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Y.T.
September 13th, 2006, 07:18 PM
I'm thinking about getting some night sights for Glock 17. Anyone have any recomendations on which ones and where to get them put on?

I know some will say to just search www.glocktalk.com but we need some good discussion on here.

Top Kek
September 13th, 2006, 07:29 PM
i bought the meprolights for my P229 at jim's just for ease of them installing with with correct tools. any gun store selling sights usually installs them for free.

IMO the meps are brigher than the trijicons i had on the para when i had it.

SOChdCAPscr
September 14th, 2006, 08:44 AM
A friend of mine and I each got a set of Trijicons from CDNN, and we split the cost of a rear sight tool from topglock. They weren't hard at all to put on. I haven't had any experience with any other night sights, but i'm very satisfied with mine. BTW I have a Glock 23 and my friend has a 26.

spanky
September 14th, 2006, 09:07 AM
I like my Trijicons but I can't tell you anything about installation since they came on my Sig. :o

topgunz1
September 14th, 2006, 01:13 PM
I have Trijicon sights by Ameriglo on both of my Glocks, they are about $90 at Baton Rouge Police Supply and they should install them free, dont have to be in Law Enforcement to go. I got them because thats what was authorized by my department, but am very happy with them.

jphilp87
September 19th, 2006, 06:15 PM
I have Trijicon sights by Ameriglo on my Glock 17, and though I know a lot of people like them, I have not been overly happy with them!

I shot the gun one time with them on and they immediately rusted. Its not like I allowed the gun to sit out after shooting either. I must have shot about 200 rounds and noticed the rusting. I cleaned the gun right after shooting, and I have never seen any rust on the gun itself. Has anyone else seen this problem occur?

In their defense, I contacted the Ameriglo and they offered to replace them free of charge.

George
September 19th, 2006, 09:28 PM
honestly whats the point of them unless you carry your firearm at night(ie: law enforcement.) Plus i would not want one on my personal weapon. They glow in the dark right? if a home inturder was inside your house , then he/she could see you weapon. My personal opinion, but its coming from a LE stance.

topgunz1
September 20th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Phil, did you get take ameriglo up on that offer?

good points LSP, but I can see my night sights pretty easily even when its not total darkness, but in a normal carry position that shouldnt be an issue. And I definitely have a light source on it ;)

PAPACHUCK
September 21st, 2006, 03:17 PM
+1 on MeproLights. I had a set installed on my G22 at Arms Merchant in Mandeville. The installation was free with purchase.

I absolutely love them. At night my G22 sleeps on my nightstand next to me and when I wake up in the middle of the night, the three dots let me know just where Mr.G is. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

George
September 21st, 2006, 04:06 PM
You DO have a plan for a light source for your primary defense weapon... don't you?????

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Tac. Light of course with Tact Holster.... c'mon now! i work dogs would now how to work in daylight...:rofl:

spanky
September 22nd, 2006, 05:22 AM
honestly whats the point of them unless you carry your firearm at night(ie: law enforcement.) Plus i would not want one on my personal weapon. They glow in the dark right? if a home inturder was inside your house , then he/she could see you weapon. My personal opinion, but its coming from a LE stance.

They're far too unobtrusive to be able to be seen from the opposite end of the weapon. If the perp can see your night sights, you better turn around.

Tantrix
September 29th, 2006, 09:20 PM
I go with Meprolights on every handgun I own. They have a bigger dot and are slightly brighter than Trijicons. Also, the white ring around the Trijicons is painted on so some harsh cleaning solvents have been known to wear them off. On Meprolights, the rings are enclosed under the sapphire lens along with the tritium vials.

LA_Huntsman
September 30th, 2006, 03:00 PM
I've always been fond of the Truglo's. After replacing many trijicons from dimness I've grown to hate them. Meps seem pretty nice but I haven't found a reason to go with them yet.

tthame1
October 25th, 2006, 06:13 PM
+1 on MeproLights. I had a set installed on my G22 at Arms Merchant in Mandeville. The installation was free with purchase.

I absolutely love them. At night my G22 sleeps on my nightstand next to me and when I wake up in the middle of the night, the three dots let me know just where Mr.G is. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

I LOVE my Meprolights....I had them installed at Hebert's, cheaper than Jim's and they did an excellent job installing them.