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What kind of sights do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by crazydog, Nov 2, 2006.

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What kind of sights do you prefer?

  1. Standard Sights

    18 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Night Sights

    30 vote(s)
    62.5%
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  1. crazydog

    crazydog Member

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    Do you like standard sights or night sights???
     
  2. daysleeprx

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    I like night sights on my "night stand" guns, just because they're easy to see if I have to wake up suddenly in the middle of the night. But otherwise I really don't have a preference.
     
  3. hexidismal

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    Hmm, I can't answer this one. I don't own a gun with night sights, so I've never been able to really make the comparison.
     
  4. jlh26oo

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    carry: night sights, low profile "novak" style

    games: fiber optic front & any quality steel adjustable rear with the tiniest discernable "clicks"
     
  5. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    Something else . . .

    The ones I carry have plain Heinie rear sights and a plain Heinie front with a gold bead installed on the front face of the ramp.

    They work quite effectively in dim light. Any ambient light is reflected. If enough light exists to identify and engage the target, there's enough to see the front sight.


    I've owned pistols with night sights and used the Crimson Trace lasers, too. I've played with fiber optics, the AO big white ball . . . Short of a electronic red dot on a race gun, the gold bead has been the best system I've encountered.
     
  6. DougW

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    All 3 Glocks have XS 24/7 Big Dot sights. The 3rd gen G19 has a Glock Light in addition. Tac lights on 2 AR's round out the night time stuff.
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    It really depends on what part of the year it is...right now, I prefer std sights. The only use I see night sights for is to find that pistol w/ the lights off when you open that safe or drawer :scrutiny: Even w/ night sights, you still have to properly ID a target so a secondary light source is still needed ;)
     
  8. M2 Carbine

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    Standard sights during daylight and laser during low light.
    Laser/light during darkness.
     
  9. Chuck R.

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    For CCW and nightstand gun I prefer night sights, I still use a hand held light(s) and have a mounted light on my nightstand gun.

    For sights I have factory SIGLITES for my 220 in the nightstand, and I had Trijicon white outline vials installed in my Baer “Novak-like” low profile sights.

    Using a light, the night sights disappear as the sights are silhouetted in the light. IF it was an either/or situation I’d opt for a good light first as target ID is paramount in my mind.

    Chuck
     
  10. possum

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    i like night sights when it coms to a carry gun, but for genereal use i stick with standard sights. anything in the three dot configuration is my favorite.
     
  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I'm from "the old school", thus I prefer standard three dot (white) sights~!:cool:
     
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