Best Sights for Expensive Guns

June 10, 2021
Kevin "KJ" Jarnagin

I’m going to start with a disclaimer on this one. HIVIZ supports this piece and wanted something written on sights for the STI Staccato C2 and other Staccato 2011 firearms. I do not own a Staccato C2 or any of their other guns, but I do own quite a few sets of HIVIZ sights because they work. Finally, if you’ve read this far, you are hooked and are dying to know my thoughts on the shortcomings of the C2 and its sighting system.

The Staccato C2 comes equipped with a fancy $2,299 price tag. That’s enough to make me shudder, but they are fine firearms, and I’m 100-percent positive they shoot far better than my skills allow. One problem and issue I’d fix is the sights. In daytime shooting situations, the fiber optic front sight just won’t cut it. 

If I am footing the bill for such an expensive gun, you better believe I want it to work in the daytime hours and nighttime. 

I saved for years, purchasing a custom rifle. I diligently pinched pennies to afford such a luxury. I was well into my thirties before I’d scratched my way to the finish line, but it was mine. I’d saved all that money for a rifle that would last a lifetime, and my kids would cherish well into their lifetimes. That gun goes on nearly every hunt because you better be sure I get my money’s worth out of a gun if I take that much time to save to purchase. I expect the same out of my carry guns.

I’m not knocking the Staccato, but I demand a gun that works day or night while I’m carrying it. You go into a movie theatre and have to defend your life. Don’t you want to see the sights glowing and guiding your aim? 

I’ve written about them before, but the HIVIZ LiteWave H3 sights are some of my favorites. To give you a quick rundown, the H3 sights combine Tritium with Litepipe technology for a 24-hour glow that lights up any room.

The H3 sights pair nicely with the Staccato C2. Both are made with the highest standards, which is good when you rely upon both to save your life or those around you. I’ve outfitted the H3 sights on Smith & Wesson revolvers, GLOCKs, and Springfields. There’s never been a moment when I’ve regretted replacing the sights on my defensive handguns, not once.

Replacement of your sights is quickly done with a sight pusher tool, but don’t forget to dial the sights in at the range. 

Let’s get down to the price tag. The H3 sights for the Staccato C2 run $135, but that’s small potatoes compared to what you’ve just spent on the Staccato. Plus, you can see those sight 24/7.

If you are willing to spend the money on a high-priced firearm, it would be wise to upgrade the sights you trust. ~ KJ

Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter and often finds himself in a bass boat. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, KJ always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind.