GUN Question on night sights

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  1. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    How important do you guys think these are? I'm waiting on my CHL license to come in so I've been looking around at a carry piece. I was leaning towards maybe the Kahr CW9 but it comes with a pinned front sight. I could have my local gun smith dovetail the slide to I could add night sights, but I'm sure that will probably void the factory warranty which I surely dont want to do since some people have had problems with theirs. The other option is to spend the extra $170 bucks and buy the P9 that already comes ready to add night sights. I originally was thinking they would be important to have, but the more I think about it, the more I'm not really too sure. What do you guys think?

    Cliffs:
    To night sight or not to night sight my ccw?
     
  2. Slick26

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

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    Personally, I don't think they work as good as they're supposed to.

    Its all a personal preference. I'm not impressed with what I've got.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I'd say put them on a nightstand gun but I don't think you'll find them that useful for concealed carry. Ymmv.
     
  4. FusionZ06

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    Not all that useful...:dunno:
     
  5. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I'm interested in a Trijicon front sight. That's the most important one and if it's dark out and you have that dot between your eyeball and the silouhette of a nearby BG you ought to be okay.

    Else get a set of Crimson Traces. My co-worker (Mr. E, if you will) is planning to get a set after his most recent incident.
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Night sights should be mandatory for any gun intended for use in defense.
     
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    I have a front night sight with a black rear and like the setup
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I'd say, for a CCW gun, get XS Big dot sights for fast acquisition.

    Night sights for a night stand gun, yeah... that's what I've got on mine.
    They work, but I wouldn't say its anything special.
     
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    front trijicon on my G30.. stock rear site.


    I like the setup. :dunno:
     
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    Trlstyle New Member

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    After reading a lot about them i was generally unimpressed. It was a pretty big letdown. I have seen some work well on some weapons, but all the trijicon ones i have tried lead me to a letdown.
     
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    I have them on my carry, and it doesn't make that big of a difference for me.
     
  12. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    Well, that's the problem. With the CW9, you can't replace the front sight without doing some machine work. If I spring for the P9 (for about $170 more) then I can replace the front sight. So, I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth it to by the P9 so I can get night sights.
     
  13. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    But that's an interesting point, I never considered doing the front sight only.
     
  14. Slick26

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

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    Um.... okay.... why?
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Lots of people do it. Its becoming more popular.
     
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    I was completely lying :mamoru: I want some but don't want to send my XD slide out to get it done :greddy: Trijicon is where it is at.
     
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    personally even if i wasn't going to get night sights i'd still want my front sight to be removable and adjustable.
     
  18. ShackleMeNot

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    How many of you that say that night sights are a "let down" have ever done any low light/no light shooting?

    They should be considered essential because the majority of shootings statistically occur in lower light conditions. They aid significantly in the visibility of your sights which translates directly to improved hits. Night sights are not the be all end all of low light shooting because they do nothing to illuminate the target so you should still integrate a white light into your training and practice.

    Training in low light with night sights only:
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    Training in no light with white light/night sights:
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  19. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I wouldn't say mandatory, but they are a great thing to have on a defensive gun. Anything you can do to put yourself at an advantage is good. Night sights will help you a lot in dark (flashlight) type shooting, and even in dusk/dawn lower light times.

    With that said, I put Night sights on all my guns that I can.
     
  20. Thunderbear

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    Have them on every single carry gun I have. Even rigged up some nights for my P3AT. What the fuck good is a gun that you can only shoot and hit consistently with during half the day?
     
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    I still don't have them on my 19. Damn I need a job :o
     
  22. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    In my opinion, a pistol is an incomplete weapon unless it has tritium sights on it. In the Kahr's case, XS Big Dots.

    Being able to see your target well enough to ID it as a threat doesn't always mean you have enough light to see your sights well enough to shoot effectively. Night sights will, in all cases, increase your ability to see the sights across a wider ranger of lighting conditions.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Wow, I guess for the last 150 years people were fighting with incomplete weapons.... :naughty:

    Seriously tho, don't focus solely on equipment. Proper training and shooting techniques will help a LOT more than sights that glow in the dark. If I only had $100 to spend on my pistol skills this year, it would definitely be spent on ammo and range time.
     
  24. kruucks

    kruucks oh herro

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    i have trijicons on my carry :dunno:

    this sunday morning i want to get out before the sun to a friend's farm that we plan on plinkering before the game.
     
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