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I'm trying to decide which night sights to get. I haven't seen the meprolights personally but I hear good reviews about them. I'm also taking a look at the Glock NS (since they are cheaper) and the Trijicons. If anyone can post pics, at least of the meprolights, I'd appreciate it. Also, I'll take any suggestions or anyone's experiences with any of these.
 

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I have the trijicons on an M&P 40. They work pretty well for me. You really don't notice they glow unless light levels are pretty low.
 

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I have Meps and Trijicons. The difference is minimal but Meps are less expensive. In my opinion it seems the Meps are are bigger glowing dot, while the Trijicons are a smaller sharper dot. But we're talking about a light source in darkness so they both do exactly what you need them to do as they are both very visible. From feedback from other users it seems the Meps may be a bit more durable.



Because of how a camera's optics work as it sees light sources, pics will not give you a realistic representation of what you could expect.
 

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My vote is for TruGlo TFO which I have on all of my Glocks as they are brighter than the others day and night! Can't wait till they're available for my M&P!!!
 

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Nice Glock
. Does anyone have a brand new Meprolight "yellow" rear sight that they'd be willing to trade for a brand new "green" rear? The reason I ask is the place I'm planning to purchase them sells only green front & rear. They cost $60 unless someone know of a better price.
 

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I got a set of Ameriglo operator night sights for a G19 that I really like. I think they go for like a hundred bucks but if you use GSSF as a coupon code it knocks about 25 bucks off.
 

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I've got a set of XSSights 24/7 Big Dot sights on mine.
 

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What about the stock Glock night sights, are they fine? Or should I just get the stock plastic sights and pay more for another brand of night sights?
 

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I have Trijicons on a Glock. I like the black finish as opposed to the finish of the Meprolights. The Trojicon finish( not the night sight part) works better for me at the range

both do the job. Its just a personal preference for me.
 

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The Glock night sights are a little "tight" in the rear notch, meaning that the front sight fills the

rear sight notch with little room to spare. I personally prefer a wider rear notch than what the

Glock sights offer, which to my eyes offer a better sight picture with more light around the

front post while centered in the rear notch.



I like the XS Big Dot ( tritium ) for the mini Glocks. They offer a quick sight picture and more

than enough accuracy at 25 yards and closer. The sights are capable of more accuracy than I

can muster. James Yeager, of Tactical Response, has a video on YouTube of him using an XS

sighted Glock 19 on pepper poppers at 100 yards and closer. Pretty good stuff.
 

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To divert a little, what color combination for front and rear on the NS works better? Orange front/Green rear, or Green Front/Green Rear? Sorry, haven't tried either. Thanks.
 

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Green is brighter so green front. The orange are warrantied for only half the amount of time the green is though. If you want the rear sight warrantied for just as long as the green and still want color contrast you could go with a yellow rear sight.
 

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choochboost said:
Green is brighter so green front. The orange are warrantied for only half the amount of time the green is though. If you want the rear sight warrantied for just as long as the green and still want color contrast you could go with a yellow rear sight.


I have the orange / green setup and I find the my eye is drawn to the front sight when aiming, which works well for me. I didn't know about the orange being warrantied for less time

than the green. These sights were on my Glock when it was issued to me so I never gave much

thought to the color combo.
 

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I really prefer the orange/green combo, but I go with yellow/green for reasons already stated.
 

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Is my understanding correct that Orange front/Green Rear would be a better and preferred combination, as far as effectiveness of seeing the front sights better is concerned? And does this also apply to daytime use with the same sights?



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Is my understanding correct that Orange front/Green Rear would be a better and preferred combination, as far as effectiveness of seeing the front sights better is concerned? And does this also apply to daytime use with the same sights?



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Other way around. With those two tritium colors, green front/orange rear would be a better set-up. Green is brighter and you want the brightest color on the front sight. Color is irrelevant in daytime use as the white ring that is generally found around the tritium inserts is what you're picking up in daylight.
 

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choochboost said:
[quote name='sherpa']Is my understanding correct that Orange front/Green Rear would be a better and preferred combination, as far as effectiveness of seeing the front sights better is concerned? And does this also apply to daytime use with the same sights?



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Other way around. With those two tritium colors, green front/orange rear would be a better set-up. Green is brighter and you want the brightest color on the front sight. Color is irrelevant in daytime use as the white ring that is generally found around the tritium inserts is what you're picking up in daylight.[/quote]

I see. The thing is, what's being offered only are the Green Front/Green Rear and Orange front/Green Rear combos, for only a little cost difference with having just the stock plastic sights. Other than these 2, I'd have to buy the NS sights with other combinations separately w/c would cost more. With these 2 offered, would it then be better to just get the Green Front/Green Rear over the Orange Front/Green Rear?
 

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What are we talking about here? Meps, Trijicons, what?



If only given the choice of green/green or orange front/green rear, I would definitely go with green/green. That's how one of my M&Ps is currently set up. If for no other reason, at least both sights are warrantied for 10-12 years.
 

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Really not sure if they're Meps or Trijicons, rather it just says Glock at the top of the rear. Nonetheless, I'm just concerned with the preferred color combination, regardless of brand. It's mixed preference it seems from those who posted here. I'll try to ask if the green/green would still be available, as orders have been piling up fast in the gunshow. If none left, I'd just settle then for the Orange front/Green rear.



Thanks guys!
 
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