See In The Dark – Top 5 Night Sights For Glock Pistols

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INTRODUCTION

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

Are you afraid of the dark? Well, I know I am, and that I’m not the only one. Many people say they’d want to have a cat’s life, because they could sleep all day. If I was ever to become a cat, it would be for its ability to see in the dark. Night vision is an important feature for many gun owners, especially those who often find themselves in tactical situations.

One of the solutions to getting rid of your fear of the dark are night sights. These handy little things probably won’t scare away the sandman lurking under your bed, but they’ll definitely increase your orientation in any low-light situation. To help you get the right night sight for you, I’ll show you 5 best pistol night sights options currently available on the market. As you’ve come mainly for the product, I’ll start with that, but I’ll also tell you why you should get a night sight, how to mount it, and what it takes to get better at utilizing them.

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5 BEST GLOCK NIGHT SIGHTS AND BRANDS

OUR FAVORITE NIGHT SIGHT

Any of the night sights on our list is a great option for you. All of these brands are trusted and you’ll get the quality you’ve paid for. If you can’t decide, though, I recommend you to get #1 on our list – Meprolight F.T. Bullseye Rear Sight. It will make your night sight look different than most. And you won’t have to bother with installation of two pieces. This night sight will make you see just like a cat in the dark.

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If you are looking for better visibility at night or simply in darker environments, night sights are a great option for you. They won’t weigh your gun down by much and you’ll be better at target acquisition. You’ll also trust yourself more in low-light situations. You’ll be able to defend yourself and your family at night. They’ll cost you something, but isn’t your safety worth it? If you get any of the night sights I showed you, you won’t regret it.

PS – If you’d like to upgrade your Glock some more, check out what the best Glock grips, and, most importantly, don’t forget to get yourself a well made Glock holster.

WHY DO YOU NEED A NIGHT SIGHT? – BENEFITS OF NIGHT SIGHTS

Even if you aren’t lurking out in the streets at night often, a set of night sights could be a good solution for you, as there are definitely moments when you want to see a bit clearer. You’ll also feel comfortably carrying a night sight on your glock all around the clock. These tactical and everyday night sights have some downsides, but there are many more pros. If you buy your night sight you’ll get the following:

  • Accurate shooting in low or even no light situations
  • They are compact in size and ideal for everyday carry
  • Can work as an upgrade over factory sights
  • Longevity of tritium sights
  • Come in different colors – green, red, yellow
  • Work in daylight – they are not only meant for night
  • Help you find your gun quicker in a low-light environment
  • They are fairly easy to instal
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BONUS READING – HOW TO MOUNT A NIGHT SIGHT SET?

Night sights installation is fairly simple. Although most people choose the easier way and go to their local gunsmith to have their night sights installed. However, if you are comfortable with tools and simple machinery, the job is not difficult and fairly straightforward. Let’s have a quick look at what you’ll go through if you have a go at mounting a night sight set on your glock.

You’ll first need to get a glock night sight (obviously). Any of the above should do. Once you have your night sight, there are a couple of other tools you need. You’ll definitely need a table vise. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never worked the tool, a session or two will show you how it works. You need to disassemble your glock first, safely! It’s best if you get one of Glock’s aftermarket slides ready for applications, which have been growing in popularity lately. So if you get one of these too (brownells – https://bit.ly/3bE7T87), even better.

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You will need a punch, hammer and table vise, perhaps some sanding the material down too. Before you start, make sure the slide and the sights are cleaned well. The rear part of the set should slide in from some part easily and then you will need to apply some force with a hammer to get it in. If you have a problem pushing this part into the slide, you might need to file it down with sanding material. Although you will need quite a lot of force to slide the sight in, try to be gentle.

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The other part of the set, the suppressor sight, is attached to the front of the slide. Its application is easier than the one we already have. You need to glue it in, for example with Locktite, and then hand tight the screw inside of the sight with a fitting driver. Make sure you apply appropriate force, you don’t want to overdo it and perhaps even damage the pieces. After some time the parts should properly settle in and you’ll be good to put your gun back together.

Congratulations! You’ve just mounted your new night sight set!
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