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Old 12-02-2023, 12:14 PM
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Default Front sight with Green ring, Yellow, or Orange ring?

before i spend money in changing my home/self defense handguns' front sight, i'm curious which one is more easily recognize/pick up by the eyes?
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I like the hi-viz brand with the white ring around the green nite-hiviz front site.. YMMV..
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Old 12-02-2023, 4:00 PM
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i have x-ray currently installed on my hd guns. i also have the white outer ring for the rear sight. mix-matching them to see what easy for my eyes and finding out that x-ray front sight with sig night sight rear are good combo.
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I'm partial to green or orange. Def not yellow. And if you're colorblind at all, that can affect things. If one of the colors doesn't obviously "pop" more for you, then it probably isn't worth worrying about. Just pick your fav and go with that.

Note too that if you are ever thinking about mounting a red dot on the pistol, you might want to go with a more low key front sight. YMMV.
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it was cloudy today and looking out the kitchen window i was imagining the different color of leaves (green, yellow, red, orange, etc.) as my front sight. i noticed the yellow caught my eyes.

i'll compare it come monday when it's sunny and see what color pops more.
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Green is a no go if you will be shooting where there might be green foliage. It just disappears.
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Old 12-03-2023, 10:40 AM
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well, didn't expect it to be sunny this morning but it is so i look out from the kitchen window again and my eyes are drawn to bright colors like yellow/lime the same as yesterday when it was cloudy.

very interesting observation because i never thought of yellow/lime front sight , i'm always partial towards green or orange. need to do some more experiment against different background and lighting.
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It's mostly personal preference. However, the dot color is not related to the color of the target, but to your peripheral vision and how much it provides a subconscious visual cue as the sights enter your field of vision.

The reason for the competition-style "flat back and fiberoptic dot on the front" sights is to have a *single* visual cue of where the front sight is *before* it's lined up and *as* it is being brought to the index position. Even with one dot, you'll see two of them initially since your eyes are not focused on the dot until much later. If you had (all) three dots on the sights, you'd see six of them in your peripheral vision and it would defeat the purpose of the fast sight acquisition since you would have to use conscious processing to sort out all the dots.

Again, the dot is not really for aiming (although you could do it, technically), it's for faster target acquisition through visual reference of where the "aiming thingy" is. You still use your front and rear sights the way you'd use them without a dot. Even if you use the dot in a variant of "combat sight picture," it's still the front sight that defines POA/POI, not the dot itself. You are just using it to "cover the target" with the front sight.

At night, one can argue that three *tritium* dots are required and that's probably true, but that is a very special home defense case. When you cannot see your sights, you need something else to line them up. That's where *three* dots come into play, when it's not about the speed, but about the alignment. This would be true for any low contrast situation where the sights are not distinguishable from the background (e.g., hunting), but it is much more limited with self-defense handguns because you have to identify a very close target.

Just remember, outside of the low visibility situations (and you need enough ambient light to identify the target), the front sight dot is for speed, not aiming.
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Personal preference, blended or balanced by environment.

If you're predominantly in an area with trees, grasses and shrubs, green probably isn't a first choice. Likely orange is your best bet.

In an urban setting, orange is very good.

My eyes like neon green and neon yellow from Ameriglo and Trij. Those really pop for me. Others prefer orange.
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Hope the GBs aren't wearing these colors.
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[QUOTE=Barang;28254153]it was cloudy today and looking out the kitchen window i was imagining the different color of leaves (green, yellow, red, orange, etc.) as my front sight. i noticed the yellow caught my eyes.

Yes... Yellow is one of the fewer colors that could be in the backdrop of a target

I brushed yellow testers paint on a shotgun bead and man that really sticks out on a darker cloudy day or in twilight

white ? to many white internal walls... green? easier to lose outside in foliage... red? just doesn't grab the light as much.. Yellow? pops and doesn't blend into backdrops as easily

During the transition from full sunlight to total darkness iam sure different bands of light (which is basically color) leave the party at different times be interesting to know scientifically which ones are the last to fade away that are visible to our eyes

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For anything other than really close range/hd, I black my sights out so I get proper alighnment. Colored sights and night sights throw me off. I do like Taran fibers though, they are at the top of the front post.
For hd simple tritium front for night.

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In the olden days before the Hi-Speed-Low-Drag-Operators roamed the earth, someone realized that night sights of
any color were, (not meant for), inadequate for providing enough light to positively identify the target.

That realization forced the disappointed into learning how to shoot and reload a semiauto pistol while keeping the
flashlight in the dominate hand.

For revolver shooters and for clearing a malfunction we are still SOL unless or until we start agreeing with those other dudes.
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In the olden days before the Hi-Speed-Low-Drag-Operators roamed the earth, someone realized that night sights of
any color were, (not meant for), inadequate for providing enough light to positively identify the target.

That realization forced the disappointed into learning how to shoot and reload a semiauto pistol while keeping the
flashlight in the dominate hand.

For revolver shooters and for clearing a malfunction we are still SOL unless or until we start agreeing with those other dudes.
1) how do you shoot with the flash light in your dominant hand? (And why not use your support hand)

2) it is "dominant" (adjective or noun). "Dominate" (verb) is a different word. Back in the old days before high speed, low drag operators with bad grammar roamed the Earth, people knew this.
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Old 12-04-2023, 2:29 PM
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Whoops! Flashlight in non-shooting hand I meant to write.

And don't forget...Recharging the magazine with flashlight in non-shooting hand.
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And don't forget...Recharging the magazine with flashlight in non-shooting hand.
I would recharge the flashlight, my magazines are old school, no batteries.
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I think officially & scientifically, Green is generally the color that is most attractive to the human eye.

I've found that to be true and personally between a red or green holographic optic / dot, I much prefer green.

Unfortunately, the only way to be 100% sure is to try them out yourself - in the real world.

You will not have any issue trading / selling an optic here if you don't like the color you get.
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I?ve tried both the orange and the yellow Trijicon HD sights. I found I pick up the orange a lot easier. These sights also have a U Notch on the rear, so it is really easy to get lined up quickly for me.

I now have orange Trijicons on both my HK P2000?s and orange Ameriglo Trooper sights on my Glock 43X MOS and Glock 47. My wife also had me put the Trijicon orange HD on her Springfield Armory XD Subcompact.
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I would recharge the flashlight, my magazines are old school, no batteries.
Recharging the magazine is a OG technical term for properly inserting a magazine, that is currently loaded to its optimal functional capacity, when ammunition is available, into the magazine well. Watch Jim Caan do it.

See 5:20

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Recharging the magazine is a OG technical term for properly inserting a magazine, that is currently loaded to its optimal functional capacity, when ammunition is available, into the magazine well. Watch Jim Caan do it.

See 5:20
Uh, nope.
Is this the same type of terminology as using your "dominate" (shakehead) hand to hold a flashlight?

You might "recharge" the pistol by inserting a new magazine. "Recharging" a mag is loading rounds into a mag. Seems like you have some word soup floating around in your head, but it is not congealing.concealing.

Here's one article talking about recharging your handgun (not magazine).

https://www.ammoland.com/2023/03/4-p...#axzz8KzKb9fqf

P.S. You get no points for the old Caan clip! But it was a nice try.
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Wrong Osmilly.

You can have a loaded magazine without the firearm.

You can have a loaded magazine inserted & properly seated into in the magazine well, and then.....CLICK!

Whoa! Whoa!! Whoa! says ohsmilly. Number 1 malfunction on any range. Empty chamber. Especially with pump
action shotguns. No one saw that, right? Re-Shoot. Re-Shoot. Restart the timer.

Because you didn't do what, what's that word? Re-re-rech-ca...gah

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If one is going to be hawking attorney services and gun sales businesses, it's not a good idea to throw rocks at customers.
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I have Ameriglo Hackathorn Night Sights on the majority of my pistols. Orange ring. Picks up really bright during the day. Green dot in the center at night.
Rear sights are all black.
I do have XS Big Dots on one of my pistols. You basically put the front dot on the rear post..kinda like a lollipop. They aren't bad. But I still like the Ameriglo sights better.
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before i spend money in changing my home/self defense handguns' front sight, i'm curious which one is more easily recognize/pick up by the eyes?
You got to look yourself. Everyone?s eyes are different

My $0.02, green or red fiber with blacked out rear. Choose color you can pickup faster

Fiber will pick up your flashlight light, but same flashlight will wash out tritium front sight and it looks like a solid black front sight . Try in a low light class to experience yourself
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In the olden days before the Hi-Speed-Low-Drag-Operators roamed the earth, ...
Just yell at them to get off of your lawn, or fire two shotgun blasts into the air and you'll be good. Old school rocks!
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i guess green is for most people because majority of sights are green. and then there are few like me who's eyes are drawn to brighter colors such as yellow.
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I really like my Ameriglo with Orange front.

https://ameriglo.com/products/details/gl-433
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I'm somewhat colorblind. Red/orange sights are awful. Green looks more white/gray and doesn't stand out. Yellow is the way to go.
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If one is going to be hawking attorney services and gun sales businesses, it's not a good idea to throw rocks at customers.

This is not a new behavior, the majority of what @ohsmily does on this platform is belittle and posture. Really is just a pos from all I?ve ever seen him contribute, every once in a while he provides knowledge without trying to knock the other person down a few pegs. Pretty sure he got banned for a period because he was goading someone into meeting up in person over an online disagreement; guy should just get a permanent ban given he?s still an ahole to whoever he sees as an easy target and hasn?t changed his approach to communicating at all.


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