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Pistol sights

Postby Drizzle on Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:05 pm

Had a mild disagreement with my brother tonight. He doesn't agree that blacked out rear sights and a bright front sight are the way to go, thinking that bright front and rears is where it's at, with three dots like tritium, or even the Glock factory U notch and white dot front.

I have found I shoot better with the rear blacked out. I have used dry erase marker before permanent sharpie to try this.

What say you, board posters? One bright dot, blackout rear, front and rear visible, or another choice?
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Pistol sights

Postby gun_fan111v2 on Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:31 am

Blackout rear sight works better for me as well, with white dot or white outline on the front sight. I either black out the rear dots or replace the rear sight.
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:30 am

What are sights?
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby Jackpine Savage on Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:31 am

I like blacked out rear sights too. Many years ago I did some low light shooting in a class with two tritiums in the rear. I couldn't tell whether the front sight was in between the the rear dots or one side or the other. I went to blacked out rear sights after that.
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby wrench on Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:42 am

definitely black rear with a bright front
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby TSKNIGHT on Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:52 am

My favorite pistol sights are single dot front and rear. Simply stack the dots. The current sights I have on my G19 are tritium sights from Suarez, but have seen other brands,
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby xd ED on Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:39 am

Holland&Holland wrote:What are sights?

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Re: Pistol sights

Postby LarryFlew on Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:14 pm

I prefer the other, fiber optics one color front and another color rear. In my case green front red rear.
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby westhope on Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:35 pm

For me it depends what my target is.

Bullseye: plain flat black front post and rear notch. Both serrated.

IPSC / IDPA: front red fiber optic, rear notch plain flat black serrated (maybe two rear green fiber optic).

Carry gun: front tritium inside a white ring, rear notch with two tritium inside a white ring. (Replace tritium every 7 years.)
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby crbutler on Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:10 pm

Best? Red dot.


Target (accuracy) serrated plain black.

Speed shooting games fiber optic front.

Night sights:
tritium dots with front and rear dots being different colors.
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby Rowdy Roddy on Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:32 pm

3 dots works for me. I can't see a black blade in the dark.
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Re: Pistol sights

Postby hammAR on Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:33 am

xd ED wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:What are sights?


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