SURESIGHT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I install the sights myself?
We strongly encourage you seek professional installation. But if you are “handy”, you should be able to accomplish this yourself without too much trouble. See our instructions or our website for the specifics.
Where can I buy SureSight?
Currently, SureSight is available only through our website. In the future, we may offer our sight through other outlets, such as retail stores and other internet sites.
For what models is your sight available?
Currently, SureSight is available for all models of Glocks and Springfield Armory XD pistols. Additionally, the sights made for the XD pistols will fit the Sig “P” series pistols—specifically, the P226, P228 and P229. For an updated list of models, see here: (PLACE LINK HERE)
Is SureSight IPDA approved?
Yes, SureSight is approved for use in IDPA matches.
Can I get the SureSight in another color (or all black?)
Our research has shown that fluorescent yellow and black sight offers the best combination of visibility, contrast, and visibility in low light. Therefore, we spent a great deal of time and money developing a special proprietary polymer coating engineered specifically for our sight. Should demand increase for other colors, we will consider offering our sight with other color options.
Do your sights glow?
Yes they do. Our coating is impregnated with a special luminescent material that will yield approximately an hour or more of visible glow from a 30 second exposure from a bright light source, such as a SureFire® or Streamlight® flashlight, or direct sunlight.
Do you offer traditional tritium night sights?
While we do plan on augmenting our glowing yellow coating with a tritium model, at this time, we do not have any available. If you would like to be notified when tritium models become available, click here:
How visible are your sights in the dark?
Even a non-tritium equipped SureSight can function well in a low light environment. Even without the luminescent glow, our sights remain HIGHLY visible in low light, due to the bright yellow coating and relatively large surface area of the front sight.
Those look like the sights on Steyr® pistol!
Actually, they work quite differently from the triangle/trapezoid sights of a Steyr® handgun. While they both use triangles, the Steyr sights are aligned in precisely the same manner as notch and post sights. It's just that the sides of the rear notch are turned in at about a 45 degree angle.With SureSight, alignment occurs vertically, with the front pentagonal shape visually placed on top the rear trapezoid. The end result is that when the sights are aligned, a triangle is formed, with the tip of the triangle being point of impact. This capitalizes on a known psychological phenomenon called the Gestalt Principle of Closure. (see www.suresight.com for details and diagrams)Some of the advantages of this setup include: a much larger, more visible and easier to acquire front sight, increased speed on the target and better visibility during both the arc of recoil and while shooting on the move, easier seen for bifocal wearers and those with "older eyes", and intuitive sight alignment (People have an inborn ability to complete shapes, as in turning the front and rear sight shapes into a triangle. This phenomenon is known as the Gestalt Principle of Perceptual Organization.).But perhaps the greatest advantage is the ability to focus on one's target and still have the ability to align the sights. Out to at least 7-10 yards, this is a very plausible technique with SureSight.For good or for bad, and regardless of prior training, statistics show that the vast majority of gunfight survivors involuntarily focus on the threat, not the sights, while engaged in a gunfight. SureSight may significantly increase the likelihood of a well placed shot under these conditions, since it can be aimed while staring intently at the threat.