Truglo TFO vs XS Night Sights

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by photogmack, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. photogmack

    photogmack New Member

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    I'm planning on buying a Glock 30SF next week and I'm confused on which sights to get. I'll save you from particulars, but I have the option of having TFO's or spending $30 more to get XS regular or Big dot sights. Any insights or recommendation on these sights? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. I would be doing you a disservice not to suggest Heinie Straight 8 Night Sights.
     

  3. ratchetjaw

    ratchetjaw New Member

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    I have both. Haven't got to shoot with my big dots yet but from the looks of it they will be my ccw gun sights. Love the TFO's and will keep them on my range gun. What's your main use?
     
  4. photogmack

    photogmack New Member

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    Should be home defense/CCW but there will be a good bit of range time also.
     
  5. ratchetjaw

    ratchetjaw New Member

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    For that use they will be great. Thats what my g30 is dedicated for and site aquisition is very fast. You cant go wrong with them or TFO's.
     
  6. jonm61

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    Personally, I hated the XS sights I put on my 27. Absolutely hated them. All of my guns have 3 dot sights and they'll stay that way. My brain has been trained for a long, long time now on 3 dot sights and I can acquire those every bit as fast as I could the XS sights, plus I was more accurate with them.

    A lot of people love them. Those that don't hate them. There doesn't seem to be anything in between.
     
  7. mikecu

    mikecu New Member

    I agree 100% with jonm61. 3 Dots rule.

    You know that meprolight sights where the sights that Glock used to put on when ordered with night sights. http://www.meprolight.com/

    I have 3 dot meps(Tru-Dot) on my G-23 and 3 dot Trijicons on my G-27 and I like both. The mep dots are bigger and a little easier to see in lighted conditions. I haven't used them in no or low light conditions yet.
     
  8. hermdog2004

    hermdog2004 New Member

    I personally have a set of TFO's on my daily carry. I love the 3 dots. But the front sight did wobble a bit if i went to the range and shot a few hundred rounds through the gun. I tried taking the front sight off last night and put a little more thread locker on the 3/16" bolt that holds the sight in place. Well as I was unscrewing the bolt, the whole thing busted off inside my sight. So it's off to the gun shop to find a new front sight. But other than that I truly enjoy the sights. I just have to be careful when I tighten the sight bolt.
     
  9. :eek:

    that blows. one set i have installed has over 2500 rounds w/o the first issue.

    i love love loooooooove the TFO's.:cool:
     
  10. hermdog2004

    hermdog2004 New Member

    Yeah it does suck. But I think im gonna put sights on my glocks from now on, due to the fact that the smith' that put on the sights, overtightened the sight screw and therefore prematurely broke my sight screw. Lame.
     
  11. jonm61

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    Really, they still do. The Glock night sights are made by Meprolight, just branded Glock.
     
  12. Glock22Gen3

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    I'm using the truglo night sites. I got them on ebay for $55.00 with $6.00 to ship. I'm pleased with them. In bright light they are white, in low and pitch black they are green. Here is an example. The light is from a clip on light on my cap.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  13. photogmack

    photogmack New Member

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    Sweet! Thanks for all the replies folks. I actually got a great deal on a Kimber last night, so this advice will transfer over to a 1911, but I still think I'm going with the TFO sights.
     
  14. hermdog2004

    hermdog2004 New Member

    I wish I would of never traded in my Kimber. Biggest regret ever.
     
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Wow Photogmack...and here I was getting ready to congratulate you on your choice...

    Kimber's are nice, but heavy to carry on your hip all day.

    Back to the dark side...you'll be [​IMG]
     
  16. Iskonhxc

    Iskonhxc New Member

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    I have the TFOs of my g21 with amber rear and green front. The ambers are pretty bright but the green is SUPER bright. Much brighter than my trijicon night sights I have on my g17. The TFOs get my vote.
     
  17. Glock22Gen3

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    The TFO's were great!!!!! My nephew has them on his Glock 22. I opted for the lesser cost. I could see the original sites OK so I didn't spend anymore than I needed.
     
  18. A true PITA to get centered but other than that I LOVE the TruGlo TFO's........

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
  19. Glock22Gen3

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    He wanted me to feel his trigger pull with his 3.5 trigger bar replacement. I looked down his TFO sites and man!!!!!
     
  20. M22

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    I have the XS big dots on a SR9c. For quick acquisition they are nice. Accuracy is not their strong suit. I can group decently with them but that massive front dot covers most of the target. I'm planning on a set of truglos for a G35 slide.