Aren’t the factory sights on Glocks kind of plain?
I went out and shot the Glock 19 and Glock 17 today to see which one I prefer. I like the feel of them both but I noticed that the factory sights are kind of plain compared to some of the other pistols I saw folks using.
Some of the guys I talked showed me their pistols and the sights had actual color markings on them to make them easier to see. One of them had diagonal white lines on the two rear sights, and the front sight had a white dot so you could really line up shot wells. Another pistol I saw had white circles on all three sights which also made it easier to see than the plain black sights on the Glock 19 and Glock 17. If I rememger correctly the Glocks had a white dot on the front sight, but the two rear sights were both just solid black so they’re kind of hard to see.
Since the Glock 17 and 19 are really highly recommended I was really leaning towards one of those two, but now I’m wondering if I’d be missing out on better sights since the sights on Glocks seem plain on and less useful compared to some other sights I saw. What’s the real deal? Is it not actually that useful? Is Glock known for not making great sights? If anything I was thinking it might still be better to learn to shoot with plain sights like on a Glock anyway since if shit ever hits the fan and I need to use whatever firearm I see laying around I’ll need to be able to shoot accurately without colorful, fancy sights.
I was looking at aftermarket sights online at Trijicon’s site but they’re abut $130. Maybe it’d be better to get a pistol from a manfacturer that already puts good sites on their pistols, right?
What’s everyone’s thoughts on this?