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Trench sights on a Glock?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by g_one, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. g_one

    g_one Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    So ever since I saw the trench sights on the Colt New Agent, I've been curious about them. I can't imagine they'd be much good for any sort of match or long range shooting... but what about for a G26, for close-range SD purposes?

    My first assumption is that due to the Glock's slide being square, and due to the way the chamber goes flush with the slide when it's in battery, that this is impossible. I'd also assume that there's just not enough slide there (thickness) to be able to cut away to make one. However, I'm not a gunsmith so these might all be incorrect speculations.

    Anyone care to throw in their two cents? Seen it done? Willing to try it?
  2. xXxplosive

    xXxplosive Participating Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Jersey
    In Cirillo's book..."Guns, Bullets and Gunfights".........he talks about teaching the Weapon Silhouette Technique....he covers the rear sight of the gun, in this case a glock and has the student find the target by finding what shape the weapons rear silhouette looks like...whereas the student ingrains this view into his brain.....then muscle memory takes over.
    Seems the trench sight approach for CQB is probably IMO very similar.....a mental picture of just where the rear of the slide has to be for an accurate shot close-in.....

    personally don't care much for Trench Sights....

    That's my opinion........you asked for it.
  3. rskent

    rskent Participating Member

    May 28, 2006
    The land of blue sky and sunshine
    My two cents.
    Get some night sights. Sights you can see are a good thing.
  4. Flyincedar

    Flyincedar New Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Central Ohio
    You aren't likely to have time to acquire any sort of good sight picture in a SD scenario. Learn to use it without using them, and you'll be much better off than with any gimmick you could add.
  5. creeper1956

    creeper1956 Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Washington State
    If you really wanted to play around with this... and I"m not saying it's going to be a revelation, you could manufacture a trench rail(s) that would epoxy on to the top of the slide(the cheap, easy way), or fit into the existing sight dovetails (the hard expensive way) that would mimic a trench, guttersnipe, Caracal "quick sight"... or what ever else type of sight alternative you wanted to play with. And there is 2 cents worth. :rolleyes:

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