Night Sights

Night Sights

This is a discussion on Night Sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Your opinions would be appreciated. Did a search and didn't come up with much. Just curious about how effective they are. Are they worth the ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38

Thread: Night Sights

  1. #1
    Member Array jedwil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    33

    Night Sights

    Your opinions would be appreciated. Did a search and didn't come up with much. Just curious about how effective they are. Are they worth the additional cost? Thanks...


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array cmdrdredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,037
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ht-sights.html

    It was touched on in other threads as well. I tend to like having night sights. I like having a reference point for the front sight in low light. It also helps you locate your gun quickly in the dark when you reach for it at night. I find them to be a valuable tool.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.

  3. #3
    Member Array 4evrinblujns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    244
    Trijicon, Inc. : Brilliant Aiming Solutions I have a set of these on my M&P9. They show up great in the dark. Work well in day light as well. I am happy with them.

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,321
    I have Trijicons on my Glocks.
    They make a great reference point in low light point shooting.
    I wouldn't have a EDC without them.OMO
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #5
    Member Array jedwil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ht-sights.html

    It was touched on in other threads as well. I tend to like having night sights. I like having a reference point for the front sight in low light. It also helps you locate your gun quickly in the dark when you reach for it at night. I find them to be a valuable tool.
    Thanks for the link and your response.

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array Hiram25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wyoming, DE
    Posts
    11,194
    I had a LaserMax put into my new SA XD40 SC, but I'm getting the night sights soon as well. They are both a tool, to give you an advantage when necessary.

  7. #7
    Member Array b1780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    249
    I have them on all my glocks and woudn't carry a gun without them.
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array cwblanco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    835
    I like my Trijicons. When the day is coming close to an end and dusk is starting, it is nice to have sights available to finish off those remaining rounds.

    When I had my Trijicon sights installed, I discovered that they were virtually dead. My dealer replaced them immediately. In the future I will check them out before I leave the store.

    I might mention that it is likely to cost twice as much to have night sights installed as it will cost by purchase the firearm new with the night sights already installed.
    Live every day so that you can, with a clear conscience, look all men in their eyes and tell them to go to hell.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Array ks kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    US
    Posts
    624
    They are another tool for you use when the time is right. Before you buy, go to a range, gun show, or gun store and look at as many different types as you can find. Lots to research on this subject.

  10. #10
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 11,650'
    Posts
    12,954
    I have TruGlo TFO's. An aid to my older eyes - the FO "pop" and the Tritium in low light....I need extra help for these old accountant eyes.


    The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ― The Journals of Kierkegaard

  11. #11
    Member Array Bongo Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs CO
    Posts
    121
    My opinion is that, unless you've done a few hours of low-light training, you'll never know. The question really isn't whether nights sights are 'good'...the question is only can you successfully engage a target in low-light conditions typical of real encounters.

    All the rest is pissin' in the wind. Gettng all wrapped up in Product is going to kill you...eventually.

    If you've never walked out into a real parking lot and had to get hits on a target, how could you possibly know what you need? Because someone says "this sight really lights up!" or "I think these are the best". God help you.

    So, where is your money best spent? On the sights the internet folks say "work real good", or on getting experience engaging targets?
    Last edited by SIXTO; April 19th, 2010 at 02:33 AM. Reason: rule 4
    “If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.” T Bankhead
    National Mill Dog Rescue www.milldogrescue.org

  12. #12
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,319
    I love Trijicons and have them on every handgun except one. Great tool.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  13. #13
    Member Array Mrbrent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chino Hills, CA
    Posts
    44
    I have night sights on all my carry guns. I think anything to aid you in picking up your sights is worth it. Bad guys like to work in the dark. One word of caution I have a few shirts that if you look close you can see the snake eyes glowing through the material. Not real likely someone will notice but it could happen.
    Bongo boy has some issues.

  14. #14
    Member Array jedwil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrbrent View Post
    I have night sights on all my carry guns. I think anything to aid you in picking up your sights is worth it. Bad guys like to work in the dark. One word of caution I have a few shirts that if you look close you can see the snake eyes glowing through the material. Not real likely someone will notice but it could happen.
    Bongo boy has some issues.
    Thanks for your response.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Array DIABLO9489's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    1,071
    All of my carry guns that can have night sights, do have night sights. The people who say they don't need them usually base their argument on the "You won't even look at your sights in a SD situation" or "I will just point and shoot". Which may be correct but when we have to train in a low/no light situation for qualifications I found it was much easier to point shoot when you could see your front sight in the darkness.
    Colt New Agent, Dan Wesson V-Bob, Glock 19,20SF, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30SF, 36, Kahr P380 w/CT, PM9, PM45, CW9(SOLD), Kel-Tec P32, P3AT, PF9(SOLD), Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II, Stainless Pro TLE/RL II (SOLD), Rohrbaugh R9s, Ruger LCP w/CT, LCR, SP101 S&W J-Frame 638 w/CT, M&P 340 w/CT, Walther PPK/S

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Night Sights
    By wraymusicman in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: April 26th, 2010, 01:01 AM
  2. What night sights? Why?
    By nomad4me in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: December 19th, 2008, 06:56 PM
  3. Night Sights or your Favorite Sights?
    By Rybord in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: November 13th, 2008, 09:02 PM
  4. night sights?
    By sjones in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 26th, 2006, 08:51 AM
  5. Night sights ?
    By sjones in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 21st, 2006, 12:17 PM

Search tags for this page

dead ringer snake eyes review
,
dead ringer snake eyes sights
,
dead ringer snake eyes sights review
,
glock snake eyes
,

snake eye sights

,
snake eyes glock sight review
,
snake eyes glock sights
,
snake eyes gun sights
,
snake eyes pistol sights
,

snake eyes sights

,
snake eyes sights for glocks
,

snake eyes sights review

Click on a term to search for related topics.