One of the biggest issues in the firearms industry is manufacturers failing to hear the cries of their consumer base. Generally, those cries are aimed at Glock and the central complaint is the factory Glock sights downright suck. Aside from the material problems, even their upgrade night sights are clearly built by the lowest bidder. This is a complaint that can be seen throughout the industry and is not specific to Glock alone. There are a few aftermarket companies out there making it their mission to fill the need for quality iron sights on pistols. One in particular, is Night Fision.
Those of you who follow me on social media, @leadslignginger on Instagram, might have seen recent posts of my Glock 43x with a slight upgrade. I recently installed a set of Night Fision sights and frankly, I couldn’t be happier. In the interest of full disclosure, they were kind enough to send me those sights for review. However, I would gladly purchase them myself which is why I am recommending them to you.
As you can see, the bright yellow front sight is blazing as it should and within the center of that yellow front post is a tritium ampule. Also pictured is a similar model with tritium inserts in the rear sight which I personally opted out of. I like my rear sight blank. According to their documentation, Night Fision’s tritium sights glow 30% brighter than the competition. I do not possess the cybernetic upgrades to be able to confirm that claim but I can say they are indeed brighter than the competition.
I had the opportunity to meet the VP of the company at NRA Annual Meeting and he filled me in on their background. To paraphrase, they started manufacturing auto parts and have a government contract to manufacture lensatic compasses for the United States Army. Combine the experience with tritium from the compass manufacturing and precision machining from the auto parts industry and you’ve got the recipe for a gun sight company.
I recommend these sights for a different reasons. The first being that they are affordable. Based on the same setup I have for the same handgun, I would be paying twice as much. The second reason is they work as advertised and are easier to pick up when aiming down at your target. Lastly, the durability is on point. With the exception of the sights I would put in direct competition with Night Fision but are more expensive, I have broken every other sight from the other popular brands. Generally, the fiber optics would break or fall out or solvent would remove the color insert.
The bottom line here is if you have been stuck with your factory sights for a while, you should really give Night Fision a fair shot. They offer multiple sights for numerous gun makes and models as well as varied configurations and colors. I personally recommend yellow or orange front sights for various reasons but the point is they are all just as bright and will surely be easier for you to get on target no matter what color you choose. They also offer AR accessories as well.