Best "bang-for-the-buck" handgun with night sights and a good trigger?

Best "bang-for-the-buck" handgun with night sights and a good trigger?

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    Best "bang-for-the-buck" handgun with night sights and a good trigger?

    I have and have had several good smith & wessons, and I consider them the best bang-for-the-buck pistol - but the triggers are so so and they have standard sights. I also just got a Sig P365, and while it was more $$ than a comparable M&P shield, I love that it comes with night sights and a great trigger, which led me to start thinking: what guns are there that come stock with a great trigger and night sights - as well as wallet friendly?

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    define "friendly "
    pretty big spectrum ....

    and most guns today including your Smith have an aftermarket filled with goodies to make your low budget CCW a john wick master shooter
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    Sig P320 has a great trigger and night sights. Very ergonomic grip as well. I have seen them online for as low as $450. Can also by Certified Pre-Owned. The CPOs are a great deal.
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    Police Trade Ins. I have many of them and none of them have been 'worn out'. They may have some finish wear but most of them are just nicely broken in models at a deep discount. I once purchased a pair of Glock 19 Gen2 trade ins for $199 each. Still shoot them often. I also have a couple M&P 9mm's that I got for a song. Triggers were beautiful broken in and smooth. When I see a police trade in gun that I want and the price is right, I snatch it up.

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    Sig SP 2022 real tack drivers and fairly inexpensive and they have night sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    Sig P320 has a great trigger and night sights. Very ergonomic grip as well. I have seen them online for as low as $450. Can also by Certified Pre-Owned. The CPOs are a great deal.
    I will second the Sig P320. Local Rural King had a P320 compact for $475 with night sights. The P320 trigger feels really nice to me.
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    My .45 2.0 Shields have fantastic out-of-the-box triggers, much better than my original Shield. I don't like or use night sights, so the 2.0 is indeed the best bang for my buck.
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    Iíve seen some really good deals on the FNS pistols lately; right around $300, with night sights, and they come with 3 mags.

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    Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact with factory night sights. It's got a good trigger in my humble opinion. The Shield is available with factory night sights too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    My .45 2.0 Shields have fantastic out-of-the-box triggers, much better than my original Shield. I don't like or use night sights, so the 2.0 is indeed the best bang for my buck.
    I own a few 1.0 S&W's. So I also thought the trigger on my 2.0 was great. It is a big improvement. But then I bought my first P320 not long after getting the 2.0, and found out that the 2.0 trigger was not all that. I spent $170 on an Apex flat face trigger kit for the S&W, and that brought it up the same level as the stock P320, and that's a good thing. Makes the gun much more fun to shoot. But when I added up the total prices, they were almost even. So I'd give the Sig the nod for better bang for the buck, since it did not need any work done to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jejb View Post
    I own a few 1.0 S&W's. So I also thought the trigger on my 2.0 was great. It is a big improvement. But then I bought my first P320 not long after getting the 2.0, and found out that the 2.0 trigger was not all that. I spent $170 on an Apex flat face trigger kit for the S&W, and that brought it up the same level as the stock P320, and that's a good thing. Makes the gun much more fun to shoot. But when I added up the total prices, they were almost even. So I'd give the Sig the nod for better bang for the buck, since it did not need any work done to it.
    How does your accuracy compare on the two models? My 2.0s are literal tack drivers, even at extended distances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jejb View Post
    I own a few 1.0 S&W's. So I also thought the trigger on my 2.0 was great. It is a big improvement. But then I bought my first P320 not long after getting the 2.0, and found out that the 2.0 trigger was not all that. I spent $170 on an Apex flat face trigger kit for the S&W, and that brought it up the same level as the stock P320, and that's a good thing. Makes the gun much more fun to shoot. But when I added up the total prices, they were almost even. So I'd give the Sig the nod for better bang for the buck, since it did not need any work done to it.
    The flat trigger from the 320 X series is great on a stock 320 too.
    https://www.sigsauer.com/store/p320-flat-trigger.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techer40 View Post
    Sig SP 2022 real tack drivers and fairly inexpensive and they have night sights.
    The Sig 2022's are under appreciated IMO! They are tack drivers indeed!
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    I like having a front night sight only...With that being said there is only one choice for me...
    You can buy with one on or cheaper yet buy without and put one on..(Simple one screw install)
    Great DAO trigger...Bar dot rear sight..( I prefer)..Easy to conceal...Durable matte stainless slide and no external safety.


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