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Old 01-10-2012, 09:31   #1
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Tritum VS fiber optic aftermarket sights

I am thinking about upgrading the factory sights on my Remington 1911 R1. The problem I am running into, should I go with tritium or fiber optic sights?

A buddy of mine who served in 2 tours - 1 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan liked the fiber optic sights on a weapon he was issued.

I think tritium is supposed to be good for 10 or 15 years? Since I am planning on holding onto the pistol for a long time, maybe fiber optic would be better?

Should I go with rear sight green, and front sight red, or keep the front and rear sights the same color?

The main purpose of the pistol will be target and and SD/HD.

I live in southeast Texas. After a hurricane rolls through and my family is without power for a week or so, I want something for property / home security.

Plus, I have put a lot of thought into taking a concealed carry class.
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Thinking/researching the same thing for multiple weapons. There are sights that have both, that is fiber optic for daytime with tritium for night. Yes, tritium should last 12 to 15 years. Be sure to read all the reviews you can, evidently, not all tritium is created equal. Some sights are brighter than others.

So far, I have purchased XS sights (tritium) for my AR15's (front post) and have Troy folding battle sights with tritium for the rears. I like the set up very much. Excellent both day and night. Front and rear are green, no problem lining them up.

I have not purchased any others yet. Still researching.

Definitely sign up for the concealed carry class!
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