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Choosing the Right Sights for your Carry Gun

gun sightsThere are three very important aspects to a concealed carry gun that differ for each person:

1. Fit (comfort in the hand)
2. Trigger
3. Sights.

These three aspects play a very vital role in the ability to shoot accurately and proficiently.

Fit and trigger are pretty inherent to the gun and your preferences. There really isn’t much that can be done aftermarket to make a gun “fit” better, and we do not recommend modifying triggers if you are going to carry it (for potential liability reasons). Having a sighting system that works well for you is very important – and this is something you can change.

It is easy (and cost effective) to change sights on virtually any carry gun, so it’s not overly important to buy a gun specifically for the sights. It’s also not wise to NOT buy a gun because you don’t like the sights. Changing sights is something that is easily and quickly done either at home or at the local gun shop and can be accomplished within the $100 range.
Quality sights should do two things well:

1. Illuminate in the dark (night sights – glow in low/no light).
2. Be quick to pick up and easy to see during weapon presentation.

Elaborating on number 1: Violent encounters tend to happen at night, or in low light areas (where criminals like to lurk) so it is very important to be able to see your sights when you need them most! Ever try to line up your sights (with an unloaded gun) in the dark? Try it once. If you don’t have night sights, I bet you’ll buy some!

Number 2: Being quick to pick up and easy to see. This is like saying “What’s the best wine?” A good glass of wine is the one you like, and good sights are the ones you can pick up the fastest , see the easiest, and shoot well with. There are many, many options available out there (firearm depending). Try taking a look at XS, TRUGLO, and Trijicon to get started!

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