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Fiber Optics or Tritium?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by WNC Seabee, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. WNC Seabee

    WNC Seabee Member

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    I'm looking for feedback on fiber optic vs. tritium sights. Who has experience with both? The subject gun is a 4" GP100 that will see mostly field use while fishing/backpacking. So, some night time use may apply while out overnight.

    I'm thinking of either the Williams Fire Sight or the XS Big Dot
     
  2. David E

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    I'd get the fiber optic, myself.
     
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    Unfortunately, they're not available for the GP or I'd have a set on the way!
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    XS Big Dot is imprecise unless you put in a LOT of practice with it.
    I'd get a fibre optic front and leave the rear plain. In fact, I DO use a fibre optic front and plain rear, on sporting guns. I am not confident about keeping the insert in place on a duty gun, even with a dab of superglue at each post.
     
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    Tru-Glo TFO.
    If they don't make one for the SP, contact them and ask them to rectify that oversight. If the demand is sufficient, I am sure the supply will follow.

    I have the TFO on a 3" Kimber 1911 and will be buying additional sets for other carry guns as funds permit. The TFO is, (IMHO) the perfect non-compromise between daytime fiber optics and night time trititium sights.
     
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    TRITIUM will start to dim after 10 years. Which isn't a very long time.
     
  8. Shawn Dodson

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    It's not that hard if you follow the manufacturers directions for obtaining proper sight alignment and sight picture:

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    I've chased bad guys into the forest at night when I was working K9 and it can be very dark. If the OP desires a sight system that can be reliably used at night then I suggest tritium. If the revolver were merely for daylight use in the field I'd suggest a fiber optic sight if one can be found.

    Cheers!
     
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    I have to give the XS Bigdots a Big plus, I recently picked up A glock 34 that has them and they are very easy to use in the dark. As a previous poster had noted they take a bit of practice to get used to shooting accurately but under stress/dark/fast shooting times they work well.
     
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