For over fifty years, Glock has been one of the most trusted names in handguns. With their small package, lightweight, and high magazine capacity, these pistols are a perfect for concealed carrying; this means, of course, that most Glock pistol owners would generally want to use it for self-defense.
Statistics prove that the most likely time for a pistol to be used for self-defense is at night. While the sights that are factory issued are good, they are not especially good at nighttime.
That is why we have tested several different sights, to try to find the best Glock sights on the market today. In this article, we will take a look the top ten sights we found. We will also offer an in-depth review of what we consider to be the top three sights. These sights will not only be the best sights for Glock 19, or Glock 17, or Glock 26, but rather will be adaptable to a variety of models to help you find the sights you need to keep you safe.
Top 10 Glock Sights Table
|1. Glock Factory OEM Night Sights 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35||Yes||$$||4.9|
|2. Trijicon HD GL101O Night Sight Set for Glock Pistols ||Yes||$$$$||4.7|
|3. Tru Glo Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro, Sight, fits Glk 17,17L,19,22,23,24,26,27,33,34,35,38,39 ||Yes||$$$$||4.6|
|4. TruGlo Bright - Site TFO Handgun Sight||Yes||$$||4.5|
|5. Ameriglo Glock Ghost Ring Green ||Yes||$||4.5|
|6. Glock Perfection OEM Adjustable Rear Sight Fits All Models ||No||$||4.5|
|7. XS Sight Systems Big Dot Tritium Sight G17/19/22/23/24/26/27/31-36 G20/21/29/30/37 ||No||$$$||4.5|
|8. AmeriGlo Special Combination Sight fits Glock 17/19/22/23, Red/Black ||Yes||$||4.3|
|9. Truglo Tritium/Fiber Optic Sights ||Yes||$$||4.3|
|10. Truglo Brite-Site Fiber Optic Handgun Sight - TG13 ||Yes||$||4.2|
Whenever you are making a big purchase for your safety, you want to put as much thought into the different features that you require; This is especially important when you are looking for the best Glock sights.
- Ease of Installation. Most Glock sights are easy to install and do not require too many specialized tools. Be aware that you may have to purchase something separately to help you install some varieties of sights.
- Durability. While it is not the goal of any responsible gun owner to damage their firearm in any way, accidents can occur. Therefore, you should always try to get a pair of sights that are made out of a tougher material than plastic. Some sort of metal is definitely preferred.
- Visibility. It goes without saying that the sights that you choose should give you a clear sight picture; this comes down to three different factors.
- Color Contrast. We found it easier to get a quick and accurate sight picture in our tests if the front and rear sights were not the same color. This difference in color made for quicker and easier aiming.
- Two or Three Dot? Lots of pistols, including Glock, come with factory sights with three dot alignments. What this means, of course, is that you need to line up the one front sight in between two rear sights; this is a more traditional setup and will be comfortable for those who are familiar with it.
On the other hand, a two dot setup means you just need to line up the front and the rear sight, which made for quick and accurate shots.
- Light Reflective. As was stated earlier, you are more likely going to need to use your Glock in lower light settings, which means you should try to find sights that will reflect as much light as possible.
Top 3 Best Glock Sights Reviews
These three dot sights proved to be the best Glock sights out of all of those that we tested. They are extremely reflective at night, which makes them perfect for a concealed carry firearm that you mean to use for self-defense. In our tests, they give a quick sight picture, which allows for quick and accurate shots.
They are made of an extremely tough and durable steel metal alloy, which will protect them from any routine wear and tear that you might put them through. To go along with this durability is consistent accuracy. Once we had them installed and centered, they stayed in place and gave good accurate groups even after lots of shots.
Summary: These three dot sights are extremely durable and give a quick and accurate sight picture. They would be ideal for use at night for self-defense and will remain accurate even with consistent use.
These sights were designed with nighttime use in mind. The front sight is extremely easy to see, even in low or no light. The reason for this is because of the color contrast between the front and rear sights. We found this contrast was able to provide for quick and accurate shots, regardless of light conditions.
These are also extremely durable sights. They remained accurate even after a high volume of shots was put through them; this, plus the 12-year guarantee on the front sight, make them worth checking out.
However, the one major drawback may be the price tag of the sights. They were a lot more expensive than the other sights that we tested, mostly because of the materials used in the front sight to make it glow.
Summary: These Glock sights were made for low light or almost no light. They give a quick and accurate sight picture and remained accurate even after a high volume of shots. They are a bit pricey, however.
This pair of sights was also relatively easy to acquire a quick and accurate sight picture, which makes them ideal for self-defense or target shooting, even in lower light settings. The notch cutout in the top of the sights allowed more light to get into the reflector liquid, which made them seem to glow bright, even in low light.
It must be said, however, that we would have liked a bit more contrast between the front and rear sight. They both are primarily green, which made it more difficult to get a sight picture compared to some of the other sights we tested. While the orange reflector on the front sight is a step in the right direction, it would probably work better if the whole front sight were a different color altogether.
Summary: These sights give you a relatively quick and accurate sight picture. However, they are held back from being higher on our list because of the lack of contrast between the front and rear sights.