Fiber/tritium vs reflex red dot for CC

Fiber/tritium vs reflex red dot for CC

This is a discussion on Fiber/tritium vs reflex red dot for CC within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I’ve been using my Glocks for some time, but have never considered changing sights. Been reading about “fiber optic/tritium sights” and reflex red dot sights, ...

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    Fiber/tritium vs reflex red dot for CC

    I’ve been using my Glocks for some time, but have never considered changing sights. Been reading about “fiber optic/tritium sights” and reflex red dot sights, and haven’t decided for sure which I want to try first. My thinking is go with the fiber/tritium sights first, probably the Trijicon HD XR. Also looked at the reflex red dots and several groups recommended the Vortex Venom over some of the pricier ones. Opinions please?

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    Welcome from the Texas Gulf Coast.

    I have Tru-Glo tritium/fiber optics on my around the house carry Glock 21, but my outside the house Glock 30S has an XS Big Dot. Either one works well. I use red dots on rifles, not pistols.

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    Welcome from Utah. I have Glocks with HD Trijicons and have a Trijicon RMR on a Glock 19 with back up Trijicon suppressor sights. It really depends on what you prefer. Neither is bad.
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    Thanks guys, think I’m trying the tritium sights first. Friend has a reflex sight on one of his G’s, have a Range day coming up late May and want to shoot that to see how quickly can acquire target.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin! I painted the sights of my M&P40C with Glow-On. A lot cheaper. I had a Glock with Trijicons & they seemed to be just fine.
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    My Trijicons work just fine for me in daylight or low light conditions.
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    I used to think the red dot on a handgun was for the games, but boy have they evolved over the last few years..... I used to use a C-More on my race gun in another galaxy far, far away but they are so much smaller now and the mountings have never been better I probably would if my eyesight got bad enough. Still, I have nightmares of the battery crapping out at the wrong time.

    As for tritium night sights or combo fibers/tritiums, I do love the fibers. The tritiums, are alright and fine if you know everyone in front of you is not a friendly, but someone I know in law enforcement had tritium sights on his service weapon and ended up severely wounding one of his family members when he woke up to a bump in the night. Turned out that his son got up to use the restroom and almost died for it.

    Thats why I use a light, no exceptions. I have a house full of kids and would rather know who I'm shooting at........ Besides, the lights they have now are awesome and absolutely will blind any attacker.......
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    I have a Tru-Glo tritium/fiber optic front sight on my Sig and it is great. It is very easy to see in any lighting conditions, which I think is the whole point of a good sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    Welcome from Wisconsin! I paintedg the sights of my M&P40C with Glow-On. A lot cheaper. I had a Glock with Trijicons & they seemed to be just fine.
    Same here, the paint works fine. I'm going to remove it from my rear sight, its just a distraction. I wont be using my sights at night more than likely, I just need to know where my muzzle is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrambler View Post
    Same here, the paint works fine. I'm going to remove it from my rear sight, its just a distraction. I wont be using my sights at night more than likely, I just need to know where my muzzle is.
    This is the importance of a Trij, especially on the front site. I even have a Trij as a front site on my SP101 for things that go 'bump' in the night.
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    My son really likes the red fiber front sight on his Glock 19. I haven't had a chance to shoot it, so I have to take his word on it.
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    I have gone to Trijicon HD's on all of my carry guns, except one, it has a similar set up from another vendor; I prefer the XD's.
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    Well I decided to try the Tru Glo TFX Pro sight, local shop had for $141 installed. Really like them, bright during day & just enough glow at night to not inhibit seeing objects.

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    Good choice. I put those on one of my guns, and really like them. All the bases are covered with those sights.
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