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Author Topic: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?  (Read 2099 times)

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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 08:48:45 PM »
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I have a set of TRUGLO TFX Pro night sights on one of my Glocks.  It's a hybrid.  Has fiber optics & Tritium...  I like them a lot



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Those interest me, but the length of the front sight combined with the silly front sight mount of a Glock bothers me.  I tried a fiber optic sight on my G29, but it had the same length issue that I didn't like.  If Glock used a dovetail type mount I would be more interested in the TFX Pro.

I bought the Night Fision sights for $75 shipped.  Once I get them I can let y'all know what I think if you want.


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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 03:08:39 PM »
I received the Night Fision sights.  They are packaged in clear packaging with the sights aligned, so you can look at them as they would be on a gun but a shorter distance apart.

From a sunlit room I opened a closet and stepped into the closet with the door open.  WOW!  Talk about a pleasant surprise.  At first I thought the sights had that glow paint stuff on them, but it was just the tritium vials.  Then I closed the closet door, and in almost total darkness the sights were very clear without my having any time to adjust to the dark.

This is my first experience with tritium night sights, so I have nothing to compare these to. 

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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 11:28:46 AM »
I installed the Night Fision sights.  Very nice.  Easy one hand racking too.


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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2017, 11:53:41 AM »
Do you really need night sights? No! The application for night sights is extremely limited, almost non-existent and certainly so if you carry a light.

Strictly speaking the narrow window that exists for the utility of night sights is an illuminated target and the shooter in a dark spot where they can not see non-illuminated sights. Out in the open if it is too dark to see your sights then it is very likely too dark to properly identify a target. Utilizing a light enables target identification and results in plenty of light to also see your sights.

Also consider the working life of night sights. The Tritium gas in the vials has a half life of 12.5 years. Over time the sights will go dark. I have a G23 that with Trijicon aftermarket sights that have a hint of glow remaining. I was a big proponent of night sights and have them on a number of pistols. Now that I know better going forward I am not putting money into night sights. The same dollar amount put into a EDC light is money far better spent.

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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2017, 12:09:39 PM »
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Do you really need night sights? No! The application for night sights is extremely limited, almost non-existent and certainly so if you carry a light. .....


I didn't get them because I need night sights.  I got them, because the factory plastic sights on the G29 are awful.  I looked at a number of sights (plain iron, fiber optic, tritium, and tritium/fiber combination).  These sights cost me $80 shipped.  Plain iron sights were $40-50 (I'm sure there are cheaper ones), so for a few dollars more I got night sights.

The sights I got have a yellow ring around the front tritium, and white rings in the rear.  With my aging eyes that works much better for me than black, but I'm not blind enough yet to want to carry a red dot.


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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »
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but I'm not blind enough yet to want to carry a red dot.

Red dot sights/optics have nothing to do with poor vision  :wall:
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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 01:38:19 PM »
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Red dot sights/optics have nothing to do with poor vision  :wall:


As my eyes age and my lenses harden I can see a reflex red dot crisper than an iron sight. 

Pound your head harder so you can let the smoke out.
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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 07:03:03 PM »
You can see a red easier regardless of your vision  :eyejack:
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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 07:18:46 PM »
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You can see a red easier regardless of your vision  :eyejack:


I am talking about clarity not color.  Don't you know the difference?


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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2017, 02:58:54 PM »
I tried the Night Fision sights today in bright daylight on my Glock 29.  I like them much better than the factory sights.

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Re: Anyone tried "Night Fision" sights?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 08:29:05 PM »
I'm still diggin' my Night Fision sights.  I am not in any way connected to the company.

Originally they started with Glock now they have sights for Canik and S&W.  A couple of months ago they told me they expect to have them for Springfield Armory this spring.

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Sootch00 posted a review today.  During it he used a gen 5 Glock.  He said the rear sight has to be pushed out one direction.  When I installed mine on my gen 3 I called Glock they told me the rear sight can be removed and installed from either side.

He said the take down lever is harder to use on the gen 5.  Wow.  I didn't think it could get any worse than the gen 3/4.  I installed the Wolf take down lever which is 1 or 1.5mm wider than the stock one and now I can take down my gun without it being a friggin' nightmare.



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