A quick post on night sights for the G40 since it’s new and has a slightly unique set up. The G40 MOS takes the same size sights as the G20 due to the thicker slide. The MOS cut out causes the OEM adjustable sights to hang off the back of the slide a bit. So some of the after market sight will also hang. While not a functional issue since I was replacing the sights anyway I wanted to replace them with sights that didn’t hang.
I went with Trijocon’s “Bright and Tough” green three dot night sights. Specifically the GL04. I use the same sights on my other Glocks and they will not hang off the back and are functional and simple.
To the annoyance of every gun counter guy between Northern Ohio and Southern Florida I’ve asked “do you have that new 10mm long slide” at every gun shop I’ve stopped in since the G40 was announced.
Well, I finally found one at a nice little shop in coastal North Carolina,the Gun Shack OBX In a few days I’ll take her to the range for a full report. In the meantime, here are some pictures I grabbed before it was packed up and shipped to my FFL.
It’s a little larger than I had anticipated (that’s what she said) I was expecting something closer to a G34. I have a surefire X300 ultra waiting for a host gun this one should do just fine. I’ve ordered a Cuda from Simply Rugged, I have one of their holsters for my S&W 29 which I like very much. I’m hoping Raven concealment will make a light compatible holster for the G40 in the not too distant future.
Some gun shop pictures before it was shipped off:
Will this take the place of my 4″ S&W 29 as my favorite “woods gun?” I suppose time will tell how lucky I feel.