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Hey guys, I'm looking to get myself some quality night sights. Every review I watch on YouTube and read on forums mentions how much better Trijicons are when compared to TRUGLO and AmeriGlo.

What are your thoughts?

I saw one YouTuber go into intricate detail about why on a technical, mechanical, and accuracy level Trijicons were better than Truglo. You guys need to watch it to believe it.


I digress...

What do you think is the best alternative to Trijicon Night Sights and why?
 

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Much of this is subjective. It depends on what works best for you. I like Trijicons, but then I have never owned another type of night sight. When I bought my AR, originally I liked the EOTECH red dot better, at the time it made more sense to me. Now I run an Aimpoint. I don't think you'll really know how you'll like any sights until you have lived with them for awhile, under a variety of conditions. Buy what makes sense to you now. Your opinion may change over time.
 
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I just swapped out my stock sights on the Ruger SR9 with the TRUGLO Tritium Pro and when compared to the Trijicon on the Springfield XDsc and the Sig night sights I am not one bit disappointed. Granted they are not being compared to fiber optic, but more apple to apple. Just my opinion.
 

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I have Trijicons on some and TruGlo TFX Pros on some. They both work well in twilight. I prefer the TruGlo TFX Pros during the day.
 

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Unfortunately it depends on what firearm you need sights for. If it's a Glock, I think the Ameriglo Bold sights are better than the standard Trijicon HD's because I find it easier to pick up the front sight with a square rear notch than a u-shaped one. I know the latter is marketed as quicker because it allegedly prevents a person from looking at the bottom corners of the rear sight, but I don't do that with square sights. I just take in the equal height - equal light sight picture faster with a square notch.

I really like Ameriglos, but they don't make the bold sights for anything else (and the rear serrations provide more contrast). I also like their front sight options. I have orange i-Dots for my Shield and an orange CAP sight for my M&P Subcompact pared with a blacked out serrated rear. I can't get a better picture with my crappy phone, but this is what the latter looks like. It's grainy because of the zoom, but it is a very nice sight picture. The squared front sight has more paint than a typical HD dot and, for my eyes anyway, it makes the equal height - equal light picture faster to acquire. I do like the idea of the Trigicon XR sights for pistols with a short sight radius. You can get Ameriglo T-CAPs which are a similar idea (the "T" stands for "thin"), but they may only have them for Glocks.
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Unfortunately it depends on what firearm you need sights for. If it's a Glock, I think the Ameriglo Bold sights are better than the standard Trijicon HD's because I find it easier to pick up the front sight with a square rear notch than a u-shaped one. I know the latter is marketed as quicker because it allegedly prevents a person from looking at the bottom corners of the rear sight, but I don't do that with square sights. I just take in the equal height - equal light sight picture faster with a square notch.

I really like Ameriglos, but they don't make the bold sights for anything else (and the rear serrations provide more contrast). I also like their front sight options. I have orange i-Dots for my Shield and an orange CAP sight for my M&P Subcompact pared with a blacked out serrated rear. I can't get a better picture with my crappy phone, but this is what the latter looks like. It's grainy because of the zoom, but it is a very nice sight picture. The squared front sight has more paint than a typical HD dot and, for my eyes anyway, it makes the equal height - equal light picture faster to acquire. I do like the idea of the Trigicon XR sights for pistols with a short sight radius. You can get Ameriglo T-CAPs which are a similar idea (the "T" stands for "thin"), but they may only have them for Glocks.
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Yes I've been reading very good things about Ameriglos. It seems Ameriglos may very well be the next best thing.
 
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