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Old 09-20-2009, 06:45 PM   #11
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I like night sites on pistols. I think they have very real value when you might need them.

I have shot some with the night sites, much easier to get on target when it gets dim out.

Night sites is one of the features I would like on my first 1911.

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Old 09-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #12
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At the shooting schools I've been to, we practiced moving as fast as we could, at an angle to the target, shooting it down, usually with one hand. Aiming with the sights was generally not possible. If you watch dash cam footage of officer involved shootings, that's a common scene. Sure there are times for careful aiming, but short range defensive shooting generally isn't one of those times.
I am NOT contributing to the continuation of the night sight argument. I have stated my opinion.

I will however, re-emphasize my emphasis on your need to spend a portion of your training on point shooting.

Please re-read Flint Rock's section above. Let it sink in. I think it could save your life some day.
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I grow tired of this discussion.

Has anyone actually LOOKED at the results from all those dash cam footage vids??

Take a look at the Kehoe brothers' shootout, everyone has seen the video. The cops pull this brown surburban over, they pull the driver out, bring him back to the cop car, then he gets all uppity and makes a run for the driver's side. His brother gets out and he and the lead cop get into a point blank shootout. The cop emptied his automatic and hit that kid ONE TIME.

News flash: Not all Cops are good shots!!

Point shooting, night sights, lasers, hell, a howizter isn't going to change that fact.

Comparing the usage of night sights to dash board camera footage of police officers NOT hitting their targets isn't even relevant to this discussion.

Train with the pistol that you have. If you like the night sights, get the night sights.

What some people in this thread seem to have forgotten is that it's YOUR decision on what kind of pistol you want. Once you make that decision, you need to TRAIN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE to take care of you and yours...

Period.

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If there is no light, and if you are aiming using the sights (as opposed to instinctive aiming), then nights sights should have an edge. Short range, high speed, defensive shooting, lessens the need for sights in general. Some models of handguns don't even really have sights, more like a channel down the top of the barrel.
At the shooting schools I've been to, we practiced moving as fast as we could, at an angle to the target, shooting it down, usually with one hand. Aiming with the sights was generally not possible. If you watch dash cam footage of officer involved shootings, that's a common scene. Sure there are times for careful aiming, but short range defensive shooting generally isn't one of those times. As the range opens up, sights are more important, but you still need to see the target, and night sights don't light up the target.
I think that the night sights are an over rated profit builder for the sight maker. Practice with what you have and don't worry about the sights. Invest in quality training.
I concur with everything that has been stated above, MO.

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I am NOT contributing to the continuation of the night sight argument. I have stated my opinion.

I will however, re-emphasize my emphasis on your need to spend a portion of your training on point shooting.

Please re-read Flint Rock's section above. Let it sink in. I think it could save your life some day.
I concur with everything sated above, MO.

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Train with the pistol that you have. If you like the night sights, get the night sights.

What some people in this thread seem to have forgotten is that it's YOUR decision on what kind of pistol you want. Once you make that decision, you need to TRAIN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE to take care of you and yours....
Period.
And I concur with everything stated above too, MO. In other words, train with what you have and what you use as a carry gun and train, practice, train. If that handgun has night sights, added bonus, that should not change the way you train, shoot, point on target or move, in a short or close range draw to target strike, MO and my own shooting experience. Everybody was right, and no one was wrong, again just MO.

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I concur with Jack and the three statements Jack concurred with.

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I personally like night sights, however I have yet to find one that stays illuminated long enough to be of any practical use. I just got sick of holding a flashlight against the sights to make them work. So i just don't use them.

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I personally like night sights, however I have yet to find one that stays illuminated long enough to be of any practical use. I just got sick of holding a flashlight against the sights to make them work. So i just don't use them.

What?!

Where did you get your Night sights?? K-Mart brush on paint??

The whole reason for Night Sights is that they are a vial of luminescent liquid that is set into the sight body so that it is ALWAYS bright.

After 10 years, my first pair of night sights will still glow when it's dark.

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What?!

Where did you get your Night sights?? K-Mart brush on paint??

The whole reason for Night Sights is that they are a vial of luminescent liquid that is set into the sight body so that it is ALWAYS bright.

After 10 years, my first pair of night sights will still glow when it's dark.

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Yea, that liquid is tritium and JD makes all the kids sick that he scares by pointing his NHs at them!!
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Yea, that liquid is tritium and JD makes all the kids sick that he scares by pointing his NHs at them!!
Well. It's still a Nighthawk.

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mine does too for about an hour or two, but if I have to pull my gun out at 3Am in the morning the illumination is already gone. And I do have tritium night sights on my Beretta and Kimber. I would be interested how long the rest of the forums stay illuminated.

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