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PJS
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Philippines
56 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  11:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What can you recommend that is sturdy. How about gold bead frint sights?

gw
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3984 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  11:44:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
go to Glock's web site, they sell steel replacement sets front and back for $20 +shipping.

15 minute change at home if you're handy at all.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
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Malcolm
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USA
4008 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  11:48:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have Tru-Glo tritium fiber optic sights (front and rear)on ALL my Glock pistols. Love them and have never looked back,(they are rugged) or, take gw's suggestion. Either way is a great way to go.

"The measure of a man's character, is how he treats someone who can do nothing for him." (unknown)
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wolfgang2000
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USA
3742 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  2:01:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a fan of Mepro light true dot sights. All my Glocks have true dot sights.

Also welcome to the board.

“The key is to hit them hard, hit them fast, and hit them repeatedly. The one shot stop is a unit of measurement not a tactical philosophy.” Evan Marshall

Edited by - wolfgang2000 on October 20 2015 2:02:27 PM
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PJS
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Philippines
56 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  6:01:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm thinking of Vickers tactical plain rear with gold bead front sight- I am such a sucker for good advertisements!
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billmc
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510 Posts

Posted - October 20 2015 :  8:19:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the Hex-Site from Goshen Enterprises. I belive Glock is one of the few pistols that don't need to be sent to have the sight fitted.
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Olddog84
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USA
598 Posts

Posted - October 21 2015 :  07:26:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have become a big fan of the Ameriglo CAP sights designed by Dave Spaulding and have them on all of my carry pistols.
Mike

"Somebody Tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." Malcolm Reynolds
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mac7mac
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USA
260 Posts

Posted - October 21 2015 :  7:36:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
+1 on the Spaulding CAP sights. Very fast acquisition for my old-guy eyes.
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bandaidman
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USA
1310 Posts

Posted - October 23 2015 :  12:34:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Didn't Spaulding also contribute on ATS sights also? I put a set on my 45 XD and I really like them.

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.
Jeffery Holland
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Nobby42d
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USA
597 Posts

Posted - October 24 2015 :  03:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Nobby42d's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Trijicon HD Night Sights. Great big orange or yellow dot with bright tritium. Even my eyes can pick them up. Large post,deep rear U shaped notch.
TIP: I find yellow a little better for more light conditions, but I have and use both. Have them on all my Glocks and all the Sigs that I'd carry.

We've got 'em now boys! George A. Custer, June 25th,1876--Little Bighorn, Mont.
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Chuck
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USA
3284 Posts

Posted - October 25 2015 :  10:22:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am also a fan of the Ameriglo sights, I like the orange outline/tritium front with the "Pro Operator" rear sights.

The CAP sights are good as well.
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PJS
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Philippines
56 Posts

Posted - November 17 2015 :  04:17:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
whats the advantage of the "U" shaped rear sight notch?
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TheQuietMan
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USA
83 Posts

Posted - November 17 2015 :  4:39:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Warren Tactical Sights.
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Slim40
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USA
15 Posts

Posted - February 13 2016 :  12:31:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently bought and installed a set of Ken Hackathorn designed sights made by Ameriglo. Great sights! The front has a large dayglo orange dot with a green tritium insert. The rear is serrated black. The rear sight notch is wider than most so you get a good deal of light on each side of the front post. Very fast sight aquisition but might not be the best for bullseye...

I would recommend these, around $70 from Brownells.
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FORT CHAFFEE
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USA
1375 Posts

Posted - February 13 2016 :  11:29:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
+1 to Slim 40 post. I have the Hackathorn's on most of my Glocks and love them. Ken had the idea for people over 40 that need a little help. I also like the idea Dave Spaulding had with his Ameriglo CAP sights. I have not shot the CAP sights but may put a set on a Glock to see how they work.
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dennis strapon
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Posted - February 22 2016 :  12:13:20 PM  Show Profile  Send dennis strapon an AOL message  Send dennis strapon a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Malcolm

I have Tru-Glo tritium fiber optic sights (front and rear)on ALL my Glock pistols. Love them and have never looked back,(they are rugged) or, take gw's suggestion. Either way is a great way to go.

+1 on the tru=glow tritium sights.

dennis R. strapon
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Dov
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USA
2638 Posts

Posted - February 22 2016 :  9:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gw

go to Glock's web site, they sell steel replacement sets front and back for $20 +shipping.

15 minute change at home if you're handy at all.



If you swap sights on Glock are they usually close to previous ones?

Will getting new ones zeroed just be fine tuning, or are they likely to be way off?

I've been thinking of getting tool(s) for swapping Glock sights, night sights on the first Glock 26 I got are getting dim. Plus between me & gf we have 5 or 6 Glocks.

Edited by - Dov on February 22 2016 9:15:11 PM
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gw
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Posted - February 22 2016 :  9:54:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dov

quote:
Originally posted by gw

go to Glock's web site, they sell steel replacement sets front and back for $20 +shipping.

15 minute change at home if you're handy at all.



If you swap sights on Glock are they usually close to previous ones?

Will getting new ones zeroed just be fine tuning, or are they likely to be way off?

I've been thinking of getting tool(s) for swapping Glock sights, night sights on the first Glock 26 I got are getting dim. Plus between me & gf we have 5 or 6 Glocks.



You'll want the proper size sights for the caliper/model Glock you're changing sights on.

Also a front sight tool would be handy.

I don't have one or a rear sight pusher, just basic hand tools.

Tools and recommended sight height info is available on the Glock web page.

Only you know your skill level with hand tools.


"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."

Edited by - gw on February 22 2016 9:56:04 PM
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Nobby42d
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Posted - February 25 2016 :  12:24:08 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Nobby42d's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PJS

whats the advantage of the "U" shaped rear sight notch?



I believe the deep U notch exposes more of the front post quicker for faster sight picture. It's the bright photoelectric dot on the HD Trijicons that really make them shine. I have these sights on several Glocks and SIG's. Every set is zeroed for elevation. Close enough for me, anyway. Orange is good, but Yellow is better for a wider range of conditions, I believe--even if the "yellow" looks kinda green.

We've got 'em now boys! George A. Custer, June 25th,1876--Little Bighorn, Mont.
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Slim40
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USA
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Posted - February 29 2016 :  10:32:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dov, I've changed sights on two Glocks now. One with Novak's on a G22 and one with the Ameriglo's mentioned above on a G17. Both shot spot on elevation wise and needed only slight drifting of the rear for windage. There was only one height available in either and they worked fine. Maybe I just got lucky or something...
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GhostMaker
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USA
23 Posts

Posted - September 10 2016 :  11:54:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TheQuietMan

Warren Tactical Sights.



I have to agree with the Warren Tactical recommendation. I had a set installed one of my Glock 19's and it has proven excellent. Not only are the exceptionally rugged, they are also very easy to pick up and track........even for someone old enough to have developed what I call "Mature Vision".

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." Gen. George S. Patton
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BucketBack
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9 Posts

Posted - November 14 2016 :  08:17:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have Trijicon HD Night Sites with Orange Outline Front
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Evan
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Posted - November 14 2016 :  2:22:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny. as both my SIG P250 and P320 came with Trijicon night sights. Plastic sights on a pistol touted for self defense

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

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Russ Larges
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USA
2214 Posts

Posted - November 15 2016 :  7:48:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a G 19 bought in 04 it was a range gun. I put a fiber optic front sight on it and left the rear as issue. No problems with the plastic rear in many thousand rounds. I am looking to replace the night sights on my police trade in mod. 17, not sure with what yet, I do like Dave S. sights.
Russ

The pistol, learn it well, carry it allways. Jeff Cooper
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gw
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3984 Posts

Posted - November 15 2016 :  8:21:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Russ Larges

I have a G 19 bought in 04 it was a range gun. I put a fiber optic front sight on it and left the rear as issue. No problems with the plastic rear in many thousand rounds. I am looking to replace the night sights on my police trade in mod. 17, not sure with what yet, I do like Dave S. sights.
Russ



If you start doing much training manipulating the slide one handed by hooking the rear sight on a belt, pocket, hard table edge, etc. you'll break a bunch of Glock plastic rear sights. Better replace those first.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
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wolfgang2000
Advanced Member

USA
3742 Posts

Posted - November 16 2016 :  1:46:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have Meprolight True Dots on all my Glocks. They are getting dim after 15+ years, but the are still good sights.

“The key is to hit them hard, hit them fast, and hit them repeatedly. The one shot stop is a unit of measurement not a tactical philosophy.” Evan Marshall
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