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Night Sights for Glock 17

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by mdauben, Sep 19, 2011.

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  1. mdauben

    mdauben Member

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    I've got an older Glock 17 that came with factory tritium sights. I've had the gun a while and the sights have noticably dimmed, so I figured it was time to replace them.

    What I was wondering is, are any of the after market tritum sights noticably better than the Glock factory models? Should I look at something else before buying, or just go with factory replacements?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Look at Meprolite or Trijicon.

    Both are top of the line manufactures of night sights.

    Both have 12 year warranties on green & yellow tritium life, and five year on orange.

    rc
     
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    Yep, both Meprolite and Trijicon night sights are good stuff. Send me a PM if interested, and I'll cut you a great price.
     
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    If you're ever around the Atlanta area you can go to Glock in Smyrna, GA and they will install either Trijicon or Glock Night Sights while you wait. I can't recall the prices but I believe they only charge for the parts. You can call them 770-432-1202.
     
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    I've been running the XS Express sights on my G22 for several years and like them much better than the factory night sights on my issue gun.
     
  6. mdauben

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    I ran across those on the interweb while I was researching night sights. The idea sounded good but I wondered if they really offered an actual advantage over more traditional 3-dot night sights?
     
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    The biggest difference I notice is when reacquiring a sight picture. I can run plates a lot faster with the big dots than with regular sights. They're also helpful in low light just before you really need the tritium because that big white spot that surrounds the tritium is still very visible.
     
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