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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Favorite Sights?

After two guys tried to rob me on UAB campus last year and I was forced to draw my Ruger LCP .380, I decided to step up to an M&P .45C for my daily CC.

The two things I hate about the gun are the trigger and sights. Otherwise, I couldn't ask for a better CCW. The trigger will be solved with an Apex Tactical replacement.

My question is, what sights are your favorites for CC, range days, and overall trusting with your safety, especially in high crime areas at night (like Southside Birmingham where armed robberies are a weekly occurrence). I

'm leaning towards a Trijicon 3-dot, but I've heard a lot of people perform much better with a 2-dot. What type of sights and brand would you recommend?
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Old May 17th, 2016, 07:49 PM   #3
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Warren Tactical Plain rear and F/O or Tritium front.

or Trijicon HD:
https://www.twobrostactical.com/coll...lect-m-p-model
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Meprolight Tru-Dots! 3-dot tritum sight system and the brightest night sights you can get. Solid metal construction and the rear sight has a nice forward cant for one-handed manipulation. I'll put Tru-Dots up against any other sights on the market, they are on ALL of my pistols. You won't be disappointed. Stay away from the fragile fiber optics for a CC

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Meprolight Tru-Dots! 3-dot tritum sight system and the brightest night sights you can get. Solid metal construction and the rear sight has a nice forward cant for one-handed manipulation. I'll put Tru-Dots up against any other sights on the market, they are on ALL of my pistols. You won't be disappointed. Stay away from the fragile fiber optics for a CC
I started out with these on CC handguns. They are very good sights.

Brighter than most and they would be a great choice.

I tried Ameriglo CAP on my Shield and I think I like them better. I only wish the rear was tritium instead of phosphorous.
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Have you considered a Laser/light combo also? I would never be w/o Tritium irons on a CC gun, but if you can also swing the light/laser you get another way to aim and a light to identify and blind the perp.

I have a Streamlight TLR-4G on my M&P and it's a very nice unit. The green laser shows up much brighter than red because that's where normal eyes are most sensitive. The Veridian units I've seen also look nice, and they have holsters that turn the unit on on the draw.
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Meprolight Tru-Dots! 3-dot tritum sight system and the brightest night sights you can get. Solid metal construction and the rear sight has a nice forward cant for one-handed manipulation. I'll put Tru-Dots up against any other sights on the market, they are on ALL of my pistols. You won't be disappointed. Stay away from the fragile fiber optics for a CC
I can't find the Tru-Dots for a M&P .45C. Only for the 9mm and .40. If they make them for the .45C, can you send me a link?

I'd prefer to stay with tritium and avoid phosphorus and fiber optics due to longevity and durability as a daily CC.

Thank yall for your suggestions.
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Welcome to the forum! I like the TruGlo TFO's. Three dots and very bright day or night and the price is right if you check Ebay or Amazon! Hope this helps!
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IMHO tritium sights are over-rated. If there is enough light for the criminal to attack you then there will almost always be enough light to see your sights. I am currently using fiber optic front sights with a black rear. The fiber optic in the Tru-Glo TFO sights is known to come loose and that has happened to me. The TFX are rumored to be better. I tried XS small and big dot sights, but went back to normal notch and post sights.
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Trijicon RMR!

IMHO tritium sights are over-rated. If there is enough light for the criminal to attack you then there will almost always be enough light to see your sights. I am currently using fiber optic front sights with a black rear. The fiber optic in the Tru-Glo TFO sights is known to come loose and that has happened to me. The TFX are rumored to be better. I tried XS small and big dot sights, but went back to normal notch and post sights.
I've shot with Trijicons in the past and the bright front sight makes acquisition and accuracy shoot way up for me compared to the three big white dots that come standard.

I'd like to stay away from fiber optics and the Tru-Glos considering that my .45 is in an IWB for 12 hours a day and that front sight is likely to see a bit of abuse.

As far as lighting goes, when I had to draw last year, it was too dark to see the sights on my Ruger, but they decided against trying to continue the situation once I pulled out my "wallet"
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Have you considered a Laser/light combo also? I would never be w/o Tritium irons on a CC gun, but if you can also swing the light/laser you get another way to aim and a light to identify and blind the perp.

I have a Streamlight TLR-4G on my M&P and it's a very nice unit. The green laser shows up much brighter than red because that's where normal eyes are most sensitive. The Veridian units I've seen also look nice, and they have holsters that turn the unit on on the draw.
My biggest issue has been finding a laser for the .45C that will also work with my Alien Gear holsters. For the $300+ I've looked at for lasers and new holsters to accommodate, I feel like it'd be better applied to an Apex Tactical trigger and quality sights.
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Warren Tactical 2 dot for me
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Trijicon rmr with Dawson

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I can't find the Tru-Dots for a M&P .45C. Only for the 9mm and .40. If they make them for the .45C, can you send me a link?

I'd prefer to stay with tritium and avoid phosphorus and fiber optics due to longevity and durability as a daily CC.

Thank yall for your suggestions.
Amazon.com: Meprolight Smith & Wesson Tru-Dot Night Sight for M&P full size, compact & sub-compact. Fixed set: Sports & Outdoors

Here you go man! I have a these on my 45C, 9C, and my shield 9. They fit ALL M&Ps
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I have Ameriglo GL-433 on my Glock 21. They have a black rear sight with a front tritium sight. The tritium is surrounded by an orange donut for faster pickup. The rear sight notch is a bit wider than what you see on target sights.

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