Those who own the night, own the fight. Attacks often happen in the shadows, where predators feel they are shielded by the dark. It could be a home invasion in the dead of night or a lurking assailant in a dimly lit parking lot.
Night sights give you the power to get on target even when you are dealing with low-light situations. Normally, gun owners have been forced to pay extra to buy their own night sights and then pay again to have them installed. But now, more than ever, there are guns that come with that option right from the factory.
Below is a list of seven great firearms for those who want night sights on a gun right out of the box. Light is power in the darkness. These guns are ready for the challenge.
7. Glock 19x
The Glock 19x is Glock’s first-ever crossover pistol. It combines the compact slide of the Glock 19 with the full-size grip of the Glock 17. The end result is a gun that is concealable and highly controllable. Needless to say, it also boasts that legendary Glock reliability.
But it’s the addition of night sights that really puts the Glock 19x over the top for us. Many gun owners buy their Glocks fully aware that they will be changing the factory sights. The Glock 19x removes this step and gives you a gun that’s ready to fight at night.
Sig’s P320 is a striker-fired pistol with incredible modularity. You can easily change your gun to your heart’s desire or even swap out the entire grip. The internal fire control unit can also be completely pulled out with ease.
It’s not uncommon to see these guns at competitive and defensive shooting events. They’ve also grown a strong following for concealed carry. The aggressive grip texture is great for controllability, and many shooters find the P320 easier to naturally point when shooting.
Remember the “Noisy Cricket” from the “Men in Black” movie? We can’t be the only people who thought, “Wow, that would be a great concealed carry gun.” The NAA Pug is not going to send you flying through the air when you shoot it. But it’s about as tiny as you can get if you want more than one or two rounds in a micro pistol.
This little .22 Magnum is stout and sturdy. It can make a great back-up gun, and it’s small enough to tuck into your pocket. Don’t expect to shoot tight groups at 20 yards, but the tritium front sight allows you to quickly get the gun on target when it’s up close and personal.
4. Springfield TRP
Maybe the NAA Pug is a bit too small for your liking, so let’s tip the scales in the opposite direction. The Springfield TRP blends America’s classic 1911 with modern technology. This TRP also packs a powerful punch with its 10mm cartridge.
It offers some nice improvements over the classic 1911 as well. With a match-grade barrel and tritium night sights, it’s both accurate and powerful. But don’t expect to fit the Springfield TRP in your pocket.
If you want a gun with a metal frame and slide that's still light, you can take it down to a highly concealable size with the Kimber EVO SP. This is a custom-built gun meant for everyday carry. It boasts a 3.6-inch barrel and comes in at just over a pound. Plus, it offers all the quality and precision that has made Kimber a well-respected name in the firearms business.
2. Walther PPS M2 LE
Sleek, modern, and packing Walther’s signature ergonomic grip, the Walther PPS M2 LE is a great option if you are looking for a smaller self-defense firearm that is also comfortable to shoot.
Walther’s guns are well known for their comfortable grip and overall ergonomics. While the grip may be small and easy for concealment, you can always add higher-capacity magazines that extend the grip for your hand while still offering concealability.
1. Sig Sauer P365
Meet the “little” big kid on the block. There are plenty of small guns on the market, but the P365 kept the small size and somehow squeezed 10+ rounds into its magazines. When it was first introduced, the Sig P365 got a lot of hype. But the hype stuck for good reasons.
It quickly became a concealed carry favorite, and there are plenty of holsters and accessories to make it fit your needs. But right out of the box, this little pistol offers capacity, shootability, and night sights to boot.
So far, every gun has had more traditional sights that protrude above the slide. This might not be a problem for you. But Sig took their P365 model and created a snag-free P365 SAS version that basically lowered them into the slide itself. It’s a unique feature that makes the gun very, very sleek.
The sight itself is unlike anything most shooters have ever used. They might take some getting used, but these snag-free night sights earned the SAS an honorable mention on our list.