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Old 09-07-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Night sights for P99c

I am again thinking of putting night sights (tritium) on my 9mm P99c.

Had tried Meprolight a few years ago but didn't like the fact that it altered the sight picture, at least for me. Scratch that one off the list.

I have Truglo TFX Pro sights on a PPQ 9mm and a PPQ 45 and I like those a lot. However, on the P99c, the rear sight overlaps the de-cocker and I don't want to have to remove the sight when I am cleaning the de-cocker. Admittedly, I don't clean the de-cocker that often but once I get the sights set I don't want to mess with them.

So what about Trijicon HD ? Do those keep the combat hold sight picture for the 99c ?

Anyone using Speed Sights ? I know the sight picture would be a bit different (top of the center diamond).

What else is out there, specifically for the P99c ? Maybe Dawson?

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Old 09-07-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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I made the Meprolight mistake...ended up keeping the Meprolight front sight and reinstalled the OEM rear sight. Makes the POI/POA tolerable. I contacted Meprolight about it and they offered to ship a new set, but I had them measure the height of the new sights prior to having them sent. The new Meprolight sights would have been even worse than what I had already received. Strange that they can't get them right.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:09 PM   #3
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I've had TFX on my P99c for about 2 years now and haven't had an issue. I just don't bother cleaning the decocker.

If that is needed I'll dismount the rear sight and remount them. The advantages of the TFX and TFX Pros far out weight the disadvantage of possibly having to dismounting them for a very infrequent decocker cleaning.

BTW I've put many thousands of rounds through both my P99 and P99c and still see no need to clean the decocker. It is functioning just fine.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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I am not a fan of the mepros either - when I tried them years ago. The P99 is the only gun I just keep the factory sights on. I shoot so much better with them.
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I've had meps on my P99c for a few years. Never had an issue at all in performance or any other way. Maybe I got the right version or just a very good set. I remember there being two different options at one point.

I have TFX pros on my PPQ as well and did not choose them for my P99 or P99c for the same reason regarding the decocker.

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Took my 99c with TfxPros on it out this weekend and if I can send 21 rounds into the same quarter sized hole at 12 yards I think that's good enough for a SD pistol. The decocker just might have to remain uncleaned although I can't see how it could get dirty enough to require disassembly.
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I think if cleaning the decocker is that much of an issue than don't mount the TFX system.

However, my feeling is the disadvantages of the TFX system on a P99 or P99c are far out weighted by the advantages and the versatility of the system.
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Yep, I get all that, and I may end up going with the TFX Pros regardless of the decocker. I had the P99c apart a couple of weeks ago to clean/inspect the striker channel and the decocker comes out as soon as the striker is out. I guess the rear sight would prevent that .

Still curious if anyone has used Trijicon HD, or Dawson tritium, etc.

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I had the Trij HDs on all my 99 series guns but took them off them off the 99c to install the pros. Reson being, the HDs are very tall and snaggy in one's pocket preventing a smooth draw.
Other than that they work great, POA = POI, and the front sight makes it super easy to focus on it.
They're also very easy to install or remove.

And now that you mention it, I'd gladly sell you a set with the orange front sight.

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