Front night sight vs. front and back?

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by GlockGen4, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. GlockGen4

    GlockGen4 New Member

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    I've recently had a discussion with a good friend/police officer that operates only a front meprolight night site on his glock 22. His opinion is it only takes the front sight to operate in a close combat situation. Thoughts?
     
  2. Glock34Jarhead

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    My opinion is always shoot as accurate as possible from all distances. Being a Marine serving for 8 years then Sheriffs Deputy after I got out its muscle memory for me. Sight Alignment...Sight picture....High firm pistol grip....Breath Control...Slow and steady squeeze. If your shooting with no rear sight your taking a step out of the fundamentals. If your not 100% certain your going to hit what your aiming for why pull the trigger. Especially when your faced with situations that LEO's encounter. Just my opinion.
     

  3. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    I would have to agree with Glock34Jarhead.

    My opinion as well.
     
  4. Jacks1911

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    I would be interested in knowing your friends definition of "close combat". I'm sure that he's got one because of his training but, does it match the general idea when I hear that phrase. Being a Marine I'm thinking hand to hand and if that's his then you don't need any sights at all. Just PULL the trigger.
     
  5. Glock34Jarhead

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    OORAH on that brother. Close Quarters for LEO's is usually within 5 feet. As LEO's you cannot use force disproportionate to the threat. As taught in Florida there is actually 3 ranges that fall into Close Combat as well for the Marines. (Former MCMAP Instructor). Long. Medium and Close Range. This also tells you what weapons they would attack you with from each range.

    Marines don't feel the same...lol If we see you in a Hostile situation 9 times out of 10 were condition 1 with a front sight tip aimed center mass.
     
  6. kodiak

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    I think the OP might be referring to a front night sight and a standard (non night sight rear).
     
  7. SquadCapt4

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    On the civilian side, for self defense, point shooting (a.k.a. threat focused shooting) doesn't require using any sights at all. Used in extreme close quarter combat or low light situations, this technique isn't taught that much any more. BUT, if I'm in a situation where I have the space and time to use my sights, I want all the help I can get. I would prefer front AND rear night sites. That way, if I need them I have them. If I'm not going to use them in a point shooting situation, it doesn't matter what I have on the slide.
     
  8. GlockGen4

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    Yeah the training aspect is totally different with military and government then civilian use. What I took away from the conversation was that not often will a person use a set of night sights. Target shooting is mostly daylight(unless military),low light conditions are favorable with night sights,but its not often they will be used,with the everyday casual carry. Better said by him then me..lol. he suggested mainly a front night site cause of initial eye contact when pulled from the 3 guard positions. I'm carrying for protection and target shooting mainly. Was just wondering if night sights were like chrome rims on a vehicle? lol Factory rims do the job,but chrome is stylish?
     
  9. Glock34Jarhead

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    I have Ameriglo Night Sights on my 34 and love them. They allow you to gain proper sight picture day and night. Not stylish just keeps the fundamentals in check in all shooting conditions.

    Personal carry or other forms I would take Night Sights over all as a must.
     
  10. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    I agree and I run a similar set up on my duty weapon and on my off duty weapon.

    Front: Hi-Viz Green
    Rear: Ameriglo Tactical 180 (black)

    I don't care for night sight never have. Most love them, and I'm more than confident I can shoot as well or better than most with my set up.

    I'm not trying to say night sights are worthless, they just don't do it for me.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  11. GlockGen4

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    So mostly its a personal preference. I want a high visible sight pretty much better said. Ive heard trijicon's sights light up well but in daytime are small? Then I've notice all the different sizes available for front and rear sights,but mesh with accuracy if the front is bigger and rear is stock,or visa versa. Larger,smaller,bigger,brighter,taller,wider, its all kinda running together...lol
     
  12. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    It helps if you know people with different set ups to try. Prior to what I run now I used stock sights for many years without incident. Day quals and night quals and I've yet to fail one......

    It's totally personal preference.