This is very interesting and not something I would have thought about. I'm about to buy sights so my question is... If you were buying again would you have gotten the halo ones or just the trijicon?Mike P said:I had them put on my latest Gen4 17 and freakin love them. Never thought I would like the "straight 8" design but these changed my mind.
I got the ones with the orange halo front.
The only down side I've seen so far is.....you have to spend a decent amount of time getting to know the sights for true low light/no light conditions. The Trijicon part on the front sight is quite a bit smaller than the halo which was causing me to stack the Trijicon tubes dead on each other which would cause an extremely low shot. You just need to get used to how far the Trijicon tubes are apart before shooting in low light conditions where you cant see the halo at all since in day light conditions the halo fills the notch in the rear sight.
Here's mine. Did I mention I love these things? Best sights I've tried so far.
When I say "halo" I mean the colored part around the Trijicon tubes. The glow in the dark part is made by and installed by Trijicon for Ameriglo. Then Ameriglo sells the sights under their name but the sights are marked Trijicon on top of them. Make sense?This is very interesting and not something I would have thought about. I'm about to buy sights so my question is... If you were buying again would you have gotten the halo ones or just the trijicon?
Ps. Nice summary. It took me a minute to put it all together because I'm an idiot but excellent explanation.
MikeP is spot on... These are the best sights far and away that I have ever used. Even in decent daylight, they "glow" every bit as good as fiber optic sights, but they're much less fragile (and they work in night/ low light too). As MikeP said, target acquisition and transitioning between targets is ridiculously fast.Mike P said:Pic's just don't do them justice because in real time the halo almost fills the entire notch of the rear sight with very little gap on each side of the front blade so it's almost self centering as long as you don't see any flat spots on the halo. Target acquisition is ridiculously fast