-27-2010, 07:08
Thanks for all of the suggestions - and if anyone has any more, please continue to post. While I don't need NS, some of those above may cause me to rethink that.

When drawing a fine bead, do all of these colored dots seem to draw you off target or take a lot of time in lining up for precise shots? On my G34, I went with plain black Ameriglos to get away from the typical 'dot in a cup' Glock sights and that seems to help. On my G20 with NS, I seem to get caught up in trying to line the dots up horizontally and never seem to be able to group tightly (I really need to bench it to take me out of the accuracy equation). Since I want to be able to pick my shots on a small target that may be moving SLOWLY through the brush, which sight seems to better fit that need (I am not looking to do a quick draw on a 8 inch target - more of a prepped shot on a 3 inch target)? Thoughts?

c5367
02-27-2010, 07:10
I've always been really happy with Heinie Straight-8s and Ameriglo Operators.

R0CKETMAN
02-27-2010, 08:44
As mentioned, Warren Tactical in a straight eight design. I run these on my 20.

Meathead9
02-27-2010, 11:26
Dawson Precision makes a plain black rear adjustable sight if you're worried about lining up dots. The rear notch is narrower than the stock sights, and the front is even more narrow. For a precision sight, I don't think you can beat it without buying a red dot setup. The warren tacticals are a great combat/competition style sight, but for one shot hunting precision, the Dawson's win hands down. Two different sights, for two completely different purposes.

MSgt Dotson
02-27-2010, 12:36
Tru-Glo's are amazingly bright.



They are indeed bright outdoors, true; they are bright in near/total darkness. They are much less visible than white dots for indoor /low lighting, however..

RayRevolver
02-27-2010, 15:25
Thanks for all of the suggestions - and if anyone has any more, please continue to post. While I don't need NS, some of those above may cause me to rethink that.

When drawing a fine bead, do all of these colored dots seem to draw you off target or take a lot of time in lining up for precise shots? On my G34, I went with plain black Ameriglos to get away from the typical 'dot in a cup' Glock sights and that seems to help. On my G20 with NS, I seem to get caught up in trying to line the dots up horizontally and never seem to be able to group tightly (I really need to bench it to take me out of the accuracy equation). Since I want to be able to pick my shots on a small target that may be moving SLOWLY through the brush, which sight seems to better fit that need (I am not looking to do a quick draw on a 8 inch target - more of a prepped shot on a 3 inch target)? Thoughts?

I have been told this:
The dots are used at night or low light only. During the day use the sights like you would a sight without dots.

I don't even notice the dots anymore at the range.

EDIT: I didn't read you wanted a hunting sight. Meathead said it right, 1 shot accuracy is a different ballgame.

Njanear
02-27-2010, 18:15
Dawson Precision makes a plain black rear adjustable sight if you're worried about lining up dots. The rear notch is narrower than the stock sights, and the front is even more narrow. For a precision sight, I don't think you can beat it without buying a red dot setup. The warren tacticals are a great combat/competition style sight, but for one shot hunting precision, the Dawson's win hands down. Two different sights, for two completely different purposes.

Thanks for the input. Those Dawsons do look nice and would let me adjust to whatever load I settle on. Now to start planning my build budget.

Thanks to everyone else for the feedback too.

why
02-27-2010, 19:28
They are indeed bright outdoors, true; they are bright in near/total darkness. They are much less visible than white dots for indoor /low lighting, however..
While this is not my experience, I understand that it is true for some folks. I had a bud that painted the perimeter of his front sight (TG fiber/T3) with white fingernail polish to have the best of all 3 worlds.

Angry Fist
02-27-2010, 20:42
I asked the same question a coupla weeks ago...
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1185684

Wound up ordering Meprolite Green/orange fixed just last night. I am now considering a scope and mount for my G20 this fall...

uz2bUSMC
03-04-2010, 05:43
OK... I have owned a G20 for several years. I bought it in 2004 as a factory Refurb with NS because I thought it was a great deal and that I could use it hunting. While the sights are OK, I didn't find them to be what I really wanted in a hunting pistol, but rather than pull off the night sights, I left them on and carred it with me as it was. Flash forward to now....

Last Sunday, I closed a great deal on a LNIB G20 with standard sights (how great a deal? $400 for the pistol, red-label box & accessories, 2 mags and 15rds HydraShok to boot). I am now interested in building this to be that hunting 10mm that I really wanted. I am considering a 6in aftermarket barrel for it and some finer sights (possibly adjustable). What would the group recommend?

TIA.

I set my G20 up with hunting and home protection in mind. It has a 6" LWD bbl and ATS sights...

The Advantage Tactical sights form a pyramid when you align them, this means your front site comes to a fine point, allowing you to "aim small" at a distance. I was able to put 9 rnds into 3 1/2" @ 50yds... a standard 3 shot group probably would have produced roughly 1 1/2-2" group at that distance (from a rest, of course). They come with different inserts to change the clor of the front and rear to suite your needs.

DrtyHarry
03-06-2010, 11:40
Does anyone mind posting some more pics? I just started a similar thread (before I saw this one) as I'm looking for a set of sights for my G20sf.

I'll be hunting and using it as a woods gun and want a thin front sight, perhaps a blade with tritium on it? Any suggestions? I do no want a big dot up front. I'm leaning toward the adj. mepros, but would like a smaller dot (or blade) up front. Thanks!

DH

DrtyHarry
03-06-2010, 11:41
I set my G20 up with hunting and home protection in mind. It has a 6" LWD bbl and ATS sights...

The Advantage Tactical sights form a pyramid when you align them, this means your front site comes to a fine point, allowing you to "aim small" at a distance. I was able to put 9 rnds into 3 1/2" @ 50yds... a standard 3 shot group probably would have produced roughly 1 1/2-2" group at that distance (from a rest, of course). They come with different inserts to change the clor of the front and rear to suite your needs.

Do you have any pics you mind sharing with us? Thanks!

DH

uz2bUSMC
03-06-2010, 12:25
http://www.advantagetactical.com/

nickE10mm
03-08-2010, 06:01
I've had Heinie Straight Eight Tritiums on three different Glocks (a 19 and two 29's) and I simply love them. They aren't adjustable but I've never had to adjust them even at 25 yards (75 feet) for mild OR hot loads. They are also nice and sharp for accurate longer distance pistol shots. I'd post a pic but don't have one handy. I'll try and remember to snap a photo for ya....

nickE10mm
03-09-2010, 03:09
Glock 29 with Heinie Straight 8's (tritium)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4418942387_dd72f8bce6.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4419707704_e8b68ef7f8.jpg

Njanear
03-09-2010, 19:56
Glock 29 with Heinie Straight 8's (tritium)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4418942387_dd72f8bce6.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4419707704_e8b68ef7f8.jpg

Thanks for the pics. Those look like some nice sights - and the 2 dots don't appear to be as distracting as the 3 dot night sights.

nickE10mm
03-09-2010, 23:02
Thanks for the pics. Those look like some nice sights - and the 2 dots don't appear to be as distracting as the 3 dot night sights.

Yea, they are amazing. Also, the front sight on the Heinie's is REALLY bright and the rear sight is only medium bright... makes it easier to not only line up the front sight on top of the rear sight, but also to focus on the FRONT sight only.

gumby223
03-10-2010, 22:07
I paint my own, but there are lots of good sights out there. I may try out the Diamond Speed Sights when they finally release them, I've seen them in person and all I can say is WOW!!! Here's a link to their website, click on the links for various pics of the product...

http://speedsights.com/diamondphotos1.html


Here's some pics of mine, just plain stock sights painted with fingernail polish... click the thumbnails for bigger pics...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/th_IMG_5956.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/?action=view&current=IMG_5956.jpg)

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/th_IMG_5949.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/?action=view&current=IMG_5949.jpg)

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/th_IMG_5951.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/?action=view&current=IMG_5951.jpg)

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/th_IMG_5955.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/gumby223/misc%20work%20pics/?action=view&current=IMG_5955.jpg)

free1486
05-25-2010, 19:05
The new Diamond Speed Sights web site is up: www.speedsights.com

The Standard Diamonds (no tritium) are in stock, the night sights are listed as "sold out" but if you call you may get one of the reserve stock or special order.

There are also brand new sets being sold on Ebay at almost 20 bucks off the web site price. If you go to Ebay and do a search for: diamond sights

Police instructors and SWAT teams, as well as civilians, are trying them out and feedback is very positive.

RB98SS
05-27-2010, 10:48
Although I haven't tried them yet, I put a set of Aro-Tek three dot non-night sights on my G20. They're bright and seem to be of good quality. The rear sight doesn't need to be pushed or tapped on as it comes in two pieces. The set comes with a front sight tool to remove the hex head also.

http://www.arotek.com/default.aspx?page=ProductView&Part=140

uz2bUSMC
06-02-2010, 05:22
The new Diamond Speed Sights web site is up: www.speedsights.com

The Standard Diamonds (no tritium) are in stock, the night sights are listed as "sold out" but if you call you may get one of the reserve stock or special order.

There are also brand new sets being sold on Ebay at almost 20 bucks off the web site price. If you go to Ebay and do a search for: diamond sights

Police instructors and SWAT teams, as well as civilians, are trying them out and feedback is very positive.

I like the way those look. I dig the sights that come to a fine point. I can hit small at great distances with my ATS'es, the diamonds will probably do the same.

Kegs
06-02-2010, 08:13
Dawson precision adjustable w/ tritium inserts = best hunting sights you can fit on a glock (other than perhaps a mini red dot/j-point sight).

I have the dawson precision fiber optic on my AA .22 conversion kit and they are awesome.

I have novak's on my G29, which are ok - just not as adjustable or as low profile as the dawsons. Dawsons are "it".