Trijicon HD Tritium Night Sight Review

“It’s all sights and triggers”.  Words of wisdom from Chief Warrant Officer Warfield.  He ran the rifle and pistol range at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, CA.  While I may not have appreciated his advice at the time, I have grown to realize he was spot on.  Master sight alignment and trigger control, you’ll shoot better.  Many shooters understand this and modify the sights and triggers on their pistols.

I normally change the sights on my pistols before I touch the trigger.  Primarily shooting Glocks (and the occasional 1911) my perennial favorites have been Heinie and Novak– I always consider the standard Trijicon sights lacking, especially on the Glock.  I dislike the low profile, white dots around the tritium, and smooth surfaces.  I felt they could do better.

trijicon HD night sight set from B

The Trijicon HD tritium night sight sets offer a solid upgrade for your Glock, Sig Sauer, XD, FN, Walther, HK or 1911 pistol.  The sights are taller than earlier Trijicon models, have a snag free rear sight that still allows emergency manipulation of the slide, and allow for fasr and precise target engagement.

The sights are constructed from steel (a welcome upgrade for the OEM plastic sights on the Glock).  The sights contain three tritium vials for low light shooting, one in the front sight and two in the rear.  The front sight’s tritium is surrounded by a large yellow or orange dot.  The rear sights is slightly angled towards the back, and is serrated with a u-shaped notch.

trijicon HD front sighttrijicon HD rear sight back view

I ordered a set of Tijicon HDs (orange dot) from Brownells for my Generation 4 Glock 19 about a year ago and couldn’t be happier with their performance.  They offer the correct balance of speed and precision in a durable package.

I always shoot with my sights (no point shooting here) and often practice Paul Howe’s Pistol Standards at the range.  Shooting his CSAT target “A” zone, I can regularly complete his suggested par times and pass his challenging standards.  The old and new versions of the FBI Pistol qualification course are completed with ease as well.

Gen 4 Glock 19 on QIT 99

If you are considering the Trijicon HD night sights for your pistol, give them a try, they won’t let you down.

Trijicon sights on Glock 19

Trijicon HD night sight sets are available from Brownells.