nights sights for an M&P: trijicon vs meprolight

This is a discussion on nights sights for an M&P: trijicon vs meprolight within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I can find the meprolights for $70, and the trijicons for $110. I can't imagine the trijicons are $40 better...opinions? side question: do either differ ...

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    nights sights for an M&P: trijicon vs meprolight

    I can find the meprolights for $70, and the trijicons for $110.

    I can't imagine the trijicons are $40 better...opinions?

    side question: do either differ from stock in terms of POI/POA?

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    I added the trijicons to my MP45fs. No experience with the Meprolights, but I'm very pleased with the Trijicons.
    IMO, the addition of any night sights is money well spent.
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    My 1911 has trijicon ns on it, my CZ has meprolight ns. I really don't see any big difference in them. Not saying one is better than the other, only time will tell on that. They all begin to lose their brightness over time.

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    To add another ingredient to the mix, I have Warren Tactical 2-dot tritium sights that I will be mounting on my M&P 45fs. Over at the M&P forum we have had several lively discussions about choices of night sights. mp-forum.com. Todd Green, of pistol-training.com provided some powerful arguments that convinced me that I should get night sights in addition to the Crimson Trace LaserGrips. Additionally, his thread arguments convinced me about the Warren Tactical sights would be a good choice. However, many of the differences between the various tritium sight implementations are subtle and I sometimes have difficulty appreciating the significance of the differences.
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    I have Meps on three of my guns and TruGlo on one other. I like the Meps, lower profile and more snag resistant. Glock night sights use Meprolight tritium inserts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    To add another ingredient to the mix, I have Warren Tactical 2-dot tritium sights that I will be mounting on my M&P 45fs. Over at the M&P forum we have had several lively discussions about choices of night sights. mp-forum.com. Todd Green, of pistol-training.com provided some powerful arguments that convinced me that I should get night sights in addition to the Crimson Trace LaserGrips. Additionally, his thread arguments convinced me about the Warren Tactical sights would be a good choice. However, many of the differences between the various tritium sight implementations are subtle and I sometimes have difficulty appreciating the significance of the differences.
    The warren tactical w/ the "blank" rear sight like this?
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...al-anyone.html

    ...only question I would have is at night, it'd seem difficult to know whether fore and aft elevation is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batpot View Post
    The warren tactical w/ the "blank" rear sight like this?
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...al-anyone.html

    ...only question I would have is at night, it'd seem difficult to know whether fore and aft elevation is correct.
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    Both sights are durable and color choices might be an option.
    S&W installs trijicons on the M&Ps as that was the choice they gave me. Flip a coin and you can't go wrong.

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    I have some of each on Glocks (Trijicon and Meprolights). Can't say as I have a preference. The Meprolights seem "fuzzier" to me, but target acquisition speed seems the same. Mine are around 10 years old, while they've both dimmed some, still quite usable (and equal). The Meprolights are the better bargain. Were even back then.
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    I've got both, and prefer the Trijicon. The dots seem, to me, to be a bit more distinct; Meps seem a bit fuzzy to me.

    The Warrens look interesting, but after experience with Heinie Straight-8's (basically the same set up), I much prefer 3-dot.
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    Just an FYI to anyone considering the Meps on their M&P: I'd not bother.

    Not only is the front sight taller than stock, the rear leaves about 3/8" reduction in the sight radius.

    Have a look:






    If they weren't already installed, I'd consider returning them.

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    I've never heard anything bad about the Trijicon's. I seem to remember hearing some complaints about the Mepro's. I'm considering putting XS big dots on my M&P.
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    I prefer the TruGlo TFOs, but have Meprolights on some pistols.

    In any event, do explore the idea of not going all green. I prefer the yellow/orange rear with green front.
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