Meprolight vs Trijicon vs Glock Night Sights


February 12, 2005, 05:08 AM
I'm wondering which of these would be the best? I have absolutely no experience with any night sights so I have no idea. I haven't found anything about the differences between them.

$501 --- Base Pistol
$527 --- Glock Night Sights
$561 --- Meprolight Nights Sights
$576 --- Trijicon Night Sights

Again, I have no idea which to get, so rather than just pick one, based upon price or a name I ask for opinions from those who know. Any way I stack it they're still quite cheap when you buy them on the gun compared to retrofitting them.

Thank you!

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wild billz
February 12, 2005, 07:49 AM
I have the Meprolight on my Glock. Just added them about 3 months ago. They cost less than Trijicon and were brighter. The guy at the gun show who I bought them from had both, he recommende the Meprolights. He is also a cop, adn as the Meps on his duty pistol.

So my vote is for the Meprolights. They also came on my Kimber 1911 I just bought, so I regard that as another example of them being regarded as quality. I have no idea what brand comes on a Glock.

I've shot with them on my Glock and no problem getting my sight picture in broad daylight. I actually liked the three dot set up better than the U and a dot that came on the Glock.

Other opinions will vary, if you can see them all and pick that would be best. Thats what I did when I got mine, he had them installed on dummy guns.

February 12, 2005, 10:01 AM
Over the last 15 years I have tried Meprolight, Trijicon, factory NS and at least a half-dozen versions by smaller companies. I have found th XS express sights to be superior to all of them in terms of ease and accuracy. Here is a set on a CS45.

February 12, 2005, 10:38 AM
Meprolights are very similar to trijicons and are a little cheaper. My understanding is that glock factory sights are meprolights.

With your price list I would just buy the factory night site gun and save a few bucks. If you already have a pistol I have heard that sending your slide to glock for night sites is about the cheapest way to go.

February 12, 2005, 11:00 AM
Go with Glock factory unless you want to have contrasting color night sights.

February 12, 2005, 11:55 AM
Since you're buying them already on the gun, I would definitely get the Glock brand night sights. In the latest Glock Annual, it states Glock will replace dim NS if they are the Glock brand, but not the others. Not sure how that would apply to older Glocks that came with the other brands from the factory.

However, since they didn't come on my gun, I bought and installed Trijicons myself. Cost was $72 for the set.

February 12, 2005, 03:13 PM
The Glock front night sight is staked on and it comes loose with normal use. Do a search on GlockTalk for complaints about the front sight. I prefer Trijicons because they use higher quality crystals for the tritium vials. IMHO for $15 more you're getting a higher quality product.

February 12, 2005, 03:33 PM
Take a look at the Ameriglo Operators. I just put a set on my G19 and I am very happy with them.


February 12, 2005, 03:44 PM
From what I've read the Glock factory night sights are plastic and the front sight is staked on rather than secured with a screw/nut.

I have a set of Ameriglo Smooth Slope sights on my G30. The cool thing is that the sights do not require a sight pusher to install; the rear sight uses a pair of set screws to secure it in the dovetail, and Ameriglo even provides a thinwall nut driver to install the front sight. Loctite not included, but that may be pushing it. :p

February 12, 2005, 04:38 PM
I have gone with Meprolights on all my Glocks. They seem to be of more consistent quality, with larger, brighter inserts than the Trijicon variants on my 1911s.

To be honest, I really wish that Novak used Meprolight inserts. Then all my 1911s would be purrrrrrfect.

Take care!

February 13, 2005, 05:34 PM
Had Trijicons put on my G26..

I like them a lot,good sight picture,and the price was right.. :cool:

February 14, 2005, 08:40 AM
I prefer meps, but Trijicons are a close second.

February 14, 2005, 11:04 AM
To be honest, I really wish that Novak used Meprolight inserts. Then all my 1911s would be purrrrrrfect.

Yeah, ditto. Trijicons are OK but I'll take Meps first.

February 14, 2005, 12:17 PM
I've got Trijicons on 2 of my Kahrs. 5 of my 8 Glocks have Meprolights on them (the other 3 are so new, I haven't had a chance to put Meps on it yet). I have no factory Glock sights installed on any of my guns. Seems to me Trijicons and Meps are of about the same quality. I tend to favor Meprolight b/c for some reason I pick them up better. I don't like the Glock manufactured night sights b/c that front sight has to be staked in, although Glock manufactures a tool that allows you to do it without bungling the sight. Now some will counter that Mep and Trijicon front sights can loosen and take a trip downrange. Well, that may be so, but none of mine has done that.

February 14, 2005, 02:26 PM
Glock factory night sights are made of steel, and the front sight is staked on. They use Meprolight tubes.

Tactical Texan
February 14, 2005, 02:34 PM
Straight Eight.

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