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Blue Steel
May 12, 2009, 05:11 AM
Does anyone have an experience with TruGlo handgun sights that have tritium & fiber optic?

I am considering these sights instead of traditional tritium-only night sights, but I am curious about durability. If you have experience with any TruGlo products and can speak to durability I would be interested in hearing your opinion.

Japle
May 12, 2009, 07:10 PM
FO front sight on my CZ75 SA:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/CZ75.jpg

TFO sights in my daily carry Glock 19:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/G19.jpg

The TFOs look the same in the dark. The FO front sight might as well be plain steel in the dark.

I've been carrying the TFOs for a couple of years and have used them in many IDPA matches and some Steel Challenge shooting.

No issues with durability.

comn-cents
May 12, 2009, 07:18 PM
I bought a pair and the front sight had no "T" in it. I e mailed the company and it took two weeks for them to get back to me and tell me to call them. I did that 10 times or so with no response. They have no customer service. I still don't have a front night sight. It sucks they won’t stand behind their product.

Superhouse 15
May 12, 2009, 08:10 PM
I have them on all my Glocks and have installed dozens for customers. We have had exaclty one failure of a rear sight and it was replaced with a phone call to Tru Glo. We also had a Tru Glo red dot scope with a crooked reticle and they replaced it after we shipped it back in around 10 days. For sure less than two weeks. I think they are great sights. I haven't had any returned with durability problems and have no problem with any of mine. Only one person has ever changed them out, but he changed them for some wierd ghost ring pistol night sights and he's the only one who can hit a darn thing with those.

comn-cents
May 12, 2009, 10:00 PM
Will do a search about true glow I also found out Brownells dropped them becauce of bad customer service.

Japle
May 13, 2009, 06:35 AM
Brownells still carries them.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=20769&title=TRITIUM/FIBER%20OPTIC%20BRITE-SITE

They have 15+ TruGlo products in their online catalog.

TDR911
May 13, 2009, 06:52 AM
The product is great. I sell tons of them and recomend them. Here is a comparison with other sights. I think they are top of the line as visability, quality, and overall use. Quality has never been an issue so far, so I have never had to deal with the customer service.
I believe in their product and will continue to use and sell it.
There is no excuse for poor customer service.


http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr182/TDR911/so_usp_g21_g17_night1.jpg

Blue Steel
May 14, 2009, 02:40 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback.

I'll keep checking this if anyone else wants to add.

9mm1033
May 14, 2009, 07:14 AM
Not cheap, but I like 'em on my Sig. Very bright in a dark room. I haven't had any problems with them.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/OH25shooter/DSCN2530.jpg

fineredmist
May 14, 2009, 08:04 AM
I have TFOs on my Glock 19, 23, 26 and had a problem with the front sight on the 23. The light pipe came loose but a dab of super glue took care of it. I also found the rear sights to be too bright for most outdoor daylight shooting so I "blacked out" the rears sights by covering them with tape and expermenting. The rear sights are now completely blacked out and the front sight stands out in contrast to the darker rear sights in daylight while the 3 sights glow the same in the dark when you need them. I works for me, put some black plastic tape over the rear sight and try it for yourself.

Blue Steel
May 21, 2009, 04:56 AM
The comment about the rear sight being to bright makes me wonder if a combination of standard tritium night sight for the rear and tritium-fiber optic for the front sight might not be a good idea...

mygunsbigger
May 22, 2009, 12:40 AM
actually i think the idea of the tfo front site and standard tritium rear sites is a great idea but one cant purchase these seperately it would seem. you can, however, shop around and find the tfo's available with a front green site and rear yellow sites. the contrast difference is substantial. Now if truglo would just make tfo's for my HK45...

http://media.midwayusa.com/highres/748647.jpg

rduckwor
May 22, 2009, 10:43 AM
I have the TFO front and standard tritium rear on my SIG P226. Works well.

1goodshot
May 22, 2009, 03:26 PM
Ive had mine for about a year with no problems. I was worried about durablity also but am happy. Very bright durning the day and as good as anything else at night.

orionengnr
May 22, 2009, 05:38 PM
I have a set on my 3" Kimber 1911 and like them very much.
I will likely be buying more for other carry pistols.

thekiltedgreatrob
May 26, 2009, 05:18 AM
comn-cents

“Brownells dropped them because of bad customer service."
Is an out right LIE I hate when an armchair commando spreads S#@T on a company I am sorry you have not been able to contact them what number did you call? I have contacted them without any issues on several occasions contact

rroach@truglo.com

He is most helpful

I have TFO’s on my G21C , G30 and 1911 that is the first thing I will do in the future is pop off the sight that comes on the gun and TFO it on my 1911 I knocked off the trijicon night sights for the TFO sight

Rob