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C0untZer0
06-21-2011, 10:16
I am going to be purchasing a 17L slide from Lone Wolf, I'm wondering what people's opinions are on the available sights.

I am just going to use it for target shooting... a range fun. I'd like to put some nice sights on it.

MrVvrroomm
06-21-2011, 10:25
Dawson, Warren Tactical, 10-8 come to mind.

It's hard to beat a quality set of steel sights.

dregotglock
06-21-2011, 10:30
I like the stock fixed sights - I have found them to be very accurate.

For carry purposes though I have trijicons on my g30 and bigdots on my ac commander

GunHo198
06-21-2011, 10:44
I Love the TRUGLO TFO's. Bright day and night!

JBP55
06-21-2011, 11:29
I use Ameriglo sights.

rhone89
06-21-2011, 11:31
I'm using some trijicon HD's. I like them over the stock sights quite a bit.

Mixednuts
06-21-2011, 11:46
I actually quite like the stock sights. I didn't at first but after getting used to them I think I like them better than a conventional 3 dot set up. If I were to replace them I would go with a black rear and fiber optic front like a set of Dawson's.

ron59
06-21-2011, 13:56
All black Warren Sevigny Competitions. Narrow front blade in wide rear notch... helps to "fine tune" sighting in on distant (25 yard or more) targets.

No dots, no lights... just plain and simple notch and post.

Brian Lee
06-21-2011, 14:01
I still like that U-shaped white thing on the stock Glock sights better than any other aftermarket rear sight out there. IMO, almost all of them are a "downgrade" from the originals - and I'm including all the various night sights in that statement too.

robin303
06-21-2011, 14:10
I bought the Ameiglo for my 17 and will get Dawson next for my 19.
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=SIGHTS+FRONT%3AGlock+Front+Sights:Glock+Fiber+Optic+Inserted+Front+Sight s
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2160000-1094593467

C0untZer0
06-21-2011, 14:14
I think the Glock notch / U rear sight setup was a horrible idea, if anyone has learned to shoot well with it then kudos to them.

All black Warren Sevigny Competitions. Narrow front blade in wide rear notch... helps to "fine tune" sighting in on distant (25 yard or more) targets.

No dots, no lights... just plain and simple notch and post.


I am leaning toward this - I do want adjustable sights, but I think the plain black sights have been underestimated with all of the new technology. I used to have a BHP - no dots or anything, just a plain notch in the rear and a blade in the front, and it was a very accurate pistol that was easy to zero in on target.

furioso2112
06-21-2011, 14:15
I use the WT carry-comp black sets. On my 17L (LWD) slide, I had an adjustable rear for a while - it wouldn't go low enough to use with the front post I had, which I bought set up for a 17 (I forget the height of the front post). I like an adjustable sight, especially on longer barrels, but the plain solid sights work so much better for what I use my slides for that I just use those now (same sights with figure 8 green rear/dim yellow front (or is the order reversed?) for my G26 carry gun).

C0untZer0
06-21-2011, 14:22
If you have a crap-eating dog have you tried putting MSG (Accent), in her food?

We had a dog that started doing that and the MSG stopped it.

07hemi4me
06-21-2011, 14:39
I Love the TRUGLO TFO's. Bright day and night!

I agree, I have these on All my Glocks, I love them.

GunHo198
06-21-2011, 15:22
I have the Trijicons on another G30. At night they are just as bright as the TRUGLO's But during the day, the TRUGLO's are fReAkY Bright as well. LOL

lethal tupperwa
06-21-2011, 16:02
http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock

emore
06-21-2011, 17:24
I have a set of Warren sights on my G34 and absolutely love them. They shoot to dead zero as long as I do my part. I have a pair of adjustable Dawson Precision steel sights coming Thursday that will go on my G24. One or the other will win out and be what I put on my new G35. We'll see. But a plain old steel notch and blade are hard to beat for precision shooting.

9mm +p+
06-21-2011, 17:33
I've got a set of Heinie straight 8 night sights and a set of Trij's, I prefer the Heinies really intuitive sight picture.

mikekjg
06-21-2011, 18:08
Warren Tactical Sevigny Carry 2-dot tritium set-up for me.

Bushflyr
06-21-2011, 18:53
Narrow front blade, all black rear. Manufacturer of your choice. A thin fiber optic or gold dot front will help your speed a bit. It may or may not help or hinder accuracy.

I had a set of Dawson's that I dearly loved. Unfortunately I didn't love the gun they were on so much and they went as part of the deal.

Shadyscott69
06-21-2011, 18:56
All black Warren Sevigny Competitions. Narrow front blade in wide rear notch... helps to "fine tune" sighting in on distant (25 yard or more) targets.

No dots, no lights... just plain and simple notch and post.

This ^ Just put a set on my G23 for IDPA. Best I have seen yet on the range.

Doughnutman_923
06-21-2011, 19:03
+1 for Glock factory polymer sights. Plus, if you were actually able to damage them enough to where they were no longer combat effective, they are cheap to replace and make brand spankin' new, tap the rear out with a rock and tap a new one in. ;)

apehngrs
06-21-2011, 19:06
I put Heinie Straight-8's on 3 of mine. With the wider notch in the rear sight, target acqusition is QUICK.

I find the white "U" outline on the stock rear sight very distracting when you're trying to get the proper sight picture/focus on the front sight.

dkf
06-21-2011, 19:30
Ameriglo, the only sights I buy. Their selection is huge and the prices are good. I have the Hackathorn sights on my Glocks. For target sights I'd go with a steel black rear (serrated or plain) and a lumi glow or fiber optic front.

C0untZer0
06-21-2011, 21:36
I picked up a used G34 and it has Dawson Precision Adjustable Fiber Optic sights on it, and I am thinking it makes sense to stay with the same sight set from my G34 to the LWD 17L slide

HAMMERHEAD
06-21-2011, 21:48
Looks like a lot of people are pimping their favorite CCW sights, maybe not the best choice for a target gun.
For a 17L I think adjustable target sights are in order. Either fiber optic or plain black. I had Dawson adjustables on mine with fiber optics front & rear.
If I did it over again I would go with a Dawson narrow fiber optic front (I like green), .100" wide x .300" tall with the plain black adjustable rear.

RB98SS
06-22-2011, 05:48
I put a set of 3 dot Aro-Tek sights on my G20 and like them much better than the stock sights.

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 06:02
Is there a chart from Dawson that tells you which sight set you need for the longer sight radius of the 17L ?

The only thing I found was this PDF which is not really comprehensive:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/images/Instructions/FrontSightHeight.pdf

jamaicanj
06-22-2011, 06:13
For gaming and range use...I've been very pleased with my Sevigny competition sights (black rear with fiber optic front).

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 06:20
I don't know if I'm not Googling well or if Dawson just doesn't have a good website, but I'm having trouble finding a web page that shows pictures of Dawson sights with a description. I am only finding the things on retailer websites, but anyway - I think these are the sights on my G34, so I am leaning toward getting these for the LWD G17L slide:


http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217271&stc=1&d=1308745224



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emore
06-22-2011, 07:04
[QUOTE=C0untZer0;17528857]I don't know if I'm not Googling well or if Dawson just doesn't have a good website, but I'm having trouble finding a web page that shows pictures of Dawson sights with a description. I am only finding the things on retailer websites, but anyway - I think these are the sights on my G34, so I am leaning toward getting these for the LWD G17L slide:


Try this link:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/


It lists about everything that Dawson has. I have a set of the rear adjustables on the way tomorrow with a steel front. Did you install the rear sight you have? If so, how much filing was needed to get it to go in smoothly? Thanks in advance.

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 09:57
When I look at this webpage on Dawson's website - I clicked on site sets, and actually there aren't any Dawson products listed here:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=SIGHT+SETS

MajorD
06-22-2011, 09:59
one of the ONLY mods to a glock that is worthwhile universally.
maor accuracy improvement with sharper less blocky sights

HAMMERHEAD
06-22-2011, 11:48
I bought the .285" high front sight for my 17L and it was just a smidge too short. I had to take the rear apart and do some filing to get it to adjust down far enough.
.300" should be right to match with the Dawson adjustable rear on a 17L.
For some reason the 17L takes a taller front sight than other models. When I had Heinies on it, I had to file about .020" off the rear sight. The same set works fine on my Glock 20, 21, 19.
Dawson's web site is hard to navigate.

HAMMERHEAD
06-22-2011, 11:53
If you do buy the Dawsons, read the instructions carefully. There are two hidden allen screws under the sight blade to lock it down. They have to be backed out for installation.

JBarbaresi
06-22-2011, 14:27
i had been running xs big dots for carry purposes on my gen4 g19 since i got it last sept/oct. this past weekend i switched them out for a set of Ameriglo I-Dot Pros and after shooting with them yesterday, I have to say I much prefer the I-Dots. I like the I-Dots more than the Ameriglo Operators and classic Trijicons I've also used in the past.

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 19:53
I bought the .285" high front sight for my 17L and it was just a smidge too short. I had to take the rear apart and do some filing to get it to adjust down far enough.

.300" should be right to match with the Dawson adjustable rear on a 17L.
For some reason the 17L takes a taller front sight than other models.


Dawson explains it with the diagram in this PDF:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/images/Instructions/FrontSightHeight.pdf

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217287&stc=1&d=1308793984

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 19:56
Thanks Hammerhead,

I had no idea what height front blade I needed.

I know I can't get less than the 300.

C0untZer0
06-22-2011, 20:20
It took me a lot of clicking around before I found the pages that contain "Dawson" sights:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=SIGHTS+REAR%3AGlock+Rear+Sights:Glock+Black+Serrated+Rear+Sights

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80000C99-1278686009

HAMMERHEAD
06-22-2011, 20:53
The .300 would match up with this one on the 17L;
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2160000-1094593467

C0untZer0
06-23-2011, 07:03
Thanks everyone.

I know the title of the post wasn't specific enough, but I was really looking for slow-fire target shooting sights.

Thanks Hammerhead for the link.

Just some additional information that Dawson puts out about sight width:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217294&stc=1&d=1308834071





Thanks everyone !




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emore
06-23-2011, 07:17
When I look at this webpage on Dawson's website - I clicked on site sets, and actually there aren't any Dawson products listed here:

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=SIGHT+SETS

Yeah, I know what you mean on the "sight sets" page. If you look at individual front and rear sights listed just under the sets on the left, you will see the Dawson stuff. They do have them grouped in "suggested" sets and separately at that point.

emore
06-23-2011, 07:21
The .300 would match up with this one on the 17L;
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=2160000-1094593467

Fwiw, they told me on the phone to use the .335 inch front with the adjustable rear on my G24 longslide. We'll see today if it works or not. UPS says they will be here.

rauchman
06-23-2011, 07:35
I've got a mix of Trijicons and Meprolights across 5 Glocks. I like them. I'd be interested in trying some of the newer sight styles out there, such as Tru-Glo or AmeriGlo. I'm not a fan of dot over dot type sights. I've had them and they didn't work for me. I would also like to try a single dot up front w/ no dot in the rear.

The stock Glock sights are pretty good for close in fast type shooting. The front sight is easy to pick up quick. Having said that, I don't like the sight picture for shooting for accuracy. It's too coarse and not precise/defined enough.

Redog31
06-23-2011, 21:27
Another +1 on the Truglo TFO. I don't shoot competitively so there might be a better sight for that (brite daylight). I really like the TFO. I went with yellow rear and green front. The dots are bright day or night and it can be used without reference to the dots for slow and more precise shooting. Both my Glocks have them now and when I get my third it will too. I never thought an all black front/rear was the way to go (or a non-glowing sight for that matter), because what if my target is a black bear, wearing black, it's low-light or just a dark black bullseye? TFO's have good contrast no matter what the lighting or target color. Wish I could put them on all my handguns that could end up in a self-defense role.

Glock40man
06-23-2011, 22:01
I like a three dot sight picture. I stated using Trijicons a few years back. So, I still do.

C0untZer0
06-24-2011, 10:38
Sweet baby Jehosephat Glock Almighty!!! .335 front is tall for a G24 longslide.

I'm going to call them to find out what they recomend for a G17L

scattershot
06-24-2011, 11:07
For those who don't like the white outline rear on the stock Glock sights, has anyone ever tried reversing the sight in its slot so it doesn't show? How did that work?

I_Hate_George_Lucas
06-24-2011, 11:17
I don't use a GLOCK for comp so I can't help there but if ou want some good quality sights for CCW. Meprolight sights are awesome. I have no issue at all with my money going to the Israelis.

emore
06-24-2011, 11:32
Sweet baby Jehosephat Glock Almighty!!! .335 front is tall for a G24 longslide.

I'm going to call them to find out what they recomend for a G17L

I thought that sounded tall also, even though that is what they recommend for a standard slide Glock, too. I called to make sure and they assured me that the .335 would work with the adjustable rear, #024-026.
I'm guessing the adjustment must be what makes it work. It's a good bit taller than my Warren sight, for sure. I'll start working on mine tonight and report back as soon as I get it to the range.

C0untZer0
06-24-2011, 12:43
It just dawned on me that you are getting different rear sights, which are higher than the 017-012:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217322&stc=1&d=1308940797

It does make sense that thet would take a taller blade than the 017-012:


http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217323&stc=1&d=1308940988




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