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    Night sights on all guns?

    My concealed carry guns (Glock 23/27) have night sights. However my other gun for home defense and my revolver for light carry, do not.

    Would you recommend putting night sights on all guns that you own, if you don't use a laser?
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    That sounds like a question of personal taste, but IMO, the best answer is another question... do the night sights work in the day? (Yes) So, why not have the sights that you can use regardless of time of day?
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    Well I think you are spot on with your cc guns. Whether you choose to install night sights and or laser sights on the rest it's pretty much a personal decision based on whats practical and affordable to you. Myself, I feel I need a few more of my small arsenal could use help in this area, but?? I guess it comes down to some serious thought. I am going to upgrade some of mine at some point. So I think you are the driver on this at the end of the day..My 2c..
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    Anything I own .38 and above has night sights...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    My concealed carry guns (Glock 23/27) have night sights. However my other gun for home defense and my revolver for light carry, do not.

    Would you recommend putting night sights on all guns that you own, if you don't use a laser?
    I have night sights on all of my pistols. Some came with 'em, and those that didn't, it was the first thing on my list to do. I don't have NS on all of my guns. For those that don't I compensate with tac lights and or lasers and red dot sights. Some of mine just have scopes as they are for hunting or target shooting only. All of your guns? No...just the ones you plan on using defensively in any given situation more than likely. Otherwise, compensate for the lack of them in my opinion. Even a flashlight in the off hand and learn how to combine the two and practice. Night sights aint exactly cheap, so I'd limit them to the ones you'll be specifically depending on in any given situation and deploying with. Have a list of priorities. Installing night sights won't necessarily up the value of your firearm either even though it could be a good selling point. I'm just sayin'.

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    Two other options are Weapons Mounted Lights and Lasers. Crimson Trace makes a great Laser grip for most popular guns.

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    I installed a laser when I purchased my XD40SC, however, I will install night sights as soon as possible. I want to cover as many bases as possible to give me a chance regardless of the circumstances.
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    IMO, personal preference. I wouldn't tell someone they had to add night sights--but I would give them an opportunity to see what it is like to shoot with N-S, vs not having them and let them come to their own conclusions.

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    All my carry/defensive handguns have 'em or a laser. Glock 19 w/Trijicon night sights, Sig P228 w/Trijicon night sights and Kel-Tec P3-AT w/Crimson Trace Laserguard laser. It's a matter of personal preference but I want every tactical advantage I can afford.

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    For any gun that is not going to be used solely for target and/or range use then yes. That's what I think anyway.
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    Talking Think of cost over time

    I've spent up to $120 to have night sights installed by the factory on a pistol that did not come with them.
    If the sights are funuctional for 12 years then I spend $10 a year for N/S.
    If you have 5 or 6 pistols with Night Sights then it could be $50-$60 a year.
    Seems worth it to me.

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    Well, ask yourself "self, do I want to be caught in a situation where light is dim or none exsistent and I know the threat is in front of me, but darnit, I can't see my front sight?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockJS View Post
    Well, ask yourself "self, do I want to be caught in a situation where light is dim or none exsistent and I know the threat is in front of me, but darnit, I can't see my front sight?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Statistics say.................................that most confrontations will be in low light conditions.
    I know....statistics. What do they prove?
    That I've never been good with numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    My concealed carry guns (Glock 23/27) have night sights. However my other gun for home defense and my revolver for light carry, do not.

    Would you recommend putting night sights on all guns that you own, if you don't use a laser?
    Not either/or...both!

    I have night sights AND lasers on my Glocks. The laser is primary, but the night sights back them up.

    My LCPs have just the laser, since night sights are not an option for those pistols. However, I did paint their front sights with florescent orange paint FWIW.
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