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    Night Sights

    Well I finally got some money saved and I am in the market for some night sights for a XD. I have done some research and am thinking of Trijicons. I was wondering if there other other brands that are better or ones that others would recomend over these. Also I was wondering how long they last I think it's 10 years but I was told a good set of sights should last longe. With that said whats the longest lasting sights out there? thanks for the help
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    I've been going through the same decision/research myself for a Glock G20. My mind has changed daily since there are a lot of quality options out there. Most, if not all, use tritium, which should be good for 12 years or so.

    I've found stock Glock NSs (mepros) for $50 which is tempting because of the deal and supposed ease of install. Lately though, I've been leaning towards Ameriglo Pro Series Operator NSs (green up front/yellow rear). From the pics I've seen they look great:
    Ameriglo Operator Pro Pics - Glock Talk

    Still the mepros, specifically the Glock mepros seem like the safe play for me, especially for $50.

    If I find a deal on the Ameriglos, I think I'm going with those though. Might even replace my stock Kahr PM9 NSs if I like them that much.

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    A different color front post is a great idea. I can't count the times I see three dots out front, but don't know which is which!
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    Yeah, IMO, it looks easier to line the sights up faster with two colors. Also, on the Ameriglos the front dot is a bigger than the rears. I like this approach/color combo setup better than the vertical dot type (Heinie Straight Eights?). Anybody have any advice on where to find a good deal on the Ameriglos?

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    Whichever ones you buy - make certain they are recent manufacture.
    All of the packages should have a Date Of Manufacture stamped on there someplace.
    Tritium sights tend to go "on sale" after they have been sitting on the shelf for a while.
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    I don't know anything about these but worth a look: TrugloTRITIUM/FIBER OPTIC


    I would agree as previously stated go with a contrast between front and rear, I have a green fiber optic on my S&W 460 front black rear. The green draws my eye right to the front sight, just love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Whichever ones you buy - make certain they are recent manufacture.
    All of the packages should have a Date Of Manufacture stamped on there someplace.
    Tritium sights tend to go "on sale" after they have been sitting on the shelf for a while.
    Great tip, I wouldn't have thought about that and that could be a costly mistake
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    The half-life of tritium is 12.32 years. So the night sight will be half as bright after 12 years as it was originally, a quarter as bright after 24 years, etc.

    So the usable lifetime is probably well over 12 years, but they can fail early. I had one front sight die after a week or so and got it replaced under warranty---apparently it sprang a leak and lost its tritium.

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    I'm not sure what's available for the XD but I have been using Trijicons for a long time and my latest set are green front with yellow rear... man, I REALLY like that combination!
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    There are some called PT sites. They offer several colors and different shapes. I have a set of orange. They have lasted about 10 years. Sprinco USA - P-T Night Sights Check them out.
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