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saands
April 17, 2009, 03:32 PM
I was wondering what a person does when their Sig P225 with tritium sights goes dim after 15 yrs ... it looks like the inserts themselves are not available ... any suggestions?

Thanks,

Saands

mavracer
April 17, 2009, 03:42 PM
contact these guys http://www.ptnightsights.com/ I had them put inserts in my HK P7, cost me $30 +$12 S&H.

saands
April 17, 2009, 03:45 PM
Thanks ... that is QUITE reasonable. Did they use your existing sights?

Saands

ClarkEMyers
April 17, 2009, 05:12 PM
Handling the inserts requires licensing to handle radioactives.

Given that it's mostly the slide involved and the outrageous issues with sending frames around can be sidestepped either new inserts installed or new sights loose or installed are available.

saands
April 17, 2009, 05:19 PM
This is getting much simpler than I expected ... Trijicon will replace theirs for $54 including the return shipping ... I still need to talk to PT and see what it would be through them.

Thanks,

Saands

Harry Bonar
April 20, 2009, 05:01 PM
Sir;
Tritium is the gas that's in the "pit" of a [plutonium bomb - LEAVE THEM ALONE! I sleeep with my pistol nite sights AWAY from me at night!
Harry B.

mavracer
April 20, 2009, 10:03 PM
Thanks ... that is QUITE reasonable. Did they use your existing sights?
yes they used the stock hk sights.
I also have a set of their MMC adjustable sights on my 1076.they are awesome.

saands
April 21, 2009, 09:35 AM
Well, I finally got a hold of MMC and talked to an EXTREMELY helpful and pleasant woman there. She explained to me that the sight vendors can only work on their own tritium tubes ... so while you can send any of them a slide with regular sights to retro-fit with tritium, Trijicon sights need to go back to Trijicon and MMC's need to go back to MMC. She even took the time to explain how to tell where they came from. My slide is now on its way back to Trijicon, but I think that if I add tritium to any existing sights, MMC's great customer service will have won them a customer.

Thanks all!
Saands

Vote For David
April 29, 2009, 02:39 PM
Harry Bonar, don't give yourself an ulcer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium

There are GRAMS of tritium in a Bomb. Probably micrograms in your sights. And it's encased, and a weak Beta emitter anyhow. You're safe from your weapon as long as the sights are pointed away from you ;)

My night sights shining back at me from the nightstand are a great visual index for when I need to grab the pistola in a hurry. That's fortunately not often, but it's nice not to have to grab at it in the dark.

Alleykat
April 30, 2009, 09:10 AM
Sir;
Tritium is the gas that's in the "pit" of a [plutonium bomb - LEAVE THEM ALONE! I sleeep with my pistol nite sights AWAY from me at night!
Harry B.

Harry, the beta particles emitted from tritium sights won't penetrate human skin. Fret ye not! ;)