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RFI Duty Handgun Sights

4102Burke ·
My night sights on my Glock 35 are dying a slow death( these are glock brand night sights, on the gun since it was issued to me in 2012). I bought the gun when I retired and carry it now at my Sheriffs Office gig. I was leaning toward either Proctor sights of 10-8 sights with a tritium front. I've got oldish eyes. Any input would be appreciated. I'd consider a RMR but honestly, I'm a bit long into this to retrain myself.
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Glock factory zero and sight picture

Thanatos ·
Hey guys, I have 2 gnat's-ass questions about pistol sight pictures and factory zero distance. 1. At what range are factory Glock sights zeroed (assuming here that most/all standard-height aftermarket sights would follow suit if properly installed). 2. Within the sight picture at the zeroed distance, does the bullethole in the target bisect the top edge of the front sight post, or sit behind the post centered in the white dot? If the latter, at what range should I set the target for a...
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Shield Sights RMS

mobius i ·
Shield sights RMS Glock MOS plate bundle Review Guys, here’s an unbiased review of the Shield RMS sight . I used my own hard-earned money on this thing. Though, if Shield ever sees this review and wants to fix all of the issues I’ve seen and send me one free of charge, they merely need to contact me at cowboytacticalgear@gmail.com . Or if they want to send me millions of dollars, or whatever. If they want to sue me for defamation, my email is consigliere@lightfighter.net I haven’t shaken it...
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Placement of rear iron sight in conjunction with Trijicon RMR (RM06)

James Webb ·
Hey guys, this is my first post, please bear with me. I wasn't successful looking for another thread covering this topic, so here it goes: I am interested in throwing an RMR on my Glock 17 and am curious as to where I should have the rear iron sight placed. Should I have the rear iron sight milled behind the RMR, its default location, or should I have it milled in front of the RMR. I have heard over the years, the RMR in this instance, would be acting as your primary sight, therefore you...
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Mepro True Dot Red Dot Sight

Sinister ·
EOTechs on the way out until they can produce a holographic to .mil specs. Mepro has released a hybrid sight originally built for the Israeli military with features of legacy EOs and Aimpoints.  It looks a lot like older MARS sights which had built-in IR lasers. It's got a large optic window like the EO.  A single 1.8 MOA LED dot is projected on to a heads-up display window (irons in lower 1/3 of field).  It has LED circuitry (with auto shut-off and motion sensor...
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Re: Placement of rear iron sight in conjunction with Trijicon RMR (RM06)

B0308 ·
FWIW, I had an RMR 02 put on a G17 slide several years ago, by Mark at L&M while he was still in AZ, behind the RMR. Works fine , I can shoot with the suppressor height irons, but seldom do. I had him do an install on a S&W M&P .45 last year, for an RMR 06, did the rear sight behind the RMR again, works fine. Not sure it matters, ahead or behind the RMR, but to my simple mind, having both set up the same makes it easier to transition to irons if I need too. YMMV
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TXLEO ·
Welcome! My irons are behind the RDS. But consensus seems to be do what works for you. Read this and let the learning commence, https://www.lightfighter.net/to...-sights-for-handguns
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senorlechero ·
TXLEO beat me to it, 50sum page thread on the topic. What sometimes works better than using the search function is to type whatever you're looking for into google and add lightfighter.net to the search bar
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TXLEO ·
God search tip. I also have saved that whole thread as a PDF and put it on my phone so I could read it when I had time. Works for any long threads.....
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

Back Spin ·
-25 yards is a good distance to have your sights zero’d. 15 yards would also suffice if that’s the farthest your range went. -Different ammo may have different zero. For example, out of a Gen4 Glock 17, 115 grain ammo may print a different POI than 147 grain ammo -Some guns print high/low out of the box, regardless of ammo. Your front sight height would be the easiest change to dictate elevation. You may need to change your front sight height to get your desired POA/POI relationship. (Sight...
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

Brock01 ·
IIRC Glock does not give an accuracy guarantee. However, if you send one in for work, it has to shoot (5rds?) inside a 2" circle at 15m before it leaves their hands. This came from the armorer's course/ instructor workshop I attended about two years ago.
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darbywpd ·
My understanding is that you could adjust the lasers on the SIRT pistol. I will check the owners manual when I get home. Did you get any of the manuals with the device?
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Thanatos ·
@darbywpd It did come with manuals, and you are correct re: laser adjustment. I was just trying to figure out which rdistance to a zero at. However, on further testing, the laser point of impact relative to the sight picture is jumping around wildly between shots, and there’s something rattling inside the gun. Also, the laser adjustment set screws are very loose. I’m returning it. I heard the SIRTs had some questionable QC when they first came out. I’m wondering if I got a first-run lemon. I...
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Re: Shield Sights RMS

Skandar ·
Any more info with longer use? I'm looking for my first pistol red dot, and I'm very intrigued by this sight, primarily because of the ability to use standard sights as back up (more on that thought in a second). The waterproofing issue is of concern to me. Though this would only be for CCW, humidity is a reality, as is getting caught in unexpected downpours. That alone could be a deal breaker. On the standard sights, I can see the "ears" of the RMS above the rear iron sights, but as a back...
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mobius i ·
I wish I could tell you that I've cooked off 10K rounds through this thing since my last post. But I live in Houston, and with cleanup eating up every spare minute, I've not been shooting much lately. I've carried it concealed for over a month now. I take it out and stash it in my console, and into my gun safe, and under my night stand, and on to the counter, and in a briefcase, etc multiple times a day. I did confirm zero last week with about 75 rounds, and it was still spot on. I'm really...
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Skandar ·
No need to apologize, appreciate the feedback. Stay safe, hope the damage wasn't too bad for you, and that restoration / recovery is as smooth as possible. Good to hear the manufacturer is open to feedback. Anxious to see / hear what they do next.
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Brother In Arms ·
Nice review. I actually bought one, at the time I had 7 other from before, those being Burris Fastfire 3's, JPOINT and Aimpoint. I agree to many of your opinions, foremost the lack of lifetime warranty which should be an established standard by now . I would like to comment upon a few of your issues with this sight: - non adjustable brightness The auto adjust performs very well in my opinion, and I now see that you have commented to the same :-) - not waterproof The compartment housing the...
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Re: Shield Sights RMS

BooneGA ·
Its worth looking into Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics' review of the Shield. He bent/broke his in hard use. Also he reported that the auto adjust didnt work for him when using a weapon light. https://wwwDOTyoutube.com/watch?v=0hGk4EUs4_c Rick
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Brother In Arms ·
Thanks. Also found a 64 page whitepaper authored by him, gotta read that too...
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Consigliere ·
Consigliere@lightfighter.net? I’ll allow that.
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Skandar ·
Okay...I'll bite...what did I miss?
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Brother In Arms ·
Makes me wonder if the cheaper Burris Fastfire III that is waterproof and comes with a lifetime warranty is a better choise. Although the RMS must be said to have a better/smaller profile.
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mobius i ·
update: One thing you need to keep in mind with Micro red dot sights, is that carrying concealed, they're a lint-magnet. They're sitting there catching all that skin and dust and other stuff that falls from your nasty self, and providing a clear table for it to rest on. So, in concealing an MRDS, you need to plan on cleaning that lense very regularly. Much more so than cleaning the gun itself. Because the lense on the Shield is plastic and not glass, you can't just spray windex on it and go...
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MOJONIXON ·
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is not something regularly found in your typical grocery or big box store. I’ve never seen it other than in industrial supply type retail outlets. McMaster-Carr for example, or industrial chemical supply outlets.
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Re: Shield Sights RMS

MAC19D ·
Hmmm...thanks for the review. I'm following this petty closely. A geergle search showed me that Lone Wolf will mill a M&P Shield for this optic....apparently suarez used to, I've found a few links to a page there, but it's a dead link. Just as well. Anyone seen anyone else offering this service? The Shield (optic) is supposed to be 25mm wide, per the website. My Shield (pistol) shows to be about 23mm in width, so, in theory it should work, at least as far as width is concerned. Anyone...
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MG in TX ·
Mac check w/ Mark Housel @ L & M as he milled my Shield slide 2yrs. ago for a Leupy DP & been using it for EDC & daily drifire ever since.
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MAC19D ·
Of course....thanks! I sent a G23 to him a couple years ago. Should have thought to check with him.
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Consigliere ·
On the top of OP’s post, he mentioned if he gets sued for defamation his e-mail is consigliere@lightfighter.net . I thought that was pretty funny.
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Skandar ·
Damn it. That is pretty funny. And I missed it. And I publicly admitted I missed it. I'll be out back hazing myself.
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Maskirovka ·
I'd be interested in hearing how the auto-adjust does dark-to-light conditions. For example if I am in a dark location and have to fire into a brightly lit window or open door. I wouldn't want it being too dim to take a shot into that brightly lit kitchen.
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scsu74 ·
Was going to mention the Sage video, but saw it was already posted. Wanted to add that one of our officers was T/E one on a Glock MOS and it lasted less than a month in a duty holster. Would not maintain zero under normal everyday patrol conditions. He did not do a "torture" test, just carried it as normal.
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Longeye ·
I suggest Dawson sights. Get the fiber optic front insert. Your old eyes will definitely thank you.
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Goon Squad ·
+1 on the Dawson sights. We've had really good results with them. If you have a requirement for tritium (policy, etc.), I recommend the Warren sights are GTG.
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MrMurphy ·
If fiber isn't optional Trijicon HD are very nearly as good.
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Jeff22 ·
I have Trijicon HD sights on my G42 and G43 and Ameriglo Spartan Operator HD night sights on the G19, G22 and G35. I have always liked having orange on the front sight of my handguns
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Chameleox ·
I've had good experiences with Trijicon HDs on my G19. I've also used Warren's 2 dot tritium sights with good effect, but if I bought another set, it would likely be the HDs in either color. Anecdotally, officers in my agency who have had eyesight issues have also reported improved shooting with the HDs.
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ggammell ·
Trijicon HD or HD XR (my current choice for the thinner front blade).
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Beat Trash ·
Ameriglo Spartan’s is what I’ve been using.
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pointblank4445 ·
I finally got over the idea that fiber optics are "only for gamers" mentality. Now I'm just pissed at myself that I waited too long to try them. Have the Dawson's fiber optic front and Adj. black rear and absolutely love them on my 19X
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hile ·
On my Glocks, I run the Ameriglo agent sights, but like others, I've heard really good things about the Dawson sights recently. I see night sights as less necessary on guns that have a WML.
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Mark7 ·
Over 40? I'm a fan of the Ameriglo Hackathorn sights. They're great for the old eyes I have them on all my Glocks.
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SFF ·
I like and use Ameriglo Hack sights, and also red front fiber optic sights from several makers (Warren, 10-8, Dawson).
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4102Burke ·
Thanks for the replies gents.
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danger_close ·
Trijicon HD XR.
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Longeye ·
I was in the same boat. Now I have them on all my pistols.
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nightschneider ·
I have a set of Ameriglo UC that was put on my most recent carry gun; I like them, and will be switching the fleet that direction as I need to replace things.
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hile ·
Somewhat related, my next GSSF coupon will be used for a G34MOS Gen5 (to be mated with a Deltapoint Pro). Anybody know of Dawsons tall enough to work with those? I know of one set of Ameriglos that will work. I think I have to put some Dawsons on my G17L.
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Longeye ·
Check here. Dawson makes lots of sight options. https://dawsonprecision.com/sights/glock-sights/ They are the only outfit making sights for the M&P CORE for example.
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XTCBX ·
Guys using the Dawson adjustable rear sights on duty guns...be careful. The windage screw is a weak point. They are the go to sight in the competition world (I have them on multiple guns) but we’ve been seeing them break in the 7-8K round range pretty consistently. One of the other guys on our shooting team was told by a Dawson rep. directly that they only have a 10,000 round expected lifespan. If I were to have these (very excellent) sights on a duty gun I’d probably be changing them out at...
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BKS ·
Just picked my Gen 5 34MOS up today, Dawson sells one set specifically for the Gen 5 34 and literature says they won’t co-witness.
 
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