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Jeffu
09-30-2009, 4:20 PM
worth getting at all?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff


Meprolight:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/meprolight-self-illuminated-rifle-night-sights.html

Trijicon:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/trijicon-night-sight-sets-for-ar15-m16-cp25.html

tomd1584
09-30-2009, 4:24 PM
I've shot a rifle with them before. Nice, yes; necesarry, not for me. I say this because the tritium is not completely at the top of the post, and my irons are zeroed at the tip. So with those you'd have to hold over a little bit for POA/POI, which I dont really like.

I say add a flashlight if you're worried about not seeing at night.

reidnez
09-30-2009, 4:31 PM
I've shot a rifle with them before. Nice, yes; necesarry, not for me. I say this because the tritium is not completely at the top of the post, and my irons are zeroed at the tip. So with those you'd have to hold over a little bit for POA/POI, which I dont really like.

I say add a flashlight if you're worried about not seeing at night.

I'll second that. I've never been a big fan of night sights for one simple reason: if there isn't enough light to see your sights, then there probably isn't enough light to identify your target. And if there isn't enough light to identify your target, you probably shouldn't shoot it. :(

A tactical light and some illuminated optics (ACOG, Aimpoint) are your best bet IMO. Or a laser and light, if you prefer.

Jeffu
09-30-2009, 4:36 PM
good point! thanks guys i guess it's a no go

evollep3
09-30-2009, 5:24 PM
troy has some that are part of their HK style sights

12:13
09-30-2009, 7:56 PM
I have the HiViz (http://www.hivizsights.com/AR2008-AR-15-Rifle-Front-Sight-P29C2.aspx) fiber optic post mounted on one of my AR clones. They used to sell just the post at CTD, but not anymore. Works great in daylight as the fiber optic glows. Pretty much useless in the dark. It didn't cost much so really, no loss for me.

I also have the Trijicon set in your link but sadly still haven't mounted 'em (close to 2 years now, hey I'm lazy). For me, these are BUIS anyway as I either have a red dot or variable scope mounted. I guess what I'm trying to say in a long winded, round about way is: If you've got the $$$ to spend, go for it. But yeah, what tomd1584 said.