Best replacment sights for Glock 17?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by theargonaut, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. theargonaut

    theargonaut New Member

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    Hi folks. I just recently bought a G17 and I really like the sights but was wondering if there is something better that would be recommended to change the stock sights. Also, if i bought them, how do I get them installed and setup? Yes...I'm a newbie.
     
  2. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    I have always been found of Ghost Iron sights. Just tell the guys wherever you buy anything if they can install it if you buy it.

    I bought my clip draw and asked the dude and he said sure. 3 seconds later I was the door clip draw installed. They will usally do it free. If not, find another dealer who will and support him.

    Very important. Find a gun dealer/store with nice people and no a-holes and you'll be much happier. Guns seems to make people into jerks. That goes for gun counter guy too.

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  3. Quentin

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    I wouldn't change the factory sights right now, just start shooting the gun and make sure it works right. If there are any problems why complicate things by having modifications done too soon. You may find you're happy with the factory sights.

    A popular replacement though are metal night sights. You might want to have a Glock armorer or gunsmith install them if you do end up replacing the factory sights, the rear sight may be stubborn.

    We do need pictures of your new Glock though! :D
     
  4. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Quentin said it best. Shoot the gun factory and get very good with it. Both my Glocks are factory and doing great!
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I agree with Quentin. I would first get use to the stock sights you might find you prefer the stock sights or you might shoot very well with them as apposed to other sights. If you find that you don't like the stocks sight then I would go with the metal night sights.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    DodgerBlue, I have to say that ghost ring looks very interesting. Real quick to pick up.

    Argonaut, not trying to take your fun away, just be sure everything works before making changes. I have night sights on my older G22 (a LE trade in that came with them) and standard sights on my brand new 23Gen4. I think I'll stick with the G23's factory plastic sights.
     
  7. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Tru-glo TFO sights are da bomb
     
  8. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Check out Glow On in the vendor section

    Order a vial of Glow On and fill in the dots. Works great on sites with "dimples". A very low cost to try and see if it works for you as opposed to spending $75.00+.
     
  9. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Great input, but something more pressing than Glow On, is that some kind of alligator your using as an avitar pic? Looks cool 50-60's retro. i want it.

    Quentin, those Ghost Iron sights are so sweet. Center of mass all day everyday. Best you can have IMO
     
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  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I put Heinie's on most of mine.
     
  11. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Well I tried the trijicon night sights. I had them on for a couple of months before I couldn't stand it anymore. Glock factory sights are one of the few that just make sense to me. Easy sight picture and very simple design. So I swapped them out and just use the factory sights now. Now if Glock or another manufacturer could make the night sights to look like the stock sights, I'd pay a pretty penny for them.
     
  12. InfiniteWalrus

    InfiniteWalrus New Member

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    What, you don't like those stupid two dot sights on the taurus?
     
  13. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Are you kidding me? Straight 8 sights can go bleep themselves
     
  14. InfiniteWalrus

    InfiniteWalrus New Member

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    These look awesome. A friend had them on his benelli m2 and they rock, but I've never seen them on a pistol.

    How are they for long range precision?
     
  15. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Mepro worked for me. Take a look.
     
  16. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    I was going to replace stocks with mepros and I got lazy so 12 yrs later still the stocks are used (plastic), I've heard about plastic sights falling out of the gun (internet stories), but never witnessed it or know about somebody that actually had that problem.

    For the last 5 or so yrs, I painted with hi lighter the white surfaced on the sights and it made some difference, not a night sight but good for daylight
     
  17. alderoth

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    Brownells has a whole slew of sights for the glock. Im looming at getting the rear sight which is trijicon night sight taken out and replaced with a peep style sight from brownells. It reminds me of the sight on an m-16 and m-249. I think it will help with my shooting. Or at least I hope it does lol.
     
  18. ArizonaLawman

    ArizonaLawman New Member

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    THIS. Whenever I replace sights on one of my Glocks, I put on Aro Tek ghost rings.
     
  19. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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    I put truglo tfo sights on my 26. They are great at night, and have an awesome bright green sight picture during the day.
     
  20. alderoth

    alderoth New Member

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    I like the style of this ghost ring sites. The trijicon sites I have are awesome sights especially since the pistol with the sites and a 3.5 pound trigger job was only $350.00 lol I still want those ghost ring sites lol