Info later. Primary concern = coordination.
Stock white dot fixed
Stock white dot adjustible
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.Originally Posted by Charlie
Info later. Primary concern = coordination.
Thats what I thought.Originally Posted by Charlie
Originally Posted by 2400
Also depends on the use of the firearm in question. I would not want adjustable sights on a carry piece.
Originally Posted by MissouriMule
+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....
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
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?
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?Originally Posted by P97
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.Originally Posted by Shipwreck
yep, what he said..... :smt003 But I did vote for night, rather have them & not need them yada,yada, yada......Originally Posted by Thunderhawk
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!"
Lets get things rolling again. What about lazer sights?? I think their great and they work for me on a Ruger SP-101..
Nights Sight without a question.......
If they make them.......I have them......
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.
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.
I'm not big on night sights because they can give your position away. I'll take a flashlight anyday.
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.
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.
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.
The problem with the Big Dot sight is that it can create a "snag risk" depending on what type of holster you use.