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Night Sights vs Fiber Optic

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Addicted, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Addicted

    Addicted Dallas, OR Active Member

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    Want to put some new sights on my Glock 23. Not sure what to go with and would like some input. I don't take it to the range much....Mayber once every other month, but carry it daily.

    Which do you prefer for conceal carry, and what brand do you recommend?

    Thanks

    Todd
     
  2. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    I carry every day and I also shoot competitions, I prefer fiberoptics for comp pistol and trijicon night sights for my daily carry. I am out quite a bit a night with little to no light. I want to know where my shots are going and in low light I cant pick up the fiber optics nearly as fast as the trijicons.
     
  3. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    I think I had a similar question quite some time ago but for a home defense weapon, and the "consensus" was that night sights alone are not sufficient in an HD situation, you want to see where you're aiming and your target, and it came down to personal preference (night sights/fiber optic) and tactical light.
     
  4. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    Being out at night a lot, lighting your target and what's behind it is a huge deal. I use an Eagletac D25a light that is a single AA size light that puts out over 500lumens with a 14500 lithium battery.
     
  5. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    TRUGLO TFO will give you both.... youtube it. Also carry a good quality flashlight....fenix, 4sevens, surefire etc.
     
  6. CatCow

    CatCow Portland, OR Active Member

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    Yep, the TFO is awesome. I had them on the Glock 22 that I sold several years ago, very bright and easy to pick up. Why choose between fiber and tritium, get the one with both! LOL Everyone who shot that gun loved the sights. I ended up putting Trijicon's on the G19 that replaced the 22, and I'm going to try out an XS Big Dot on the 1911 I'm building right now, but the TFO is a great option that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
     
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  7. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    ^^
    For a self defense gun I like the nite sights on my Sig.
    For a target or hunting gun I would choose fiber optic.

    A combination site like a TRUGLO TFO seems to be the best of both worlds.
    If I was in the market now, I would get something like a TRUGLO TFO.
     
  8. brentb636

    brentb636 Holland, mi Active Member

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    I have the TruGlo TFO on my Sig P6, and in daylight the target acquisition is awesome. I'm 66 and my eyes aren't what they used to be. Best of both worlds, indeed, but also keep a small bright flashlight around, too .
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  9. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    +1 for the Truglo TFO sights. They are the best sights available in my opinion. Cheapest place to get them is Optics Planet. Your Glock 23 will take the TG131GT1 (Green on Green) or the TG131GT1Y (Green front, Yellow rear). I had the all green set on my previous Glock 19 and loved them.
     
  10. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actually you can get a set from Botachtactical for $80 it looks like, and not only do you get free shipping, but you get a 10% off while the discount is active.

    Here is the link.... hop on it while they are in stock and while the discount is active. :thumbup:
    TruGlo TG131GT1 TFO Tritium & Fiber Optic Gun Sights
     
  11. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I just opted for gold dot with a black battle sight for my Colt. We'll have to see how it works out!
     
  12. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Tru-Glo TFO's x whatever

    I've been running them on my Glock 17 for maybe 5 years now, and the only complaint I have was initially the rear site wouldn't stay tight and a few times during shooting it loosened up. I should have used some Loc-Tite to begin with and I wouldn't have had that problem.

    They are still bright to this day, and work extremely well, in high, low and no light conditions. I would recommend them to anyone.