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Old 04-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #1
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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..

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:24 AM   #2
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Nice find!

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

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

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

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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?"
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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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