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21Carrier
07-15-2011, 18:07
I am looking for new night sights for my G29, and I was leaning heavily toward the Heinie Straight Eight night sights, but I recently saw the Trijicon HDs, and they look awesome. I've seen nothing but good reviews about them. Does anyone have both of the colors (orange and yellow front sight)? Which do you prefer, and why?

swinokur
07-16-2011, 05:32
I have Mepros on 2 pistols, one with an orange sight and one with yellow. I find the yellow easier to sight on.

21Carrier
07-16-2011, 21:44
Thanks for the reply, but I was talking specifically about the Trijicon HDs. They have a large glow in the dark (phosphorescent, not tritium) ring around the tritium front sight that either comes in orange or yellow. It looks like it would a great compromise for night/day use. You get the bright orange/yellow dot/ring for daytime quick acquisition, and still have night sights for night use. The bonus is that if exposed to light first (a quick hit with a pocket flashlight), the phosphorescent ring around the front tritium insert ALSO glows. Sounds pretty cool.

Anyone have pictures of either Trijicon HD sights in the dark? I'd love to see how they look when glowing.

hwill
07-17-2011, 03:12
Thanks for the reply, but I was talking specifically about the Trijicon HDs. They have a large glow in the dark (phosphorescent, not tritium) ring around the tritium front sight that either comes in orange or yellow. It looks like it would a great compromise for night/day use. You get the bright orange/yellow dot/ring for daytime quick acquisition, and still have night sights for night use. The bonus is that if exposed to light first (a quick hit with a pocket flashlight), the phosphorescent ring around the front tritium insert ALSO glows. Sounds pretty cool.

Anyone have pictures of either Trijicon HD sights in the dark? I'd love to see how they look when glowing.

I have the Orange Trijicon HD sights on my G19 & G23. I handled another Glock with the Yellow front sight before getting some for the G23, but IMO I picked up on the orange better than the yellow.

And the orange ring does not glow when hit with light.

500WE
07-17-2011, 12:34
Another option that you may consider is the I Dot rear with the lime green LumiGlow front sight from Ameriglo.

I am using them on several and find the lime green ring around the tritium lamp to be a real asset for fast acquisition with my color vision.

I had the one with the orange ring initially but it did not stand out nearly as well as the lime green, so I added it to the parts bin. To me, they work better for less $$$ than others.

JBarbaresi
07-19-2011, 12:17
Another option that you may consider is the I Dot rear with the lime green LumiGlow front sight from Ameriglo.

I am using them on several and find the lime green ring around the tritium lamp to be a real asset for fast acquisition with my color vision.

I had the one with the orange ring initially but it did not stand out nearly as well as the lime green, so I added it to the parts bin. To me, they work better for less $$$ than others.

any chance you have a picture of the gl-212-gr-c front sight?

JBarbaresi
07-29-2011, 20:14
the lime green front ameriglo proglo also glows when hit by light. i love the i-dots, and you also have the option of two colored front sights. for $88 shipped, you are not going to beat them.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0011.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0237.jpg

JYogi
09-20-2011, 18:00
Yes, old thread I know but still looking...
Anyone with a pic of both variations?

From the Trijicon site "The three dot green tritium night sight setís front sight features a taller blade and an aiming point ringed in photoluminescent paint while the rear sight is outlined in black and features a wider U-shaped notch"

So it would seem your orange ring and the yellow ring should glow, as it listed this under both the orange and yellow.

Glock 1
09-26-2011, 08:36
the lime green front ameriglo proglo also glows when hit by light. i love the i-dots, and you also have the option of two colored front sights. for $88 shipped, you are not going to beat them.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0011.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0237.jpg

When I first laid eyes on these in another thread I thought why would anyone want a black rear sight but by God, they appeal to me more and more every time I see them. I really like the orange I dots.

Glock 1
09-26-2011, 08:46
the lime green front ameriglo proglo also glows when hit by light. i love the i-dots, and you also have the option of two colored front sights. for $88 shipped, you are not going to beat them.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0011.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/Guns/IMG_0237.jpg

When I first laid eyes on these in another thread I thought why would anyone want a black rear sight but by God, they appeal to me more and more every time I see them. I really like the orange I dots.

CaptainXL
10-12-2011, 11:43
I have orange but have a friend with yellow. I personally prefer the orange.

RM686
12-23-2012, 16:45
I have the ameriglo orange and if hit by a flash light they do not glow.

SJ 40
12-25-2012, 13:04
I have the ameriglo orange and if hit by a flash light they do not glow.The Ameriglo lime green does glow for like two minutes and then gradually fade.

I have the lime green on two guns. The reason I chose that color over the orange is when one looks at that shade of orange for more that a few seconds it causes the focus on the ring to bleed.
Don't think I
'm correct,try focusing on the color for a few seconds and see what happens.
The lime green doesn't match much in nature or our world for that matter. It does however match the color of the tritium capsule. I find it perfect for my eyes and sight. SJ 40

19sandyman
12-25-2012, 23:39
I have the yellow HD. It stands out more and is easier to see in low light than the orange. However, I'd be happy with either one. Either way, you'll still have a good set of sights.


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