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sights ??

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    sights ??

    whats the best sights for a handgun in low light situations??? i have several different types but nothing seems to give me what i need in low light...im an ol'geezer with less than perfect eyesight......need some opinions please...
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    I'm a big believer in night sights, for all defensive firearms. They are only good for the first shot of the string, because after that you'll be blinded by the muzzle flash, but better to know your first round has a chance of reaching it's intended target huh? I've found that I need to change them out every 5-7 years though, because the "glow" seems to dim after awhile. That's a hundred bucks, or so well spent in my opinion. Not sure of the brand name of the sights, but I really think it's six of one, half a dozen of the other. All major manufacturers sights are pretty darn good, in my opinion.

    I also have weapon lights, on the weapons that accommodate them, and handheld Surefire torches at hand, for those times when you need to light it up.

    Don't know if this helps Virg, but it's my .02 all the same. Be safe.
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    Have you tried a lazer for low light situations?
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    My body's not so old, but my eyes sure are, lol! I've been looking at the TFO's by TruGlo (tritium w/ fiber optic). I have a regular green fiber optic front sight on my Ruger Mark III, and it's nice and bright at the not-so-brightly lit indoor range. My hubby has the regular TruGlo night sights, and they're nice for darkness, but a little harder to pick up in brighter light. I have no experience with the TFO's, but combining the fiber optic and glow in the dark looks like a good combination for visibility.
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    CT Laser sights.
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    Second for the Truglow. (with fiber optic) I have them on my Glocks and love them. I have the both Sig and Kimber night sights on my other weapons, but the Truglows are the best. I have several laser sites but they can be hard to see at times. Plus they could give your position away.

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    XS 24/7 Big Dots with a CT laser on my G19 give me what I need.
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    I like Mepro night sights. There's probably a reason Sig Sauer and Glock use Mepos as stock night sights on all their pistols (when equipped with them). I also have a couple of pistols with Trijicon night sights.......I like the Mepros better. The dots on Mepros are larger and there is a larger paint ring making them easier to see in good light.

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    thanks yall...... i have a CT laser on my bedside gun and it works great, but dang they are exspensive, thats why i was looking for a "cheaper" option for my carry 1911...i also have a red vial on a Baretta 96 but it isnt all that great....too bad nobody at the range has anything that i can try before i buy... what is on my carry gun now is the Trijicon night sights, and they are totally useless unless ur shootin in complete darkness.. thanks again !!
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    TFO... in my opinion nothing compares in low light... where night sights aren't really doing much but regular sights aren't either... like at dusk and dawn. TFO's glow like the sun in those situations.

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    This is my answer - a laser, tritium. and color enhancement.
    BTW I'm a 74 year old geezer with trifocals and this combo works for me.




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