Which night sites?


January 1, 2008, 05:29 PM
Truglo, Meprolights or Trijicons, Other?

1. Best?

2. Best value?

3. Best colors?

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January 1, 2008, 06:31 PM
Aren't the Tru-glow's and Meprolight one and the same? Either way I prefer them over Trijicons because they appear more robust and easier to pick up.

The Lone Haranguer
January 1, 2008, 07:35 PM
Aren't the Tru-glow's and Meprolight one and the same?
Meprolights are called Tru-Dot. TruGlo's night sight combines tritium inserts with fiber optic. This sounds intriguing but has more to go wrong.

I only have personal experience (and brief, not having had them long) with Novak's and Meprolight Tru-Dot. I like the latter very much. The Novaks are comparatively dimmer, don't have white outlines around the dots for day use and lack light on either side of the front blade.

A front night sight is always green (that being the easiest color to see at night), while rear night sights can be green, yellow or red. All green seems to be working fine for me.

January 1, 2008, 07:35 PM
I like the Mepros the best myself. I've had Trijicon too, but they were not as big, nor as bright as the Mepro's. The Mepro's also have a nice white ring around the vial, making them easier to pick up in daylight. Dont know if Trijicon's addressed this or not, as its been awhile since I had any.

I like all the dots green. They are the brightest and last the longest.

January 1, 2008, 08:42 PM
I have a set of TruGlo Tritium Fiber Optic (TFO) on my XD45. They are by far the best sights I have ever owned. The fiberoptics ends, during the day, glow like minature flares, even the brightest sunlight. At night the tritium lights the ends only, and they are just the right of brightness. Looking at the top of the gun, at night you cannot see the rods at all, but turn the gun 90 degrees and it's night site heaven. I wish they made them for every gun I have...but they don't.:(

January 1, 2008, 08:54 PM

January 2, 2008, 11:39 AM
The 12 year old Meps on my Glock are nearing the end of their useful Tritium life.
I can still see them, but they are getting pretty dim.

Anyone know if Kimber will replace the Tritium for a small fee, now that they are the Meprolite importer?

Guess I should just call them and see what they say.

BTW: I just noticed yesterday that Trijicon will not honor the 12 year warranty on their sights unless they are installed by a "Professional Gunsmith".


January 2, 2008, 02:44 PM
I prefer Trijicon, bright enough that they work at night, but not too flashy that they demand your attention during the day. I don't like anything on the rear sights for use during the day.

My perfect sights would be TFO front, and Trijicon yellow rear with no white ring.

January 2, 2008, 04:49 PM
I have TFO sights on my 3 Glocks and they work very well after modification. I found the rear sight to be distracting in bright light so I covered the top (fiber optic pipes) leaving the ends alone. In bright light the front sight glows brightly and the rear sight is just black making for great contrast and quick pickup. As you move into a darkened area the front and rear sights glow as normal. The front sight on the TFO can be troublesome as the fiber optic rod may work itself out and you have lost it. I have wedged a small piece of tooth pick into the front sight between the rod and housing to bend the rod slightly and keep it from coming loose.

January 2, 2008, 06:26 PM
I think the ones on my Springfield 1911 are made by novak, could be mistaken though, but I like them

Top Gun Supply
January 5, 2008, 11:52 PM
My personal favorite is Meprolights in yellow/green. The white ring makes them easy to see in daylight.

January 6, 2008, 07:48 PM
Ameriglo green front and yellow rear.

January 6, 2008, 07:55 PM
for defense there is no better than xs sights in my opinion. for three dot ns's i prefer trijicons. but if it is a carry/hd/sd gun then it is gonna have xs 24/7 sights period.

January 7, 2008, 10:01 PM
I like Heinie Straight-8 better than anything I have had a chance to handle. Put one dot above the other, like a figure 8; simple and very quick. I have owned Glocks with such a set-up, as well as the factory set-up from SIG, whoever they use, and Trijicon products. There is nothing wrong with Trijicon, but their usual 3-dot pattern is not good for me, as I sometimes see an additional ghost image of the rear dots. Two of my revolvers have the Trijicon stand-alone front sight, which I like. Another set-up I had for a while was the Wilson Night Eyes, which seemed to work well. I have the most practical experience, overall, with Heinie and the SIG factory set-ups, because those are what I have used on duty pistols since 2002; I work night shift for a big-city PD. Before 2002, I used night sights on back-up weapons only.

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