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by george
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tritium Sights - How Effective?
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Tritium Sights - How Effective?

dino9832 wrote:I've never had much luck with flashlights and sights.
Living out in the country, I've had some experience with this. Like having to put down a sick coyote before daylight with my dogs trying to get at it. It was hard to get the flashlight to illuminate my .45 auto sights AND the coyote. Meanwhile keeping eyes on where the dogs are.
Even a 12 Gauage had me twisting and contorting to find a rattler in the brush. It was a compromise of holding the shotgun with one hand while illuminating where I thought the snake was.

A flashlight is essential! No doubt. And you'd still have to hold it somehow. But to illuminate sights AND target all at once is tough. There's a good argument for tactical pistols and shotguns!
I experimented with a lot of techniques prior to our night match at my club. The problem is seeing the sights and the target at the same time. All of the flashlight techniques I tried left the sights in the dark. What worked perfectly was a head light. I was able to see all of the targets and my sights perfectly, and I could use two hands on my pistol.
by george
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tritium Sights - How Effective?
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Tritium Sights - How Effective?

For my tritium sights to be visible, it has to be dark enough that I can't tell what I am shooting at.

They are brighter when they are new, and need to be replaced every 10 years or so.

Just my 2 cents.

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