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Old 02-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Internet comments a couple years ago said Truglo's were not reliable and subject to breakage. Is this your experience and if so are they now reliable night sights?

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you are talking about TruGlow's TFO sights (tritium + fiber optic for those of you who might not be familiar).

Several years ago I read about complaints that the fiber optic rods had a tendency to separate from the bases. Several vendors of the sights indicated subsequently that the problem had been fixed.

I had a set of green-green TFOs installed on my XD-40 about three years ago. I use this gun as my EDC, and I haven't experienced any problem whatsoever.

I would recommend them.

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I have had TFO's on Glocks, S&W M&P's and a S&W SD9. Never had any issues nor do I know of anyone who had first hand problems with their TFO's. The only complaints I have heard of were internet-based, which you have to take with a grain of salt. The TFO's provide a very bright day time sight picture with the fiber optics and a reasonable night time glow. They are especially good for people with less than perfect eye sight.

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Thanks for the input

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I have had TFO's on Glocks, S&W M&P's and a S&W SD9. Never had any issues nor do I know of anyone who had first hand problems with their TFO's. The only complaints I have heard of were internet-based, which you have to take with a grain of salt. The TFO's provide a very bright day time sight picture with the fiber optics and a reasonable night time glow. They are especially good for people with less than perfect eye sight.
Where did you get them for the sigma? Everybody I talk to tells me where to go lol
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Here's a source for more information on TFOs than you'll get in advertising. This is a link from James (NIck) Nicholas who did the install of TFOs on my XD. I recommend him highly. He goes by ajamesp51 on the XD forum.

http://www.xd-hs2000.com/xd-hs2000/Truglo_TFO.html

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Where did you get them for the sigma? Everybody I talk to tells me where to go lol
That gun is a Smith & Wesson SD9 VE, which I suppose is sort of a Gen5 Sigma (or maybe Gen6) but it's not the same as the SW9VE. The SD9 and SD9 VE series use the same sights as the M&P series. So those sights are actually for a Smith & Wesson M&P.
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That gun is a Smith & Wesson SD9 VE, which I suppose is sort of a Gen5 Sigma (or maybe Gen6) but it's not the same as the SW9VE. The SD9 and SD9 VE series use the same sights as the M&P series. So those sights are actually for a Smith & Wesson M&P.
Mine is a sw40ve and I've always been under the assumption they were all considered a "sigma" so what would be some differences between mine and yours aside from caliber? And this means those sights wouldn't work on my model? I've wanted a green 3 dot night sight since I've had the gun but it seams like no one makes them
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Mine is a sw40ve and I've always been under the assumption they were all considered a "sigma" so what would be some differences between mine and yours aside from caliber? And this means those sights wouldn't work on my model? I've wanted a green 3 dot night sight since I've had the gun but it seams like no one makes them
Go to the site I referenced in post #6 and ask Nick if the M&P sights will fit your gun - he may know, and he does sell sights for the M&P.
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I have had green on green tfo's on my xdm for over a year now or so and i love them and have recommended them several times, very bright day and night never one issue and the cases are smooth and function for holsters like the stock ones. 10/10.

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