View Poll Results: What type of sights do you prefer on a handgun?

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  • Stock white dot fixed

    21 11.11%
  • Stock white dot adjustible

    20 10.58%
  • Night Sights

    121 64.02%
  • Black Sights

    9 4.76%
  • Fiber Optics

    17 8.99%
  • XS Sights

    1 0.53%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    The front sight is staked in so I may have to have somebody put it on. How much trouble is removing and replacing a "staked in" front sight?
    It's pretty easy to swap out if you have some coordination and a few tools. You will need a front sight staking tool, Brownells sells them. Let me know if you need more info.

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    Info later. Primary concern = coordination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Info later. Primary concern = coordination.
    Thats what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    Depends on the gun, you need a mulitple choice poll.

    Also depends on the use of the firearm in question. I would not want adjustable sights on a carry piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriMule
    Also depends on the use of the firearm in question. I would not want adjustable sights on a carry piece.

    +1 on that! UNLESS they are the MMC sights.

    I think it was mentioned before.......its awful comforting when you wake to a bump in the night, to look over on the night stand and see 3 little glowing dots....

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    My eyes prefer the plain Novak rear sight and a white dot in the front. My eyes also like the rear sight opened up so I can see light around the front sight. Regards, Richard

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    I realized some people would state "it depends on the gun," or offer other reasons to vote for more than one type. But, I was talking in general terms guys.

    OVERALL, what do you prefer?

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    I have the Fiber Optic on my CCW. I like it a lot. It shows up good in low light and works good in full daylight also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P97
    I have the Fiber Optic on my CCW. I like it a lot. It shows up good in low light and works good in full daylight also.
    Is that a change a user can do, or does it need to be done by a smith?

    One thing I like about the P99 is that the user can make all sight changes/adjustments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Is that a change a user can do, or does it need to be done by a smith?

    One thing I like about the P99 is that the user can make all sight changes/adjustments.
    Anyone can do it. Just have to have a small punch to knock out the pins that hold the front blade in, and replace them after putting in the new blade. Several companies handle the sights for a variety of guns.

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    Bump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderhawk
    If the weapon is for self-defense then sight may not matter. Mr Badguy will probably be too close for sights.
    yep, what he said..... :smt003 But I did vote for night, rather have them & not need them yada,yada, yada......

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    I like the adjustable white dots. I had night sights until I got a chance to see a set under night vision. Might as well have a huge neon arrow that says "Here I am!"

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    Talking Lazers

    Lets get things rolling again. What about lazer sights?? I think their great and they work for me on a Ruger SP-101..

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    Nights Sight without a question.......

    If they make them.......I have them......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright View Post
    Smith & Wesson persisted in putting a red insert in their front sight blades. You are supposed to see a thin black strip above the red, but I never could. I could never hold as precise elevation with these red inserts, so had them removed from my guns. The all-black Ruger sights worked best. The white outline sights never gave me as sharp a sight pictue as plain black. Even early morning or late evening, I still prefer black.
    Some of us prefer those red insert and white outline sights. I know I do.

    I can't justify the extra money for night sights when I can see them just fine when I illuminate my target with my Maglite. As handy as they may be.

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    Night sights

    Tritium.
    Not a lot of lighting situations where they help, but in that narrow band, where plain black sights disappear but you can still identify your target, they are fantastic.
    In a gunfight, you don't need to use your sights, unless you are one of those finicky people who actually wants to hit what you are shooting at.

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    For combat shooting (IPSC style) I prefer white dot on front sight only. Three dots slow me down while my old eyes and mind try to figure out which is the front one. If you are holding correctly and see the front sight on target its good to go.

    For precision I prefer all black.

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    I'm not big on night sights because they can give your position away. I'll take a flashlight anyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    I'm not big on night sights because they can give your position away. I'll take a flashlight anyday.
    You must be silent like a ninja and have night vision equipment, to boot .

    Pistols in the hands of law-abiding citizens are reactive weapons, generally used in compressed time frames against unexpected attacks. If you're worried about "giving away your position," one of a couple of things must have happened.

    1. You're hunkered down a defensive position with your pistol. Your pistol should be pointed at the door or other access point, where you expect the intruder to appear. No chance of giving away your position here with night sights, since they will be pointed away from the access point and toward your own eyes.

    2. You're stalking through your house seeking a fight with an intruder. Aside from being borderline suicidal, if you have time to go on the offensive looking for a bad guy you should have a long gun - preferably with dot sight - and not some dinky pistol (with or without night sights).

    3. You're stalking a bad guy in complete, total darkness armed with a pistol. If it's not totally dark, he can see you anyway. If it is totally dark, you can't move without bumping into something, giving away your position. Or you can use a flashlight and "flicker and move" - which also gives away your position.

    The idea of avoiding night sights for fear of giving up some ephemeral tactical advantage seems silly unless you're a real-deal spec ops guy. And I note that most of those guys have night sights on their pistols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    You must be silent like a ninja and have night vision equipment, to boot .
    Never heard of a fat ninja before. The reason I said that is because I was at the outdoor range with my son when it got dark to shoot some tracers and I was around 20 feet behind him and saw his sights very clear and I don't see well in the dark any more after my 50th b-day. You can't turn them off like a flash light.

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    I gues I'll vote white dot adjustable because that's the sight type I use, but you forgot about other modifications like Bright Sights, which I use on the stock 3-dot. It's not luminescent by any means, but it makes a huge difference in sight visibility.

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    I have Lasermax in my G19 & G26, but I just ordered a set of Trijicons.

    I'm not sure which Glock they're going on, probably the 26. I also just ordered a pack of Nitesiters, How can you go wrong for $10. My indoor range is a litte on the dark side.

    I also have a Taurus .38 Special Ultra Lite with a Crimson Trace laser. I'm hoping I can attach a Nitesiter to the front sight. My Taurus Judge has a red fiber front sight, which is fine if there is some available light, but since it carries mostly .410's, it's for point and shoot not aim and shoot!

    These old eyes need all the help they can get.

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    The problem with the Big Dot sight is that it can create a "snag risk" depending on what type of holster you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAS T MAG View Post
    My Taurus Judge has a red fiber front sight, which is fine if there is some available light, but since it carries mostly .410's, it's for point and shoot not aim and shoot!
    What kind of pattern does it throw at a predictable HD distance?
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