Monday, March 29, 2010

Defoor Tactical Sights for Glocks


I got together with Rich Callihan at Ameriglo to come up with what I think are the best all around pistol sights for speed and accuracy. Nothing gimmicky, just good American craftsmanship and a simple, efficient design. The best part is the price- $48. If your reading this right now though, take 25% off that! Use coupon code "defoor" upon checkout.

These sights have a .115” wide black serrated front sight, and a flat black rear with .150" notch. I think this is about as good as it gets to shoot 25 yard bulls and still be able to pick up the front post at close ranges with good speed. With this setup I routinely shoot 625 and above on the 700 Point Aggregate, and 285 and above on the Hackathorn Standards. Click the links to see videos of the sights in action.

Another thing we did with these was to make sure both the front and rear sight have nice 90 degree edges to be able to rack the slide with either hand should that be required. No ramping on these sights. They are also made of steel, so there is no need to worry about them breaking if you need to train only strong or weak. I have found that I like to us the front post more and more to rack the slide one hand only because it is easier due to there being more leverage.

Hopefully everybody digs 'em. If so, I think I could talk Rich into making them for some other pistols as well.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kyle,

Great news on the sights and congratulations! Is the front sight height designed for POA/POI in 9mm at 25 yards? I've encountered some aftermarket sights that aren't tuned for it.

Eric

Kyle said...

Yes, they are true POA/POI at 25. We shoot the NRA 5" bulls all the time. I take these sights out to 100 every class and I hold center on a B/C zone steel tgt and hit.

Fede said...

Nice, ordering a couple for testing here, thanks dude ;)

Anonymous said...

Does the rear sight have a set screw? Doesn't appear to from the pictures, but it's hard to tell.

Kyle said...

No set screw. One less thing to go wrong.

Trust me, they're bomber.

Anonymous said...

Nice! How long is the discount going to be available?

-Jess

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info re. the set screw. Just ordered a set for my G19. Hope they don't fall off without a set screw. :)

Anonymous said...

I just ordered a set to try out dude. I have been using the 10-8s for awhile but it always bugged me they shoot about 8 inches high from POA at 25 yards.

Anonymous said...

"I just ordered a set to try out dude. I have been using the 10-8s for awhile but it always bugged me they shoot about 8 inches high from POA at 25 yards."

Had the same problem with Warren's on my G19. UPS shows my Defoor's should be here tommorrow. If they're dead on @ 25, I'll be in hog heaven.

Rick Callihan said...

Kyle,

If any guys shoot too low with their new Defoor sights, keep in mind we offer that rear sight in a few more heights. The sights are same height as factory so most shooters (like you) will be perfect with this set.

Rick

Anonymous said...

Can we get a tritium dot front sight (for the obvious extra charge)?

Anonymous said...

I would also be interested in a tritium front sight.

Anonymous said...

I have to give kudos to AmeriGlo. Years back I got tritium ghostring rear/trit front installed on a G-19. They let me know they were filling a large LE order, and that it might take an extra few days.

Good sights, good staff, great pricing. I'm sold. You are working with a fine company, and I judge the new product favorably already, sight unseen [ bad pun intended ]

OhioDude

Anonymous said...

Been using Ameriglo's ProGlo front (.140 wide) paired with their pro series .180 wide notched rear for the last month and a half... They're great sights, I smoked almost everyone in my local club in stages 1 and 2 shooting the IDPA classifier, however with the wider sights and all the shots at 15-20yrds my stage 3 performance left me lucky to have made Sharpshooter...
Think I'll be trying a set of these...

Rick Callihan said...

You can get a tritium front sight with the rear featured here. The rear is item GL-400 and the front is GL-112T. The defoor coupon code works on all sights

Paul said...

My set arrived today. Excellent!! Put them on a G35, dead on at 25 yards. I love them so far. They performed extremely well with all one handed manipulation drills, using the front or rear sight to clear the malfunction.

-Paul Sharp

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, Rich was awesome to deal with as usual, and I already got a set of these on my G17 and am digging them...

Just wondering though, when you guys are talking these being POA = POI can you clarify exactly what kind of hold or where your POA is as I'm still learning these and am finding it a little fuzzy on whether the round is going exactly where I park the top of that front blade (not a "6 o'clock hold" but the top of the blade being the mark) or just below, as in what some call a "dead on hold" where the hole ends up where a dot would be if the front had one?

Anonymous said...

I mean Rick, not Rich...

Mike said...

these sights look the ticket! What about installation: which variety of sight installer (tool)do you recommend?

Anonymous said...

re: installation

Had no problems installing the Defoor sights on G20 & 21 slides with the MGW 309 tool.

Anonymous said...

Rick,

I looked at the GL-400 rear and the GL-112T front. The GL-112T front is a .125 width vs. a .115 width on the Defoor set. Is there a thinner front available?

Anonymous said...

.125" is the thinnest tritium we offer. We do have a few special order fronts in stock in the .115" width. One is white painted stripe, one has orange painted stripe, one has a green (it glows as well) stripe.

Rick

James said...

It only took my trying these on one of my Glocks to convince me they were better for both defensive and range use. I've now switched my 23C from 24/7 Big Dots to Defoor and my 19 from Trijicon to Defoor. I now have a 17C that I use Meprolight on and have a set of these on the way to replace them. I'm a sight junkie and these are now going to be the only sight I use on my Glocks. Defoor got it right. I can easily shoot the bullseye at 25 yards with these but up close I can still run my Glock accurately as a speed that isn't even allowed at most ranges I frequent.