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View Poll Results: Meprolight or TruGlo Nightsights for my Kahr P45?
Meprolight 1 14.29%
TruGlo 4 57.14%
Something else (please say in reply) 2 28.57%
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Old 11-21-2022, 2:47 PM
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Default Opinions & Experience on Meprolight & TruGlo Night Sights for Kahr P45

I have decided to upgrade to night sights on my Kahr P45.

It's down to two brands - Meprolight, and TruGlo. There is a poll also.

If you have a different recommendation, let me know that also.

Here are links to the the two different sets:

Meprolight Product Webpage
Better Pics from Vendor Webpage

TruGlo Product Webpage
Different Info on Vendor Webpage

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Old 11-22-2022, 9:23 AM
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No one has experience with either of these?!?
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Old 11-27-2022, 4:07 AM
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Don't have a P45, but do have a cw9 and pm9. I use the Truglo sights Kahr sells on their website. They do the job, and have had no issues with them.

Meprolights are on all of the other night sighted pistols that we have. Again, they do the job, with no issues.

Quality seems about the same. Brightness is good, but hard to compare because some of the sights are near the end of their lives, while others are brand new.

That said, the TruGlo Pro front sight on the CW9 has a ring around the tritium vial so it looks a bit larger, and is easier to pick up in daylight. The size seems to be about the same in the dark. I'm thinking about replacing the dim 12+ year old sights on the PM with a these.

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Old 11-27-2022, 5:51 AM
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IMHO any brand of night sights are a waste of money. By the time your sights start to glow you're not able to positively ID the threat and if you deploy white light your glowing sights will disappear. You'd be better served with a fiber optic front, blacked out rears and using a flashlight technique that illuminates the front sight as well as your target. A red dot is a great option, but for some there is a learning curb that requires continuous dryfire to stay proficient.

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Old 11-27-2022, 8:29 AM
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Have TruGlo Tritium Pro on my P45 since March of 2019, I really like them, and they are still bright.
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Old 11-27-2022, 12:54 PM
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I suggest a hand light for night shooting.

Try your gun fight skills at night and you will see no real advantage having GITD sights. No point unless you can ID the target and if you can do that you won't need'em anyway.

Try them in pitch black/twilight/dusk whenever and the experience will teach you what I'm tryin to say.

*they do work great in the daytime, so they are not a total waste of cash.
*I have used/owned them and never replace them.
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Old 11-27-2022, 9:38 PM
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My P45 I just got a couple months back has the Truglo night sights from factory. They’re really nice sights. Kind of a big dot up on the front sight pulls your eyes right to it. My Kahr P380 has the same sights and I shoot that a lot and love them.
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Old 12-26-2022, 7:47 PM
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I'm running XS Big dot sights. I like them a lot.
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