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Truglo tritium/fiber optic sights for my glock

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by mnglocker19, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. mnglocker19

    mnglocker19

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    Hi,

    Thinking about trying out these sights on my Glock 19. Does anyone have these sights? What are your thoughts on them? Really don't want to hear about other sights out there. There are so many, just want to know about these. Thanks:wavey:
     
  2. aviator0402

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    they are great i have them on my glock 22. They are bright wether you are in sunlight or in pitch black. the fiber optics is sturdy i have had them drop on tile flooring and not crack.
     


  3. RLLangley

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    I have them on my G26 and love them. I would be cautious though as they are quite big so you might want to check out the holster you plan to use and see if there might be any issues with them snagging. I have the Comp-Tac Mtac and there is no problem with them.

    They are VERY bright at night and work great during the day.
     
  4. jaytee 10mm

    jaytee 10mm Glock Conoseur

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    I had the opposite dealings with them.....they are ok for night time applications but not as bright as a meprolite.....I found they didnt work well in dim lighting as the front optic rod is shielded more so than a hi-viz would be.....I switched back to mepro's for night use and hi-viz for competition shooting.....also with the tfo's many reports of the front optic rods falling out due to recoil....search the forums you'll see what i'm talkin about....I have a like new set sitting in the reloading bench...yellow rears and green front......fyi the yellows dont shine to well compared to the green which is ok because you want the front sight to pop and not have the rears overpowered.....just a fyi....would I buy another set.....prob not to much other great sights out there
     
  5. mnglocker19

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    Good to know. Would they probably work with a blackhawk serpa holster.

    thanks
     
  6. CBH

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    I have TruGlo fiber optics on my 17....and I like 'em! :supergrin:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Melissa5

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    I put TFOs on all my guns. They help me pick up the front site in low light at indoor ranges and they are pretty bright at night. None of my tritium vials have fallen out. You can get them new on eBay for between $65 -$75.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. sr975j

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    i have TFO's on my 23 and have been nothing but happy with them. very bright at night and look good during the day. i use a CBST and a Don Hume JIT and neither of these holsters snag on the front sight. i highly recommend the TFO's. and they are pretty strong, i hate to admit it but i put the rear sight in the "cheap" way. so i figure if they can handle me banging on them to get pushed in, they can handle most everything else i will throw at them.

    Sam
     
  9. countsk

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    Got them on my G19 and haven't had any problems. Mine are green and show up well day or night.
     
  10. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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  11. mnglocker19

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  12. CanyonMan

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    I agree with what GRT45 posted by RayB. I had the choice between these and my "usual meps' las week end at a gun show I drove into in Mesquite Tx.

    The armorer there was a friend of mine. He sells several brands, but told me up front that the trueglo would not hold up as well and they get all kinds of muck and dirt in them and were not built as durable. Now he said this 'knowing' how it is with me on the ranch and the tuff treatment i give stuff.

    I can't honestly say how good or not they would be if you baby your weapon and are never in the out back with it.

    Point is I suppose. If they are not durable enough to go through every day task on the ranch, and he (the armorer) knew that, then I would not want them any way. They look cool, but looks don't mean a thing if they won't with stand some bumping around and abuse. I got the all steel meps again...


    Good luck





    CM
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  13. sigchaser723

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    I was looking at them for my EDC and was steered away from them by some people I trust who had issues with them. The main complaint was that they aren't robust enough and when they break the company wont sell parts the answer is to buy a new sight entirly. YMMV and mine might have too lord knows Im not as high speed low drag as these guys but they are trainers and swat officers and when it comes to gear I listen to what they have to say. What they said was great concept and they wish another company such as 10-8 or novak would make some that could take the abuse a duty weapon takes. For what its worth I like my warren tacticals.
     
  14. JJJJr Shabadoo

    JJJJr Shabadoo Doc

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    The 90 day warranty gives me pause and I was very unimpressed with their customer service:

    Several weeks ago I messaged Truglo through the comment form on their website and politely told them that I was very interested in their TFO's but, as a consumer, I would not buy a product that the manufacturer did not stand behind for at least one year.
    It took them several days to send me a one sentence reply stating that TFO's had a 10 year half-life guarantee.
    When I replied pointing out that their website very clearly states that the TFO's have a 90 day warranty, they responded with the exact same one-sentence e-mail.
    When I then replied that I was confused by this contradiction and asked what, specifically, the 10 year guarantee covered I never received a response back.
     
  15. mnglocker19

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    Thank you for this info. I may have to think over my decision some more:wavey:
     
  16. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    I have them on my G26, G27 & G23 gen 4 I haven't had any issues and love them.
     
  17. sigchaser723

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    I would take that to mean that the tritium will glow for 10 years. Now ifv the sight breaks or falls off after day 91 they will be glowing on your desk or on the range floor but they will still be glowing. Seriously they are sights they need to be robust and these are not which concerns me I do love the concept though
     
  18. denn1911

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    So far, I've had good luck with the one pistol the TFO's are on. They are not the most robust looking sights, and that does concern me in the long run. My friend has a pair of TFO's on EVERY pistol that he owns and loves them. They do work with a Serpa holster.
     
  19. Little Joe

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    I had a tube fall out of the front sight. I called them and they said it had a 10 year warranty and send the empty front sight to them and they would replace it. I did and had the replacement in a couple of days. I was impressed.

    I initially had a hard time getting a person on the line. I was funneled through a maze of options and ended up in a voice mailbox with a promise to call me. I didn't hear back from them. Next I called and started trying different options and got a person on the phone who took care of my problem on the spot.
     
  20. Little Joe

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    In addition, I have them on several guns that get a lot of use and have only had one tube fall out. I'm very happy with them and will continue to use them.