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Posted: 7/17/2003 5:43:26 PM EDT
I've been looking through a 80's M16 manual, and in it is mention of a tritium filled front sight post. Did they ever see widespread use?

Can they be found on the surplus market?

What about a civillian version?

Brian
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 5:54:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2003 5:55:48 PM EDT by Mb121]
Trijicon- [url]www.trijicon.com[/url] Meprolight- [url]www.meprolight.com[/url]
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 6:04:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2003 6:04:54 PM EDT by ARgue]
I was wondering the same thing. Are these things useful? How many people here use 'em? Ashley Big-Dot [url=http://www.ashleyoutdoors.com/tactical_sights.html][img]http://www.ashleyoutdoors.com/images/tactical_sights_02.jpg[/img][/url] Trijicon [url=http://www.trijicon-inc.com/][img]http://www.trijicon-inc.com/parts/CP25.jpg[/img][/url]
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 7:19:30 PM EDT
i have the ashley dot pictured on the left, with the accompanying rear peep. it's too big for precision target shooting, but it is very good for quick pick-up. i can get on target faster than with a normal post. the dot centers very quickly in the rear aperture for me.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 7:26:21 PM EDT
it's a great accessory for low light shooting. But as was stated earlier, for precision iron sight shooting, it's not as good as a conventional front post, simply due to width. but again, it's truly a great accessory!!! I used one for a while, liked it alot.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 7:48:26 PM EDT
I have the Trijicon front sight only on a carbine and think the world of it. If you’re going to do any kinda low light shooting it is a wonderful tool. Just when the sun is going down and the sights are getting tough to see, there’s that little green dot out there. It isn’t a match sight for sure. I don’t know if it is wider than a standard sight or not bet it sure doesn’t seem very skinny, maybe it’s the dot at the top of the post. I only got the illuminated front post as I had the opportunity to shoot an AR with both the front and rear Trijicon sights and really didn’t care for the back being illuminated. On a handgun the illuminated rear sight is out in front of you like the front, they’re all very clear. On the AR the rear sight is up close to the ole eyeball thus with tritium lamps you have a hazy green glow right in front of your eye, I find it distracting. I’d defiantly recommend the Trijicon front sight though. I have never used the Ashley AR sights, I like their pistol sights and their AR sights are probably very good to. I’d be concerned as I find even the Trijicon to be a bit big, how much more so are the Ashley sights. Best Regards, J
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 7:59:36 PM EDT
I use the Ashley BIG DOT sights. It is great for the home-defense AR. I like mine alot. Not as pronounced as a red-dot sight, but is cheaper and more durable than red-dots.
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