first published on December 9, 2019 by Josh Brooks[mashshare]
Stock Glock sights have a tendency to leave you wanting. You’re probably here looking for a quick recommendation, and we’ve got that for you. We’ve used a lot of different sights on our Glocks throughout the years, and below is a list of our top five.
So, look no further. We’ve answered all of your Glock sight related questions in the article below. Use the table of contents to skip directly to the sections you need. If you have questions, feel free to message us on Facebook or Instagram to get more insight, or leave a comment at the bottom and we’ll try to get back to you.
When it comes to handgun sights, this is probably one of the most overlooked questions. Most people start their search just by seeing what the most popular iron sight system is. Once they’ve found what they think to be that answer, they make the purchase and move on. There’s a little bit more to it than that though.
If you’re looking for the long answer, you can check out this post we received from Paul Markel at Student of the Gun. The short answer however is this: You need to choose the sights that work best for you. Generally speaking, a good handgun sight gives you less to focus on with your rear sight, and gives you a bright front-sight post that is easy to acquire. This cuts down on a lot of the questioning your brain does during the aiming phase of firing the weapon.
That said, and without further complication, here’s our top five aftermarket Glock sights.
Coming in at the top of our list is the Accur8 sights from Night Fision. These sights are a purpose built collaboration between Student of the Gun and Night Fision. They’re also our primary go-to when it comes time to replace the dust covers Glock ships with each and every one of their handguns.
The rear sight is blacked out completely with the exception of a small tritium dot. This small dot is lined up with the larger tritium dot on the front sight blade, and used to cut the target in half. Once aligned, you are able to take well-placed shots with ease. Coming in at around $115 depending on where you purchase them, these sights are a great first place to look.
Bonus points to Night Fision because the sights are made in the USA.
Next on our list is the XS Sights DXT Big Dot. We can confidently recommend these sights from XS sights to anyone who is looking to spend a little bit more money. In practice, the big dot is an outstanding Glock sight that is easy to acquire, and fast to get on target. It’s also worth noting that you can get this set of sights in a suppressor height, something that is a bit more difficult to do with other sights.
The DXT Big Dot will run you about $135 depending on where you buy them. They’re a reliable sight system that are incredibly durable, and designed specifically to be used when seconds matter and your life is on the line.
Here’s a link to both the standard height, and suppressor height sights from XS Sights.
The third entry in our top five list for Glock sights is the Warren Tactical Fiber Optic sights. These come in at just under $80 and they’re insanely reliable. Like the first two sights before it, these feature a fully blacked out rear sight that make the front sight post insanely easy to pick-up and use during a night fight.
Unlike the first two sights however, these use a fiber optic front-sight. Fiber optics are a cheaper alternative to tritium, and are equally as powerful. Fiber optic sights work based on the properties of the fiber optic cables installed in the sight. Basically speaking, they’re made with a reflective outer cladding and non-reflective core which keeps the cables bright and easy to acquire.
If want to check these sights out, there’s a purchase link below.
Ameriglo is not a company that is known for their ability to produce sights. That said, instead of chem lights, we’ll be taking a look at the Hackathorn Night Sights they produce for the Glock line of handguns.
These sights are similar to the Trijicon Night Sights, with the exception being that they have a blacked out rear sight. They’re also far cheaper than their Trijicon competitors coming in at just under $70. That fact also makes them the cheapest sights on this list.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Hackathorn Night Sights, then it’s time you learn. The Hackathorn Night Sights are a real sleeper in the aftermarket Glock sight space, and we highly recommend you give them a look.
Last, but certainly not least on our list of aftermarket Glock sights is the Trijicon Night Sights. Trijicon Night Sights are pretty much a staple in the Glock community. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if you’ve seen these exact sights recommended to you a dozen times before you even got to this article.
We do run a Glock with these sights, and straight up we only have one negative, and it’s not a huge one. The rear sight has two tritium dots. Unlike all of the sights mentioned before, these two dots assist you in getting a better sight alignment. The idea behind this is that you line up the three dots, and then fire at your intended target.
This does work, but based on pure science alone we know that having a blacked out rear sight makes target acquisition easier. It also makes maintaining a proper sight picture a much simpler task for our eyeballs. That said, these are still solid sights that are damn near an industry standard.
Here’s a link. They’re worth checking out, and Trijicon doesn’t know how to make a bad product.
If you’re a new Glock owner, only one thing is certain in life. You need to change out your stock sights as soon as possible. Hopefully after viewing this article, you know more about what’s out there. There is a great number of sight options available to you. We highly encourage you to check out the Gospel of Good Gun Sights by Paul Markel. You’ll learn everything you need to know about handgun sights from that article.
This is just our opinion on the top five aftermarket Glock sights though. Let us know down in the comments if you have a different set of go-to sights. If we see enough of the same sight popping up in the comments, we may add it to our list. As a small group of bloggers, there are only so many things we can cover down on. As a community, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We’ll see you out on the range.