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deadsp0t 04-12-2013 01:44 AM

Kimber/Meprolight sights
 
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Scored big time, my step dad just had these laying around.. Apparently they were found in a storage unit or foreclosed home..



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Think the paper inside says 'slant' and 'gen 3'
They look identical to what's in my Ultra CDP..
Guess I have a back up set.. ;)

BUCSFAN99 04-16-2013 03:24 AM

Nice find!

deadsp0t 04-16-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by BUCSFAN99
Nice find!

I considered selling them, but I think I may be best served by just stashing them away being my CDP is my EDC..?

deadsp0t 04-16-2013 11:35 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on their durability while on the gun or their shelf life in the box? How to store them properly?

mountainman13 04-16-2013 12:57 PM

Tritium has approximately a 11 year lifespan. The sights are plent durable assuming you don't drop your gun sights first onto concrete.

Overkill0084 04-16-2013 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by deadsp0t (Post 1215610)
Does anyone have any thoughts on their durability while on the gun or their shelf life in the box? How to store them properly?

How old are they now?
How many years before you expect to need them?
Now factor in the 11ish year lifespan.

If you don't have a near term use for them, you are better served selling to someone who does.

deadsp0t 04-16-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084
How old are they now?
How many years before you expect to need them?
Now factor in the 11ish year lifespan.

If you don't have a near term use for them, you are better served selling to someone who does.

Cool, ya I don't see myself having a need for them in the short term . I have no idea how old they are.. Guess I'll post them up here for a bit before I eBay them.. Pm if interested

fa35jsf 04-16-2013 01:37 PM

I thought Tritium had a 11 year HALFLIFE meaning that in 11 years the sights would be half as bright. Right?

Overkill0084 04-16-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by fa35jsf (Post 1215699)
I thought Tritium had a 11 year HALFLIFE meaning that in 11 years the sights would be half as bright. Right?

True enough.
At full strength they don't exactly light up a room (IMHO anyway.) So if they are half as bright at the 11 to 12 year mark, does one still consider them serviceable as "Night Sights?"

fa35jsf 04-16-2013 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 1215709)
True enough.
At full strength they don't exactly light up a room (IMHO anyway.) So if they are half as bright at the 11 to 12 year mark, does one still consider them serviceable as "Night Sights?"

IDK, but mine shine very bright sitting on my nightstand.


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