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Ordered my Walther P99 QA today with the standard plastic rear sights, but will probably upgrade to night sights shortly.

Anybody have any recommendations as far as brand name/cost value for the money?

Thanks!
 

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There are several options: Meprolights, Trijicon, and the ones from Earl's Repair Service.  Novak may have something by this point, but I'm not familiar with it.  

Mepros are the least expensive and some people like them but, in my experience, they generally don't last as long as the ones from Trijicon.  You're looking at  6 to 8 years vs. 12.  Also Mepros have some Quality Control issues where they occasionally vary in their dimensions.  The result is that they don't fit like they should.  I believe someone here had that problem and when they contacted the company, they were told to shave the slide.  -Wrong answer.  The gun is worth $500, the sights are about $50.  If I have to grind on one, the cheaper part is going to have the encounter with the Dremel tool.

Earl's Repair Service uses the Tritium inserts made by Trijicon in their sights as well as Trijicon's front sight blade, so when comparing the two, you're really just comparing the rear sight's shape.  It's a personal preference type of thing.  Earl's are more expensive.  

The ones from Trijicon will probably be the best balance between price and performance.  I went with the ones from Earl because I preferred the sloping cut Earl does on the rear sight to prevent snagging on clothes.  It's a minor thing and if you have some extra coin, go for it; but it's not necessary.

Good luck with your selection.
 

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Breaker Dave:
Thanks! I was looking at the Trijicon online as that's the only brand name I know for sure. Sounds like I really can't go wrong with those.

Ordered my P99 QA 40 SW yesterday. Should be here in a week. Got 1000 rounds of 40 SW ammo from midwayusa.com and I have next Friday off. Guess where I'll be spending the whole day on July 2?



 

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I like my meprolights for the money. I had some fit problems but eventually filed the bottom of front sight and was it was fine. The company was nice as they sent me two replacements after I bottomed out and broke the screws in the sight.
 

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I just had the Mepros put on a P99 this week. While it is true that the rear sight did need some minor fitting (and yes, the little doco said to file the slide) it came out nice. No problems at all with the front. The warranty slip in there also called out 12 years on the True Glow (which these are.) I took the path of least resistence and had a local shop install them once I saw the rear fit. 15 minute wait and $15 later, I'm glowing in the dark.


I would prefer a Novak-style sight, but he/they don't offer one for the P99 that I know of.

Here's a FAQ page on them also...

http://www.gunfaqs.org/P99FAQ/VI/3.html
 

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That sucks. WHy would they make a sight that is made for a person to install on their own (the wy the P99 is made), and yet, it isn't a perfect fit. That is strange.

I was thinking of buying some Mepros for it, but now I may not...
 

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Two sets of Meps on my P99s with no problems. I like the dots on the Meps better than the Trijicons. Had a set of Trijicons on a G19 and the dots just seemed smaller and the white not as well defined for day shooting. Both are good products IMO.
 

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Yes, I like meps better too. And, I actually planned to get a set soon. But if you have to smith the sights a bit to make them fit, I won't bother. I like that the P99 allows the user to easily swop sights. Sights made for the gun should fall into this description I think.
 
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