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And NO ONE is going to comment on how old the Glock looks . . . right, Tam? Because, um, it's not . . . THAT old.Shootin' Buddy
Is it just me, or are the older model Glocks the most comfortable to hold? I need to replace the tritium sites on my G17, and I've been looking at something similar. I can't stand the default sites, as I have a bad habit of lining up the front dot with the top of the U... It slows me down a bit at qualifications.
Uhhh, reminds me, I think I'm due for a new set... 9ish years... I think?
Front sight's visibly cocked enough to the right that I feel less bad about shooting an inch to the left at 7 yards...
Mark the date they were installed and see how long before one of the FO tubes comes out.I have a set, with the front Tritium insert, on my Sig 239 carry gun.The front FO tube was the first to go, after a year or so. I had to send the slide in because that was the FO/Tritium setup.All was good for awhile. About a year ago one of the rear tubes flew out. I actually have it on tape as I was filing a review at the time. (Still not posted yet though).Just something to be aware of.Rob (Trebor)
If I had a Glock 17 and was contemplating getting new sights, I would consider Tritium illuminated XS Systems Standard Dot Sights.http://xssights.com/
Don't get the 'age' crack. Mine is the mod 0 G17, one of the first, when they were still hand-wringing about it's ability to slip through metal detecters unseen. Other than the flimsy OEM adjustable rear sight, still runs like a top, and feeds everything I've fed it.
If the hole for the FO isn't drilled all the way throught, do that when you lose the insert. Then stick the new tube all the way through and apply just enough heat to deform the "front" end. Did that to the EGW sight on my STI race gun and it's still good after five three gun events and roughly 1000 rounds of practice ammo.
Glad the TFOs are Shootin' Buddy approved.I mentioned wanting to put a set on my XD-9 to a fellow IDPA competitor and he sneered and asked indignantly "why".I haven't done it yet because I've read that sight changes on XDs can be rather difficult and I started shooting my PT1911AL in CDP more and its Heinie 3 dot system has worked for me.Need to get the XD done soon because it'll be dark enough on the 4th Thursday to need a light and I find it easier to run a light with a double-stack.
Scott J,"Glad the TFOs are Shootin' Buddy approved."If it had been my call, they'd be Meps. ;)(The Glock guy at the 1500 had Meps and TFOs and sold the TFOs pretty hard. Shootin' Buddy was originally asking for just a set of factory Glock sights to replace the chewed up originals on the gun, which is like replacing the cardboard credit cards in a new wallet with more cardboard credit cards. ;) )
Ed,"If I had a Glock 17 and was contemplating getting new sights, I would consider Tritium illuminated XS Systems Standard Dot Sights."I wouldn't.
"If it had been my call, they'd be Meps. ;)"I have a mep on my SP-101 :)
I replaced the cardboard G-17 sights with some CAP versions.It's getting pretty hard to ignore looking at them when I shoot but I'm making it up for it by yanking at the trigger.Gerry
Tam,You provided an interesting link to support your argument.What I really want are Tritium illuminated Von Stavenhagen night sights. Aligning two blobs of light vertically instead of three blobs of light horizontally seems to be quicker to me. I prefer a "U" notched rear sight over a shallow "V" notch for full daylight use.
Ed,Here is what I use: Ameriglo I-Dot Pro.
I had the same set installed on my G19 to replace a set of Trijicons. Sure has helped my tired old eyes.
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