Adjustable sights for a Glock 20


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LoweInc
February 17, 2011, 08:43 PM
I am looking for adjustable night sights for my new G20sf. I know that after the muzzle flash those night sights will be useless but I sure do love the ones from the factory on my G27 and have a TLR-1 so I won't be completely blind after the fireworks show. I have never had adjustable sights on a glock and am curious as to how they will stand up to abuse. How will they hold up to being dropped? I'm sure if they hit right zero will be lost but will the rear sight break? Moving parts tend to screw up. If anyone has a better idea I'm open to your "IMHO". Thanks y'all.

The sights I am looking at are made by Meprolight and are $160.00 that's about all I want to spend.

PS. This is my SHTF/Zombie/Truck/Hog gun, not just for paper targets.

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Wil Terry
February 18, 2011, 12:14 PM
MY G20 came directly from GLOCK set up with MEPROLIGHT adjustable night sights maybe 20[?] years ago now. They have worked perfectly ever since although the Tritium has long since cashed in it's chips. Interestingly, the pistol came sighted in dead-on-the-money at 25 yards and I never touch their adjustments the first ten years I owned the gun until one day i wondered if they really did work. YEP, they did indeed. Those sights are among the stoutest adjustable sights I've ever seen. IF you try hard enough you can break anything !!! And WHY would YOU abuse that pistol ?? ON the other hand it is just another G pistol; when it quits toss it in the trash and go buy another.

ForumSurfer
February 18, 2011, 12:34 PM
I know that after the muzzle flash those night sights will be useless

I don't agree with that. When I shoot at night, I still see little green dots on top of my slide.

PS. This is my SHTF/Zombie/Truck/Hog gun, not just for paper targets.

I've never had the meprolight adjustable sights, but all of the adustable sight that I have used didn't seem to be designed to take constant abuse. On anything that I could be depending on that may take abuse...I'd prefer regular sights.

I like my heinie straight 8's...not adjustable, but the front blade is very precise yet quick to aquire.

ColtPythonElite
February 18, 2011, 12:41 PM
I also don't agree with muzzle flash making night sights useless....I've been qualifying at night for nearly 20 years. At the beginning of that time, we had guns without night sights. They did have good 3 dot sights, though. As soon as we switched to guns with night sights, we saw the scores of everybody in the group go up dramatically.

LoweInc
February 18, 2011, 12:53 PM
I was referring to being temporarily night blind due to the muzzle flash. I looked at the heinie straight 8's, they look similar to a factory sight. What is the advantage? I say abuse, I'm not going to use it as a hammer, I just don't want to have a oops and drop it and remove the rear sight.

ForumSurfer
February 18, 2011, 02:37 PM
I was referring to being temporarily night blind due to the muzzle flash.

So was I. I shoot at night on my property from time to time. Muzzle flash from from a handgun isn't that bad. If it is completely dark where I am, I fire several rounds and I can still see both the target and my green dots. If I step out of the shadows, I can see my sights. If both myself and the target are covered in darkness, I need a light anyway so problem solved. That muzzle flash simply doesn't cause temporary blindness from my experience. I still see green dots and the target.

I looked at the heinie straight 8's, they look similar to a factory sight. What is the advantage?

Completely different IMO. Front sight blade is thinner, allowing for a better sight picture. Rear is completely black and serrated (except for the dot) and makes for a cleaner sight picture. I can see it better without naturally drawing focus away from the front sight for me. Night and day difference for me, even without the tritium option. Not only that, but the factory sights can and do get knocked off or damaged because they are plastic.

See here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=7096974&postcount=1

I say abuse, I'm not going to use it as a hammer, I just don't want to have a oops and drop it and remove the rear sight.

Well you should be fine. I don't like them on a carry gun (or any gun I'll depend on...I'll assume since you say truck gun, you want it to work when you need it) because they could easily get knocked out of alignment. Should I ever need them at that point, I may not put lead where it needs to be. Just my preference, brother. YMMV

LoweInc
February 18, 2011, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the information. I don't have much experience shooting a pistol at night, just the occasional armadillo. I think I'll try those straight eights. They are a little cheaper also. I carry a 27 all day everyday but I wanted something a little more for the truck and to carry in the woods as a just incase type thing and now it's time to accessorize. Thank you very much for the insight. I would have never known such sights exist.

ForumSurfer
February 18, 2011, 11:00 PM
Thank you very much for the insight. I would have never known such sights exist.

Me either if it weren't for THR. My LGS stocks only trglo, mepro and other such standard stuff. Gotta love the internet. :)

Keep in mind sights are like underwear. We like what we like and we aren't likely to change! But they all do the same job more or less.

Fieldstone
February 18, 2011, 11:03 PM
Call midway usa, request the master catalog. Every site of all species is listed there. It makes a nice reference guide.

PO2Hammer
February 19, 2011, 01:27 AM
Dawson Precision makes good adjustables. Target black, fiber optics (that's what I had on my G-20), and night sights.
I prefer fixed Heinie sights. They are plain blued steel, so if you need to tweek the elevation, you can stone a little off the front or rear as needed and re-blue.
They also have a set screw in the rear that helps prevent them from getting knocked out of zero.

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