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I just tested out my new meprolights and they are great. A generous sight picture, better than the factory IMHO. Helps me shoot a tad more accurately out to 25 yds. The only problem is I think I am going to have to buy the front sight tool. I couldn't get a socket to work well enough, and I know it will eventually come loose.
 

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Just installed two sets. When I installed a set years ago I took a nut driver and a bench grinder to falten the bottom of the nut driver and knock the sides down enough so it would fit flush to drive the screw all the way down. This time after putting locktite on and not rememerbing how hard a standard socket is to get them tight I drove one down most of the way, but it wiggled and I could not get the driver to back it out (bad angle, locktite still wet). I was a bit worried that it would set up then remembered I had a Glock site tool. Worked great.

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If anyone has one and would trust me enough to drop it in the mail to me for one use, I will return it with $5.
 

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When I installed my Meps I did the following for the front sight. I held the slide upside down and inserted the screw, then held it in place with my finger. I then screwed the sight onto the screw by hand until snug. Then I used the socket to finish tightening the sight all the way down.
Use plenty of Locktite. Hope this helps.
 

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I've read the green-green combo is the best and Meps have a real white plastic tube around the inserts whereas others just have a very delicate white paint...
 

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Let me look. Yeah, a clear plastic bump(not recessed). I recall cleaning something with trijicon? and accidently scraping out some of the white paint trying to clean it.
 

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Yes, the white tubes aid greatly in shooting in daylight, that is why I like my Meps the most. I got the green on green and I don't know if it is just my set, but the front sight seems a little larger and brighter than the rear, which works great in low light acquisition of the front sight. I would like to try the different colors sometime, I have no experience with them.
 

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does anyone replace JUST their front sight with a night sight?

this would be more economical and it seems if one can put the single dot on target, muscle memory and indexing would take care of the rest at distances one would encounter in a defensive situation, either in your house at room distances or up close and personal on the street.

i practice 'pointing' without using the sights pretty often and think i could hit a human torso in semi-darkness at ranges less than 20' simply by 'pointing'. a glowing front sight could only improve this. in my house or on the street in the dark, a defensive shooting situation will occur at very short distances and you probably won't have time to use the sights anyway.

i have found some pistols 'point' very well for me and some don't. for example, my CZ75 P-01 points incredibly well with the stock grips, but when i put the hogue's that i customized to fit the compact frame on the pistol, i 'point' to the right of my target everytime. needless to say, the stock grips are on this pistol as it is my normal carry (until i get another P99
). then they will share time on my hip.

the P99's i've had in the past have alsp pointed very well for me.

i have never owned a pistol with night sights, but it seems to me if all the dots were the same color, it would be pretty easy to confuse the front and the back dots. is that true?

frye
 

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fryeg7,
In the situation you describe perhaps the Xssights Big Dot 24/7 would work well. I have these on my compact and the Big Dot really does stand out...They are not target sights but I have been able to hit small steel plates 15-25yrs out at competition shooting...I do have to practice more at this range however...besides, if it ever came down to it and the bg was that far away, I would not engage but find an exit.
 
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