GUN Night sight question...

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Have any of you guys got experience with multiple brands of night sights? What i mean is, have you seen/used more than one brand...enough to tell if you prefer one brand over another?

    With so many brands, i'm not sure which way to go . There may only be small differences, but all i have seen are the stock glock night sights.

    Ameriglo
    Truglo
    Mepro
    Glock factory
    Trijicon

    :dunno:
     
  2. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I have XS big dots and Meprolights on different guns. I like the Mep's better than Trijicons, but like the XS's better overall.
     
  3. WooleyBooger

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    Which of them have the trim ring around the tritium for easier use during the day? Trijicon, Mepro, Tru Glo standard (non TFO), or Ameriglo?
     
  4. WooleyBooger

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    Another question...which is generally preferred, green/green or green/yellow?
     
  5. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I went with Meps on my G23. Green/orange for contrast. Not too bright, not too dim. Been great so far.
     
  6. Initial E

    Initial E New Member

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    Almost all of them are made by Trijicon. The different companies make the metal housing for the sight which then has to be shipped to Trijicon for the installation of the tritium.

    I myself prefer the Truglo TFO series. You get the best of both worlds.
     
  7. MTech

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    Trijicon.

    remember you don't want them extremely bright either they tell you that right in any SD class/training.
     
  8. Soybomb

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    What now?
     
  9. eWRXshun

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    the meprolights on my P229 were extremely bright.

    the trijicons on my para tac-4 not so much.
     
  10. MTech

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    it was posted up on here ages ago about them supposed to be bright enough to be able to acquire a target, not ridiculously bright where it's straining tot he eye and hazard of giving away your positioning I believe was the whole thing... there was also a jpg that showed various companies sights all next to one another.
     
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    link to image? :x:
     
  12. Soybomb

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    I call shenanigans on the idea of night sights "giving away your position" unless someone is already behind you. :rofl:
     
  13. MTech

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    that's what I'd think but I am guessing they meant if you're sweeping the area side to side looking in darkness to find the person and the fact that if it's really dark you'd be lightly illuminated like having a cell phone in your hand would do... (i didn't write it nor do I teach the classes I just remember reading it on here)
     
  14. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    My Meprolights suck. Glad I could help.
     
  15. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Green is brightest, and thus recommended most.
    As for contrasting colors, that's up for personal preference. I went with green/green.
     
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    I do all my handgun combat in basement closets where there is absolutely no light and the only thing that could ever give me away was three little dots on my handgun sights.
     
  17. Soybomb

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    *judo chop*
    *commando roll*
    next target...

    Seriously if you're worried about the brightness of nightsights, I have my doubts that you've ever actually them before and appreciate just how dim they are, even when they're bright.
     
  18. JaimeZX

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    Remember, tritium has a half-life of 12.4 years. So if you think your sights are too bright, they'll get dimmer by about 4% per year.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    XS Big Dots are the only way to go for a fighting pistol. They are built TOUGH and acquisition is faster than any other I've ever seen...
     
  20. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I'm seriously considering XS Big Dots for my carry gun.

    I'm not too keen on them for a range gun, but then again, they aren't designed for that type of accuracy.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    They're not range sights :)

    That being said, all you have to do is use the top of the dot. They are not detrimental to accuracy in any way.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQVCeJ103BQ&feature=related
     
  22. Slick26

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    I know they're not range sights, which is why I said they're not range sights. :hsugh:
     
  23. Slick26

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    I had a hard time being very accurate with my buddy's XD equipped with XS Big Dots... but I gather they just take a little getting used to.

    No big deal .
     

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