Night sights

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    Night sights

    Thinking about putting some night sights on my guns that would likely be used at night. I'm not really up to speed with the latest technology, but I see it's mainly between trijicon and truglo. Any recommendations from experience?

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    My sig came with trijicon sights they glow without any external light source to charge them. They are very bright. I have a 20 year old s&w that while not as bright still glow. Don't have any experience with the truglo.
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    My P250 Sig .45 came with their night sights, which are excellent. Picked up a Beretta 92 yesterday that has the Trijicons from the factory. The gun is 10 years old and I can still see them in the dark, though they are dim. Their service seems pretty good so far. E mailed them last night about replacing them and they got back to me this morning. Their new sights come with a lifetime warranty.
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    I think the biggest decision you need to make is what kind of sight configuration you want, and choose based on that.
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    I like my Tritium Fiber Optics (TruGlo TFO's) that combine FO tubes that enhance available ambient light with Tritium for high visibility night sights. They're great for my older eyes.

    TRUGLO

    http://www.truglo.com/pc_product_det...30C1841BDD3D5E

    The FO's really pop in dawn or dusk lighting, or in overcast.

    I have these in all of my carry pistols with yellow rear and green front:

    http://www.truglo.com/pc_product_det...30C1841BDD3D5E

    I had Triji's on my first EDC, and changed them out for the TruGlo TFO's. I never regretted that decision.
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    I prefer either the yellow front/green rear Meprolight or XS Big Dot.
    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    I think the biggest decision you need to make is what kind of sight configuration you want, and choose based on that.
    This.

    After you decide the setup, then you can figure out which brand to get. I have Meprolights (Green) on my Glock 27 and they are great in low light.

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    My Glock has the Meprolights and they are bright.
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    It most certainly is not just between trijicon and truglo. It can greatly depend on what handgun you want to put them on.

    Some other very good designs are:

    Ameriglo I-Dot Pros, Hackathorns, CAP or Pro Operator
    Warren/Sevigny
    10-8 Performance
    Novak
    Heinie Ledge sights
    Trijicon HDs
    Dawson

    For Glocks and M&Ps I prefer the Ameriglo I-Dot Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    I think the biggest decision you need to make is what kind of sight configuration you want, and choose based on that.
    I thought about that just after posting, I don't like the sights to "get in the way", as to say too big. I'm really liking what I see with the Truglo's.

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    XD 9 with trijicon is all I have tried. Love it.
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    Love my trijicon. Money we'll spent. The biggest plus for me is I can see my gun in the dark. When I sleep I can clearly see the dots glowing and grab without feeling around.

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    Don't worry about manufacturer,since most brands use Trijicon inserts anyways. I like ameriglo,and have recently looked at "speed sights" but haven't made the leap yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianthin View Post
    My P250 Sig .45 came with their night sights, which are excellent. Picked up a Beretta 92 yesterday that has the Trijicons from the factory. The gun is 10 years old and I can still see them in the dark, though they are dim. Their service seems pretty good so far. E mailed them last night about replacing them and they got back to me this morning. Their new sights come with a lifetime warranty.
    If you read the complete warranty on Trijicon's website, the tritium lamps are guaranteed to glow for 12 years...not a lifetime.

    Having said that, I like Trijicon's and have had good luck with them.
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    im happy w truGlo's ,check em out

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