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infiniti0505
05-22-2011, 18:17
I have meprolight three dot night sights currently on my 3rd Gen 19. Im having an issue focusing on the front sight at times with the 2 dot rear sight.
Im looking to possibly switch to a blacked out rear sight and a tritium front sight. Any suggestions? Also if I did just switch out the rear sight would there be a height issue between the front and rear?

Thanks in advance!

up1911fan
05-22-2011, 18:28
You should be able to get a plain Ameriglo rear that would work with your front sight.

marh415
05-22-2011, 18:46
Ameriglo Hacks, here is the link:

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/special-combinations

I put them on my 17, and they're great!!

infiniti0505
05-22-2011, 18:47
You should be able to get a plain Ameriglo rear that would work with your front sight.
ok thank you I will check it out. What about the Warren tactical and henie sights? Are those just sold as rear sights and would they work with my front sight?

up1911fan
05-22-2011, 19:13
I run Warrens on a few guns and like them a lot. You can buy just the rear, but no, it won't work with your front. The Heinies would be hit or miss trying to work with your front. You may want to just sell your sights and buy a new set. Here's a pic of the Warren Tacticals.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k558/up1911fan/Glock%2019/kodak011.jpg

infiniti0505
05-22-2011, 19:23
I run Warrens on a few guns and like them a lot. You can buy just the rear, but no, it won't work with your front. The Heinies would be hit or miss trying to work with your front. You may want to just sell your sights and buy a new set. Here's a pic of the Warren Tacticals.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k558/up1911fan/Glock%2019/kodak011.jpg

Im going to have to look into the warrens. It seems everyone that has a pair absolutely loves them.

DWARREN123
05-22-2011, 19:36
Try some black tape on the ones you have first to see if it helps.

infiniti0505
05-22-2011, 19:39
Try some black tape on the ones you have first to see if it helps.

Oh it absolutely would. For some reason my eyes have trouble focusing on the front sight at further distances if I have the 2 dot rear. At closer distances I dont have as much of a issue.

Sig Fever
05-22-2011, 20:13
Look at Ameriglo "ProGlo" orange/green front and the "Pro Operator" yellow rear. I have this combo on my G19 and it is the best night sight set that I have owned.

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/night-sights

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8509/sw212230or.jpg

Glock 17L
05-22-2011, 20:21
I'll have to say that "ProGlo" Sight POPS!!

JBP55
05-22-2011, 20:32
I'll have to say that "ProGlo" Sight POPS!!


This, but if you want to keep your front sight and use the plain rear Ameriglo it will work.

Glock 17L
05-22-2011, 20:47
I've kept the factory rear Glock sights on my two Glocks, I did change the fixed rear on the 17L for an adjustable one & went with a Dawson Front on the 17L & an Hi-Viz on the 26 & am very happy with both sight pictures.. My eye & focus is drawn to the fiber optic..

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1254/p2240003.jpg

infiniti0505
05-23-2011, 08:00
You guys are giving some great suggestions. Idk why, but Im leaning towards the warren sight set. I hear they are just phenomenal sights.

robin303
05-23-2011, 08:06
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2160000-1094593467

FCross7
05-23-2011, 08:17
Is this a carry gun, and if so, what type of sights are you looking to get? Do you want night sights, fiber optic, or just a brass bead?

For my personal carry guns, and even my G17, I went with the 24/7 Big Dot Tritium Express Sights by XS Sight Systems. They're a little different than you're traditional style sights, but the front sight is super easy to pick up, and they're really easy to get used to.

Just another option.

-Fred

infiniti0505
05-23-2011, 08:29
Is this a carry gun, and if so, what type of sights are you looking to get? Do you want night sights, fiber optic, or just a brass bead?

For my personal carry guns, and even my G17, I went with the 24/7 Big Dot Tritium Express Sights by XS Sight Systems. They're a little different than you're traditional style sights, but the front sight is super easy to pick up, and they're really easy to get used to.

Just another option.

-Fred


Mostly a range gun. I live in IL :crying:
I prefer a Tritium insert, but I am open to suggestions.
I do like the Henie and Warren style of sights.
Any experience with the Henie's?

saxconnection
05-23-2011, 08:52
I had the same problem as you. I sent my slide in to Tooltech Gunsight. They charged me something like $5 a ring, and this was the result. Original sights were Trijicon with white dots. They used a special paint mixed with epoxy so it would hold up as good as the original. The rears are blacked out, the front is bright yellow.

www.tooltechgunsight.com (http://www.tooltechgunsight.com)

Rears in focus:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/saxconnection/POSTED/P1010121.jpg

Front in focus:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/saxconnection/POSTED/P1010120.jpg

I wanted Trijicon HDs for my 1911, but this was as close (and as cheap) as I could get.

Good Luck,

Adam

Orive 8
05-23-2011, 08:59
Another one (actually two - Wife & I) that have switched all are Glock sights over to Warren Tacticals. Front sight has a tritium dot night sight and rear sight is plain black.

I have them on both of my 2nd Gen Glock 19s and my wife has them on both her Glock 26s.

Both of us feel that the ability to quickly pick up the front sight has been improved since we switched over to these sights. (We have always used Mepro or Trijicon 3 dot night sights before, on our Glocks, Sigs, and other pistols).

My Glocks will always get a set of these from now on.

infiniti0505
05-23-2011, 09:50
They look good, Ill have to check out there sight. So they color the sight rings?
I had the same problem as you. I sent my slide in to Tooltech Gunsight. They charged me something like $5 a ring, and this was the result. Original sights were Trijicon with white dots. They used a special paint mixed with epoxy so it would hold up as good as the original. The rears are blacked out, the front is bright yellow.

www.tooltechgunsight.com (http://www.tooltechgunsight.com)

Rears in focus:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/saxconnection/POSTED/P1010121.jpg

Front in focus:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/saxconnection/POSTED/P1010120.jpg

I wanted Trijicon HDs for my 1911, but this was as close (and as cheap) as I could get.

Good Luck,

Adam

infiniti0505
05-23-2011, 09:53
See thats why Im leaning towards the Henie or warrens. I can focus on that front sight much better with a black rear sight.
Have you shot the Warrens and Henies side by side? What are you thoughts on comparing the two?
Also where do you guys order your sights from?
Another one (actually two - Wife & I) that have switched all are Glock sights over to Warren Tacticals. Front sight has a tritium dot night sight and rear sight is plain black.

I have them on both of my 2nd Gen Glock 19s and my wife has them on both her Glock 26s.

Both of us feel that the ability to quickly pick up the front sight has been improved since we switched over to these sights. (We have always used Mepro or Trijicon 3 dot night sights before, on our Glocks, Sigs, and other pistols).

My Glocks will always get a set of these from now on.

Orive 8
05-23-2011, 15:54
See thats why Im leaning towards the Henie or warrens. I can focus on that front sight much better with a black rear sight.
Have you shot the Warrens and Henies side by side? What are you thoughts on comparing the two?
Also where do you guys order your sights from?

A friend of mine has both the Warrens and the Henies on a couple of his Glocks, I got a chance to try both of them. I liked the Henies, but I REALLY liked the Warren Tacticals. The front blade and rear notch just screamed "perfect" for me. My wife tried them also, she wasn't as impressed as I was at first, but after a couple of times out to the range when we ran our drills, it became evident that she was picking up her front sight faster.

She now really likes them.

Everyone has different tastes and I don't really think that you can go wrong with either set.

I ordered my Warrens from: Mike Luciano Enterprises,
MLE-ShootingSports.com

GRT45
05-23-2011, 17:07
Also where do you guys order your sights from?

The most complete selection of Warren and Sevigny sights I've found is at Chris' Winning Shooting Accessories LLC. All configurations of the front and rear sights, sold in pairs or separately, are available at the online web site (link below). It also has substantial technical data/specs and a FAQ section that is helpful. The site caters to match competition shooters.

http://www.cpwsa.com/warren_sevigny_sights.htm

up1911fan
05-23-2011, 17:26
Lone wolf now stocks the Warrens as well. Bought my last pair from them.

infiniti0505
05-23-2011, 20:07
Thank you so much guys!! Im trying to order some Warrens (black rear w/ Tritium front) off of Lonewolf, but it wont let me register my account. After all the reviews and feedback, it seems the Warrens are my best bet.

up1911fan
05-23-2011, 22:08
You won't regret it.

eremos
05-23-2011, 22:53
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/mrpinkbullets/IMG-20110516-00026a.jpg

Ameriglo I-Dot Pro, with the Hack front sight. Slightly higher than the stock sights, but they will shoot to point of aim if you order the set together. Blacked-out rear with single small tritium dot (Heinie-style) with NO outline, large front dot with BRIGHT red outline. For daytime use, the bright red front dot is impossible to miss...it's like a laser. Fastest acquisition of any pistol sights I've ever seen. The rear dot is not outlined, and it more or less disappears in daylight. For low-light shooting, you just use it like the Heinie Straight Eights: front dot on top of rear dot. I find it faster and more precise than a three-dot setup.

The front of the rear sight is also squared off so you can use it to rack the slide against a table, belt, boot, etc. You may or may not need this capability, but I never understood the Novak-type "no snag" ramped rear sights. How could you possibly snag the front edge of your rear sight anyway? It's the rear of the sight that will snag, and there's nothing you can really do about that.

Regardless of price, these are my favorite all-around sights for a practical handgun. Perfect balance between competition precision and defensive simplicity. And for what they cost (less than Trijicons), it's a no-brainer.

GRT45
05-24-2011, 07:22
eremos, thanks for the great photo and description of the AmeriGlo I-Dot Pro night sights. I-Dot Pro are my favorite and you did a terrific job explaining the reasons why I put them on my G30SF 45ACP pistol. If the AmeriGlo Hack front sight weren't available, my second choice would be the Warren-Sevigny Carry Set with tritium inserts. I much prefer a simplified, tritium two-dot system with narrow front sight and wider rear sight notch.

saxconnection
05-24-2011, 08:00
They look good, Ill have to check out there sight. So they color the sight rings?
Yes, all it is, is a small counter-bore that gets filled in with an epoxy-mixed paint. They take the paint out and can put in colors to your specification. If you already have sights installed, this is the cheapest way of changing them. I chose the yellow because they said the orange paint they have is not as bright as the I-Dot color of the Ameriglos, and that the yellow was the better option.

FWIW, I have the Ameriglo I-Dot pro that came on my EXO and really like them, but I prefer the 3 dot system for my night sights. I am currently getting the Trijicon HD in orange on my Glock 19C for that reason.

Good Luck,

Adam

buddah
05-24-2011, 16:04
You could also switch to stock glock rear sight. I think glockparts.com has them made out of all steel.

infiniti0505
05-24-2011, 16:52
Definitely some awesome suggestions on here. I ordered the warrens withthe tritium front. Mostly because of all the great reviews and it seems it is exactly what I'm looking for. I like the u shaped rear sight window also.

kashdaddy
08-24-2011, 13:57
trijicon sucks - their warranty is horrible............very slow, you have to beg them, then they try to convince you that its your fault that the tritium stop glowing.

Sonnytoo
08-24-2011, 15:00
You could also switch to stock glock rear sight. I think glockparts.com has them made out of all steel.

Glockparts is a good company. I bought some plastic Glock stock sights from them 2 wks ago, and they have them in steel like you said.
BUT...I think that the I-Dot sights I see here have a wider rear (open) width than the stock Glock. I think the stock Glock rears are about 0.140".
It would be nice if Eremos could measure that width and let us know here. It looks like a lot of light around the front sight, and I'd really like that.
I shot a GSSF in Greeley, Colorado last wkend and I would have loved to have had more light when I was shooting steel plates.
S2

R.T.
09-04-2011, 18:52
I think i found a pretty good compromise in the Ameriglo Operators. The inserts in the rear sights do not have any ring around them so in daylight I don't even notice the inserts (they seem to disappear). The front sight has a nice white ring around the insert for quick acquisition (eye is drawn right to it). At night all three glow nicely.