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What is your favorite pistol sight set up?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Pynghunter, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. JT

    JT If you can't say something nice ... Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    On my G19, XS DXT2, tritium dot with orange ring front, shallow notch rear with tritium center vertical bar

    On my Springfield 9mm 1911, fiber optic front over Harrison u-notch rear

    On my Hellcat, stock white rimmed u-notch rear, tritium dot with luminescent green ring front

    All my sights are for quick acquisition rather than accuracy.

    (Well, I do have target sights on my Ruger Mk II. :) )
     
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  2. fsj80

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    Never go full Derek on anything :D
     
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    NKD Senior Member Benefactor Kimberless Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Good advice to remember.
     
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    Green fiber front with blacked out rear.
    The setup works great during the day and the green picks up enough light in lower light or with a weapon light in the house to still draw your eye to it.
     
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    Pynghunter Happy to be here

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    I was wondering about a fiber optic front being picked up with a weapon light. Anybody else support that?
     
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    Nebowictz New Member

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    With a 200 lumen weapon light in my house the green picks up but a red did not at all.
     
  7. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Truglo TFX are huge footprint but I kinda like having the Fiber and the tritium also. Neither one makes up for point shooting practice at 3 yards.
     
  8. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Black U notch rear......King Gold bead reflector front.
     
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    bigfelipe Phil-osopher... Charter Life Member

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    I use I-Dot Pro orange fronts with Warren Sevigny rears on everything but my little guns. They get CAP sights...


    I particularly love those sights for small guns. They line up nicely in low light and the eye makes sense of the sight picture easily.
     
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    From a self-defense perspective to develop muscle memory instead of traditional aiming I have a Glock 22 with a smooth slide, no sights on it. I used to train with that almost 3 times a week.

    On my daily carries I have Dawson Precision night sights on the CZ and Trijicons on the Shield.
     
  11. JustKeepSwimming

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    Nice thread. I have never really looked at or considered a U-Notch rear sight but now I am researching the heck out of it and I think I like the idea for EDC.

    I'm about to replace the OEM sights on a few Glocks and that Ameriglo set @fieldgrade referenced looks like something I would like to try.

    The "u-notch vs square notch" rear sight differences/choice is interesting.
     
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  12. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I think once you find a front sight with a paired rear u-notch you like you won’t go back to square notches.

    My rear sight u-notches are about .02 wider than my front sight blades. I think that set of Ameriglos I posted is .140 wide front sight blade, and the rear notch is .160.

    On my 1911’s I have been running a .120 wide front sight blade, and .140 wide u-notches.
     
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    Once you go U notch you never go back. LOL
     
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  14. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I have a gun set up thusly by King Sight Company....in around 1930.
    U notches are wonderful.....not much new under the sun...……..
     
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    JustKeepSwimming Deplorable Ammosexual Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Thanks for the reply Ash. Curious if you ever had the opportunity to try the "green tritium/orange outline" offering vs the "green/lime outline" you settled on?

    Some reviews I have read state that the green/lime is hard to pick up in sunlight while others say the green/orange outline washes out in the same conditions. Damn internet reviews. I'd rather hear the opinion of folks I trust. Thinking I might have to grab one of each and see for myself I suppose.
     
  16. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    The lime green darn near glows in the dark and/or bright sunshine. It really pops. Plus the lab engineers at Sylvania where I worked from 79-89 as an industrial/commercial lighting rep told us green is the easiest color for the human eye to see.

    My favorite blaster for the past several years, G43 Talo has the orange set up and I won’t change it because it darn near shoots itself, but the lime green I installed on my G48 is REALLY bright.
     
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  17. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    I've run a timer on folks running both, not intentionally looking at their sights. The green surround never really stood out. The orange I couldn't ignore, which is why I bought it. Complete opposite of my experience with fiber optic fronts.
     
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  18. JustKeepSwimming

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    Thank you for your input gentlemen. Very much appreciated.
     
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    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    G48 with green Ameriglo on left, G43 with orange Ameriglo on right, in low light.

    But enough light so you can’t see the tritium glow.

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