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Posted: 8/30/2006 10:39:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2006 10:40:28 AM EST by Hokie]
I read about these in the latest copy of "On Target" and thought they looked interesting. Sort of like irons with the same fiber optic advantages offered by an ACOG...

I was wondering if anyone here has them and what you think of them.


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www.truglo.com/content/prod_handgun_sights/tritium_fiber_optic.asp

TRITIUM / FIBER OPTIC (TFO)

The ultimate handgun sight.
Uses our patented TFO technology.
Unbelievable transition through all light conditions.
Glows in the dark.
Uses the brightest tritium available.
CNC machined steel construction.
Green front and rear.
Concealed fiber cannot be seen by target.
Fits standard holsters.
Snag-resistant design.




Fits:
TG131GT1 Glock 17/17L, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 38
& 39
TG131GT2 Glock 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 37
TG131ST1 Sig #8 front / #8 rear
TG131ST2 Sig #6 front / #8 rear
TG131HT H&K USP (excluding USP Compact and Tactical)
TG131KT Kimber
TG131XT Springfield XD

What Is Tritium Fiber Optic (TFO) Technology?

TFO gun sights use the same proven technology as our TFO archery pins. These sights are the most revolutionary innovation since TRUGLO, Inc. introduced fiber optics. TFO refers to our patented combination of Tritium and Fiber Optic technologies. The Tritium maintains the brightness level of the sight in low light (or NO light) conditions. That means you can see your sight even in complete darkness—with perfect transition through all light conditions. Tritium does not need batteries and does not need to be charged with light—it simply glows!
TRITIUM/FIBER
Link Posted: 9/4/2006 6:46:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2006 6:47:34 PM EST by xjronx]


Link Posted: 9/4/2006 7:16:46 PM EST
I had them installed on my XD 45 ACP service model. and they are awesome. they are the very best night/day sights I've ever owned. Just awesome.
Link Posted: 9/4/2006 7:49:15 PM EST
I'm mentally configuring how I want my future XD45 to be...these just made the list!

Those sights are too good to be true!
Link Posted: 9/5/2006 8:09:01 AM EST
just be forwarned, from what i have read, and from my own experience, most people/gunsmiths dont have the proper tools to remove/install sights correctly on a XD. For instance, the smith i used broke the tritium in the rear sight, he got a replacement for me , but it took him 4 months start to finish, before i got my XD back.

Notice the marks on the sights?
Link Posted: 9/5/2006 8:13:16 AM EST
Got the TG131ST1 Sig #8 front / #8 rear.
Not too bad, they don't look as "cool" as low-profile Novak sights or something but they have a nice glow to them.

The power went out about 3 weeks ago, and it was DARK in the house. The tritium was very bright.
Link Posted: 9/5/2006 8:16:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By xjronx:
just be forwarned, from what i have read, and from my own experience, most people/gunsmiths dont have the proper tools to remove/install sights correctly on a XD. For instance, the smith i used broke the tritium in the rear sight, he got a replacement for me , but it took him 4 months start to finish, before i got my XD back.

Notice the marks on the sights?


I was thinking of buying them and sending them to Springfield... ... but I hear ya.
Link Posted: 9/19/2006 11:11:44 AM EST
My local gunsmith had a hell of a time getting the rear sight, that came with my XD-45 out...but he was able to get the new TFO's in with very little effort. I stood there and watched him do it and all in all took about 15 minutes tops. He could not press out the factory sights so he took a punch and drove them out. the new TFO's just had to be tapped in after that.
Link Posted: 9/19/2006 2:30:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2006 2:32:06 PM EST by MadDogDan]
They are by far the best day and night sights I have on any of my autos.

MadDog



Link Posted: 9/19/2006 3:18:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:
They are by far the best day and night sights I have on any of my autos.

MadDog

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that is one sweet gun magdog
Link Posted: 9/24/2006 5:05:50 PM EST
I have wanted to get a set of these sights since they came out around 2 years ago but I just never did. I ended up buying Hi Viz fiber optic front site and I am extremely happy with it. I just wish it had the tritium like the TFO sights. So I finally broke down and I am buying a set from another member here. I only really want thr front site so I will probably be selling the rear. I think the rear takes away from the speed you can get from a plain rear notch and a bright front sight. I just seem to be a lot faster on target especially multiple targets with the TFO front only. I just wanted to know is the front sight a little bit bigger than say a standard Glock front white dot?
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 7:51:29 PM EST
I think I'm sold, thanks.
Anyone got a good Night time picture?
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 5:06:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Parabellium:
I think I'm sold, thanks.
Anyone got a good Night time picture?


not a good pic but they're definately bright in person at night




flash on w/ these two....it's hard to take a pic of them in the dark...just trust us when we say they're damn bright!





Link Posted: 10/25/2006 9:34:22 AM EST



Link Posted: 10/25/2006 1:57:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By Parabellium:
I think I'm sold, thanks.
Anyone got a good Night time picture?


not a good pic but they're definately bright in person at night

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flash on w/ these two....it's hard to take a pic of them in the dark...just trust us when we say they're damn bright!

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definetly no need to worry about how bright they are at night, they are very bright
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 6:58:38 PM EST
I also have the TFOs on my XD.

I really like them because they are bright in BOTH day and night.

This pic was taken outdoors in natural light. You can see how bright the front sight is in natural light, it just really stands out, like its glowing.

http://shutter15.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/01/005/7E/CF/53/F7/0HdWSgs8WLmW9-NbLWOt0Gefbb8Erjbk0300.jpg

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:23:55 AM EST
I've got some being put on by Canyon Creek at the same time they're doing the trigger mod on my XD45. Had a chance to check them out in action at a class recently and was sold.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:24:00 PM EST
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