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August 25, 2020 3 min read
Low-light environments can make it difficult to operate a firearm safely. When you’re in a well-lit area, you have a full view of what’s in front of you. In the dark, you can typically rely on a sight that cuts through the darkness to illuminate the area. With low light, though, you don’t always have a straightforward solution. You can solve that problem by getting one of our 3 favorite low-light sights.
TRUGLO makes Tritium Pro Night Sights to fit most popular CCW models, including options from Glock, Ruger, and Kimber. The low-light front sight has a lock ring that makes focuses fast. It tends to work well in low-light and complete darkness, so you don’t have to purchase multiple sights to stay safe at all times.
We also like TRUGLO’s low-light sight because it uses a snag-resistant design. The last thing you need is your gun getting stuck inside your holster. With TRUGLO sights, you can unholster and holster your weapon without a struggle.
While we love tritium night sights, they do have a couple of problems. They let you see where you’re aiming, but they do not illuminate your target. In other words, you have improved accuracy, but you don’t always know what you’re firing at. That can create a dangerous situation. Also, the sights don’t use batteries, which means they will eventually fade out.
Trijicon HD XR Night Sights use tritium gas lamps capped with sapphire jewels to distribute light evenly. We love Trijicon’s approach to making low-light sights because the model works well in all lighting conditions. We find that it can improve accuracy during a sunny day as well as during twilight. The front-mounted light makes it easy for you to point your handgun at the target. When the light lines up, you shouldn’t miss by so much as an inch.
Expect to pay a premium for this top-of-the-line sight. Trijicon HD XR Night Sights retail for $100 to $125. That’s $25 to $50 more than the TRUGLO. If you’re willing to spend a little more money, though, Trijicon will not let you down.
When you have very little light, it makes sense to attach a Streamlight TLR-1 to your gun. The rail-mounted tactical weapon light gives you 2.5 hours of 300 lumens. That’s more than enough brightness to see your target and the surrounding area.
We like the Streamlight TLR-1 because it doesn’t weigh much (just 4.18 ounces), creates a bright light, and never fails to work. We also appreciate that Streamline designed the TLR-1 to fit full-sized and compact guns, so you can mount it to your CCW or the weapon you keep for protecting your home.
Low-light sights can dramatically improve your safety in certain lighting conditions. Outside of your home, you will also need a holster that lets you conceal your weapon without blocking your access to it.
At Concealment Express, we make IWB, tuckable IWB, OWB paddle, and hybrid tuckable holsters that fit most CCWs. Browse our selection of Kydex holsters to find a design that matches your weapon and can accommodate your low-light sight.
We make all of our CCW holsters in the United States, so you can expect a terrific product that never fails. Just to make certain you’re satisfied, we give you a lifetime guarantee. Kydex holds up, so it’s rare that we ever have to replace one of our holsters.
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