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Rick_a
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I decided to upgrade the emitter on my TLR-2 and ordered a G2X to go on my 16" AR. My last underpowered light (a 100 lumen Viridian CTL) will either be sold off or will go on my AR-22.
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Gregtonn
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rat,
Maybe a Taurus Judge 45/410 revolver?

There are some really creative .410 rounds out there these days. Slugs, slugs and pellets, disks and pellets, buckshot, BB shot and others.

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Court
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

TrueGlo TFX

Anyone has any experience?


Sig Sight
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I like Tritium sights. Those look bright. I have used the factory Sig Sauer tritium on the P-227 and the OEM ones that come on the SW1911SC. Smith and Wesson's are not very bright. Those look to do the deed. I like three dots for low light sighting. I will say that those are ugly.
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Slaughter
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On a pistol in defensive shooting the front sight is everything. Tritium with a day-glo color on the front is an instinctive way to draw/aim/shoot. Trijicon makes good sighting systems. Probably put 10K through my 1911 in all sorts of target and defensive exercises (thanks to the late Chuck Taylor's advanced defensive handgun courses). The Trijicon have a good instinctive aim. Don't know if there's a way for you to try a few different sights in a dim room or bright light. You don't even need to operate the bang switch to see what works.

https://www.trijicon.com/products/details/ca128o

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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The TFX's are bulky and the fiber optic requires a light source directly above.

I'd go AmeriGlo or Trijicon.

I'm not too picky on front sights, but I like my rear blacked out.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The TFX is tritium-filled, it will glow on its own. Yes, fiber optics on their own do require a light source they can "focus" and make the optic glow, but tritium is a radioactive substance that simply glows on its own, no recharging needed. TFX has a tritium vial located at the front end of the fiber-optic, to light the fiber anytime.

I'm also looking at the TFX line for my EDC. They are larger, which is good for old eyes, but they are also rounded, which is good for anti-snag draws, and shaped to aid if one hand slide-racks are required.

They're on my list for as soon as this house sells...I love my laser (Viridian Reactor5 ECR instant-on green laser), but always believe in redundancies, and want good irons on the pistol in case I have a battery issue on the laser.
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Rick_a
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Tritium does nothing to enhance the light pipes during the day.
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Rick_a
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Light pipes without light are useless.
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Aesquire
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

softly glowing dots are useless in daylight too, so both together is not bad. Bulky, that's true.

I've got light pipes on my shotgun sights, Turkey version, regular notch type. Work ok, but I'd prefer the type Slaughter posted above for a pistol.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The tritium makes the pipes glow in total darkness - no need to harvest any ambient light.
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Tritium glows in darkness regardless unless they're poor quality vials or really old.

I've got light pipes on a couple guns and they're kind of a hassle and don't enhance shooting performance for me at all.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think we both understand, but we're missing each others' point here.

Yes, the fiber optic pipes harvest light in low-light situations. The stock front sight on my XDs is a fiber optic, and I'm not a fan.

The TFX has tritium in it as a redundancy. They put the vials at the front ends of the pipes, so even without ambient lighting the pipes will glow. It's a redundancy, that's all.
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My problem is that the fiber optics don't harvest light. They need a direct light source to do any good, natural or otherwise...and they also have a habit of ejecting themselves on high round count guns...especially those that recoil hard...though it's an easy enough fix.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 01:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mine collects decently in low-light. Has to be enough light to make out shapes, though. My XDs EDC came with spare rods, too, that can be cut and inserted. It shipped with red, but came with spare red and green.

I forget what they say to do on install, but there's something in the cut/melt/insert process that is supposed to help secure them in the housing...

My irons are a backup anyway though, since I have an auto-on laser attached to the rail/trigger guard.

Big thing for me is lint, even with the kydex IWB. Granted, I've curtailed my range time lately due to ammo restrictions (don't want to burn through all of it until replacement is more readily available), but it seems like I clean because of lint, about ten times more often than I clean because of firing! I don't carry it or maintain it "wet" by any stretch, but it still gets packed in all the nooks and crannies...
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Lint is certainly an enemy for any EDC. Lube plus lint is always a nasty proposition. I've found the wheelguns much more tolerant of that sort of thing.
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Leupold Prismatic on my home AR has enough gunk dislodged internally that it looks like it has multiple reticles. It's time to warranty it. I'm tempted to go Eotech, but ain't got that kinda dough.
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I will stick with ghost rings on my AR. Only scope I ever used on an m-16 was the night scope. A ghost ring is fast when used right.
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Aesquire
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nearsighted my whole life, so I'll take a scope or red dot on a rifle. I'm waiting for the video game holographic sight that displays the aim point in space. : ) Want that for pistols, too.

My Winchester Super-X 2 Wild Turkey Foundation special has light pipe enhanced square notch rifle sights, and work great with slugs. I long favored notch sights, but finally learned to like aperture sights.

Opinions on big white dot front sights for stubby little pistols?

https://www.xssights.com/handgun_sights_pr-8208.as px
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That DXT big-dot looks pretty slick...might have to try and find them in person, to judge overall size/snag-resistance.
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Rick_a
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Don'tchaknow? They're all snaggy these days so that you can rack it on stuff.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm more concerned with front sight, than rear.

As for one-hand racking...hopefully I'll have the presence of mind to count shots like I always do, and do a tactical reload while there's still one in the pipe. Under pressure there's no guarantees, but...

Actually, my ultimate hope is that I never, ever, have to find out one way or the other.
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Court
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No one was ever stopped in their tracks by being ďclickedĒ twice.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Completely agree.

Again - hope I never have to find out! But in case I do...I want to be as prepared as possible.
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Rick_a
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I got a chance to shoot a Shield "EZ" 9mm. While it was easy to rack, the recoil seemed excessive for a 9mm of that size. I swear the regular Shield is softer shooting. Felt undersprung, naturally. Shot accurately enough, when I did my part. It probably doesn't help that I spent a day digging up dirt. I expected better.
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Hootowl
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A friendly reminder, as violent prisoners are being released in droves, for covid or for prison reform, to carry whenever and wherever possible.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-career-criminal-j ail-release-stabs-grandma-80-daylight

If the folks robbed at knifepoint had shot this bastard, grandma would be alive.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

AND, we wouldn't have to worry about housing and feeding the bastard anymore, either...
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Hootowl
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Another plus.
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Court
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Be mindful that carrying a concealed arm is but one way to provide for your own defense. I blame my military and White House experience but I never leave home without a Plan B and Plan C.

Iíd never bet my life solely on deploying a handgun.

In can be a source of protection and an equally effective source of over confidence.

You may have 50,000 range rounds under your belt but youíve not fired a single round under the circumstances that would exist in that split second you need it.

Thatís a big bet.
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Hootowl
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Very true. Iíll bet very few people have fired a round in anger. Still, defense is why we carry. Iím not going to stop simply because Iíve never been forced to shoot someone.
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