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Time for me to get rid of the factory jobs on my Glock & XD. Don't know which way to go.... Trijicons, Mepro's, Tru-Glo, XS????? I was thinking Mepro's for the Glock, since they make the upgrade that Glock puts on as a factory unit & XS with a Big Dot front sight on my XD subcompact as it is more of a close-up work piece. What do you run/recommend? Why? +/-
 

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For my carry pistol.....my priority is brightness. In a self defense situation......I'd estimate that the odds you're actually aiming are slim. So sight alignment will be peripheral at best. I have green/green Glock Night Sites on my 23 and 22 because they're bright and they have a low profile for easy holstering/carrying convenience.

For a plinker or competition pistol.....obviously, the priority is greatly different. I'd go with Ameriglo, or whatever company it is that has the wide rear notch and skinny front post. Having space on either side of the front post is a huge alignment aid (at least for me) as it also gives you a better view of the target.

But again, two different scenarios with different needs. Well....when it comes to sights.....they're only a 'need' in one of the above scenarios.
 

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I am pretty bad when it comes to this topic because I only have one set of aftermarket sights. I have a set of Meprolight on my Glock 19 that I really like. They are nice and bright and I haven't had an issue with them snagging on anything. I would love to get a set of Big Dot for my Glock 36. I am not too happy with the stock Glock sights. It's something about that goal post I think. My Colt is also stock but it is a 3 dot system that I do like and I'm not sure if my S&W Model 60 can fit a different front sight? Can anybody answer that? It's my only wheel gun and I don't know too much about them. Forget about my P3AT.
 

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I have Glock night sights, Trijicons and TruGlo TFOs on my various Glocks and Kahr pistols. I like them all actually. But, I have to say the TFOs are a very bright green, day and night, due to their fiber optic design. Really catches your eye. Gets a lot of notice at the range.
 

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All of mine have factory sights on them . I dont really use the Night sights dunno why either. I figure for the 100+ i spend on sights i can buy ammo and become more proficient with my firearm. This is just my :2cents:
 

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Meps for me. They use the same tritium supplier Trijicon uses and charge $20 less.
 

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I went with Glock NS on all of my Glocks. They are plenty bright for me and the price is right if you buy them and have them installed at the mother-ship in Smyrna. About $65 installed if my memory serves me.
 

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My 220 has night sights that are good after 10+ years. Not sure if they're factory or not. Still glow pretty well, but I'm sure not as bright as when they were new.

My PT145 has the factory Heinie "Straight 8". They took a little getting used to, but once I did, it's easy enough to be accurate enough.
 
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