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Which Night Sights for my Glock 26 Gen 4?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by withoutink, Feb 15, 2011.

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  1. withoutink

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    Ok, since I am going to be carrying my newly purchased Glock 26 Gen 4... often at night. I will be needing a set of night sights..

    I have never had a set of night sights before so I am unsure whats best. I know there is...

    Trijicon
    Ameriglo
    Meprolite
    TruGlo
    ect...

    Looking for sights that can be used easily in Day / Dusk / Night / Dark House... Something that wont cause issue with the holster. Durable, long lasting, bright.

    What would your recommendations be?
     
  2. mbruce

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    Truglo TFO...

    why you ask -- well because they are Fiber Optics which is super cool for shooting outdoors at the range... and they contain the tridium for night sights.

    I don't buy night sights..like many here point out -- after shot #1 they are useless...and if you can't see the object your shooting at then night sights are useless anyways...and odds are you will be "pointing and shooting" rather than aiming....


    Ameriglo has first rate customer service. Excellent staff.

    if you're budget allows a Crimson Trace Laser grip is a great way to go.
     
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    http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/night-sights/complete-sets/i-dot

    Ameriglo (model GL 202) I-Dot Pro with the green front and yellow rear get my vote. The big orange ring around the front sight really draws your focus, making acquiring a sight picture faster. The subdued yellow tritium vial on the rear sight helps keep your focus to the front sight in low light environments while still providing feedback on sight alignment. The two dot configuration always struck me as less busy than the three dot, thus speeding up sight picture acquisition.
     
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    The biggest ones you can find. Makes it easier to find your gun at night in the drawer as that all they are good for anyway in my opinion.
     
  5. ForumSurfer

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    I've tried all the ones you listed on different guns at different points. Also tried some big dots and glock factory night sights.

    Without a doubt my hands down favorite are Heinie Slant Pro Straight 8's. They should come up with a shorter name, though!

    Let me start off by saying that I prefer all black sights and a thin front sight blade. The dots on this one don't bother me and the front sight profile allows for excellent sight pictures no matter if you're shooting quickly at short distances or trying to hit that gong at ridiculously long ranges. I can't recommend these enough, and I've tried several.

    http://www.heinie.com/product_info.php?cPath=9_11&products_id=47

    I wish I would have bought the "ledge" series that Heinie offers. They are identical except the ledge series has a notch for one handed slide manipulation.
     
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    My Glocks wear AmeriGlo. EXCELLENT customer service to if you have an issue.
     
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    When making this decision I went with Heinie slant pro straight eight night sights on my G36. I'm very pleased with them.

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  8. mbruce

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    hmm...those do look good.
     
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    XS BigDot.
     
  10. ForumSurfer

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    I have both. I really, really like both. I think I'll be ditching the big dots in favor of the heinie's though. Excuse the lousy cell phone pics and the corny reaper cover (bday present probably destined for the wts forums here).

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    XS 24/7 Big Dot works well on my 2Gen G26 (and all of my Glocks).
     
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    Trijicon just from a customer service standpoint. I damaged the front night sight on my Glock 26 and they replaced it no questions asked. Really nice sights also. Not as cheap as Meprolight sights but a quality sight.
     
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    + 1 for the Tru-glo TFO sights. Have one set and plan on ordering more.
     
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    Do you need a special tool to insert these on slide?
     
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    I'm glad this thread is exists, because I was wondering if night sights are worth it. I understand that you'll only really see them on the first shot, but what about Truglo sights during the day? Are they better for daytime use standard sights? Do they have a better sight picture (I guess that's the correct terminology?)
     
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    Me? I say it depends on your mechanical skills. I've mounted several sets of sights with a brass punch and a hammer or a punch and a soft blow hammer without damaging or marring the finish. Dovetail peg in a dovetail hole. It only goes in one way. :) See this thread:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=574915

    Not really. The muzzle flash isn't so blinding that you go temporarily blind. I still see the little green dots when I practice in dim or no light. /my 2 cents
     
  17. withoutink

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    Ended up with some ameriglo i dots. couldnt find anywhere local that carried heinie sights. these idots are pretty similar though and have a slightly wider rear site window .180 vs .156 with the heinie sights i was going to get.
     
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    Update this post with what you think of them. Cheaper than my heinie's! I've actually never seen those idots. I might get those whenever I need a new set.
     
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    My SA 1911 has Novaks, nowgetting old and soon to be replaced by Heinie's. My G21 has had 2 sets, one wore out and was replaced w/ Tru-Glo -nice easy to see dots. A former partner was a SWAT member with a local SO before coming to us and they carried SA 1911s. They tried the XS Big Dots and soon rejected them, covered too much of target, not as accurate. They went with TruGlo-available @local major LE supplier in stock. They were well satisfied. My issue G22 carries TruGlos, not Glock night sights for some reason.
     
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    +1 on Trijicon. I love mine on my G19.
     
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    +2 on the Tru-Glo TFO's; as I have 'em on my Springfield XD-45 ACP~! ;) :D
     
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    One, both or none?

    Don't you think having an advantage on the first shot is worth the price of admission alone?

    When bringing up your handgun quickly would it be harder (slower) to find the projected dot in your field of view and putting it on the target as opposed to aligning the night sights and put them on the target?

    Any thoughts about the laser dot giving away your position making it a target for the BG to shoot at?
     
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    I once owned a beretta 96 with factory crimson trace grips. My observations from shooting at night:


    • I could still see my night sights for each shot.

    • The red dot on the target was a helpful aide, assuming you train with it.

    • After several shot while standing one spot, there was a red beam pointing directly at me since smoke was hanging in the air.
    • If it was reallllly foggy out(or a heavy mist), that red beam was always there.
    • Since the beam is activated by a pressure switch, it is always on.
    • My girlfriend at the time had a dog that the time chased that red beam like it would take him to a never ending source of bacon. Poor fella couldn't go shooting with us. The one time I did take him, he tackled my target stand at full blast. 90lbs worth of boxer snapped my 1x4 uprights.
    Take from that what you will. :)

    My take? I'm wanting to get defensive shots off as quickly as possible. If that laser gives me an edge, I'll use it. If you are referring to a sustained firefight with a skilled opponent...then yes, that red dot could most certainly give you away. It is up to you to decide what will fill your needs.
     
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    I just got xs big dot. Will let you know how they are next weekend.

    Midwayusa had a special for $89. Still is going on.
     
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