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K5Cruiser
04-30-2010, 8:06 PM
I recently picked up a Glock 19 and want to change out the standard sights to night sights or some other sight that would be suited for low light situations. I'm not looking for a laser or light. Besides Meprolight or Trijicon night sights, what else would you recommend?

CZlover
04-30-2010, 8:09 PM
How about making the sights yourself? Could be interesting...This is from another Calgunner here:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=295997

:)

ChrisTKHarris
04-30-2010, 8:10 PM
XS Big Dot

Preacher
04-30-2010, 8:19 PM
Sweet!!

K5Cruiser
04-30-2010, 9:56 PM
Any thoughts on the following:
http://www.advantagetactical.com/
http://www.suresight.com/

Black Majik
04-30-2010, 10:04 PM
http://www.heinie.com/images/318.jpg

http://www.heinie.com/

ChrisTKHarris
04-30-2010, 10:10 PM
^^Heine are good too!

9mmepiphany
04-30-2010, 10:18 PM
Heines are excellent sights and the installation on the G19 is very clean looking

E. Fudd
04-30-2010, 10:30 PM
Heinie Slant-Pro Straight 8's. Wider/deeper rear notch makes them very fast to acquire in daylight as well...

Voo
04-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Heinie Straight Eight Slants are my favorite night sights.. That or the Sevigny style (it's also a straight eight, dot over dot type sight)

for non night sights, sevigny/heinie rear with a dawson fiber optic for the front..

ChrisTKHarris
04-30-2010, 11:47 PM
It's weird on GlockTalk EVERYONE seems to love XS Big Dot, but here on Calguns people prefer Heine or Trijicon.

arfan66
04-30-2010, 11:50 PM
XS Big Dot

+1 All else fails, factory night sights are good too.

tacticalcity
04-30-2010, 11:53 PM
Unfortunately you ruled out the only two I like.

FYI, you are making a common new guy mistake. They are spelled SIGHT. A site is a website.

9mmepiphany
05-01-2010, 12:15 AM
It's weird on GlockTalk EVERYONE seems to love XS Big Dot, but here on Calguns people prefer Heine or Trijicon.
the Heine and Trijicon offer a more refined sight picture than the XS, which are courser by design. a more refined sight picture is more versatile for shooting at longer distances, while not giving up anything at closer ranges...if you have been correctly trained to use them.

either that or the kool-aid drinkers on GlockTalk also drank the XS kool-aid :D

ChrisTKHarris
05-01-2010, 12:16 AM
the Heine and Trijicon offer a more refined sight picture than the XS, which are courser by design. a more refined sight picture is more versatile for shooting at longer distances, while not giving up anything at closer ranges...if you have been correctly trained to use them.

either that or the kool-aid drinkers on GlockTalk also drank the XS kool-aid :D

Why did you omit my username when quoting me? :cry:

AlliedArmory
05-01-2010, 12:17 AM
I had Heinie Straight 8's on my G19 and they are awesome. Best sights I have owned thus far.

elSquid
05-01-2010, 2:51 AM
Another option:

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock

-- Michael

VictorFranko
05-01-2010, 5:26 AM
The ramp of the Heinie rear sight would make it difficult to chamber a round with the use of only one hand.
I use Meprolights. Steel sights with a nice sharp 90 degree angle from the slide. Hooks very well on a holster, belt, pocket of Levis or the heel of a boot for one-handed reload drills, or God forbid, a one-handed reload in the heat of a gunfight.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/botach_2101_169930300

Voo
05-01-2010, 7:50 AM
the Heine and Trijicon offer a more refined sight picture than the XS, which are courser by design. a more refined sight picture is more versatile for shooting at longer distances, while not giving up anything at closer ranges...if you have been correctly trained to use them.

either that or the kool-aid drinkers on GlockTalk also drank the XS kool-aid :D

Agreed.

It's amazing how the fastest, best pistol shooters in the country use sights that aren't large and obnoxiously oversized. Large sights seem to be the domain for those who lack the ability to be accurate.

You give up nothing by having a smaller front while still retaining the ability to get off very accurate shots if needed.

Im not even sure how many would understand that for relatively close shots, you're often indexing more than just your sights. You're simply behind the curve when it comes to being fast and accurate if you don't.

Shenaniguns
05-01-2010, 7:55 AM
I've tried a dozen different sights on Glocks and others, and my preference is for a clean black 'squared' rear like Warren Tacticals Sevigny Sights or these Heinie Ledge Sights which have a similar sight picture. The U notch sights on the standard Warren Tactical and 10-8 sights do not work for me for whatever reason. I flat out do not like the XS Sights personally

cineski
05-01-2010, 8:00 AM
Ameriglo makes (from what I've read) the brightest 3 dot sights. I happen to really dislike 3 dot sights so I went with the Standard Dot XS sights and love them. The front sight is about the same size as the stock sight. It's dot the i and the front sight is completely open and you can see the target all around the front sight which I really missed w/ 3 dot setup.

Shenaniguns
05-01-2010, 8:07 AM
Ameriglo makes (from what I've read) the brightest 3 dot sights. I happen to really dislike 3 dot sights so I went with the Standard Dot XS sights and love them. The front sight is about the same size as the stock sight. It's dot the i and the front sight is completely open and you can see the target all around the front sight which I really missed w/ 3 dot setup.


The Ameriglo Operators I had used Trijicon tubes, just like the majority of manufacturers. I should also clarify that I do not like dots on the rear and only a night sight on the front.

Latest pic on my M&P:

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/242d6d60.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/0e8eb4cb.jpg

evidens83
05-01-2010, 9:22 AM
The Ameriglo Operators I had used Trijicon tubes, just like the majority of manufacturers. I should also clarify that I do not like dots on the rear and only a night sight on the front.

Latest pic on my M&P:

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/0e8eb4cb.jpg

What sights are these?

foxtrotuniformlima
05-01-2010, 9:52 AM
Warren

Heinie

Novak

Dawson Precision

Shenaniguns
05-01-2010, 11:38 AM
What sights are these?


Sorry, the Heinie Ledge Sights
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/c05a96fc.jpg

dchang0
05-01-2010, 11:42 AM
Warren / Sevigny Tactical Carry night sights.

K5Cruiser
05-01-2010, 10:28 PM
I've got a set of the Heine sights on my G27 and I'm happy with them. I've also got the Trijicons on my G21 and I'm happy with them. I simply want to try something different.

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm liking the Warren sights but will continue looking and listening to any other suggestions.

Sobriquet
05-02-2010, 2:48 AM
I'm thoroughly impressed with the Heinie Straight 8s. My groups have shrunk considerably and my speed has increased dramatically. If you think the 2 dot system will work for you, I'd recommend them. Every gun I own gets a set of Heinies if they make them.

[Edit:] I forgot to mention that I do NOT prefer the QWIK sights (the wider rear notch). For me, it takes longer to make adjustments to make sure that front blade is centered than it is to just use the standard width sights. The standard is plenty wide for speed.

tbhracing
05-02-2010, 8:11 AM
Trijicon only for my Glock 17 and 19.

C_1
05-02-2010, 1:24 PM
Trijicons are probably the best. But like everything, its preference.. Maybe check out the Heinie Straight 8s..

Shenaniguns
05-02-2010, 1:50 PM
Trijicons are probably the best. But like everything, its preference.. Maybe check out the Heinie Straight 8s..


Standard Trijicon sights are 'ok' but are generally too wide, there's so many better options out there that has been listed.

MarioS
05-03-2010, 2:09 AM
I know you're aware of the Triji's already but I'm a Triji fan. Good stuff.

Others have recommended the Heinie Straight 8's and the Novak Bar Dot sights to me before. Maybe they will work for you, but I still prefer three dot sights.

Aegis
05-03-2010, 8:04 AM
Trijicon.

usctrojan
05-03-2010, 8:20 AM
Trijicon

The Competitive Shooter
05-03-2010, 8:25 AM
Sevigny Carry Sights. Very nice sight set. I should have more in stock soon.

http://www.thecompetitiveshooter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Glock%2DSCY%2D11

1JimMarch
05-03-2010, 10:37 AM
The absolute best, period, end of discussion:

http://www.goshen-hexsite.com/pdf/Handguns_2008June.pdf

Bolt-on sets for Glocks are available for less than $130.

Shenaniguns
05-03-2010, 10:41 AM
The absolute best, period, end of discussion:

http://www.goshen-hexsite.com/pdf/Handguns_2008June.pdf

Bolt-on sets for Glocks are available for less than $130.


LOL if I were going to use something that cumbersome, I'd stick a Dr's optic there instead.

Shenaniguns
05-03-2010, 10:42 AM
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/5223/mp9mm002.jpg

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/7287/mp9mm013.jpg

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/2048/mp9mm003.jpg

cineski
05-03-2010, 11:15 AM
The Standard Dot XS sights I installed on my G19:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/cineski/IMG_2627.jpg

ChrisTKHarris
05-03-2010, 6:22 PM
After so many recommendations, I've decided to get Heine Straight 8s on my G19.

zod
05-03-2010, 9:15 PM
I just ordered the Ameriglo Hackathorns myself, model gl-434 for a Glock 21.

54619

stormy_clothing
05-03-2010, 9:19 PM
It's weird on GlockTalk EVERYONE seems to love XS Big Dot, but here on Calguns people prefer Heine or Trijicon.

Glocktalk function over calguns form

+27 for XS

I think everyone thats shot my glock has loved them so far

FYI XS is marked Trijicon :)

evidens83
05-03-2010, 9:30 PM
I'm really starting to like the XS big dot but is there a night sight version?

fcr
05-03-2010, 9:32 PM
I have wanted to try the XS big dots. Seems really functonal for my eyes. I have trij NS on my CZ and they are difficult to pick up with my eye sight. My standard Glock sights are easier for me to sse also. That is why I want to try thr XS BD's.

G38xOC
05-03-2010, 10:55 PM
I like their stock sight !

Psychbiker
05-04-2010, 9:38 AM
Who shoots a G19 competitively here and what sight do you use? I was for the XS big dot but it sounds like those sights are for the casual shooter.

lawaia
05-04-2010, 9:49 AM
Not a G19, but for my G34 I use Warren Tactical F/O front w/ plain rear. I only use this gun for competition. I like these and the Sevigny Competition in the same configuration.

http://www.thecompetitiveshooter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Glock%2DWTL%2D05
http://www.thecompetitiveshooter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Glock%2DSCP%2D05

For a gun used as a combination of competition and defense, I would choose the Sevigny Carry Night Sights.

http://www.thecompetitiveshooter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Glock%2DSCY%2D11

cineski
05-04-2010, 9:51 AM
Look at the standard dot. Has the same front sight size as the stock sights. Maybe a few fractions of a mm smaller. They are very accurate. I'm not entirely sold on these as night sights, though. They're a tad dimmer than I was expecting.

Who shoots a G19 competitively here and what sight do you use? I was for the XS big dot but it sounds like those sights are for the casual shooter.

BamBam-31
05-04-2010, 10:13 AM
Who shoots a G19 competitively here and what sight do you use? I was for the XS big dot but it sounds like those sights are for the casual shooter.

I've never seen XS sights at USPSA competitions. I'd assume sights for a G19 competition gun would be the same for any G17/G34/etc.: plain black rear (Heinie/Dawson/Warren) w/ a fiber optic front (Dawson). That seems to be the most popular set-up by far.

Function over form, indeed. :rolleyes:

fullspeed1
05-04-2010, 10:27 AM
I dumped all my XS Big Dots for Warren Tactical with tritium front's on my Glock's. It's a way better sight picture for extended distance shooting. My groups are exactly the same at contact distance and I'm able to get a super fast sight picture with the wide rear notch of the Warren's.

9mmepiphany
05-04-2010, 12:22 PM
Who shoots a G19 competitively here and what sight do you use? I was for the XS big dot but it sounds like those sights are for the casual shooter.
for my G34 I use Warren Tactical F/O front w/ plain rear. I only use this gun for competition. I like these and the Sevigny Competition in the same configuration.

the Warren/Sevigny rear sights are very popular as they allow very accurate shot placement without slowing you down...they are the same sight except for the shape of the notch

the XS sights allow faster sight pickup for those who don't want to train much, the more conventional rear notch sights pay greater dividends for those willing to learn how to use them correctly. XS sights have taken a three-point alignment system and tried to make it work with only two points