looking for pics of sights


January 11, 2004, 10:45 PM
I have been lookin at sights for my beretta and this web site http://www.langdontactical.com has a few available for my gun, only they dont have a single pic on the site. Anyone know where I can find pics of the following night sights......Trijicon 3 Dot night sights, Novak 3 Dot night sights, and Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eight. I found them on http://www.langdontactical.com/beretta.html , also which of the three would you recommend. Thanks in advance.


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Zak Smith
January 12, 2004, 12:13 AM
Novak 3dot night sights on a BHP

Trijicon 3dot night sights on a Glock

Stock 3dot "white" dot sights on a HK P7

Standard Bomar adjustable sights on a 1911 - probably the "cleanest" sight picture

Normally I prefer the sight picture of the Bomars. It's impeccably clean and easy to track "at speed" - which I notice shooting IPSC or 3Gun. For a carry gun where adjustable sights are inappropriate, I suggest the Heinie as closest to the Bomars. I prefer a front tritium dot only with no "white outline."


January 12, 2004, 12:49 AM
Here's my favorite sight picture

Steyr M/S/M-A1 sight picture

USA Steyr sells the Steyr Triangle Trapazoid sights:

I have often wondered how well they could be adapted to other makes of guns.
(I realised without that explination my post looked kinda silly :p )

January 12, 2004, 01:01 AM
zak, between the trijicon and novak's (since you obviously have both) which do you prefer?

Zak Smith
January 12, 2004, 02:52 AM
Between the Trijicon (on the Glock) and the Novaks (on the BHP), it's a hard choice. The Novaks have a "finer" sight picture I attribute mainly to a narrower front sight. The Trijicons are simpler due to fewer "surfaces".

The main objection I have to the Novaks is that the sight picture is complex. While the curved sides and recessed rear provides high contrast, light reflects off the outside rear rim and bottom rear "shelf" of the sight. I highly dislike this effect and find it distracting when acquiring a sight picture fast or shooting at-speed.

That said, I prefer the Novaks to the Trijicons because the Trijicons on the Glock are generally more visually bulky, covering up more of the target. Namely, the front sight is wider on the target compared to the Novaks.

I also dislike dots unless they dots are exactly aligned and the front dot is fully visible when the tops of the sights are lined up perfectly. The brain wants to "see" the front dot fully, and this can lead to aiming too high if it is not so.


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