Trijicon HD Night Sight

Trijicon-HD1I bought these sights to put on a Glock 22 that had the standard Glock sights on it.  I personally don’t care for the “Goalpost” rear sight that Glock uses.  I was looking for a sight that had a larger front dot to help in quicker front sight post acquisition.  It came down to the Trijicon HD Night Sights or the XS Sights Big Dot. Since I already have 3 dot sights on my other Glocks, I decided to go with the Trijicons, as they also have a three dot set up.  That is verses the XS sights that use a lollypop sighting system.  I felt that consistency throughout my handguns is important, so that no matter which one my wife or I grab, the sight picture will be as similar as possible. Trijicon-HD2

Upon taking my Glock to the range, I found that the sights were just what I was looking for.  As soon as I snapped it up on target my eyes were drawn to the front sight post like the mainstream media to a smooth talking liberal.  Well maybe not quite like that, I didn’t get weak in the knees, and start drooling.  As I continued to shoot, I found that they weren't the most accurate sights I had shot.  However, they served the purpose that I had gotten them for.  As a “combat” sight I feel that they are right on the money.  As for competition, I feel that they would be more than capable of allowing you to run and gun quickly.  So for competitions that speed is the key (ie: most three gun matches) I feel they would be great.  The rear sight is strong enough to aid in single handed slide manipulations.  In the future, I plan on putting these sights on other handguns I get.

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Claim to Fame: The large front sight dot that allows for quick sight acquisition.  The three dot design allows for a sight picture that most people are used to.

Target Market: Anyone looking for a fast acquisition combat sight.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Metal Body
  • Tritium-Phosphor inserts
  • sapphire window that helps evenly distribute Tritium's light
  • Silicone Rubber cushion
  • Protective clear coat and high visibility colored front sight post
  • “U” notch rear sight
  • subdued rear sight allows the shooter to more easily focus on the front sight

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: There are two options for the front sight color.  They come with either a yellow or orange front dot.

What others are saying?: 

  • OpticsPlanet (Bob’s Review) In over 35 years training civilian and LE officers with firearms, I have used many different notch sites. The trijicon hd is without a doubt the best I have ever used. The large U on the rear site makes acquiring the large (yellow) front site extremely fast . I have them on every Glock I own.
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Price point:

I need it now! Availability: You can purchase the Trijicon HD Night Sights from many retailers, including Amazon and directly from Trijicon.

Our Rating:


  • Fast front sight acquisition
  • easy to shoot fast and make first shot hits at defensive ranges
  • Easy installation


  • Cost
  • Not as accurate as other sight options

Score: 9 Amazing90


The only thing I could really mark these sight down on is the cost.  They are super fast to acquire, and get on target.



Trijicon Bright & Tough Night Sights SG03

Trijicon Night Sights

By Devin Blystone

The sights pictured above were produced in ‘04 and they still shine just as bright as the day that I purchased them.  As of today, I have not yet had the chance to do any live firing with these sights in low light conditions, but dry firing with them has been extremely helpful. Even in the pitch black you can still line your sights up on target without a problem. However shooting with them in daylight isn't anything spectacular.  I find them to be  just the same as shooting with standard sights.  The glowing effect is made possible by tritium-phosphor lamps.  If the sights get just a little bit of natural light, they will hold their glow for a while.  The Trijicon sights come in options of yellow, green, and orange.  All front sights come in green, which happens to have the longest glow. Trijicon Night Sights 2 Both the yellow and the green carry a warranty of 12 years.  The orange sights only come with a 5 year warranty. Before I made my purchase, I did some research and discovered a review that stated that the Trijicon sights lasted 19 years before they burnt out on the owner. Personally, I have never come across a complaint about Trijicon Night Sights.  With my personal experience added in, I can completely understand why. These sights are a luxury item that you don’t need, but you would find quite handy on your daily carry or your bedside gun. Unfortunately for me,  Trijicon does not offer sights out of the box for my daily carry gun.  However, if you happen to have some extra cash on hand, Trijicon recommends a specialty shop that will custom fit sights to your particular gun.  My overall opinion is that I would recommend getting these sights for any gun that you carry daily, nightly or plan on using in low light situations.

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Claim to Fame:  Self-luminous alternative.

 Target Market:  Local, state, federal agencies. Self and home defense.

 FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • Metal body
  • Tritium-phosphor lamp
  • Sapphire window
  • Silicone rubber cushion
  • Protective aluminum cylinders
  • Long life

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?  It only comes in black.  The tritium lamp comes in yellow, green, and orange.

 What others are saying?  “Replaced my Truglo sights” Amazon

“The Trijicon night sights are better than the Sig OEM” Optics Planet

Trijicon Night Sights Testimonials

 Price point

I need it now! Availability:  Find a dealer in your area

 Our Rating + Self luminous + Long lasting (12 year warranty on green and yellow, 5 year warranty on orange) + Great for low light or daytime shooting + If they don’t have sights for your gun, they have a recommended specialty shop + Metal construction for durability

- Expensive, but worth it - May take a few trips to the gunsmith to get them lined up right

Score 9 Amazing!90


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