Originally Posted by 10mmmofo
If this setup is not for you, what are you planning on doing next? I'm only used combat sights before, and am trying to imagine the sight picture. More training is required for me. If the Dawson is not for beginners, perhaps the Meprolight? Do you think I'm better off (training-wise) starting with a rear sight with a wider notch?
My thinking on this is a bit of the inverse of what I'm reading...
I consider the Glock OEM nights sights (Meprolights) on my G21 to be Combat Sights.
They have a wide front blade to rear notch aspect, and are excellent bull's-eye sights out to thirty feet or so (with my eyes).
Target sights have a narrower front blade to rear notch aspect, and a good shooter can actually navigate the bull's-eye area on the target, where the combat sights mostly cover the bull's-eye.
I realize that these are general terms, and that many sights are hybrids of combat
sights. Whatever works, right?
For me, my best target sights are my Dawson Precision Front Fiber Optic, Adjustable Rear Sights. That front fiber optic really pops in that flat black rear sight notch!
I wish AmeriGlo would offer their Operator Sights in an adjustable rear sight configuration. The Operators offer tritium lamps all around, but a white marker on the front sight only. I really like this set up!
Sig-Sauer, on their Equinox series combine a markerless, flat black rear sight with a TruGlo TFO front sight. In the dark, you've got the familiar three glowing tritium lamps all around, but in daylight, that front TFO really pops in that rear sight notch! The only thing is, the TFO front sight is quite fat, and I'm among those that is not sold
on the TFO's durability and reliability.