The Best Glock Night Sights? Need bi-color (eg. red/green)


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artherd
January 10, 2004, 02:52 AM
I am looking for the best Night Sights for Glock pistols (specifically the G34) that allow rapid target acquizition, and are available with eg: red(front) and green(rear) coloring.

Steel construction (or other brakage resistant design) a major consideration. I will be carrying this gun eventually.

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Longbow
January 10, 2004, 12:46 PM
I have meprolight on G17, yellow rear green front, it works great! :)
I bought it at a GSSF match for $80 installed.

HSMITH
January 10, 2004, 02:30 PM
Green is going to be brighter than the other colors, that is just the way it is. Get a green front and some other color for the rear if you go multicolor. If the rears are brighter than the front it will not be as good as it can be.

I have a BIG BOLD set of Meps on my G22, and love them. I have green for all three vials and no regrets at all. I have tried the multicolor setups and the three of the same setups, I don't find any advantage to the multicolor setups other than they look "cool". Aquisition is just as easy, and you really can't hold the gun so that you have the front dot outside the rear dots without KNOWING something is drastically wrong. The gun will feel funny for sure and the sights will appear totally wrong, it just isn't worth worrying about.

If there is one problem with my Meps I would say they are too bright, I would prefer they were a little less bright. These things are BRIGHT! With time I will get my wish as they all dim with age, but being brighter to start they should last longer than a dimmer set would have.

Hope this helps.

ChickenHawk
January 10, 2004, 09:17 PM
I have Meprolites on both of my Glocks (front an rear sights all same color .. yellow). I like these better than the sights on any of my other guns.

Cheers,
ChickenHawk

MurrayNevada
January 10, 2004, 09:23 PM
I have Meps on a new Kahr PM9 and they are much brighter than the Trijicons on a couple of my Glocks

Beren
January 10, 2004, 10:08 PM
Green front // Yellow rear Meps for me on my compact Glock. The plastic white rings seem to last longer than the the white rings on the Trij's as well.

I also really like the Novak nightsights for Glocks. Had a set on a Glock I sold, but should've kept.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9660&title=SEMI-AUTO+TRITIUM+CARRY+REAR+SIGHTS

E=MC^2
January 10, 2004, 11:18 PM
I installed Green front//Yellow rear Meprolights on my G19 also. It came new with factory Green/Green OEM Glock night sights.

Greens will be naturally brighter than any other color. In defensive shooting, or target, the front sight is "The Man". This is what all your concentration should be centered on. I think a pair of green rears would just distract you from that dimmer red front dot.

The Trijicons on my 1911 and S&W revo are much dimmer than the Meprolights. Some think dimmer is better, but I really like the brighter Meps for night courses, especially when accompanied by a light.

Another thing I like about the Mepros is the front profile of the rear sight. It is at a 90-degree right-angle. One hand racking drills are much easier againts holster, belt or boots. This was possible with the OEM Glocks but was much 'slicker' due to the angled faces of the rear sight.

clubsoda22
January 10, 2004, 11:31 PM
Meprolights on my HK's. all 3 green. Green is just brighter, and it has a longer halflife than the other colors. I don't think seperate colors is neccecary or offers any advantage. Got mine for $60 at botach.

Amish_Bill
January 11, 2004, 12:31 AM
I was thinking of doing the green/yellow (or was this set green/red?) tritium combo thing a while back. I too the guy's sample piece to a dark corner and noticed something odd.... While the green was brigher, the lighter color closer to me got picked up first. Maybe it would have worked differently in different light or on my gun, but I didn't want to experiment just then.

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