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.357sigger
09-20-09, 16:20
I have the factory glock night sights on my g19 and am looking to upgrade...what set up do you use? Any pics are appreciated!

Jay Cunningham
09-20-09, 16:23
I use Warren in a two dot configuration.

Don Robison
09-20-09, 16:30
Heinie Straight 8.

1oldgrunt
09-20-09, 16:51
I'll second the heinie straight eights.

John_Wayne777
09-20-09, 18:45
Warren 3 dot most of the time...Warren 2 dot on some pistols.

GLOCKMASTER
09-20-09, 19:19
Both of my G19's wear Warren Tactical Night Sights (3 dot).

C-Fish
09-20-09, 19:39
Meprolite.

All my Glocks are fitted the same.
Green rear and Amber front.

I'm red/green color blind and can pick up the front amber site very well.
The rear site looks white to me...

JHC
09-20-09, 19:43
Warren Tactical with front tritium only on a couple of Glocks and XS Big Dot front tritium only on another. Warren's would be my preference.

cougar_guy04
09-20-09, 20:31
Warren 2-dot on my carry/bedside gun as well.

Robb Jensen
09-20-09, 21:21
Warren 2 dot. I heard all the cool kids use them. ;)

.357sigger
09-20-09, 23:32
How is it with long range shots in low light with the 2 dots? It appears there is a visible gap with them if you could only go off the tritium...I am thinking that maybe 3 dots might be the way for me to go...

PlatoCATM
09-20-09, 23:59
What, to you, is a long range shot in low light conditions?

Dapimpspimp
09-21-09, 01:31
Trijicon 3 dot (green). They are nice and bright. I like the blocky rear sight for one handed malfunction drills. Been using their sights for over 10 years and yet to have one fail.

Thinking about giving Warren sights a try, however since I already have night sights the money would probably be better spent on practice ammo.

I have a weapon light on my work pistol. I have noticed that as soon as I turn the light on in a low light environment, the green dots are washed out by the white light, and I can easily seen the outline of my sights making aimed fire a snap. To tell you the truth, I could probably get away with standard sights as long as I have a weapon light or handheld flashlight. Just an observation though. I would still run some sort of tritium sight.

skyugo
09-21-09, 01:46
trijicon, yellow rear, green front on my G19
i like em. i'm very curious about hte 2 dot sights like the XS big dot or the heinie straight 8's. kind debating putting a set of big dots on my G26... but i'll probably end up with trijis just like on my 19 for consistency.

skyugo
09-21-09, 01:49
Trijicon 3 dot (green). They are nice and bright. I like the blocky rear sight for one handed malfunction drills. Been using their sights for over 10 years and yet to have one fail.

Thinking about giving Warren sights a try, however since I already have night sights the money would probably be better spent on practice ammo.

I have a weapon light on my work pistol. I have noticed that as soon as I turn the light on in a low light environment, the green dots are washed out by the white light, and I can easily seen the outline of my sights making aimed fire a snap. To tell you the truth, I could probably get away with standard sights as long as I have a weapon light or handheld flashlight. Just an observation though. I would still run some sort of tritium sight.


i find in medium to low light WITHOUT a light source, the tritiums really work nicely. usually i don't carry a light... i mean basically worst case scenario the tritium sight is equal to non-lighted irons.
that said I've heard a lot of people say that sights disappear pretty fast in an actual firefight.

Spiffums
09-21-09, 09:37
Ameri-glo Operators green/green on my G19.

LSK
09-21-09, 10:38
Warren front only and Ameriglo Pro Glo front only. The Pro Glo's are very visable in all conditions. YMMV

El Cid
09-21-09, 10:48
All my pistols have three dot Trijicons. My Para's will eventually switch to the 10-8 rear leaving just a front tritium dot. My Glocks would get 10-8 rears if my agency allowed (not gonna happen).

All the rear dots received the blackout treatment from a marker on the white rings. The tritium is still visible, but the front is the only dot with a white ring making it stand out more to my eye.

NCPatrolAR
09-21-09, 11:04
All of my glocks wear the Sevigny Carry sights built by Warren. I love the smooth rear sight, the straight 8 formated lamps, and the contrasting colors (green front, dim amber rear)

Rider79
09-21-09, 13:02
Warren 2 dot. I heard all the cool kids use them. ;)

That's why I use them.

Mark71
09-21-09, 13:27
My favorite Glock sight setup is the 10-8 rear with green Trijicon front.

.357sigger
09-21-09, 21:02
Well a set of Warren 3 dots are on order. I decided to stay with 3 since that was what I learned with in the academy. What is a fair price for removal of the old sights and installation of the new ones?

ROCKET20_GINSU
09-22-09, 03:05
Heinie Straight Eights, thought if I were outfitting a new pistols I would give the warrens a whirl.

GU

dirksterg30
09-22-09, 12:55
Kahr MK9 with Meprolight green/green night sights (next to a CZ P-01 with green front/orange rear Trijicons):

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/dirksterg30/general%20guns/MK9P-01nightsightsfromrear2.jpg


M&P9c with Ameriglo Operators (green front/yellow rear):

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/dirksterg30/M%20and%20Ps/MP9cwithAmerigloOperators.jpg

My M&P9 FS has factory 3-dot sights on it, but I'd like to give the Warren Tactical 3-dots a try.

Jason Weekley
09-22-09, 13:14
Ameri-glo Operators Green/Green on my glock 19. Green/Yellow on my glock 17.

.357sigger
09-22-09, 20:00
The new sights are in the mail!:D Whats a reasonable price for removal and install of the new ones?

dirksterg30
09-22-09, 21:07
The new sights are in the mail!:D Whats a reasonable price for removal and install of the new ones?

Dan Burwell lists $15 to install a supplied fiber optic front sight, and $10 to install the rear sight. I'm sure David Bowie would be comparable, and you should only have to send in the slide, so shipping should be pretty reasonable (I just sent the slide on my M&P9c to David Bowie for a NS install, and elevation and windage are spot on.)

You may also want to look for someone local, as Glock sights are pretty easy to install.

kaiservontexas
09-22-09, 22:25
My G17 came with night sights from the factory. They are green.

studlee
09-23-09, 14:36
Heine Straight 8's on mine. XS Big Dot on the wife's.

ToddG
09-23-09, 15:31
Warren 2-dot when they are available for the gun.
Heinie Straight Eights when the Warren's aren't an option.

theJanitor
09-23-09, 16:46
heinie straight8

RogerinTPA
09-23-09, 18:20
Heinie Straight 8s x 2 and Trijicon 3 dot, that came with my M&P45.

Greg Bell
09-23-09, 18:36
Novak's rear (plain) with tritium front. Because I don't wear a belt.

spamsammich
09-23-09, 18:40
Trijicon 3 dots that came with my M&P 9.

adh
09-23-09, 19:48
I am surprised I'm that only one (unless I missed someone)
I have 2 G17s and 1 G19 all with Warren plain black rear and front night sight

Littlelebowski
09-23-09, 20:18
Warren 2 dot.

8200rpm
09-24-09, 01:18
XS Big Dot because they're faster...
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Warren plain rear w/ tritium front on G19 and G35. I just love the sight profile/outline of the Warren rear. I probably wouldn't mind the Warren two dot, but I generally do not like 3 dot sights.

militarymoron
09-24-09, 01:28
warren plain rear, front green dot with white outline on my G19.

.357sigger
09-24-09, 01:39
It seems like s variation of the warrens are what the cool kids are wearing...lol