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Old 05-09-2018, 3:48 PM
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Default Upgrading sights on a new Glock from the get go?

Is it adviseable to shoot the Glock first prior to upgrading to night sights?

I plan to have my LGS install for a minimal fee when I pick up next week?
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Why would you wait?
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Old 05-09-2018, 3:53 PM
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Don’t wait, just do it.

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Don't buy anything for it until you shoot it a few times. Then you will know if you want to keep it or not.
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Don't buy anything for it until you shoot it a few times. Then you will know if you want to keep it or not.
Except for Glock sights. Terrible out the box.
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For things like trigger or other "preference" stuff, I would say try it out first. For sights, you either want night sights or you don't. Better to get the sights now and get used to shooting with the new sights. Glock really needs to change their slogan from saying perfection. "It works" would be more accurate. The trigger and sights leave a lot to be desired.
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Don't buy anything for it until you shoot it a few times. Then you will know if you want to keep it or not.
Agreed. Stuff happens and occasionally once the new rubs off... It's not nearly as interesting.

But then again if you already know you're keeping it regardless, then by all means get the night sights done.

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Are you sure you want night sights? Perhaps the fiber optic front sight together with serrated rear sight could be a better option for you.
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Just put trijicon hd xr on one of my glocks. First time I deviated from the fiber front/ black rear. The front blade on the new xr is thinner. Best night sights I've ever used, and more precise too
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Do it. And while you’re add it, consider upgrading the gun. See if your gunshop sells SIGs, CZs, or 1911s. You’re welcome.
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All my clocks have the same trijicon sights.. same platform.. same sights and sight picture
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Just put trijicon hd xr on one of my glocks. First time I deviated from the fiber front/ black rear. The front blade on the new xr is thinner. Best night sights I've ever used, and more precise too
I was actually considering one as they had one in the shop. Pricey at $149 though.
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Old 05-09-2018, 6:16 PM
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I do it right away.

I typically go with a steel front white dot sight from Glock and plain steel black notch from I forget the brand.

The steel white dot sight from glock is slightly different than the plastic one and is easier to sight imo. I tried fiber optic and tritium but didn't like them as much as the white dot, with plain notch at the rear.

All my pistols have the same sight picture except for two which have target sights.

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Do it. And while you’re add it, consider upgrading the gun. See if your gunshop sells SIGs, CZs, or 1911s. You’re welcome.
Lol. I have a feeling that this thread will quickly jump to three pages.
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Lol. I have a feeling that this thread will quickly jump to three pages.
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I own several Glocks so I don't really wait. If this is your first Glock then see if you like it first. Some people will be put off by the staple gun trigger and ergos meant for tiny hands.
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That's ok if OP wants to spend more money on his new Glock because it will make someone really happy when he sells it for $500 with all the upgrades as everyone knows Glocks are only worth $400-$450.
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Is it adviseable to shoot the Glock first prior to upgrading to night sights?

I plan to have my LGS install for a minimal fee when I pick up next week?
Don't do it.

Night sights provide benefit for aiming in twilight only. They also help you find the gun in the dark.

At night you will be able to see your sights, but you won't be able to see your target. That creates very accurate random shots.

Send it out for an RMR slide cut and get a red dot on that sucker to start with. With the addition of a rail light, you'll be able to see your target in the dark and the dot will put your shots on the money.

Or, you could just get the f'ing gun and shoot the crap out of it to decide if you really like it and what you want to do with it.
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Get those POS plastic Glock sights swapped out for some decent sights. Get a light instead of night sights. If you’re using your firearm for HD, target discrimination is very important in low light situations. You don’t want to harm a loved one by mistake.

Get some decent sights and then get a light. Don’t need to wait. Stock Glock sights suck.
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Do it! 10-8 black out rear and green Dawson FO front
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Yes, do it.
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That's ok if OP wants to spend more money on his new Glock because it will make someone really happy when he sells it for $500 with all the upgrades as everyone knows Glocks are only worth $400-$450.
You obviously haven’t been to the Calguns marketplace. Home of the $500 and up Glocks(all stock) that sell new for $425-500. Lol
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Just buy this Glock 17 and you'll have your black gun, 6 extra magazines and Trijicon night sights for only $550.

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Don't do it.

Night sights provide benefit for aiming in twilight only. They also help you find the gun in the dark.

At night you will be able to see your sights, but you won't be able to see your target. That creates very accurate random shots.

Send it out for an RMR slide cut and get a red dot on that sucker to start with. With the addition of a rail light, you'll be able to see your target in the dark and the dot will put your shots on the money.

Or, you could just get the f'ing gun and shoot the crap out of it to decide if you really like it and what you want to do with it.
I am awaiting delivery of a TLR-8. What’s the best bang for the buck red dot available at midway or optic planet?
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Get some Trijicon novak sights and be done. Mine still have some illumination after 15 years.
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Change the sights in the car when your on your way home from picking up the gun. Thats how sucky Glock sights are.

Vickers U notch with tri, fiber or gold bead all rock. Have a set of each and a drawer with Dawson, hi-viz and stock sights that the Vickers replaced. They are that good.
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They'll probably fall out before you get a chance to shoot it. I think Glock throws ****ty sights on their guns because they know people are going to replace them so it helps keep the cost low.
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All my clocks have the same trijicon sights.. same platform.. same sights and sight picture
That's really gotta help with telling the time!
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I"m going to have to disagree with everyone here...i think the glock sights are perfectly fine for regular shooting.

For some sort of a tactical/hd situation...it helps to have blackout rears and a brighter colored front sight but otherwise....its a waste of money.

Some people complain about the sights being plastic....so what! Unless you're planning on using them as a hammer, they will last a very long time.

Save your money and buy more ammo.
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I"m going to have to disagree with everyone here...i think the glock sights are perfectly fine for regular shooting.

For some sort of a tactical/hd situation...it helps to have blackout rears and a brighter colored front sight but otherwise....its a waste of money.

Some people complain about the sights being plastic....so what! Unless you're planning on using them as a hammer, they will last a very long time.

Save your money and buy more ammo.
I’ve actually used my G19 as a hammer to tap out a really tight takedown pin
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if I cared/used my g19 more, I probably would have done it the very week I picked it up. As it is now though, it's my throwaway piece that I use to let my friends dink with if I go to a range with them. I put a black marker to the back U, put a TLR-1 on it and tossed it in the safe
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Glock plastic sights are junk imo. After 30 minutes of drawing from a kydex holster, the front plastic sight looks like a shotgun bead.
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What everyone else said about factory plastic sights. I'm not a fan of night sights/don't think they're worth the cost, personally, but factory Glock steel sights alone are a dramatic upgrade.
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HICKCOCK45 has the factory original plastic sights on most of his GLOCKS, and he also does a lot of holstering & concealed carry

his sights seem to be holding up quite well? and his have lots of use, he says he prefers the OEM sights that come with the gun and doesnt have a problem with them?

then I often hear of people on forums that say the plastic sights broke the first time they used it, almost like they intentionally damaged the sight to have an excuse to replace them with more expensive sights?
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What do you need sights for. Rob Leatham says Aiming Is Useless.

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HICKCOCK45 has the factory original plastic sights on most of his GLOCKS, and he also does a lot of holstering & concealed carry

his sights seem to be holding up quite well? and his have lots of use, he says he prefers the OEM sights that come with the gun and doesnt have a problem with them?

then I often hear of people on forums that say the plastic sights broke the first time they used it, almost like they intentionally damaged the sight to have an excuse to replace them with more expensive sights?
Well, Mike Hughes, of Top Shot fame, got his GM in USPSA Production using a Glock 19 that is ALL stock (which includes the sights)...

I got Sharpshooter (about 10-seconds shy away from 'Expert') in my first classifier under IDPA using a full stock Glock 34; my second GSSF match at Burro Canyon, I placed 22/133 in Civilian division and 31/107 in the Competition division using a Glock 19 with stock sights. I can manage 2-inch group at 10-yards slow fire with stock sights. So, what again is the problem with "stock" sights?

I'm not saying that one shouldn't upgrade the sights of the Glock (my USPSA match pistol using a Vogel Dynamics' fibre optics sight); but people see it as a huge problem that needs to be fixed from the get-go.

As some have already mentioned - shoot it first, learn what is possible with the stock sights, then, decide whether to upgrade or not. It's NOT really difficult to upgrade the sights on a Glock, anyhow.


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