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 Glock 19 Suppressor Sights? Necessary or Not?
bobmysterious  [Team Member]
4/27/2010 1:39:09 PM EST
So I'm going to be suppressing a G19 which I just bought. It has the stock sights currently, and I'm trying to decide if I should put some standard night sights on it or some raised suppressor sights. So far, the Ameriglo suppressor sights have been the only set that I've found. My question to y'all is whether the raised set is necessary or if a set of standard night sights would suffice. Now I know that a good bit of this is suppressor dependent. I'm most likely gonna get a TiRant. Any advice or experience would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time y'all.
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USMC_2674  [Member]
4/27/2010 2:08:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By bobmysterious:
So I'm going to be suppressing a G19 which I just bought. It has the stock sights currently, and I'm trying to decide if I should put some standard night sights on it or some raised suppressor sights. So far, the Ameriglo suppressor sights have been the only set that I've found. My question to y'all is whether the raised set is necessary or if a set of standard night sights would suffice. Now I know that a good bit of this is suppressor dependent. I'm most likely gonna get a TiRant. Any advice or experience would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time y'all.


I find that I don't need raised sights... I just use the sights anyways through the suppressor body :)

Good enough for hitting all kinds of animals and targets even out to 50 yards.

Semper Fidelis,

Kent
benjio  [Member]
4/27/2010 2:48:10 PM EST
If you're gonna buy a set of night sites for it, might as well get the tall-boys... I would; in fact I will be getting the tall Ameriglo's for my P228 in the near future. So far, they're the only tall night sites I've found.
TheSpaniard  [Member]
4/27/2010 4:58:55 PM EST
I use regular height sights and look through the can. Yet one more reason to shoot with both eyes open

If you do elect to get raised night sights, go with Ameriglo. Rick Callahan is the man!
dtgman227  [Team Member]
4/27/2010 5:20:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheSpaniard:
I use regular height sights and look through the can. Yet one more reason to shoot with both eyes open

If you do elect to get raised night sights, go with Ameriglo. Rick Callahan is the man!


I look right through the can as well.
Walkure  [Team Member]
4/27/2010 6:15:43 PM EST
Tall sights are unnecessary for "combat accuracy" - if you just want to shoot plates and make COM shots, there isn't a definitive need for raised sights. If you want to be able to acheive the absolute most out of your pistol - in terms of absolute accuracy, that only really matters on the range - then you will want sights that will clear the can.

Both of my 9mm pistol hosts feature tall sights; however, one is a dedicated suppressor host; I don't use that pistol unsupressed and the other has two complete slide assemblies - one with a threaded barrel, adjustable tall sights, and a lighter recoil spring assembly, while the other is completely stock. I run both of them in local bowling bin matches, where we will also throw out a few empty 12 ga hulls for fun; hitting the pins was no problem before I got the tall sights, but hitting the shotgun shells was a bitch.

For a general-purpose gun that just happens to be suppressed some times, I would not get extra-tall sights.
murderman  [Team Member]
4/27/2010 8:11:25 PM EST
Another sight "through the can" guy here, particularly when superimposing dominant eye tritium with non-dominat eye helmet-mounted NV since one doesn't really see the can or the weapon much using such technique....only the sights and the target.
BookHound  [Team Member]
4/28/2010 1:32:29 AM EST
I don't use raised sights on my suppressed G19. No problems shooting it without the taller sights. I use an AAC Evo-9, AAC TiRant9 and SWR Trident9 mostly.

Taller sights might drag inside holsters if you ever plan to also carry the weapon when not using the suppressor. So, keep that in mind.

Mark
OfficerLow  [Member]
4/28/2010 7:51:06 AM EST
Not sure of the dimensions of the TiRant, but the Ameriglo suppressor sights do not clear the top of a SWR Trident. Although, the gun does look cool with them.




Mountain1  [Member]
4/28/2010 1:39:47 PM EST
I have the same set up with the trident and tall sights +1
bobmysterious  [Team Member]
4/28/2010 5:05:19 PM EST
Thanks for all of the replies y'all. I think I'm gonna go with the Ameriglo Operators. Seems like they'll be a bit more versatile than the raised sights, and I'd imagine that with some practice "looking through" the can will work out just fine. Oh yeah, Post #400!
eric10mm  [Team Member]
4/29/2010 10:12:08 AM EST
XS Big Dot, looking through the can.
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