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Offline EastKY_DO

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Adjustable Night Sights
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:42:52 am »
I've been thinking about adding adjustable Meprolights to my old 2nd gen mod 20, with the intention of using it at a trail / hunting gun.  What do you fellas think about that?  Is it a worthwhile investment or a waste of money.  I've several other handguns for use on the trail.  Mostly revolvers: Redhawk, Super Blackhawk, Blackhawk in 45 and in 357, Vaquero 45.  However the revolvers are considerably heavier than the model 20, so I was thinking that it might be a lighter option.
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Re: Adjustable Night Sights
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 01:32:12 pm »
Have you shot it with your load of choice to see where it hits with the existing sights?  They may be on and you won't need adjustables.  Out of those choices I would pick the G20 b/c of weight, capacity and potential power depending upon which load you choose.




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Re: Adjustable Night Sights
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 05:28:16 am »
I'm a fan of adjustable sights. Some of the current ones available are almost as rugged as fixed models. Very few pistols shoot exactly to the factory sights with my loadings. I'd go with the meprolights.
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Re: Adjustable Night Sights
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 10:49:43 am »
THE Meprolight adjustable night sights work great on my G20. Matter of fact the pistol was made with them by Glock and were dead on the money when I got the pistol 20[?] years ago. I told Glock i wanted real-honest-to-god steel adjustable sights [ NOT that plastic crap...]  and that is the way it came directly from Glock. The night sights inserts were tossed in as an after thought I guess as I did NOT order them.

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Adjustable Night Sights
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 07:37:30 pm »
Well, I don't know what trails you're traveling down; but, personally, I much prefer your revolver choices over a G-20 for woods travel.  Adjustable night sights on a Glock?  What, the heck, for! 

OK, I just checked.  Assuming you are, in fact, in Kentucky I'm going to say that a G-20 would be OK.  The adjustable night sights?  That's still an oxymoron to me.   

Night sights might, also, get you in trouble in the woods.  I once had to fire in the dark at a rapidly incoming target.  For a brief moment I lost my sight picture.  Know why?  I lost the target behind the brilliant green glow of my Meprolight front sight.  If I would have fired at that exact moment, the target would NOT have been where I expected it to be; and, the first 3 rounds would have missed - clean.  :o 
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Re: Adjustable Night Sights
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 05:57:28 pm »
I use them and I like them.  The 3 dots work better for me than the cup and ball.

I want my guns to hit POA at distances much greater than the SD standard of 12 feet.  This requires adj sights esp with the extreme bullet weights on the market.

If nothing else, night sights make it easier to locate my gun in the dark. 
My wife says, when a noise wakes her in the middle of the night, it is reassuring to see those glowing lights on my nightstand.

I've used mine in almost total darkness and they are nowhere-near bright enough to blind me.  The flash from the muzzle is much brighter.

If you put them on your gun, then decide you don't like them, simply replace them with the original sights (or something else) then sell them.  You can recover most if not all of your money.