For DEFENSIVE purposes you want a colors that will contrast the most with your target's color. For me I find a pinkish/red contrasts the best over most shirt and jacket colors.
In the Trijicons you're taking about, I believe orange would work best for me.
The photos below show how I enhanced my XS Big Dot Tritiums.
Green with Orange work the best formy eye sight.
To be honest I was pretty surprised when I learned about it, myself. I looked at an H&K P30 with yellow Trij sights though and it looked amazing,. I do like the orange.. go with whatever works for you. They last as long as they last. They are replaceable, so it's not too big of a deal either way.
This may help...when I shoot ith fiber optic sights, I see reds much better on bright days, and see greens-yellow slightly less well on overcast days or indoor ranges. If that seems to work for you, maybe you can figure out a way to match it to your most common carry or practice conditions. I do like those sights, thinking those and a rounded striker block and I will call my Shield done.
This may help...when I shoot with fiber optic sights, I see reds much better on bright days, and see greens-yellow better on overcast days or indoor ranges. If that seems to work for you, maybe you can figure out a way to match it to your most common carry or practice conditions. I do like those sights, thinking those and a rounded striker block and I will call my Shield done.
I don't think there's a way I could really predict what situation or lighting condition I may need to draw my gun in self defense, so I guess I need to just figure our which works for my eyes best. Leaning towards orange right now. Seeing a lot of pictures online it seems to pop to my eyes more, but we'll see.
Keep it simple. Spend about $6-7 for bright yellow and dayglo-orange model paint. Paint the front sight yellow and see how you like it under various "reasonable" shooting conditions. Then paint the sight orange and see how you like it versus the yellow under the same conditions. Then order the color you find works best. No since spending the money on Trijicon sights until you know what you want.
Nothing like checking out the facts before you post misinformation.
Trijicon HD's all use green lamps which are warranted for 12 years.
Yellow paint glows about twice as long as the orange PAINT.
Demaret, the information I posted regarding the warranty lengths of green, yellow, and orange tritium sights by Trijicon, came directly from Trijicon sales training. My facts are accurate.
"Yes, Trijicon offers the choice of yellow or orange lamps in the rear sight only. We always keep the front sight green because it is the brightest and longest lasting of the colored tritium. It is also the color with the most contrast from muzzle flash. Green and yellow sights are warranted for 12 years. The orange lamp only carries a 5 year warranty."
Welcome to the site, by the way. I used to live in MI myself, until I found a way to escape.
The HD sights have only green vials (lamps), with a choice of orange or yellow paint arount the front vial (lamp).
The Trijicon sights on my G26 carry gun were getting really dim after only 6 years. Then I realized: I clean the gun regularly to remove lint and dust but have never cleaned the sights. I just took a tiny piece of cotton and dipped it in rubbing alcohol and cleaned the sights, then wiped them off with a clean towel. They seem brighter now.
Beats the heck out of contacting the company to complain and try to get a warranty replacement when they were just filmed over. DUH :pat:
I looked again at the literature and you guys are talking about the outline rings, not the tritium. Got it now.