Glock night sights

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    Glock night sights

    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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    I have a mixture on my Glocks, but don't discount the standard bucket style sights there are many people who like them, I have one with the Glock night sites but don't like them as much because the dots are small. If your younger than me and you probably are this might not be a problem. I would get the standard bucket sight and practice with it for a while. You can always upgrade later.
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    All my Glocks have regular ole' Trijicons...I really like them for these old eyes.
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    Are the prices for upgrades not advantageous at this point?

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    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."
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    My point of reference is from "Gun World" March 2010 Vol 51 #3. An article entitled "Get Yhe Most From Your Glock". The author replaced his stock sights with a XS Big Dot up front, and a Novak Half Ghost ring rear. Looking at my options, I'm not sure that one of the ones listed (glock ns, trijicon) would be better. Again, just looking for I put from people familiar with this gun, what they have, and what changes they would make.

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    I have the Glock night sights on a 19 and find them hard to see at some indoor ranges. I would like to find sights that would show up better.

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    I put Meprolights on both my Glocks. Old eyes really needed them.
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    Will hold out for a bit till ordering. Feel that this is a large part of my decision, wanting to get it right the 1st time.

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    About a month ago,i got a glock 26 with factory night sights.They are well worth the extra money,and are super bright.I would get them,then when you get the gun its good to go.They look pretty rugged too,front one is screwed on not staked on.

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    I have a variety of different night sights on my pisols. I would recomend the Meprolights - they appear to have the largest white space of any of the others. (trijicon, glock and sig lights)
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    All of my Glocks (19, 23, 36) came with standard sights. I installed Meprolight Night Sights on all of them. I'm very happy with the Meps...they are much more visible (day and night) than Trijicons IMO.
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    I have a G17 with regular stock sights, a G17 with a Warren Tactical Rear and a Heinie front (tritium in the front only), and a G26 with Glock night sights.

    My suggestion is to order your gun with regular stock sights and then get something else completely. I did not realize how much I disliked the Glock sights until I'd shot with my Warren Tacticals for a while. I also shoot better with the Warrens. I'm in the process of putting Warrens on the G17 that still has stock sights, but this time I'm got tritium in the rear sight also. Hopefully the G26 will receive upgrades withing the next year or so. I really love these sights. If I couldn't have the Warrens, I'd get Heinie rear sights or maybe some of the 10-8 sights that I recently found out about.

    As for the others that have been mentioned (Meprolights, Trijicons, etc), to me they all appear very very similar to the standard Glock night sights. If they offer some advantange over Glock night sights, it's not immediately apparent to me based on my very limited experience.

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    Tru Glo TFOs. They are fiber optic and tritium. Tritium for night time and fiber optic for day time. They glow just as bright during the day as they do at night.
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    I have not used any of the sights you are looking at, but used the std glock sights for many years. I now have the big dots on my G19 and like them. No issue with hang ups.

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