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Now that I have had one of my P99's for over a month and considerable practice with it (both at the range and dry firing), I am interested in upgrading my sights.

I am looking at getting a good pair of night sights, and I have heard that Trijicon makes very good ones. Does anyone have these, and would they recommend them?

The colors I was considering were orange for the rear set and green for the front sight.
 

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IMHO, the Tritium inserts made by Trijicon are the best on the market. I don't think you could go wrong with a set of Nights Sights from either Trijicon or Earl's Repair Service. The set from ERS use Trijicon's Tritium inserts...

Regarding color, I'd stick with all green. It has been my experience that they show up the best in lowlight situations.

Good luck with your selection-

 

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Personally, I prefer the Meprolight sights. They are just as tough and reliable as the more expensive Trijicons and I find that they seem to be not only brighter, but have more white around the tritium so that in that "certain" lighting condition where it isn't quite dark enough for the glow, but not quite light enough for the black outline of the sights there is enough "white" on the sight for a good reading.
 

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I have found the Meps not to last as long as the Trijicons.  It's eight years vs. twelve.  As with other things, you do get what you pay for...

My friends also found the Meps inserts to be lacking.  Maybe it was just a bad run around '94-'95 (that were all shipped to the same place), but the sights were failing at the five and six year mark.  -YMMV, but I'll stay away from the Meps given what I've seen of their reliability.
 

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I agree with M96er that the white outline for day shooting is better on the meps than the trijicons. My G19 has trijicons and I like the meps on my P99 much more.
 

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how can you tell how long your sights have been sitting on the dealer's self?
 

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Quote[/b] (walrus @ Oct. 19 2004,1:09)]how can you tell how long your sights have been sitting on the  dealer's self?
It's been a long time since I have personally bought a set of Trijicons (most of the time I leave it to my gunsmith), but if memory serves, Trijicons have a date stamp on a sticker regarding date of manufacture (month and year) in their packaging materials.  The sticker / piece of paper can be seen through the package attached to the little plastic bag holding the sights.  Aside from that, there is a two digit date code for the year of manufacture printed in white writing on the sights.  -Inside there is a warranty card that warranties the sights will work for twelve years from the date of manufacture.  

It is my understanding that Mepros have a similar date stamp in their packaging materials.  -I do not remember if Mepros have a date code for the year printed on the sights.

It's really important to see when the sights were made otherwise you can end up paying full price on a set that have spent half of their life sitting on a shelf.  -I have heard that a lot of the sights sold on the auction websites for discounted rates are older sets of night sights that have already passed significant portions of their lifespans.
 
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