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Posted: 4/3/2006 10:24:35 PM EDT
Hi. What is the difference (advantage or disadvantage) between fixed steel sights vs standard sights? I think steel sights is new, not sure, but it costs $20 more. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:39:03 PM EDT
the stock factory glock plastic sights are supposidly easier to fall/snap/break off during one-handed drills (using the rear sight to rack/clear malfunctions via your belt or shoe)

steel ones of course do not flex like plastic ones, so these are recommened for hard use
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:16:39 AM EDT
Is glock offering factory steelies now?

I've changed my Front sight to a steel, cuz I kept dinging the polymer sights up. The deformed sight pic drove me nuts.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:39:19 AM EDT
My G17 came with standard plastic sights...when I ordered my steel sights from Glock, they sent me the Meprolight night sights marked Glock.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:57:07 PM EDT
Thanks Alphaghost. Would you know if the glock 19 on topglock.com is steel or plastic sights? There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of info from glock.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:17:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 2:25:58 PM EDT by Gimme_A_Carbine]
I saw a Glock take a fall and the plastic rear sight flew the fuck off.

I want steels for this reason, though I love the sight picture afforded by the "goal post" rear sight, and I can't find anything comparable in steel.

Closest thing I've found are PT Night Sights. They're not quite it, but I think I could grow to like them.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:25:28 PM EDT
Yup. I found a nice steel front sight, but I can't find a steel rear. And I don't want night sights.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:26:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By demigod:
Yup. I found a nice steel front sight, but I can't find a steel rear. And I don't want night sights.



I think you can get a Heinie steel rear sight without tritium. Also, there is a thread right now about non illuminated steel sightsl.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:19:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gimme_A_Carbine:
I saw a Glock take a fall and the plastic rear sight flew the fuck off.

I want steels for this reason, though I love the sight picture afforded by the "goal post" rear sight, and I can't find anything comparable in steel.

Closest thing I've found are PT Night Sights. They're not quite it, but I think I could grow to like them.



Go to www.glockparts.com and go to their sights section for some standard Glock sights made in steel.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:31:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By unseenSNIPER:
Go to www.glockparts.com and go to their sights section for some standard Glock sights made in steel.



They're out of REAR sights in steel.

But thanks for the info. I'll check back periodically.
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