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Old 09-30-2013, 4:18 PM
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Default Glock 26 Gen 4 sights for IDPA and all around shooting?

I was thinking of getting some glock night sights just because they're only $55 or so installed by glock.

Now I'm thinking maybe I should get something like Warren Tactical http://shop.balloongoesup.com/category_s/3251.htm sights with fiber optic because it might be nice for IDPA(I've never done it, but would like to some day) and the 99.9% of the time that I use the gun , which is during the day.

I know a G26 isn't the ideal IDPA gun, but I have it and I'm a fairly decent shot with it. Maybe I'll get a G19, but we'll see.

I was looking at Truglo TFO's and they reduce the sight radius more than I think I'm comfortable with, after seeing that pointed out on a website.

I don't know if this is *truly* significant, but that's why I'm here to ask

any thoughts? thanks much! The nightsights just seemed like they might be nice to have in a just in case scenario.
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Old 09-30-2013, 4:25 PM
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idpa = 17

Night sights work all the time

Fiber optics need light to work but are vary bright in the day light

VTAC sights are a combo of fiber and night sights best of both worlds
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Old 09-30-2013, 6:03 PM
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You have a good point. G26 is not the hot setup for IDPA in the first place. Maybe I'll throw the glock nightsights on there and just call it good enough.

I'm not trying to be a champion, I just thought it would be fun to try out. I actually have a springfield Xd with 4" barrel that would work better, come think of it.
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Old 10-19-2013, 9:35 PM
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Sorry to thread jack but where are you getting Glock night sights installed for $55? I have a G26 gen 4 and have been wanting to upgrade my factory sights. Thanks for the info in advance.
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Old 10-24-2013, 2:02 PM
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Why don't you just install the sights your self? It is not that hard. The front sight is a 2 minute job with the correct tool, and the rear is not bad if you have a vice, very small angled file, and a brass or aluminium punch.

Check out Dawson Precision's videos on the subject.

On topic, fiber optics are kind of fragile for a serious use gun IMO. Go with night sights if your primary use is defensive, and FO if you are mostly competing.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:58 PM
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I really enjoyed reading this post. I congratulate you for the terrific job you've made. Great stuff, just simply amazing!

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Old 11-02-2013, 8:14 PM
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Ameriglo has some really cool sights that would work well without breaking the bank. I like the CAP and the pro-i dots. Trijicon HD sights are also excellent, but pricey.

I've shot IDPA with my 26 and XS Big Dots, and actually didn't do too bad. Hitting tiny poppers at 50 yards was not easy at all, however it wasn't easy for anyone that day IIRC.

Twan-N-Bang did a great video on the i-dots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlXHlOHGJfk
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Old 11-03-2013, 8:38 AM
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I have the truglo's and was hesitant after reading the reduction of the sight radius. but honestly I can't tell much of a difference. I like them and they seem to work fine for me.
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Old 11-04-2013, 5:02 PM
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I like the TFO's. I use them on my carry gun. I use the XS Big Dots on my Springfield XDm 5.25 for IDPA with good success
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Old 11-09-2013, 4:46 PM
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The Glock factory nightsights have a pretty wide post coupled with the relatively narrow notch, which means slow shooting.

The Ameriglo Hacks are pretty awesome.

G26 is gonna be a pain in the butt at any shooting event except for a BUG one.
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