By Devin Blystone
The sights pictured above were produced in ‘04 and they still shine just as bright as the day that I purchased them. As of today, I have not yet had the chance to do any live firing with these sights in low light conditions, but dry firing with them has been extremely helpful. Even in the pitch black you can still line your sights up on target without a problem. However shooting with them in daylight isn't anything spectacular. I find them to be just the same as shooting with standard sights. The glowing effect is made possible by tritium-phosphor lamps. If the sights get just a little bit of natural light, they will hold their glow for a while. The Trijicon sights come in options of yellow, green, and orange. All front sights come in green, which happens to have the longest glow. Both the yellow and the green carry a warranty of 12 years. The orange sights only come with a 5 year warranty. Before I made my purchase, I did some research and discovered a review that stated that the Trijicon sights lasted 19 years before they burnt out on the owner. Personally, I have never come across a complaint about Trijicon Night Sights. With my personal experience added in, I can completely understand why. These sights are a luxury item that you don’t need, but you would find quite handy on your daily carry or your bedside gun. Unfortunately for me, Trijicon does not offer sights out of the box for my daily carry gun. However, if you happen to have some extra cash on hand, Trijicon recommends a specialty shop that will custom fit sights to your particular gun. My overall opinion is that I would recommend getting these sights for any gun that you carry daily, nightly or plan on using in low light situations.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Self-luminous alternative.
Target Market: Local, state, federal agencies. Self and home defense.
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product)
- Metal body
- Tritium-phosphor lamp
- Sapphire window
- Silicone rubber cushion
- Protective aluminum cylinders
- Long life
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? It only comes in black. The tritium lamp comes in yellow, green, and orange.
What others are saying? “Replaced my Truglo sights” Amazon
“The Trijicon night sights are better than the Sig OEM” Optics Planet
I need it now! Availability: Find a dealer in your area
Our Rating + Self luminous + Long lasting (12 year warranty on green and yellow, 5 year warranty on orange) + Great for low light or daytime shooting + If they don’t have sights for your gun, they have a recommended specialty shop + Metal construction for durability
- Expensive, but worth it - May take a few trips to the gunsmith to get them lined up right
Score 9 Amazing!
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