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Hello everyone I was wondering if any Glock owners could give me advice for the following:

 

Due to eye strain I want to get larger sights for my Glock handgun , can you recommend any that have worked well for you.

 

Also I am in South jersey and would need someone to install the sights, is this something a typical gun shop can do or is there anyone specific you can recommend.

 

Thank you for any advice.

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Good Morning.  Welcome to the forum.  I have a pair of XS Big Dot sights on one of my pistols and I like them. 

Installing sights isn't difficult, it takes a hammer, punch and most importantly patience.  Bang the rear sight out to the left, add a drop of oil and bang the new sight in place.  I'm in Cape May County and can assist you with that if needed. 

Check out the XS Sight - site http://www.xssights.com/

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I have the Tru-Glo fiber optic sights on my 19 and they do work much better than the stock sights.  Didn't want to chance using a hammer and punch on mine so had them installed with a pusher tool at my local gun store in Clementon. 

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I have Trijicon HD sights on my Glocks:

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=HDNS

 

I find that my old eyes are able to pick them up faster than standard sights.

I have the same on my G35 and absolutely hate hate hate them.  BTW, I don't really like them :)  The problem is the front sight is so large that it is much bigger than an 8" steel plate at over 10 yards so it is hard to know if you are centered on the plate.  On my G34 I have Dawson sights and love them.  The front is a very thin red fiber optic and the back the adjustable competition rear with two green fiber optics on the side of the notch.

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Get Dawson Precision's fiber optic front and rear. They come with the punches. If you can clean your gun you can install your own sights.

I'll trust you that they are easy to install but the last "easy" thing I installed were slip on exhaust pipes for a motorcycle that were promised to "slip on" and "slip off" ...turns out they did neither.

 

After about three hours and 8 skinned knuckles I made the promise to myself I make after almost every do it yourself project, "next time I'm paying someone that knows what they are @#&*! they are doing.

 

All that being said and this is a legit question, since sights are for aiming isn't there some amount of precision in setting up the sights or do they snap in in the perfect spot everytime?  Also with the Dawson's which model do you suggest or have experience with?

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The rear sight may need to be tapped one direction or another after being installed. A punch and a small hammer can be used to make the adjustments at the range. Before removing the old sights use a piece of tape on the slide in front of the sight and mark where the sight notch is so when you install the new rear sight you will have it very close to where it needs to be.

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For a range/competition gun, the fiber optic would be a great option.  If you expect to need to use this firearm for defensive purposes, Trijicon HD.  I don't care for the XS Big Dots due to the front sight obscuring too much of the target beyond 10-15 yards to make any decent grouping.  

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I also vote for the Trijicon nite sights. Have them on all my Glocks. Work well for me. Screw the "drop in a bucket stock sights!"

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product2_hdns.php?mid=8

 

You can change them yourself with the proper sight pusher tool. Not a hammer and punch, for the rear sight! This is the tool I have, got it from Midway, work's well. Most gun shops can probably change them for you within a few minutes as well.

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I also vote for the Trijicon nite sights. Have them on all my Glocks. Work well for me. Screw the "drop in a bucket stock sights!"

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product2_hdns.php?mid=8

 

You can Chang them yourself with the proper sight pusher tool. Not a hammer and punch, for the rear sight! This is the tool I have, got it from Midway, work's well. Most gun shops can probably change them for you within a few minutes as well.

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I broke one of those after a few sight installations.  Went back to a hammer and delrin since.

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https://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=SIGHT+SETS:Glock+Sight+Sets  

 

All these come with the installation tools. Get the adjustable  rear and you don't have to worry about getting it perfect at home. 

 

What model Glock do you have?

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I own a gen 4 g19....from the directions, tips, and videos everyone posted it does seem pretty cut and dry how to install the sights. 

 

Being a new shooter correctly aligning the sights seems like something may have a little trouble with. One poster mentioned marking with tape where the old sight was for a reference point, this makes sense to me and if its that easy then it should be no problem. 

 

On the other hand I saw a video where the person in it kept mentioning "zeroing" without telling exactly what it means which seems a little more complicated.

 

I will probably give it a go just hate for something happen to a firearm that was such a long drawn out process to get in the first place.

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Best way to center sights is to get a set of digital calipers. Center the sights by making sure the edge of each side of the sight is equidistant to an object off each side (I use the flat side of some old 1911 stocks I have). Then make adjustments as needed after you test fire at the range.

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