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Night Sights - Green/Green or Green/Yellow

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ringer, Aug 8, 2003.

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  1. Ringer

    Ringer Member

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    Getting ready to order a set of night sights, most likely Trijicon. I'm leaning towards the green/yellow.

    Any recommendations either way?

    Thanks
     
  2. AndABeer

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    Unless things have changed since my last experience with multi-colored night sights, I'd go green/green as they will be the brightest.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    I like grn/grn. They're just the brightest & easiest to pick up in low light. I have had great luck w/ Trijicons...good choice!
     
  4. Ringer

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    Thanks for the quick replies, they have the green/green in stock, just can't make up my mind.

    10-Ring
    I think you would like the handgun they are going to be installed on too!:D
     
  5. fatboyclone

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    i prefer the green/green also.

    BTW what gun?
     
  6. Ringer

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  7. fatboyclone

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    you may want to look at Entreprise Arms ghost rings i have them on my USP45, and absolutely love them. definatly worth taking a look at.

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  8. Peter Gun

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    I'd do grn/grn. I had grn/yellow on my g22 (pt sights). There was only a slight difference between the two. Really, the yellow just looked like a dimmer green.
     
  9. Erich

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    That's interesting to hear, Peter. I've had green/green and green/orange on guns, but never the yellows. I have a used S&W 3rd Gen with factory Novak (Trijicon) tritiums (G/G) that is starting to get a little weak, and I've been trying to decide what to have Trijicon put in when they replace the lamps. I'd been leaning toward G/Y, just for some contrast (I really liked the G/O IWI sights I had on an old 1911, but I know the orange die fast - 5 yrs guarantee as opposed to 12 for the G or Y). If the yellow is almost the same . . .
     
  10. denfoote

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    I have green / green on all my guns. I have not seen anything else at my dealer. The other colors may be special order only!!
     
  11. CWL

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    I have some green/green but also have two guns with yellow/green and I prefer 2-color sights because it is faster and easier to distinguish btw front & rear sights in the dark.

    The yellow/greens are on one Wilson Combat and on a Kimber and both of these are bright. I open the bedside drawer in the dark and can see the yellow glowing at me. I think the Kimber are Meprolights. Wilson-?
    So it depends on the manufacturer of the night sites.
     
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    I agree with CWL, its easier to pick up the front site quickly if it is a different color.
     
  13. Shawn Dodson

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    I have Ashley Outdoors sights on my G19. Both green. Pretty easy to tell which one is the front sight.

    I have IWI P-T multi-color night sights on my Beretta 96. Green front, orange rear. IWI sights aren't worth the money, in my opinion.

    The Ashley Outdoors front sight is probably the best front sight on the market, in my opinion. The rear sight is okay. Trident Concepts (www.tridentconcepts.net) has come up with an alternate rear sight, which appears to be superior for general purpose use. Unfortunately the rear sight isn't ready for market yet.
     
  14. hoggunner

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    what reading I have done is that the Orange are Not reccomended and Yellow produce a nice contrast. I am also thinking of trying them,.... Let us know how they work out, hoggunner
     
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    What about blue? Check out mmcsight.com for info on it. I think blue would bee good, but I don't have any. All of my sights are green green from the factory.
     
  16. Ringer

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Tough call, especially since it is one of the things you can't "try before you buy". Hopefully will make it back to the Range/shop and make up my mind this week.
     
  17. jetman

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    both my Wilsons came with the yellow front sight and green rear sights. I really think it makes it easier to concentrate on the front yellow sight when it stands out in contrast to the rears. I haven't shot it in the dark yet but I would think it would help keep things in perspective
     
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    I have green green but wouldnt mind a different front for contrast. in low light the front post doesnt really stand out well enough IMHO. but given lifespan of other colors and how long you plan to keep the gun....might be a big decsion
     
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    Front sight on all my defensive pistols are different color (green/orange); makes it easy to keep things properly lined up when you don't want to focus on the top of the slide. Wife's gun are all green and I have a heckuva time with that.

    Entreprise rings are nice, if I buy another set it will be the ones without the bulbs in the back (mine is also on a USP 45F).
     
  20. Tropical Z

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    The best ive seen is the rear red,front green that the Griffon 1911 uses.Great 1911,great sights!
     
  21. Ala Dan

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    My only experience with "night sight's" has been the
    SIGLITES as made by Trijicon; and whatever color that
    they used was awfully hard to see in daylight hours!
    Cuz, they did not have a definitive white ring as a
    border, I suppose?

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    Have green\orange Meprolights on my 229. I like 'em to contrast for quick front sight acquisition (green front). When I'm waking up from REM sleep at 3am by that 'bump in the night', I don't want to be trying to figure out which of the 3 dots is the front. The orange also glows nice and bright in the pitch darkness. Daytime is no problem as they have the white plastic rings.
     
  23. Aleko

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    Are you sure it's not the other way around? The reason I ask is because both of my Wilsons (CQB Compact and Stealth) came with green front sight and yellow rear sights... :confused:
     
  24. Correia

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    I have had green/green and yellow rear/green front. But far better are the Ashleys. They are super quick in the dark.

    I shot an IDPA night match a few weeks ago. Did really well. The Ashleys were fast to index on target. No fiddling around trying to get the dots lined up or anything like that. Much much faster than standard dots.
     
  25. Ringer

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    And I thought I just had to decide on color, and you have to go and show me these Ashley Outdoors 24/7 Express Sights
    Thanks (I think) Shawn and Correia :banghead:
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    They do look interesting. They only have one USP model and don't indicate if it is for Full or Compact - "HK USP - 24/7 Big Dot Express Set - Setscrew Rear". Also what is the setscrew? My shop does Meprolight and Trijicon, I'll have to ask if they can install these. Would't the same "pusher" work for any sight designed for this gun?
     
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