The best sights for the Glock 34 can only improve on what are regarded as notoriously shoddy factory parts. The manufacturer has remained an institution for decades among tactical and competition shooters, but those consumers seek out new sights with very different needs in mind. Both segments need easy-to-see sights that promote not only fast but dependably accurate shooting. In addition, the .357 SIG cartridge for which the Glock 34 is chambered produces notoriously nasty recoil that replacement sights have to weather while remaining firmly locked in place. An ideal pairing should also balance reducing glare from bright lights with glowing brightly in the dark.
Fortunately, aftermarket “iron sights” are not remotely as complex in their designs as a high-end scope. Nevertheless, were I in the market, I would always examine the same four criteria first and foremost when looking to swap a Glock 34’s original sights:
- CONSTRUCTION & DURABILITY
- SIGHT DESIGN
Our Top 3 Best Sights for Glock Comparison Chart
|Picture||Name||Our Rating||Price||Get Product|
|Tru Glo Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro||4.7||$$|
|Vogel Dynamics World Champion Glock Pistol Sights||4.8||$$|
|Glock Factory OEM Night Sights||4.9||$$|
Table of Contents
- 1 Our Top 3 Best Sights for Glock Comparison Chart
- 2 BRIGHTNESS
- 3 CONSTRUCTION & DURABILITY
- 4 SIGHT DESIGN
- 5 ACCURACY
- 6 Related Video: Speed Sights on a Glock pistol (installing and shooting)
- Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro – I appreciated that the Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro alternates its fiber optics in the front and rear. Balancing the red and green threads provides pieces tailored to both dark and light shooting conditions without needing to manually swap anything into place. While they show up well enough in darkness, keep in mind that these are not remotely as bright as true night sights. What’s worse, being partially enclosed, the fiber optics really don’t have quite the space to catch moderate light that they need. I could track the super-bright front sight just fine in bright sunshine and even lower daylight. Around dusk, picking it up became problematic.
- Vogel Dynamics World Champion Glock Pistol Sights – World champion marksman Robert Vogel designed these sights with a combination of 40LPI and a handsome, functional matte finish that both significantly reduce glare. Given the versatility of these sights’ counterparts, this set disappointed me for their lack of green filaments better suited to nighttime shooting than the fine red coloring the front sight.
- Glock Factory OEM Night Sights – When sizing up the Glock Factory OEM Night Sights, it baffles me at times that Glock didn’t simply fix these to this particular pistol in the first place. Granted, they don’t stack up as well beside other aftermarket sights. They definitely are not true night sights and even seem a bit dim next to a pair from, say, Trijicon. However, under any given light, they certainly improve overall sighting with vivid green coloration. Perhaps shipping the Glock 34 with such a frustrating set of sights if a none-too-subtle scheme to move OEM parts amid a rushes to custom-replace the factory components.
Our Pick for BRIGHTEST SIGHT: Glock Factory OEM Night Sights
CONSTRUCTION & DURABILITY
- Vogel Dynamics World Champion Glock Pistol Sights – Being personally overseen by an internationally respected marksman added plenty of thoughtful little touches to these sights that add up to the sum of everything a Glock owner could want: a fine balance of reliable accuracy and plenty of speed in practical scenarios. Still, buyers should beware. These aftermarket sights for some reason sport a number of sharp edges, especially in the front. In addition to being a bit aesthetically rough, future editions could do with a more elevated front sight. Ideal compatibility with some long-slide Glocks may necessitate buying a different front sight, which fortunately is easy to swap out.
- Glock Factory OEM Night Sights – The Glock Factory OEM Night Sights should easily meet most police departments’ duty weapon standards, though I would insist on triple-checking regulations against their specs first. The solid stuff they are made of should satisfy nearly any tactical need. Better still, if paired with the sight-pusher tool, they are incredibly easy to install. We’re talking, 10 minutes from start to finish, tops.
- Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro – Credit where it’s due, Truglo builds the most durable, soundly designed sights of this trio. The angled rear-sight edge of this low-profile pairing is ideal for one-handed operation in a frantic emergency. The equal one-eighth-inch width of the front sight and opening of its U-shaped rear notch suits the efficient targeting and fast firing the Glock 34 is often called on to deliver. Its durable steel body suits rough-and-tumble adventures hunting afield as effectively as its fast-aiming design excels in tactical, range, and target settings.
BEST CONSTRUCTION: Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro
HONORABLE MENTION: Glock Factory OEM Night Sights
- Vogel Dynamics World Champion Glock Pistol Sights – Vogel’s sights position a red fiber-optic front sight perfect for high-speed acquisition and fire with an especially wide, deep rear notch. It still strikes me curiously that it would have cost so little to include inexpensive green filaments. The design could have done with a bit more forethought, particularly in addressing the rear sight hanging awkwardly off the back in part because Glock previously pushed the 34 slide’s rear dovetail back. This particular pairing was designed to fit flush with a standard Glock slide. Just as embarrassingly, these sights have a bad tendency to ship with slightly twisted front sights that end up with a snug fit but not laying perfectly parallel to the barrel. Finally, the rear sight has a weird airy opening around the front that keeps the front sight from ever being truly centered, especially when aiming while moving.
- Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro – The Brite-Site TFX Pro set centers a green rear sight inside bright-orange circle around its front sight for instant, easy target differentiation. It’s a simple approach to improving focus by utilizing the contrasting colors. Still, the poor-performing colors only maximize sighting improvements during about half the day when shooting outdoors, and that’s assuming a lack of cloud cover. To be honest, it might be better to stick with pure fiber-optic sights for target shooting.
- Glock Factory OEM Night Sights – I came away quite pleased with Glock Factory’s aftermarket option. There really isn’t much of a flaw in the design. This OEM green-dot night sight pairs a screw-in front sight with a 6.5mm rear reticle, both fashioned from sturdy high-quality metal. The dot itself is equally ingenious, a tritium green dot that shows up beautifully in low light positioned inside a contrasting white dot that pairs better with daylight shooting.
BEST SIGHT DESIGN: Glock Factory OEM Night Sights
- Glock Factory OEM Night Sights – There isn’t much to say about these dandy OEM substitutes. I keep coming back to the same opinion: these should be on the Glock 34 in the first place. There really isn’t anything wrong with them. It’s a shame Glock feels the need to nickel-and-dime customers by not providing the highest-quality parts when their guns ship, but here we are.
- Vogel Dynamics World Champion Glock Pistol Sights – A few faults aside, Vogel Dynamics produced some superb sights that perform well everywhere the Glock 34 is popular. Shooting just a tad high at 7-15 yards isn’t much of a tragedy for iron sights. After taking part in some faster-moving tactical target exercises, I can vouch wholeheartedly for how easy target transitions are with red fiber optics.
- Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro – Truglo’s sights improve the Glock 34 exactly the way anyone experienced with the best-selling pistols would hope: make target acquisition and alignment fast and consistent. At the same time, their sights greatly improve on the original sights’ placement and sight picture. In fact, the increased sight picture is one of the most valuable enhancements. Revamping that improves the shooter’s awareness of surroundings with more than sufficient vision for effective self-defense. Well done.
MOST ACCURATE: Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro
How surprising could it really be that Glock would make the best sights for the Glock 34? They naturally know their pistols better than any third-party craftsmen ever could, though I was thoroughly impressed with the Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro in particular. The OEM Night Sights sport easy-to-track fiber optics, solid design, admirably improved accuracy, and even a swift installation. Simply put, gotta go with Glock.
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