Jul 07, 2023

Tyrant CNC Glock Compatible Night Sights Review » Concealed Carry Inc

Tyrant CNC is a company out of Chicago that fabricates aftermarket accessories for your AR-15 rifles and common everyday carry EDC handguns. Over the years, I've reviewed many products from Tyrant CNC and because of their customer service and thoughtful designs, developed a fondness for their brand. Since my first encounter with Tyrant CNC back in 2018, the company has developed some great upgrades that I still use on my Glock handguns.

No question I like Glock handguns. I've carried a Glock 19 as my everyday carry gun for quite some time now. I'm not so concerned with the look of the gun, however Tyrant CNC products have a nice aesthetic appeal that can set your gun apart from the boring stock look. For an EDC gun, I'm actually more concerned with how the product functions and is it a reliable replacement for the OEM component? The Tyrant CNC parts I use on my gun have held up through thousands of rounds and years of pretty aggressive usage.

So when my friend from Tyrant CNC reached out and asked if I wanted to give my feedback on their new Glock Compatible Night Sights, I said sure.

There is a compatible Glock Night Sight for both single and double stake Glock handguns. I installed my set on a Gen 4 Glock 19. The instillation is straightforward, and really anyone can do it if they take their time. In the past, I've used punches to change dovetail sights. However, after doing it several times, I invested in a cheap sight tool that's made it so much easier.

While the installation is easy, it would be nice to see the package come with Loctite and a Glock front sight tool. While not all companies provide these things with their aftermarket sights, some do, and I think it is would be a welcome addition.

The sights have a unique design that some may find appealing. Typical iron sights have square rear notch, and the dot in the front sight—if there is one—is round. Another variant that isn't too hard to find is a ‘U' shaped rear notch, with a round front dot. Tyrant uses a unique, pentagon-like shaped front dot and rear notch. In my estimation, it's really hard to quantify any performance difference between the different shapes. I think it's a highly subjective individual preference. I'll say in the least that the unique shape wasn't distracting and shouldn't require any ‘reprogramming' if you're changing from iron sights with a traditionally shaped rear notch and front dot.

The night sights use a tritium-filled front sight insert from Night Fision, a well-known manufacturer of night sights. I reviewed their Sig P320 night sights a few years ago. The quality of tritium in these night sights is comparable and quite bright. What could be arguably more important than even the tritium's brightness is the color and contrast of the front sight dot.

The pentagon-shaped front dot is a bright neon-green or chartreuse color. I really like this color as it provides high-contrast against different background colors, and in various lighting conditions. This is especially true when combining it with the blacked-out rear sight.

Quite a while back, I gravitated to rear iron sights without extra dots or lines for a practical reason. I found dots or lines on the rear sight competed with the front dot. Furthermore, I never used the dots on the rear sight of traditional three-dot sights, or found them more accurate than those without rear markings.

Besides being blacked out, dull, and void of any markings, the rear sight uses a chevron texture in front and rear of the notch. That should help diffuse light instead of reflecting it. While it may not be a huge deal in most lighting conditions, even slight reflections can obscure crisp sight alignment. SO if you can reduce reflection, why not?

Tyrant makes the front and read sights from durable steel. And while I didn't torture test, the sights to see what it takes to damage them, I don't see why they shouldn't hold up to everyday use. You'll notice the leading edge of the rear sight slopes down slightly from back to front. I like a rear sight that created a 90-degree angle because it facilitates easier, one-handed slide manipulation. It's not that you can't rack the slide using the these rear sights, they just aren't angled as much as others I've used.

I liked the sight picture during dryfire and had some time for live fire on the range. At the range, I didn't see any issues as far as differences in point of aim and point of impact.

Right now the MSRP on these sights is $95 for both the front and rears. Tyrant CNC offers 30-day return policy and a lifetime warranty on their products. If you're looking for some aftermarket sights to replace the garbage polymer, factory sights—and you should—check out the new Tyrant CNC's Glock Compatible Night Sights.

If you need taller iron sights to co-witness with an optic, these might not work unless you're using a direct fit optic that can co-witness with factory-hight, iron sights. However, if you have a Glock set up for just irons, these are a great option for you to consider.

Gear is great, and upgrading your sights is a very smart thing to do to your EDC gun. However, it isn't the end-all, be-all, for becoming a better shooter. This Shooting Fundamentals online course provides a great foundation for learning the right way to shoot a handgun.

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. I produce the Concealed Carry Podcast and coordinate the Concealed Carry Instructor Network, and manage MJ Maruster Defense.

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