Ameriglo Ghost Ring...thoughts?

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by Ogre, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Ogre

    Ogre New Member

    Any experienced with these? Thoughts? I hear sight picture acquisition time is improved with these.
     
  2. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    I'm wanting a set for my g19 it looks like it would be awesome
     

  3. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    I think it's only improved for those who have trouble with standard notch sights.
     
  4. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Looks like the front sight is very tall, about twice as high as a typical sight.
     
  5. Ogre

    Ogre New Member

    I would assume that if its an improvement for those who have "trouble" then ergo it should be an improvement for all? I'm going to keep looking into them. I've been hearing also that the front sights have reliability issues. And yeah from what I've seen on the internet they do stand taller. From what I gather though they have less occlusion of the target over open sights.
     
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  6. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    No not improvement for all because those that don't have issues will acquire and engage the same on both sights.

    Not sure what you mean about reliability issues with front sight post.

    It doesn't matter if the front sight is taller than usual as long as the ratio is correct to the rear sight for desired POA/POI at desired distance. For example, as a starting point, both the front and rear sights should be the same heights. If your shooting low at a desired distance you want for POA/POI, and your fundamentals are solid, you would need a shorter front sight, or a taller rear sight.

    You would have more obstruction of your target due to the nature of the rear sight having more material surrounding the aim point. The "ring" is designed to help people center the front sight (L-R, Up/Down).
     
  7. Ogre

    Ogre New Member

    Reliability issues in that I've heard of instances of breaking with the night sight version and loosening during fire with both the standard and night sight.
     
  8. kodiak

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    Hmmm...never heard of that. I have the i-Dot Pros, but I do use loctite though.
     
  9. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    How are the i dot pros? I been thinking of getting those for my g30
     
  10. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    I've never seen a properly installed front sight come loose on a glock. I suppose it could happen now that they are screwed in rather than stacked, but I've just not seen it happen.
     
  11. mike__bell

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    Most fronts that come loose are do the fact that most people dont know how to install correctly. We always cleaned the sight first the put a little dab of red lock tight on the threads of the screw. Never had a problem with them coming loose. One of my old 17s has had the same set of night sights on it since 1993. Tritium is so dim you can barely see them in the dark. Sooner or later Ill put a new set of Trijicons on it.

    I tried a ghost ring on my 17L.....after a couple hundred rounds I took it off. I just didnt like the extra material around the top when I was aiming.
     
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  12. Ogre

    Ogre New Member

    Neither have I but thats what I've heard (second hand information) that a couple instances were gunsmith installed and loc-tite'd. But I'm thinking I'll just go with meprolights.
     
  13. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Love them, they're on both my weapons. I'm probably going to pick up another Glock tomorrow and I will install them on that as well.
     
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  14. ryan2340

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    This is my 23 haven't done much to it other than put about 1500 through it I did add the trijicon ghost ring night sights I love them. They really do help with the front sight acquisition. Red loctite is the key on the front sight.
     

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  15. Glock34Jarhead

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    What the difference in red loctite and blue? Seriously I know its a dumb question but want to know. I have the blue Loctite is that ok to use on front sights?
     
  16. Fresh801

    Fresh801 New Member

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    Blue: Medium Strength
    Red: High Strength
     
  17. Glock34Jarhead

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    Ok so it wont affect the slide using differnt color loctite?
     
  18. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    It will affect how difficult it is for the sight to come loose later, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The blue should work fine. If you do happen to have problems with it, try the red.
     
  19. kodiak

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    I use red on mine. You will have no issues taking it off, unless you put a little around the side where it contacts the hole. Then you will need to use a little wooden dowel or a piece of those wooden BBQ skewers to tap it out.