Ameriglo Ghost Ring GL-122 Sight Set
Makes Aiming Easier & Faster
All Black Front Sight Is Hard To See
No Alignment Marks On Back Sights
No Installation Instructions
No Front Sight Installation Tool
Compare It With Glock Factory Sights
The above pictures compare the Glock 19 factory
sights against the Ameriglo Ghost Ring Plain GL-122 rear sight. They are
shown in comparable views. The original factory front sight is shown in
all pictures. At the time of the pictures, I did not install the front
sight that came with the Ameriglo because it was all black and had no
white or colored sight dot. It was just a plain black front sight which
I did not like. Since there is only a .04" difference in height between
the Ameriglo front sight (which is taller) and the Glock factory front
sight, I am hoping I can get by with the factory sight. (Update - The
difference in height made too big of a difference and I had to change
the factory front sight with the front sight that came with the Ameriglo
Ghost Ring. I had to paint my own "dot" on the front sight to make it
Why Buy The Ameriglo Ghost Ring?
I decided to buy one for my Glock 19. I chose it over the
Aero-Tek Ghost Ring Night Sights solely due to
the price. The Ameriglo sight costs around $30 while the Aero-Tek cost about $95. I reasoned that I did not need the
tritium feature since I would be shooting my gun in a well lit indoor
range. If I ever did have to shoot the gun in self defense or low light
conditions I would point shoot and not use the sights anyway.
When I received the sights I was disappointed that
the front sight was all black (no dot), did not come with installation
instructions and did not come with the installation tool needed to
install the front sight.
Ghost Ring Sight Set Installation
My new sights did not come with any installation
Installation Instructions are what I pieced
together from various internet resources. I did not have any sight
installation/removal tools for my installation. I used just what I had
around the house.
Testing the Ameriglo Ghost Ring At The Range
The ghost ring worked great. I was able to acquire the target faster
and easier and it actually improved my shooting. UDATE - After shooting my
Glock 19 with the new ring sights for over
2 months (and 1,000 rounds), the front sight came loose. Here is the
related correspondence I had with my friend about it.
February 2, 2012
I just cleaned my Glock 19 and noticed that my front sight came loose
(the one that I installed). It is held in with a internal screw and
Loctite. It occurs to me that this is a potential failure point. It the
screw should wiggle loose and fall out inside the slide it could get
caught in the rails or get batted around by the barrel and cause damage
or malfunction. I will have to think about this a little more.
It should not get loose with Loctite if the surfaces are clean. Do you
have more Loctite? If so, clean all threads with alcohol and reassemble.
I had the same problem with my Ruger MK III but after disassembling the
sight, cleaning it and reassembling with Loctite, I have not had a
problem. Also a loose front sight will have a very detrimental effect on
accuracy. I would expect a SIGNIFICANT improvement next week!!! Carl
I just finished doing that but I do not have the proper tool, a sight
installation wrench. My "modified" socket wrench is the right size but
doesnâ€™t fit properly into the cramped space between the hex and the
slide wall. I did the best I could for now. I will order the correct
sight wrench tool (Wiha
Nutdriver, Precision, 3/16", 6.1" OAL
as well as Henkel
01-24200 Loctite 6-ml Threadlocker 242)
and do it up right. No wonder I was â€œoffâ€ today.
This is the sight set that I will buy next time.
||Amazon.com Product Description
The Aro-Tek Ghost Ring Glock Night Sight +0 Set W/
Night Front & Rear (.180 Dot Center) Fits Glock models 17 17L 19
22 23 24 25 26 27 34 35 37 38 39.
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