Who has new sights on their Steyr

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Guest

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    I am planning on taking a Advanced carry class in June, and will be using my S9 as my carry gun. I am thinking about trying some differant sights before I head to the class.

    Has anyone tried new sights?? What do you like?
     
  2. Guest

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    If you can afford then and they make a set for the Steyr, go for Heine Race Cut Straight 8's. From personal experience, I think they are the best sights made, hands down.

    ~Oz
     

  3. Guest

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    I have heard good things about he big dot sights, and the Heine sights.
     
  4. CGuns

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    Personally, the Triangle grew on me. :D
     
  5. jnclement

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    I've got the Steyr night sights, and I'm not impressed. Thinking about trying some PT sights.
     
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  7. ministerofdeath

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    I purchased the factory model Tritium night sights from USA steyr (http://www.usasteyr.com) and had them installed at my local Gandor mountain.

    Description: traditional three post square (non-trapezoid) pistol sights with the glow in the dark capsules encircled with white. I have no difficulty using the sights in either daylight or pitch black conditions, but find them more difficult then the factory trapezoid sights to use in low light or twilight conditions. However, the level of difficulty of using the sights in low light is not significant enough to warrant serious complaint.

    I would recommend these sights to anyone who wants an economical set of night sights. However, I'm sure that there are Steyr owners out there that can point you in a more expensive direction.
     
  8. Guest

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  9. jnclement

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    The PT nightsights are about $20 cheaper than the factory sights, and the front and rear sights are different colors. which is a good thing.
     
  10. srfl

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    All must bow before the Triangle.
     
  11. Guest

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    In general, on GT I've heard nothing but negative stuff about PT and their prodcuts. Maybe the times have changed though.

    If you want some good, relatively cheap NS's get some Meps. Yellow rears and a green front is my personal opinion.
     
  12. Guest

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    What I like about PT's is that they offer alternatives to 3-dot (and less than Heinie). In total or near darkness where you need Tritium sights I think it's too easy to possibly confuse dots in a stress situation. Bar/Dot is the way to go IMHO, especially in Dot over Bar, although I still prefer Bar-Dot-Bar over 3 Dot - even if the colors are different.

    The straight 8's are a good concept too, but only Heinie has these and are really expensive.

    Jeff
     
  13. Guest

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    It is my experience that having yellow back sights and a green front eliminates the confusing between the dots. YMMV of course.
     
  14. FlaChef

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    XS has their express sights availible for the M/S.

    http://www.xssights.com/2004Catalog.pdf

    I've always liked the looks of these, any non-triangle pistols i get will probably end up w/ these.
     
  15. jnclement

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    I love the concept of the triangle sights.....I just couldn't figure out the aim point. Just wasn't working for me in IDPA. I have trouble seeing the factory Steyr NS in bright sunlight, and the front sight is too narrow. Maybe I'm picky. But my $38 Firesights on my XD work like a charm.

    I offered my old sights to Tru-glow so they could make TFOs for the Steyr, but they declined.
     
  16. jnclement

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    I love the concept of the triangle sights.....I just couldn't figure out the aim point. Just wasn't working for me in IDPA. I have trouble seeing the factory Steyr NS in bright sunlight, and the front sight is too narrow. Maybe I'm picky. But my $38 Firesights on my XD work like a charm.

    I offered my old sights to Tru-glow so they could make TFOs for the Steyr, but they declined.
     
  17. ministerofdeath

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    Hey STEYR if you're listening make some trapezoid night sights for your M and S-series pistols already!

    Just an idea,but I've seen a ton of posts where Steyr M-series pistol owners wish they could get a decent set of trapezoid night sights.
     
  18. FlaChef

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    I still think liscensing the t/t sight to an aftermarket producer like Heine or XS to adapt to other guns would be great for both revenue and to increase name recognition (something Steyr has little of in US as pertaining to pistols) as long has they stipulated that they be sold under the name of "Steyr Tringlae/Trap Sights"
     
  19. Noocyte

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    I very much agree that T/T night sights would be a great idea (could tritium capsules be fashioned in the correct shapes, or would we be talking about conventional sights with embedded luminous dots?).

    I've thought about this, and have come up with a sub-optimal, but possibly viable stop-gap; I found this (http://www.readysetglo.com/Glowpaint_water_bases.asp) site with what appears to be high quality phosphorescent paints, and have ordered a small quantity (I got the first one, the Commercial Grade Green Glow), to carefully dab over the sights' triangle and lines (and maybe the safety indicator dots as well...hell, maybe even the sides of the loaded chamber indicator...but I digress).

    Obviously, it couldn't help but have less stamina than tritium, and it's an open question whether it'll dull the appearance of the sights in those lower-light-but-not-quite-dark conditions where that pristine white is so vivid. But it could be better than nothing (though, admittedly, it could also be worse than nothing if it doesn't live up to its claims and I'm in a position to rely on it in some dark, dodgy place). In any case, the paint should arrive in a few days, and I'll pass along my experience if anyone's interested.

    And, if I can be forgiven for straying a pace off the path, I just wanted to share that, as of this past wednesday, 4/13, I am the proud owner of an M9!! It is my very first firearm, and I do believe I got a fairly decent deal (pre-owned {though if it was ever actually fired, then it was maintained by an obsessive-compulsive of the most admirable caliber!}, with a standard mag and one high {14}-cap, for just over $300, after all fees and taxes). I have yet to fire it (itch...itch), due to my batty schedule, but I'm sure I'll have much to say after I first perforate paper!

    Stay tuned.......
     
  20. FlaChef

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    congrats and welcome, we look foward to your first range report almost as much as I know you look foward to your first range visit.

    My M40 was also my first gun 8)