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(Review) Tritium night sights from AmeriGlo

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Mobius, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Ladies and Gents:

    I had the opportunity to review a set of night sights from AmeriGlo and thought I would share the results here:

    Brand - AmeriGlo
    Model - Pro I-dot
    MSRP - 120.00 (Can be found for less if you shop around)
    Host gun - S&W Shield 9mm

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    IMPORTANT! - AmeriGlo Strongly recommends professional installation and will not warrant sights that are damaged due to improper installation, abuse, or neglect.

    These sights use Trijicon inserts and are clearly marked. They have a nice balanced glow that is not overpowering but really begins to come out in low light situations when the sights could normally begin to wash out.

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    Likes:

    Two dot configuration - I love the Heine or straight 8 configuration instead of the 3 dots. It seems more natural and seems to make target acquisition faster

    High visibility front post - I really like that the front dot has a high visibility red/orange ring around it to greatly increase visibility in daytime hours.

    Excellent customer service.

    Dislikes:

    I had/have some concerns about the durability of the front sight post. I have installed several sets of night sights in the past and have always used a brass punch to very carefully drift the sights into place. However when I installed these I found that the next night the front sight was approximately half the brightness it initially had been and the following night was almost completely dark.

    After reaching out to AmeriGlo and providing pics and an explanation they replaced the front sight for me and explained that this is not the norm but explained that they do recommend the use of a sight pusher instead of the use of a punch.

    Overall:

    Even with the issue with the front sight I am still going to give this one 5/5 stars and would recommend these to anyone looking for night sights.

     
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  2. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I had 3 sets of night sight broken because the gun smiths used a punch. One was trijicon pro dots. If I remember right all night sight manufacturers recommend using sight tool. Punch can break the insert.
     
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  3. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Yeah, after this install, I doubt I will ever use a punch again.
     
  4. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I use a high dollar Beretta tool for the rear but the fronts or different makes I use a cheapo universal from fleabay.

    I prefer trij, but haven't had any issues with ameriglows either. Ameriglows on an AK and the woman's G42, trijicon on another AK,AR, and multi Brettas.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Preach it.
    I would imagine that you could smoke them.

    and add.. or toss it in the crickmud
     
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  6. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Actually on this set the outline you are referring to is a metal sleeve that is used to insert the vial into the sight.
     
  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I love my Pro I-Dots! I have them on two of my carry Glocks. I think the best part of the design is the front sight outline. I can see the front sight VERY clearly in sunlight with the orange outline. So they are good in low-light and in bright sunlight!

    One problem I've noticed is that I purchased two different sets from OpticsPlanet over a span of a few months. Ameriglo must have changed its design because on one the rear sight has a rounded notch and the other is completely squared. I, personally, strongly prefer the squared version.
     
  8. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Yeah, I could definitely get behind the ring being black to blend in.