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Ameriglo = Trigicon?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by avery53, May 20, 2013.

  1. avery53

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    I just received my new Ameriglo Pro Tritium sight set, both sights are clearly marked Trigicon.
    I thought Ameriglo made their own sight????

    What do you think?

    Thanks avery
     
  2. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    The Trijicon marking you see on the night sight is for the tritium lamps. AmeriGlo provides the body of the night sight and installs tritium lamps made by Trijicon, Inc.
     
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  3. Alcoy

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    ^^^^ This.

    I had the same question when I got my sight from AmeriGlo.
     
  4. avery53

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    Makes sense now, thanks.

    avery
     
  5. Mike Bell

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    There is only a few gun related companies able to handle Tritium. Trijicon is the biggest in the US and most of the better sight companies use Trijicon . So its just easier to make the sight and have Trijicon insert the vial and be done with it.

    You can make your own sights and send them to Trijicon and have them insert the vials. I sent 50 1911 rear sights we made for our company (MGW) to get vials put in and I only got one out of the bunch before another company bought them all. :dunno:
     
  6. Glockster_James

    Glockster_James Man W/ A Badge

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    As others have stated, the tritium is from Trijicon. And you'd think the sight was from Ameriglo, but it's not. Many of Ameriglo's sights are pieced together by parts from another company. They are just a brand name.
     
  7. Mike Bell

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    Please explain this statement.
     
  8. Glockster_James

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    The body of the sight is made by a different company (not Ameriglo), the tritium is from Trijicon. However, the final sight product is marketed and sold as Ameriglo products. Same as many different items you find in todays market, marketed by one or more companies and yet is produced by one company.

    And I'm not saying this about all of their sights, just some I know are not made by them.
     
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  9. Andy W

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    Yep. The only two companies I know of that actually make the tritium vials are Trijicon and Meprolight. Any other ones?


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  10. Mark Housel

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    I wouldn't read too much into this myself.

    Lots of companies use a 3rd Party CNC house for machine work in their products. They also probably send their sights out for Melonite or whatever the nitride process as well.
    Not everyone either has or wants to have that sort of capability in house due to the environmental 'issues' involved.

    Yes, Trijicon has the NRC approval for the Tritium vials and installs them.
     
  11. Mike Bell

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    I hate when sight companies use MIM sights. Ive seen more then a couple cracked and broke off after/during them being installed.

    That's why I recommend Heinie, Ameriglo, Warren and Trijicons. Although I think some of Trijicons stuff is MIM'ed.
    But with Trijicon vials, you get the 12 year warrenty.

    Hey James, Would you happen to know what company makes sights for them? Wonder if a group buy is possible....A Glock Talk speedy tactical sight... lol
     
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  12. Andy W

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    I wonder if meprolights are MIMed? The set I have seems pretty soft compared to my Trijicon HD sights on my M&P.


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  13. momoshooter

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    yeah, Mb-microtec, they are an actual factory. They are thee global manufacturer, this is where by in large Trijicon gets their supply of lamps.

    There is also a Canadian company, but the name escapes me.
     
  14. momoshooter

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    >>But with Trijicon vials, you get the 12 year warrenty.<<

    Yes, that would be standard considering the effect half-life of the H3 is 12yrs.

    after this you essentially have standard sights on your firearm, and would need to start considering replacements if you still want/need night-sight capability.