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Need Taller Back-Up Iron Sights? AmeriGlo Has Your Solution

If you have a GLOCK MOS with a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro you’ve discovered that your options for back-up iron sights is limited.  You need to try out the AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL sights and see what you’ve been missing.

Red dot sights are becoming more and more common amongst both the civilian and law enforcement communities and for good reason.  Making the switch can sometimes come with hiccups and challenges.  One of those challenges for me came with the installation of a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro on a Glock MOS pistol.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights

You Need a Back-Up

The DPP red dot sight just sat up too high for most iron sights that I found and were often overpriced.  I also was looking for a plain iron sight without tritium or fiber optics much less white dots to keep from clouding the window with distractions and risking failures on a duty-use gun.  I just wanted a back-up system for if the red dot sight system failed and I was stuck with my best-case scenario (iron sights) before having a red dot.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights

AmeriGlo Has Your Solution

AmeriGlo had the solution I was looking for with their GL-808 9XL sights.  The 9XL sights offer up to 0.490” deck height (DH).  These sights are tall, very tall; but they are exactly what I needed for the MOS set-up with a Leupold DPP.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights

Don’t Worry, AmeriGlo Will Help You

If you’re looking for a set of aftermarket sights for your pistol, check out AmeriGlo.  When you’re figuring out which height sights you need you’ll need to measure from the bottom of the Dovetail to the minimum co-witness height (or deck height) of your red dot sight system and then choose how much higher you want the top of your sight blades to be.  If that’s just too much for you to figure out, give AmeriGlo a call or an email with what you’re running, and they’ll probably know just what you need.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights


Professional installation is recommended – but let’s be real, you can pull it off with some inexpensive tools.  If you purchase the same sights I did, you don’t have to worry about damaging the tritium tubes etc.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights

You can easily install them with an armorer’s hammer using the “soft” side of the hammer and “loosish” grip on the slide when you tap it with the hammer.  The front sight installs with a 3/16” hex tool.  I prefer a magnetic tipped hex nut driver tool for the front sight.  Some medium strength threadlocker and you can do this job yourself.

A Great Price

A quick search for the AmeriGlo GL-808 sights and you’ll find them for anywhere between $50 and $70.  Just do me a favor once you’re done buying all these toys: Spend some time training on the red dot system and pressing the trigger properly!  A red dot sight system is not a magical solution to being a better shot.

AmeriGlo GL-808 9XL Sights


About the Author /

Heath has been a law enforcement officer in the Great Pacific Northwest since 1993 and trains as a pistol and rifle instructor for both law enforcement and civilians. He also serves as an advanced armorer on pistols and rifles. If you're looking for training or would like to contact him, he can be reached at


  • Kelly

    September 24, 2019

    Lovely just what I was looking for.Thanks to the author for taking his time on this one.

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