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Looking for a way to see in the dark? This isn’t it. But if you need to see your sights in the dark, these Meprolight sights are a great option.These are the R4E Optimized Duty Sights from Meprolight.
We saw them at NASGW at the end of October, and a set appeared at my door last week. I would have put them onto either my GLOCK 17, or my GLOCK 19, but both have gone out for service. The only GLOCK I had kicking around was the 42. While these were designed for the larger, longer GLOCK slides, I didn’t have any trouble fitting them to the 42.
The most attractive part of the set, for me, isn’t the glow in the dark feature. That rocks, and is easy to see. For me, I really like sights with a vertical shelf on the front edge of the rear sight. I’m a big proponent of one-handed manipulation, and being able to catch the edge of a sight on a belt, a heel, or a table may allow you to stay in the fight.
But these take that to the next level. The slope isn’t perfectly perpendicular along a 90 degree line. Instead, they can’t slightly forward. That allows the vertical edge to be more of a hook. And the front sight has it, too. This one leans slightly forward. While it may increase the chances of you pushing the slide out of battery if you are firing from inside a coat or a bag (as we demonstrated here in this test), it provides more opportunities for improvisational manipulation.
When the appropriately sized GLOCKs come back, I’ll fit one with these and we’ll do a follow-up.