tritium fiber fell out

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by TheDaggle, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. TheDaggle

    TheDaggle New Member

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    Eventful day at the range monday. My AR started jamming AND the fiber optic in my p226's front sight post fell out. I'd there a solid way to re-attach the TFO fiber or should I make a warranty claim?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It should just click/lock back into place. If it doesn't, then use a new rod. Failing that, contact the manufacturer and have them send you a replacement rod or two. They should do it free as a sign of good faith.

    If the rod will still not stay tight, then I guess you'll have to send the slide to them to have a new sight installed.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Oops, I was thinking of fiber optic sights. I guess you'll have to send the slide back to the sight manufacturer. I wouldn't mess with it.

    Sorry about the confusion.
     
  4. TheDaggle

    TheDaggle New Member

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    No confusion, it is the fiber optic sight. It doesn't click into place, though. I guess I'll call the manufacturer and try to get a new rod. Thanks, CA.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If it is fiber optic and not tritium, they are secured by melting the ends with a butane lighter. The front end, not the part you sight in on.
     
  6. TheDaggle

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    My sights were advertised as "tritium fiber optic", so I thought tritium WAS fiber optic. Google has educated me otherwise. My rear sights are tritium, my front sight is fiber optic, and the fiber optic popped out. I'll try the lighter, robo, thanks!
     
  7. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Supporting Member Supporter

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    Could you tell me what exactly those are for, as opposed simply to a painted dot on the front sight?
    I have one on my Ruger .22 Mark III Hunter and it also comes with a bunch more of those fibers in both green and red.
     
  8. NGIB

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    The fiber-optics grab & amplify ambient light to make a nice "glowing" dot. No help in pitch darkness but very handy if there's any light at all. I have F-O front sights on 3-4 of my guns...
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The top of the sight base is open. The light will enter the circumference of the fiber and get directed out the end. In low to moderate light, they tend to glow like they are battery operated. They draw your attention to the front sight where it should be.
     
  10. TheDaggle

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    Unless you fiber optic is tritium (which I've learned mine was) in which case it will glow on it's own. I think tritium is slightly radioactive or something... anyway, I don't shoot at night much myself :rolleyes:, but a lot of LEOs swear by them.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    tritium is radioactive. So don't go all plaxico Burris on us and start packin with your FO sight in your crotch man.
     
  12. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Pictures of said sight would be helpful. Post pics so we can see.:)
     
  13. TheDaggle

    TheDaggle New Member

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    LOL. Dude I posted this in July :p
    Actually it popped out again after I thought I had it fixed :(. It looks like a small piece is still lodged in the front of the FSP, and the fiber popped out up on the mountain, so that thing is long gone. I'm just going to have to make a warranty call to sig-sauer or tru-glo.

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  14. JazzDoc

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    Thanks, guys. Learning something every day in here. :)