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I have Novak night sights that I am not overly impressed with something better out there??
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Hard to explain but, don't line up well if that makes any sense?? I would think there has to be something better?

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I like my Novak sights, no issues at all.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Hard to explain but, don't line up well if that makes any sense?? I would think there has to be something better?


I have no issues with my Novak sights. And I think you would be very hard pressed to find anything better. For something different I would look at Heinie straight eight sights or 10-8 Performance rear sights.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Hard to explain but, don't line up well if that makes any
sense?? I would think there has to be something better?


I have no issues with my Novak sights. And I think you would be very hard pressed to find anything better. For something different I would look at Heinie straight eight sights or 10-8 Performance rear sights.


I was looking at friend's glock while the glock didn't feel natural the sights seemed much more user friendly?
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If your just looking for brands; how about Meprolite, Trijicon, or Tru-glo.
I use a set of Tru-glo (I think that's how you spell it) night sights on a Glock I use for competition. The sights show up well in day and night matches.
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The Novak night sights use and are stamped Trijicon. It sounds like the OP has trouble looking down Novak sights in general regardless if they were night sights, fiber, or standard paint.

Hmmm, maybe if they had Leupold stamped on them.... Thinking

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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

The Novak night sights use and are stamped Trijicon. It sounds like the OP has trouble looking down Novak sights in general regardless if they were night sights, fiber, or standard paint.

Hmmm, maybe if they had Leupold stamped on them.... Thinking



Funny guy ;)

No, the stock block sights seem better thought out??
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I like ergonomics on the smith much more than any glock but, I find I find the stock Glock sights very fast and easy to pick up on and align. I also like that the glock sights are plastic too - any plastic m&p sight manufactures out there??
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Funny, most people and agencies find the plastic sights the weak point on a Glock.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:



Funny, most people and agencies find the plastic sights the weak point on a Glock.


I read some reviews on glock sights they were all pretty good? That is part of the reason I brought them up.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Funny, most people and agencies find the plastic sights the weak point on a Glock.


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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:


Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:



Funny, most people and agencies find the plastic sights the weak point on a Glock.


+1


Durability is not high on my list - the pistol stays in my truck. No other sight manufactures??
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try 10-8
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:


Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:



Funny, most people and agencies find the plastic sights the weak point on a Glock.


+1


Durability is not high on my list - the pistol stays in my truck. No other sight manufactures??
We know its all about weight..... wonder who makes a set of aftermarket lightweight sites for the M&P?   I mean personally I'd just leave the sites off and eyeball it to save the weight myselfBucky
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^ Neither durability and lightweight or very high on a glove box gun. Just that the stock novak night sights that came with the pistol seem under par.
Asking what else is out there??
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Well I just checked 67 pages of S&W parts from that company a.k.a. 1/2way and they had night sights from Trigicon, Meprolite, Truglo, Novak, Hiviz, and one or two more, for the M&P. If you can't find something there that suits you, then your pretty picky for a truck gun.
I haven't even checked brownies yet.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:



Well I just checked 67 pages of S&W parts from that company a.k.a. 1/2way and they had night sights from Trigicon, Meprolite, Truglo, Novak, Hiviz, and one or two more, for the M&P. If you can't find something there that suits you, then your pretty picky for a truck gun.
I haven't even checked brownies yet.


I was just ask'n if anyone had any experience with something other than... and liked it??
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Most all of us have used trijicon, TruGlo, Meprolite, Hiviz or something else on a pistol.  Most all them have proved to work well.  its finding what works will for you, same with scopes or other stuff.  All are quality made and shoudl hold up.  Pick the sites you think fit the need.  Night sites or Fiber or what ever.  Remember nite sites are great durign the day or artificial lighting but Fiber is, Fiber ain't nothing in the dark without a light source.  Thats why the combination ones are so great.
 
If nothing else take some finger nail polish and paint the front site that is already on the gun and see if maybe its just the lack of contrast.   I've actually found I like yellow front sites than red but everyone has a preference, good thing is my wife has more colors of finger nail polish than a nail salon and I can pick and choose.  A coat of clear over it will keep it pretty durable.
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When we adopted the S&W 6906 night sights were not included, however they came with Novak sights, We were given the option of installing Trijicon Novak sights or Meprolite sights. The majority of the officers got the Meprolite sights, and were happy with them. The Meprolites were a little cheaper than the Trijicons, but they had a different profile from the original Novaks. I prefered the Novaks but never put them on my pistol, because after they were installed, they became the property of the city. Turned out to be a good move on my part since I went through 3 pistols before we adopted Glocks that came with Trijicon night sites.
 
Side note on night sights; the front sight never appears to be as bright as the rear sights, As they age (they are good for about 10 years) the front sight is harder to pickup in the dark. a solution is to replace only the front sight with a new sight, then it will appear about as bright as the rears.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:



When we adopted the S&W 6906 night sights were not included, however they came with Novak sights, We were given the option of installing Trijicon Novak sights or Meprolite sights. The majority of the officers got the Meprolite sights, and were happy with them. The Meprolites were a little cheaper than the Trijicons, but they had a different profile from the original Novaks. I prefered the Novaks but never put them on my pistol, because after they were installed, they became the property of the city. Turned out to be a good move on my part since I went through 3 pistols before we adopted Glocks that came with Trijicon night sites.
 
Side note on night sights; the front sight never appears to be as bright as the rear sights, As they age (they are good for about 10 years) the front sight is harder to pickup in the dark. a solution is to replace only the front sight with a new sight, then it will appear about as bright as the rears.


Thanks
I will try out Meprolite.
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Funny thread.
 
I have Trij Operator sights on one, and Just a Trij Front sight on another, keeping the Glock "Box" rear.
 
I like the trij front/ Glock rear best.
 
As far as durability, having done hundreds (thousands?) of one handed feed failure drills, I haven't had any problems with the durability of a Glock sight, nor have I seen anyone have a problem with them. 
 
I guess I can see how it would be a concern, though.
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