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  • Aren’t the factory sights on Glocks kind of plain?

    Posted by Jessica on November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    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?

    Thanks!

    Jessica replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Narrow_Badger1934

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    The stock sights on most pistol are plain.

  • rgm23

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    They’re pretty standard pistol sights, they’re only as effective as the person using them.

    Also there are tons of aftermarket glock sights

  • UrMessinWithATexan

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Glocks are the “It does what it needs to do and isnt flashy” guns of the industry. The plus side is because they are so reliable and stock sights etc are meh theres tons of aftermarket support.

    Personally I would get the glock and the sights you want instead of buying a pistol that already has better sights.

  • Slider-208

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    The sights that come with pistols are very much a personal preference, some people like tritium night sights, fiber optic, target style, suppressor height etc…, lots of options out there. Glock basically gives you basic functional sights, and you can easily swap them out.

    Many other brands showcase their included sights as a selling point, still those sights may not be to your preference, you need to make a choice balancing all available factors. Many new gun owners just buy Glock because of the name and reputation, but with greater exposure they may regret their choice, or not, just depends….

  • Pile_of_Walthers

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    You don’t need to write a whole manifesto. The standard Glock factory sights are cheap and some people like them or don’t know any better. All the Glocks in this household have their sights upgraded with steel bodied Tritium sights (three dots).

  • Bubba-jones

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Paint them with sparkles?

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  • JDShadow

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Lol at glock and plain. But yes they kinda are. Upgrade to a nice set if you feel the need. Trijicon ones are good. There are others.

  • Tedroe77

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I put a dab of fluorescent orange paint on the white dot on the front sight of all my Glocks. Makes it just right to me.

  • zSchlachter

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    They are a rather normal U-Post. The biggest complaint most people have is that they are plastic

  • Vanillia_is_danger1

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    You can find some Glock specials from distributors that will have night sights on them.

  • usa2a

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Normally the rear sight on a Glock isn’t solid black. It looks like [this](https://media.mwstatic.com/product-images/src/primary/453/453123.jpg?imwidth=480) out of the box. But yeah, Glocks come with pretty cheap sights. They are basically plastic placeholders for you to replace with whatever sights you prefer. They certainly work fine but they are not anybody’s first choice.

    That having been said, colored markings don’t really help you shoot better. In fact, in sports where pistols are shot for maximum accuracy, solid black front and rear sights are the preferred choice. For speed, most people seem to like a black rear sight and a fiber optic front sight. For self defense, tritium night sights may be a good idea. But it makes a very small difference either way.

  • Bandicoot-Select

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Yup, Glocks come with insultingly shitty sights for how much they charge for the gun.

  • disorderlyrobot

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Glock factory sights are very basic. Some ship with night sights installed. Otherwise, you can add them. Most gun shops will install for free or include installation in the price. Lots of cool fiber optic stuff out there. Or night-fiber combination

  • ItIsa_

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    November 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Stock Glock sights are plastic and while generally serviceable are not durable. If you get a Glock I would reccomend replacing the stock sites with metal aftermarket sights eventually. The stock Plasti. Glock sites are notorious for falling off especially the front sight at least in my experience.

    What you need front a pistol sight is mostly personal preference. I personally prefer a thin fiber optic front and adjustable blacked out rear sight combo, but that because I want to be accurate out to 25 yards plus with different ammo. Also that setup allows me to shoot iron sights more like a red dot. But like I said you really need to try different sight setups and see what works for you.

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