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The ghost ring isn't a ghost ring, it's too small. So unless you ream it out, IMHO it's a pointless bit of plastic.

But I guess some people have REALLY good eyes, and think it rocks.
 
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I tried the ghost ring, and it "works" but not appreciably well.
like Ajole mentioned, reaming it out might help. Me, I couldn't be bothered with it and I went back to the standard rear sight.
 

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When I bought my used JHP it had the ghost ring on it. I didn't care for it really and called MOM, and they sent me a free sight.
 
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My JCP was used when I got it a couple years back, so it didn't come with the ring sight. But I bought a new C9 just before everything hit the fan last year which came with one. So I put it on my JCP and then immediately decided I didn't have enough 40 cal ammo to go to the range and try it out.

From dry fire / in-the-living-room-just-to-see practice it seems like my eyes acquire a useable sight picture faster with it, but I can't speak to how it *actually* functions.
 

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Had one on a C9 for a day or two. Hated it and went back to a standard sight
 
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Looking for opinions between ghost ring or standard rear sight.
I do like Ghost Rings on pistols and rifles. I do agree that the HPs plastic site isn't something that I'd depend on. If I was carrying the HP, I'd use the standard site or replace it with a metal site. I use my rear site to clear jams. If it cant handle me slamming it into a table, boot heel, curb, door, etc....I don't use it.

For shooting, I'm a predominantly front site shooter. I even knocked the rear site off my issued Beretta and now M17 and still qualified 50/50. I did it to show my Joes and Josephine's that the front site is the most important part of the siting apparatus.
 

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The ghost ring isn't a ghost ring, it's too small. So unless you ream it out, IMHO it's a pointless bit of plastic.

But I guess some people have REALLY good eyes, and think it rocks.
My eyes are fine-ish, and I think the OEM HP carbine rear sight is good stuff. A front FO option would make me happier though.
 

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Sights and eyes get very personal very quickly. Everybody's vision is different so take all my comments with a grain of salt. This is just my personal experience.

In general most shooters seem to prefer traditional sights on a pistol. Ghost rings work really well when the rear sight is close to your eyes and the circle can automatically fade out of focus so you can hard focus on the front sight. You usually see this effect best on rifles, carbines and shotguns, again when the rear sight is stable and close to the eye.

That said I have the ghost ring sights on my c9 as an experiment. It is my only pistol so equipped. In general I havent found it to be as useful to me as normal style pistol sights but it also hasn't been near the problem as I expected. Because the pistol is held at arms length i dont find the rear sight to fade out as much as on a long gun. That said, I've been having fun with it and intend to leave it in place. It really hasn't slowed my down much eithier, but again eyes and sights are personal.

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I do like Ghost Rings on pistols and rifles. I do agree that the HPs plastic site isn't something that I'd depend on. If I was carrying the HP, I'd use the standard site or replace it with a metal site. I use my rear site to clear jams. If it cant handle me slamming it into a table, boot heel, curb, door, etc....I don't use it.

For shooting, I'm a predominantly front site shooter. I even knocked the rear site off my issued Beretta and now M17 and still qualified 50/50. I did it to show my Joes and Josephine's that the front site is the most important part of the siting apparatus.
Good post! For what it's worth I've been banging away like mad on my ghost sight c9 rear sight just to see what would happen. So far its holding up well to such abuse but I've only been running hard on my belt, no tables or boots yet.

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My eyes are fine-ish, and I think the OEM HP carbine rear sight is good stuff. A front FO option would make me happier though.
That's nifty. Sadly, we are talking pistols here, so....what you think about your carbine is moot.

I like the carbine sight too. But the pistol sight isn't even close to the same animal. Hold your carbine out at arms length, and see how good that peep sight works for fast target acquisition and aiming.
 

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Sights and eyes get very personal very quickly. Everybody's vision is different so take all my comments with a grain of salt. This is just my personal experience.

In general most shooters seem to prefer traditional sights on a pistol. Ghost rings work really well when the rear sight is close to your eyes and the circle can automatically fade out of focus so you can hard focus on the front sight. You usually see this effect best on rifles, carbines and shotguns, again when the rear sight is stable and close to the eye.

That said I have the ghost ring sights on my c9 as an experiment. It is my only pistol so equipped. In general I havent found it to be as useful to me as normal style pistol sights but it also hasn't been near the problem as I expected. Because the pistol is held at arms length i dont find the rear sight to fade out as much as on a long gun. That said, I've been having fun with it and intend to leave it in place. It really hasn't slowed my down much eithier, but again eyes and sights are personal.

Missiledefender,

Good post! For what it's worth I've been banging away like mad on my ghost sight c9 rear sight just to see what would happen. So far its holding up well to such abuse but I've only been running hard on my belt, no tables or boots yet.

Regards,
Fg
It's drives people nuts but I show my Soldiers to use the rear site to clear jams. Rear site on the boot heel, door jam (whatever) and PUSH
 

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That will break a Hi Point sight.
 
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