Glock night sights

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    I'm a firm believer in Warren sights. They are rugged, have a notch for one handed racking, and have a nice, thin front sight for precision.

    The Ashley Express (big Dot) sights are in my opinion, silly. If you practice your presentation you don't need them, and if you like to shoot groups or need more deviation control on a hard shot, you can't use them. As an alternative to the big dot, you could just mount a softball through the front sight hole.

    Night sights are okay. I have them on a couple of guns because i bought them used and they had them on the gun. They are Meps and Triji, and are pretty decent. I don't view them as a necessity on a defensive pistol in any way, shape, or form.

    Flat out, if it's too dark to see yoursights, it's too dark to see the target and you shouldn't be shooting. If it's light enough to see the target it's light enough to see the sights and you don't need them. Put the money into a little Fenix light instead--you'll be better off, IMHO.
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    I've got TFOs on all my Glocks. You will save a few bucks ordering Glock or Trijicon sights from the factory, but I don't think there's much difference between brands of plain 3 dot sights.

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    i have the stock glock night sights on mine. If I remember correctly, they are made by meprolight and have a 12 year warranty. Im glad I went with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackheart6 View Post
    In about a month, I'll be buying a Glock 23. It will be ordered and then shipped to a local gunshop. I have three options, regular sights (will be replaced with something else regardless, based upon everything I hear about standard Glock sights), Glock night sights ($52 upgrade), Trijicon sights ($72 upgrade). Please chime in on these sights if you have them. This gun will be my EDC, so if they affect holster options, etc, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

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    The Glock night sights are good to go far as I'm concerned. Best deal getting them with purchase. Comparable to Meprolights which I think are the best. My wife's G26 sports the Glock NS. +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK Dan View Post
    Night sights are okay... I don't view them as a necessity on a defensive pistol in any way, shape, or form.

    Flat out, if it's too dark to see yoursights, it's too dark to see the target and you shouldn't be shooting. If it's light enough to see the target it's light enough to see the sights and you don't need them. Put the money into a little Fenix light instead--you'll be better off, IMHO.
    My thoughts exactly. What good are little glowing dots if you can't see the target?
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    I have a G23 with the Glock stock night sights. They are great, gives good sight picture at the range, day or night shooting and I think its well worth the upgrade. It will be cheaper in the long run if you buy the gun with the sights and can haggle the price down, you will pay more if you buy aftermarket sights later.

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    I have Glock night sights on all of my Glocks. As mentioned they are meprolights. I had trijicons on my Glocks in the past and they were good. However, I find the Glock nights sights are easier to pick up in a sight picture.

    I would get the Glock night sights.

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    I bought my G26 with factory night sites. I like them so much I've added night sites to my G23 and I'm upgrading all my guns with night sites. My way of thinking, when it's bright out you can easily see the shape of the sights. No need for a glow, which they don't by the way. They only glow in the dark. When it's dark and you can't see the shape of the sights, you can see these wonderful little dots. I find in action shooting the front sight pops right out. I don't time myself but I'm confident I can do considerably faster sighting, in action shooting, with the night sights.

    Well worth the added costs, and generally if you order the gun with the night sites you end up paying less in the long run than adding them later.

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    +1 for the Truglo's. They are extremely bright in the day time, and brighter than any other night sight in low light conditions than I have ever seen.

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    Same Here Tru-Glo Fiber Optic with Tritium. Nice and bright day or night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK Dan View Post
    I'm a firm believer in Warren sights. They are rugged, have a notch for one handed racking, and have a nice, thin front sight for precision.

    The Ashley Express (big Dot) sights are in my opinion, silly. If you practice your presentation you don't need them, and if you like to shoot groups or need more deviation control on a hard shot, you can't use them. As an alternative to the big dot, you could just mount a softball through the front sight hole.

    Night sights are okay. I have them on a couple of guns because i bought them used and they had them on the gun. They are Meps and Triji, and are pretty decent. I don't view them as a necessity on a defensive pistol in any way, shape, or form.

    Flat out, if it's too dark to see yoursights, it's too dark to see the target and you shouldn't be shooting. If it's light enough to see the target it's light enough to see the sights and you don't need them. Put the money into a little Fenix light instead--you'll be better off, IMHO.
    Dan, different points of view. I agree that a good light is the answer for dark, but in low light anything that helps a shooter see the front sight better is a must have. Its not about dark, its about that time you are moving into a darker hallway or poorly lit target in a poorly lit room. As far as the XS sights, I thought they were silly also until I shot with them. As far as shooting groups, its not an issue. I spend a lot of time on indoor and outdoor ranges and shoot good groups. I have found that on multiple targets the XS is much faster than my old glocks. Regardless of what sights you have practice and confidence are the two things that will make the difference. +1 on the Fenix light, I have two of them and love them.

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    The TFO's are the best NS I have used and have them on all my SD handguns.

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    Here is another vote for Tru-Glo's TFOs. I have them on 3 of my Glocks and will replace the others with TFO sights as they fade out. They absolutley jump out in natural light and really shine in the dark as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm not a fan of night sights. For me, they're harder to see in daylight conditions, and I think their actual usefullness is overstated. I'm sure that will generate a lot of comments, but with my eyes, that's how I feel. But if you think you want them, get them.

    I don't know what the alleged problem with the standard sights is; I've never heard of anyone knocking them off unless maybe they tossed their gun out the car window at 60+ mph. in that case, all bets are off with any sights.

    I do feel that the white dot/outline sights (regardless of maker) tend to disappear against light-colored backgrounds. I remedied that on my G30 with a careful dab of Dayglo-Orange enamel model paint. That will do for me until all the BGs take to wearing Dayglo-Orange hoodies!

    Another option I'll look into is a Red Dot sight. Just read a nice article in the latest "American Handgunner."
    Well, most of the training sites I've been to or talked to people from have stated that when you're using a night sight during the day you should use it like you would iron sights. Line them up without looking for dots. Front post mostly.

    To the OP, I use Glock Night Sites on all of my Glocks. Never an issue at all. They use the same vials as Trijicon with slightly smaller white circles around the tridium dot. I have heard that the finish on their night sites is the same tennifer as they use on the slide. I've never read this though to confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    My thoughts exactly. What good are little glowing dots if you can't see the target?
    To see the front post and make sure you're pointing the gun in the right direction. Besides, if you can't see anything at all then you should NEVER EVER be thinking of pulling that trigger. Secondly, they are for "low light" conditions. Not "No light".
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