TruGlo TRITIUM/FIBER OPTIC

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    I haven't had to replace them on either gun [ the sights are fairly new to the market ], and figure by the time they dim enough to need new ones [ about 10 years ], there'll be something even better on the market for an old man who can't see

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    Ditto Brownie

    If you buy FRESHLY MADE sights..........

    The radioactive half-life of Tritium is 12 years meaning that in 12 years your sights will be HALF as bright as when they were brand new.

    Half as bright is not so great.

    Warning though...most Tritium sights will have a DATE MADE somewhere on the package.
    A sneaky thing on Ebay for years was selling Tritium sights at a discounted sale price that were already 5 years old.
    I know that for a fact because I wrote the sellers and asked them for the Date Of Mfgr.
    Some said they did not have the original packaging and I would never buy those.
    So buy your Tritium sights from an honest person or you may only get 4 or 5 good years out of your sights if they have been sitting on a dealer shelf for 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    I haven't had to replace them on either gun [ the sights are fairly new to the market ], and figure by the time they dim enough to need new ones [ about 10 years ], there'll be something even better on the market for an old man who can't see

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    The way my eyes have been going since turning 40 a couple of years ago, 10 years from now I will need magnafiyers attached to the sites.

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    Put the TFO's on my Kimber last spring. Love the light gathering capability and tritium glow at night. What you found beat the price I paid by about ten bucks, but picked mine up in local gun shop where the smith installed by the next day. Minor issue with the Kimber where the Truglo front sight was a little loose in the dovetail slot and needed a few taps to tighten. Also have heard to check the tritium in the dark before installing to make sure one of the capsules hasn't been broken. Don't know about that, just rumor. My aging eyes do like'em though. YMMV
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    Red front and green rears?

    I was wondering the other day if red fronts and green rears would show up good. Any opinions? i'm considering replacing my siglites with a set of tru flo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckels59h View Post
    I was wondering the other day if red fronts and green rears would show up good. Any opinions? i'm considering replacing my siglites with a set of tru flo's.
    I believe the green are the brightest by far. If so, you would definately want the green on the front.
    Besides, if you had red on the front and were sighting in on the BG, you might instictively 'stop' what you're doing when you see the 'red light'.Go with the green.



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    I have green front and yellow rear on my XD40. I like them. One caution, make sure your installer is familiar with these sights. If handled too roughly you can break the tritium vial. No more glow in the dark.

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    Sites just arrived today. I haven't opened the package as I'm going to give it t a gun smith to install. My question is, should they be glowing in the package or is something done as part of the install to start them up?

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    they should be glowing. The tritium vial always glows. Take them into a dark room and look at the back of them. You should see the glow.

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    OK. I take it back, they are glowing. I just thought they would be brighter.

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    Will they be coming out with a J-frame sight?

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