This is a discussion on Glock 26 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just purchased a Glock 26 and have enough cash left over to do either truglo tritium/fiber optic sights or crimsontrace laser sight So looking for ...
Last edited by volfan; March 8th, 2010 at 12:53 AM. Reason: spelling
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I would go with night sights... got the factory ones on my glock 26.No battery to worry about possibly dying and they dont have to be set to a certain distance... not to mention they are half the cost if not more of the laser.. just my .02.
I'd stay away from both, buy a nice holster and go out to eat with the rest. But, if I had to choose one to buy, it would be sights... but not those.
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Since you just bought it, I'd do neither. Get to know the gun. It will shoot where you point it after practice. You can always add the goodies later, if necessary.
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Congrats on a G26.
I now have one as a second gun to carry off duty. If it were me I'd opt for the Crimson Trace first and save for a set of Trijicon Night Sights with a Green Front / Yellow Rear. They are both important, but I feel the laser is more beneficial in times of stress over the Night Sights.
No matter which addition you opt for first, you need good quality training and Range time. Do not foresake those. Also, you can look at some of my older post to see how I feel about Night Sights and Lasers. I only became a convert to lasers last year, but have been fully converted.
Also, get the free Crimson Trace video and give it a going over. It helps to present some advantages to the laser, but like any tool, they are a piece of equipment for a particular job under certain conditions. In short, No one tool is going to do all the jobs. Now if I could just find that Cresent Wrench to put that screw in the door I'd be all set. Oh wait, I need a Screw Driver for that.
I'd only get the night sights...Trijicon's! When having to make a 1-2 second decision in a WalMart parking lot the night sights will still give you a reference for point shooting.OMO
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See how the gun handles totally "stock", as it came....
THEN.....IF you find night sights or laser are needed/useful, you can go from there.....
Me.....I'd take the $$ I saved and put it into ammo....and range time!!!
One can NEVER have "too much" ammo OR practice!!
i would use the money for ammo and a good holster. the factory sights work. if you got to spend some money then i would go with night sights. do a search on which brand people like. but ammo and a good holster is where i would go at this time.
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My $.02 worth:
I'm not a fan of night sights. I think they're lousy during daylight, and the idea of shooting at a target when it's dark enough you can't see well is a bit scary. I paint my white sights flourescent orange. If it's light enough to see them, it's light enough to see the target.
Laser sight? Something else to fool with in a panic or fail when you need it.
Spend the money on a few boxes of ammo and learn to point shoot well. That's what you're probably going to do if you have to pull your weapon. If you can hit the target when you point at it, why worry about expensive sighting systems? Keep in mind that the great majority of SD situations are up close & personal.
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I have night sights on some guns, dont on others. They really help out if its pretty dark. I'm not a fan of the tru-glo sites either. Installed some on my G19 and they have a "6 o'clock aim" or some such term, meaning if you hold dead on- then your shot is 5-7" high... So you aim below where you would like to shoot... and it should hit... @%&#$! How messed up is that?
Factory Glock night sights are good, I like Trijicon the best.
Other people have said- save you money and buy ammo. It's not bad to get used to the gun and build some muscle memory with drawing aiming and shooting.
When you're ready to buy sites (now or later) I recommend Trijicon.
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If the laser fails, then you are no worse off than you would be without the laser. So worst case scenario with the crimson trace is equal to the standard... what do you have to lose?