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Posted: 8/4/2010 1:36:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2010 10:27:49 PM EDT by GLOCKCRAZZ]
Can we get this started and get it tacked.
PICS AND REVIEWS ONLY.

I'll add the factory to start it off.


Link Posted: 8/4/2010 5:09:29 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/4/2010 9:21:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2010 9:32:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bluetick357:
Are those fairly easy to install?


i thought so, especially for not having access to a rear sight pusher. i didn't have any issues and this was my first attempt at replacing sights on any pistol. just go slow and take your time.
Link Posted: 8/5/2010 6:22:12 PM EDT
Meprolight TruDot on a G19 - I bought these after my stock rear came off. Seem to be pretty rugged, and are easy to see and use.




Link Posted: 8/8/2010 5:13:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2010 3:59:14 PM EDT by Beken]
Ameriglo Pro Operators
-Previous experience with regular Glock sights and SIG NS(Green/Green Meps I believe)

Bottom line, I like these sights. The Green/Green NS on the P226 weren't bad at all, but the yellow/green is a better combo IMHO... as is the white ring on the blade and "subdued" rears. During both daylight and lowlight shooting the front is clearly distinguished from the rear.

There is also a extra space on both sides of the front sight vs. standard Glock sights. The image below accurately demonstrates the actual sight picture on my G26.

The only maintenance issue I have had so far(1.5 yrs) is with the white ring. It's painted on(good thing), and I needed to freshen it up. This was easily accomplished with some White Out.


G26 Sight Picture



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Link Posted: 8/9/2010 8:54:20 PM EDT
Warren Tactical 2dot sights and Glock Factory night sights. Picture taken at arm's length to simulate correct proportions

Link Posted: 8/10/2010 11:46:56 AM EDT
Compared to the Factory Glock sights, ANYTHING else is better. Those Ameriglo Operators appear to be outstanding, with regards to as close to perfect a sight-picture as anything I've ever seen or used. Not too big, not too tall, not too wide (both front and back). If I were in need of a pair of Glock sights, they'd be at the top of my list.

Thanks to the original posters and their pictures. Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 5:55:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2010 3:44:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2011 7:55:42 PM EDT by Paz-man]
Here is my 2 Gen. Glock 19 with the XS Big Dot sights. As I said before, I'm not as good as James Yeager is, but I'm trying. I have done one match with them and they are fast to get hits on the target, but I did not have any luck with the five small steel plates?!?

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab87/Paz-man/handguns/G19042.jpg

Here is my target from just seven ( 7 ) yards when I shot my Glock 19 side by side with a Glock 17 for compairson. Here's a close up after the first five shots, Glock 19 on the left and the Glock 17 is on the right.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab87/Paz-man/handguns/G19059.jpg

After ten shots.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab87/Paz-man/handguns/G19061.jpg

And after fiveteen shots.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab87/Paz-man/handguns/G19062.jpg

These shots shown above were aimed with a slow string of fire, as you can see I had a tighter group with the factory sights on the Glock 17, then I did on my Glock 19 with the XS Big Dot sights. I did get hits with them on a small target area at a extended range and I am pleased with them, I'm just not "OverJoyed" with them. Here are some more targets I've shot with them, these were shot from the low ready position with a rapid string of fire, usually two or three shot's at a time (Hoping that I don't get kicked off the range for being so un-safe?). This way a box of ammo goes further and I get more mag reloading pratice. As you can see, I am able to get center-mass hits with no flyers. I think this is mostly due to pistol "Indexing" or "Pont Shooting". Whatever that is, it works! With the XS Big Dots you just have to cover the target with the front sight and press the triger.


And last but not least. . . .

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab87/Paz-man/IDFdrill.jpg

Link Posted: 8/14/2010 1:56:22 AM EDT


She's kinda cute.

(Looks like she is packing a 12ga pistol! Look at that bore!)
Link Posted: 8/14/2010 2:02:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:


She's kinda cute.

(Looks like she is packing a 12ga pistol! Look at that bore!)


No barrel in the 1911?
Link Posted: 8/14/2010 9:40:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:


She's kinda cute.

(Looks like she is packing a 12ga pistol! Look at that bore!)


Cute? that's what they want you to think.


It's not a 12 Ga, more like a 16
Link Posted: 8/14/2010 5:17:27 PM EDT


Novak's Fiber Optic front sight. Stock rear sight turned around.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 3:59:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2010 4:17:15 AM EDT by DasBulk]
Heinie Straight Eight Slant Pro w. Tritium on my carry 19
Thats a mouth full...
Short review. Don't have any serious complaints really. As long as you have a sight pusher and a flat file, they should install fine.
As far as range/target sights, they are fantastic.
As far as carry/CCW sights, they could be better.
The rear sight is perfect, serrated to almost negate any glare, and a single solitary dot/trit that keeps it simple.
The front sight, is the only short coming IMHO. Some people will love it. I however would like a more visible/contrasting sight.
Im considering painting it or something.
http://a.imageshack.us/img830/7365/img0505v.jpg
Kinda hard to get that front sight to focus on an iPhone.
http://a.imageshack.us/img29/1634/img0506w.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img412/338/img0507zz.jpg
180rnds at 30'
http://a.imageshack.us/img39/8673/rrfa.jpg
Yes, I had a random flinch fit for a magazine. Been about three months since I've put finger on trigger.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 1:09:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Maynard:

Originally Posted By emmetf:
Compared to the Factory Glock sights, ANYTHING else is better. Those Ameriglo Operators appear to be outstanding

They are.





I will second that.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 9:58:46 PM EDT
Ameriglo ProGlo Front, black rear. It's my carry piece , but I shoot comps with it too. Can't say enough good stuff about them. This thread = WIN.


Link Posted: 8/17/2010 10:34:15 AM EDT
How about the factory night sights?
Are they the same as the Meprolight Tru-Dots?
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 10:20:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By polymorpheous:
How about the factory night sights?
Are they the same as the Meprolight Tru-Dots?


For lack of a better term, "fo' 'sho".
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 8:44:13 PM EDT
XS Big Dots...



I ran these for a little over two years. These were the first non-stock sights I ever tried and the principle seemed solid at the time. What I came to learn over time was that they really only excelled at very close ranges, the kind of ranges where most trainers simply advocate using the rear of the slide as a reference to deliver shots very quickly as will be needed up close.

As the distances grew you took a hit in the accuracy department. This came to light when during a carbine course I ran out of ammo and had to transition to my pistol at the 75 yard line, while I was able to keep all 5 shots fired on the target it still didn't instill much confidence if I ever needed to make a hit from down the block or inside a school/mall/whatever.




That led to me trying out the Warren Tactical sights. I went with a tritium front and plain rear...



Right away I was really digging these. The extra light around the front allowed me to pick up the sight very quickly and increased my situational awareness. A flash sight picture comes very quickly while still allowing for VERY precise shot placement.




And now I am at the ideal solution IMO (note these are mounted on a M&P, not Glock) running a plain Warren rear with a fiber optic front...



The FO front helps draw my eye even faster while still providing all the benefits of the sights above. To offset the lack of tritium I run a pair of Crimson Trace grips for use in low light. About the only downside in my mind is with tritium it allows you to quickly locate the pistol in the dark if you are using it as a nightstand gun, though honestly there isn't much of an advantage to FO indoors anyway.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 6:45:46 PM EDT
Has or does anyone use the XS standard size dot sights?

I had the Warren sights with ( plain black rear and Red fiber optic front sight ) My eyes never were able to pickup the front sight ( wasted money )
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 10:16:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sharkbait:
Has or does anyone use the XS standard size dot sights?

I had the Warren sights with ( plain black rear and Red fiber optic front sight ) My eyes never were able to pickup the front sight ( wasted money )


for a while, i used the BIG DOT on a Sig 245. They were good, and easy as 'dot the i' for sight alignment. Brutal tho for any aiming beyond 30 yards, that is, to keep tight accuracy.

I now have the standard size XS on my XD9 serivce size, where they are working Great!!!
My G23 wearsTRU DOT nite sights, which are a fine set of 3 dotsights.
The G21sf I just picked up has a Trijicon front with the factory Glock plastic rear. I'm not that entheused with just the front sight lit, and will most likely go with the XS Standard dot setup when funds allow.

I wanted to go with the Heinies, but have read similar reviews as the poster above.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:57:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 1:58:09 AM EDT by TexasRifleman]

(picture taken at arms length)

Ameriglo Combat Target sights. Plain steel. I like 'em. I don't like anything on the rear except serrations, anything else distracts me.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:59:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/TexasPistols/2010%205%203%20Carry%20Gear/IMG_0144crop.jpg
(picture taken at arms length)

Ameriglo Combat Target sights. Plain steel. I like 'em. I don't like anything on the rear except serrations, anything else distracts me.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/TexasPistols/2010%205%203%20Carry%20Gear/IMG_0144cropresize.jpg


Very nice. Thats the .180 rear? I've been seriously considering getting that plain .180 rear plus a narrow tritium from for my Gen 4 19... After having used the Warren Tactical for a while I'm wanting something a bit lower profile on my carry gun.
Link Posted: 9/21/2010 10:57:18 PM EDT
Checkmate762 inspired me to give the TFOs a try, so I ordered two sets last week and just installed them today. Since my Sigs and HKs wear yellow/green Trijicons I decided to take that route for the sake of consistency. Can't wait to try them out-thank you Checkmate762!

G17 and G26 slide side by side. The OEM G26 front sight is next to the TRUGLO front sight to show the difference in sight radius:








Link Posted: 9/22/2010 5:47:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 9:07:22 PM EDT
Any reviews on the HiViz sights?
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 11:05:17 AM EDT
Very cool and useful thread. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/28/2010 6:53:29 PM EDT
Ameriglo PRO front (Green Square) and serrated rear sight!



Link Posted: 9/28/2010 8:45:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By aswrg7:
Any reviews on the HiViz sights?


I using a Hi-viz front with a Warren Tactical rear. Good combination.

Here's a poor photo. It look much better in person.

Link Posted: 9/28/2010 10:56:48 PM EDT
That's a good picture of the sight, at arms length. Brings out the true view.

Guys, if you're taking close up pictures, activate the macro on your camera. It helps keep the dimensions realistic with distance.




Originally Posted By Spoonylove:
Ameriglo PRO front (Green Square) and serrated rear sight!

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk413/Nachschock68/IMG_0759-1.jpg

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk413/Nachschock68/IMG_0760.jpg


Link Posted: 10/1/2010 9:31:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2010 5:26:20 AM EDT by Maynard]
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Link Posted: 10/2/2010 3:59:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2010 5:25:59 AM EDT by Maynard]
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Link Posted: 10/5/2010 9:37:53 PM EDT



10-8 serrated rear with .125" notch and Heine .215" tall front with tritium insert. I'm extremely happy with this setup. I find the tritium front stands out well during day or night and is easy to pick up at night without having tritium in the rear sight.
Link Posted: 10/7/2010 10:17:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2010 5:25:30 AM EDT by Maynard]
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Link Posted: 10/8/2010 5:25:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2010 8:09:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2012 9:55:42 PM EDT by topgunpilot20]
Dawson tritium front sight with Dawson plain black Charger rear on a G17:




Link Posted: 10/24/2010 1:25:34 AM EDT
Trijicon RMR LED 7.0 MOA



Link Posted: 10/24/2010 9:34:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2010 11:19:15 AM EDT by ruckup]
New combo I am trying.

XS Big Dot front and Ameriglo i -dot rear.

I had trouble with the Big Dot rear sight so I tried this. Works great!

Just drop the golf ball in the rear notch and shoot.

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Link Posted: 10/26/2010 11:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 5:43:59 AM EDT by Maynard]
I ordered myself a set of AmeriGlos "Hackathorn" sights last week, they showed up a few days later and while I put them on, I ran the camera some.
SO! Take from it what you will. Fair warning: I do not shut up and Im a little bit of a dork.

Video one. Since I don't know how to embed here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVg73-kY_8M

And video Two.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDk_Y4lWhcM


Dimensional pictures:
They speak for themselves.
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7602/img0704y.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7219/img0706j.jpg
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8459/img0707q.jpg
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5956/img0708sn.jpg

Continued.
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2113/img0709v.jpg
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/9522/img0710ud.jpg

Installed Pictures:
Front.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1830/dsc01834ka.jpg

POV.
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7092/dsc01830e.jpg

Trijicon Tritium.
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/487/dsc01829a.jpg

Sneak preview of the upcoming Glock Carbine in prototype camouflage!!


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Link Posted: 10/28/2010 12:12:10 AM EDT
Novak white dot front, plain black rear on my G19. Sorry for not being the best photographer.



Link Posted: 10/29/2010 9:15:26 PM EDT
One of the best sights is the standard glock sights on my 30 great point of sight picture, quick recognition. Wouldn't change to night sights or a 2 or 3 dot set up. I've tried the other variants and this is what I shoot the best. The other is just a waste of money. I paint all my sights to mock this set up.
Link Posted: 11/4/2010 8:57:29 AM EDT
I'm thinking about finally upgrading from the stock stuff on my 23. I'm looking at either an Ameriglo gl-112 front and gc-56r-180 rear OR the Ameriglo gft-113. Obviously the gft-113 is fiber optic while the other combo is tritium. Would I be better off with the tritium for my regular carry weapon? I'm not entirely sold on the fiber optic concept, mostly because I have never used a set of fiber optic sights.

I do like the idea of a squared front edge on the rear sight for clearing malfunctions. Otherwise I'd just go for the Ameriglo Hackathorn set.

This thread has been extremely helpful!
Link Posted: 11/4/2010 10:01:48 AM EDT
I just purchased the hackathorn set for my glock 20sf and was skeptic at first but they are great sights and I am very impresssed this is the first time I have used these sights I have always used the 3 dot sights, I can say I will order another set for my 29sf.
Link Posted: 11/4/2010 10:28:31 AM EDT


That set up looks amazing. My only question is if you don't have a rear sight anymore why do you still have a front sight?
Link Posted: 11/7/2010 1:47:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2010 12:44:26 PM EDT
Trijicon GL01 night sights. My personal favorite.

Link Posted: 11/25/2010 9:03:12 PM EDT
@ TX318... that's cheating haha
Link Posted: 12/6/2010 8:01:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2010 8:03:59 AM EDT by 57plymouth]
Ameriglo GL103. Green front and yellow rear. I didn't care about the color, the yellow rear set was a few dollars cheaper than the green rear set.

And yes, I know that I don't have my sight alignment right in this picture. It's tough to take a picture of the sights lined up correctly, when looking at a relatively small view finder screen. I'm a lover, not a photographer.



Link Posted: 12/7/2010 7:20:15 PM EDT
Ameriglo Pro front with standard glock rear. Sorry I took this pick with my cell phone so it isn't the best display of the sight picture:



Link Posted: 1/1/2011 10:30:16 PM EDT
Here are my ameriglo hakathorns. Held out at arms legnth right up against the wall so the front sight would be the one in focus.


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