The 4 Best Night Sights for Glock 26 – Reviews 2023

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The Glock 26 is the most popular concealed carry Glock on the market. It’s accurate, reliable, and packs 10 rounds of 9mm. That being said, its main weakness is one shared by all Glocks: crappy target sights. They barely work during the day so you can imagine how poor they are night.

A good set of night sights makes a big difference when it comes to self-defense. Night sights should be rock solid and lock in place when installed. They need to be bright as well and easy to see in both day and night environments. Installation should also be easy, and you should have the option of home installation. I also always insist on fixed night sights, not adjustable. The reason being that adjustable sights may be knocked off zero throughout the day of bumping and riding in the holster.

Below are our suggestions for the 4 best night sights for Glock 26 on the market.

Xs Big Dots

Xs Big Dots are my all-time favorite handgun sights. There are quite unique and built for close-quarters combat. What is important to understand is that they are not built with shooting teeny tiny groups at long range. They are designed to allow the user to rapidly engage their target as fast as humanly possible. This is why the front sight is overly large. However, this large front sight (see full specs) isn’t obnoxious and allows your Glock to work with any standard holster. Its larger size makes it stand out a lot more and allows the eye to catch it immediately.

What makes it even more eye catching is the day and night capabilities of the sight. An important factor is the ability to still use your sight precisely during the day. The Xs front sight has a wide white circle painted around the Tritium insert. This white circle allows the user to see the front sight during the day with ease. The tritium insert or lamp is super bright during when the lights go out.

The Xs rear sight is very simple and has a low profile cut that resembles more of a cut than a dip. Xs rear sights also have a vertical tritium lamp. The reason being the sights are designed to dot the i. The rear sight being the body and the front sight sits on top of it and is sometimes called a lollipop. They are easy to use, quick on target, and glow brightly at night.

Why I Choose XS Big Dots for Defense

Glock Factory OEM sights

Glock makes awesome weapons, affordable and durable magazines, and even extremely well-made knives. It would make sense they also manufacture night sights. Very few Glock pistols come from the factory with night sights and when they do they are often part of a law enforcement contract. However, Glock has released their night sights to the public. They are probably the easiest night sights to install, which makes sense due to them being Glock OEM.

These sights are the traditional three-dot variety. The front rear sight is a single glowing dot, and the rear sights have a glowing dot on the right and left posts. They are incredibly bright, and even during the day the dots appear green. So using them during the day is quite easy since they are larger than small tritium lamps you occasionally come across.

My favorite parts of these sights? They are made of metal! Glock factory sights are traditionally plastic. The Glock OEM night sights are much stronger and more durable. They also allow you to keep your weapon all Glock, which is important to some. Additionally they are well priced, making them among the best night sights for Glock 26 period, whether Gen 4 or earlier.

Glock OEM night sights

Trijicon HD GL101O

Trijicon is probably one of my favorite options when it comes to optics. They have proven themselves over and over again to produce some of the very best firearm sighting systems in the world. Needless to say, their pistol sights are some of the very best. Their name, “tough and bright,” is an accurate descriptor. They are made entirely out of metal—aircraft-grade aluminum, in fact. Since these sights use tritium lamps, that metal protection is a must have.

GL101O sights use three round tritium lamps. One in the front, two in the rear. These bad boys will last for over a decade while providing consistent and clear sight picture. Around the Tritium lamps, you have a red circle that provides the user with a clear and easy to use day sight option.

Trijicon sights are made to be resistant to heavy recoil and any and all cleaning solvents. These sights are made for duty use and the tritium lamps are seated in silicone rubber cushions to protect the tritium lamps. These should belong on anyone’s list of the best night sights for Glock 26 handguns.


Meprolight Tru Dots

Meprolight isn’t superbly popular in the United States but around the world they are extremely so. They make optics for rifles and handguns. The Meprolight Glock sights are the perfect companion for any Glock 26 (Gen 4 or whatever) owner on a budget.

Used by military and police forces worldwide, the Meprolight Tru Dot night sights are designed for combat. They are fixed and made entirely from steel. They are a three dot design that is easy to install and are snag free. This means out of the holster they are easy to draw and do not slow the end user down, which is an important consideration for those carrying concealed daily.

They are among the brightest night sights on the market and offer unequaled low light performance. They are backed by a great guarantee and warranty. I imagine the reason they are so cheap is that Meprolight hasn’t caught on in the states. I’d catch them now before they explode in popularity—and price.


Night Time Fight Time

The Glock 26 is an excellent firearm that is a rock solid concealed carry pistol. Swapping the sights is the only real need it has to be an effective pistol. Night sights allow the user to engage an enemy regardless of the time, or lights indoors and out. A set of night sights can’t be too big, too small, or too dull. They need to be a good size, and glow like mini flashlights at night. The sights we listed can all be installed at home with minimal tools and no gunsmithing required, and we wholeheartedly recommend them as the best night sights for Glock 26 pistols you can buy. Good luck!

  • Owner of, Boyd Smith is a major handgun enthusiast, and although he owns Glocks, he prefers the revolving wheel type. His go-to guns are a Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center for carry and a Ruger GP100 in the nightstand biometric safe (he has kids). He loads both revolvers with old-school 148-grain Federal Gold Medal .38 wadcutters. It’s OK if you think he’s a wimp. Email him.

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