Night Sights

Night Sights

This is a discussion on Night Sights within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Are night sights any good on your weapon? If so which ones are the best? I'm thinking about putting them on my G37. Maybe the ...

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    Question Night Sights

    Are night sights any good on your weapon? If so which ones are the best? I'm thinking about putting them on my G37. Maybe the laser too.


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    After night sights it'll be hard to go back to standard.

    Trijicon is one of the best out there. I think they have a 12 year warranty.

    Opticsplanet.com has pretty good price on them.

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    Thanks. MIccw.
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    Night Sights

    That is what I have on my G35. The first time I took it to an indoor IDPA Fun match, they had a low light stage that they turned most of the lights out on. You could use an off gun flash light on the course if you wanted to. It was a walk and shoot course around a square stage area. After my eyes adjusted to the low light situation in about 1 minute, the three dots stood out very defined. I did not use a flash light as I could see the targets outline very well. I shot the course in 3rd place behind two other guys that walked faster than me and used flash lights. After scoring the course the Safety Officer asked to see the gun and was impressed with the level of brightness in the dots. Yes they were Trijicon and I installed them myself.
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    I have Trijicons and it's a toss-up for me. While they give a nice sight picture in dim light, in the daylight they're hard to pick up. The tritium tube ends up being a dark hole in the center of a small white circle. They're smaller than I expected, too. I'm going to paint the entire square face of the front sight white and see if that helps.

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    Trijicon, all the way...

    Here is a pic in pretty decent light. Wow!

    My Springfield Armory XD .45, with trijicon night sights:


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    Personally, I think night sights are important. For me, they're a must have. First on the list if your pistol didn't come with factory NS, then get a pckage deal up front. That's the cheapest route to go on night sights....especially with a Glock and factory installed. Adds at most $50-55 over the basic pistol price. Compare to aftermarket prices from $85-$100+ per set. Meprolight and Trijicon offer similar warranties/guarantees......I just happen to like the Meps better. Trijicons will generally cost at least $10 more than the Meps for a set, and you can figure an average of $25 install fee at the gunsmith.

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    Meprolights are my favorite.
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    Trijicon all the way, Green on Green

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    Well, some are brighter and larger than others. In fact, some are so small that you can barely see them at all. However, I do like laser sights very well, especially if they're mounted in line with the bore axis e.g. Laser Max or the new S&W Bodyguard series.

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    My Glocks have Trij's on them...I wouldn't have an EDC without night sights for my six decades old eyes.
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    I've got night sights on my EDC and wouldn't want a gun for night time carry without them. Mine came with Mepro sights no complaints with them at all.
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    TruGlo TFO's on my G27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltyke View Post
    I have Trijicons and it's a toss-up for me. While they give a nice sight picture in dim light, in the daylight they're hard to pick up. The tritium tube ends up being a dark hole in the center of a small white circle. They're smaller than I expected, too. I'm going to paint the entire square face of the front sight white and see if that helps.
    +1. That was my opinion exactly.

    I haven't been able to convince myself that they're worth the cost. I don't even like the white dots on my Glock and painted over them with Dayglo-orange. They stand out better than the Trijicons sights did in light conditions, and I feel that if I have to shoot in the dark, I'll be using point method anyhow.
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    I have the Trijicon's with the orange rear/green front. Makes a world of difference. Love those things.

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