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GuillermoAntonio
09-22-2011, 1:51 PM
im looking into buying night sights for my sig 226 and looking at my options.
The.trijicon seem to be cheaper at 97 dlls + .50 cent shipping at cabelas.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

bsg
09-22-2011, 1:59 PM
when i've had night sights on any of my older w german Sigs, i've had Trijicon 3 dot night sights; high quality and good, fine definition on the dots at night.

i have been considering a different setup for faster sight acquisition; a Heinie Straight 8 setup or Trijicon HD.

Original Phantom
09-22-2011, 2:02 PM
I have had good experience with Meprolight but I doubt you could go wrong either way. I want to try the Trijicon HD sights myself.

HighLander51
09-22-2011, 2:02 PM
I have had, and have several Glocks with Trijicons, Meprolights, and Heines. Trijicons last the longest, but both Heine and Trijicon have great customer service. Trijicon replaced a set on one of my 15 year old Glocks. Nightsights do not offer an advantage in daylight, or in complete darkness (without a light so you can see what you are shooting at), but work best under low light.

halifax
09-22-2011, 2:06 PM
TruGlo Tritium Fiber Optic (TFO) for me and my getting old quick eyeballs.

maschronic
09-22-2011, 2:07 PM
TruGlo Tritium Fiber Optic (TFO) for me and my getting old quick eyeballs.


i'm with you there!!! i've had Trijicon NS and they work good, but the TFO truglo ROCKS!!!!

elberettas
09-22-2011, 2:27 PM
How many rounds through your P226? I's recommend the SIG Service Plan for not that much more $$$.

http://sigsauer.com/CustomShop/SSP.aspx

OR if you just want to get nightsights, I recommend buying Meprolights from California Police Equipment on El Cajon Blvd. They install them for free if you buy from them. FWIW, Meprolight is what SIG uses at the factory as well.

CK_32
09-22-2011, 2:49 PM
I've asked this like 3 months ago your going to get like 5 options it's personal preference which 9mm pistol to buy.

Good luck. I have only had glock factory night sights and they work really well. Don't need to be charged like some night sights do I've been told. Left it in my case for 2 weeks and took it out at night and were bright as hell.

I want to try some higher end NS to see what the fuss is all about and if it's really worth the extra help.

HighLander51
09-22-2011, 3:15 PM
Nights sights glow because of the imbeded isotope. They do not need to be charged. Fiber optics only appear bright in daylight, you cannot see them in darkness. That is why the combination is popular, especially on rifle scopes.

osxgp
09-22-2011, 5:02 PM
The nightsights on my Sig 1911 are much brighter than my Trijicons on my M&P and brighter than the Meprolights on my Kimber 1911. All were sites were manufactured this year (2011). The Sig 1911 came with the nightsights installed from the factory, while I bought the nightsights for my M&P and Kimber after I already had the guns. I cant say what company Sig uses for nightsights but they are pretty bright for a nightsight. I was rather suprised.

Full Clip
09-22-2011, 5:08 PM
I have a set of Novak Trijicons on my 1911... I'll have to take a look at Mepros.

GuillermoAntonio
09-22-2011, 5:27 PM
thank you all for the replies and suggestions, can someone give me more feedback about the truglo tfo ?
I am not crazy about nigjts sights at all, its just that I dont like the combat sights on my p226 and well, looking for my best option.
If the sights are $130 or less, im cool with that.

GuillermoAntonio
09-22-2011, 5:30 PM
How many rounds through your P226? I's recommend the SIG Service Plan for not that much more $$$.

http://sigsauer.com/CustomShop/SSP.aspx

OR if you just want to get nightsights, I recommend buying Meprolights from California Police Equipment on El Cajon Blvd. They install them for free if you buy from them. FWIW, Meprolight is what SIG uses at the factory as well.

Yeah tought about it but my pistol is new, not worth the shipping charges.
about CPE.... that store is my black list, forever.
thanks for your reply either way :)

Grumpyoldretiredcop
09-22-2011, 5:31 PM
They are in stock at Midway (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=468155).

I replaced the stock sights on my Glock 17 competition pistol with Tru Glo sights and am very happy with them. The dots are much easier to pick up quickly than other night sights.

emsp
09-22-2011, 5:32 PM
Trijicon, I like the square style of the sights.

jermzzzzzzz
09-22-2011, 5:40 PM
I have meprolights on my Bereta 92FS, They have white outlines around the tritium vials and are easy to pickup.

PRCABR4Christ
09-22-2011, 6:28 PM
out of the two, I've found the Meprolights easier to pick up in the daytime as it seems to me the dots are bigger, but I'm more accurate running Trijicons...go figure, YMMV

elberettas
09-23-2011, 8:10 AM
Yeah tought about it but my pistol is new, not worth the shipping charges.
about CPE.... that store is my black list, forever.
thanks for your reply either way :)

No problem. Check these guys out as well. It's where I get all my SIG parts.

http://www.topgunsupply.com/gun-sights/

dascoyne
09-23-2011, 9:14 AM
I did a night shoot in the Nevada desert once. My buddy had night sights on his G23. I was surprised that in pitch black I could see his face lit up by the glow when he drew his gun.

GuillermoAntonio
09-23-2011, 9:18 AM
I have a CZ 75 with nite sights, they say "true dot" on them, would that be meprolights?

GuillermoAntonio
09-23-2011, 9:11 PM
Info plz!

zfields
09-23-2011, 9:13 PM
Mepros.

google is your friend : ) (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=trudot)

GuillermoAntonio
09-23-2011, 9:29 PM
Mepros.

google is your friend : ) (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=trudot)

LOL @ let me get that for you .com

Thanks dude!

GuillermoAntonio
09-23-2011, 9:30 PM
By the way, Zfields, what do you think about those TruGlo Tritium Fiber Optic ?

zfields
09-24-2011, 3:40 AM
I like the concept, but don't have any experience with them, sorry.


I know a friend and board member got a set of them, that were defective, and hes had a helluva time getting them replaced.

rgs1975
09-24-2011, 7:00 AM
Heinie Straight 8 Slant Pro

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1850/dsc06539p.jpg

GuillermoAntonio
10-19-2011, 9:23 PM
Update.
Got the Truglo TFO from amazon, $75 with free shipping, nice deal, then went to DGM in Morena Blvd, to install, they installed free b/c I bought the gun there, problem is, they killed the front sight, so now the gun is back with them....
Sounds like these night sights are kinda fragile.. But they do look great!

liv4spd
10-19-2011, 9:27 PM
I know some that own or have used Meprolight's in the past - have to say, all I've heard is they are really great visually and have solid longevity. Either way though, I doubt you'll go wrong.

USM0083
10-19-2011, 9:28 PM
My Glocks and Sigs wear Trijicons. I had TFOs on my G26 and switch to Trijicons, which look brighter and easier to pick up, to my eyes.

MongooseV8
10-20-2011, 8:56 AM
Meprolights are the only way to go. They are a bit brighter than others (they advertise 20% brighter) and they coat their sights with a clear coat. This helps protect the tritium vials and keeps them clean. Its also makes for an easy wipe with your finger to clean powder residue off.

gibbygoo
10-22-2011, 7:18 PM
AmeriGlo (http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights)

tvfreakarms
10-22-2011, 10:07 PM
What the warrenty for night sights? I have a pair mepros. Do thay replace them for u when they run out?
The mepros about 5 to 6 yrs old. I got a glock on here that came one installed.

Zesty
10-23-2011, 8:19 AM
The only night sites I own are a set of Meprolights and a set of Trijicons. The Meprolights have bigger and brighter dots for sure. The Trijicons are smaller and a bit harder to aquire quickly. The only reason I would go with the Trijicons would be if I wanted the smaller dots for some reason, like more precise target shooting.