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Thread: T3 night sight longevity

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    T3 night sight longevity

    I have a T3 bought in 2006. Its been a bit of a safe queen for the last couple of years, but recently emerged. I noticed that the Trijicon night sights are dead. I would have hoped they'd last

    longer. What is your experience with longevity on the T3 night lights, including the Heine rear sight with the single lamp under the groove?

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    Well, the half-life of Tritium is about 12-13 years, so assuming the gun was new in 2006 and that the sight was sitting on a shelf for maybe a year before that, it's about due for replacement.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    I have a three inch 1911 with night sights that was purchased in 06, and the sights are pretty dim now. It was made in 05.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick
    http://www.guntipsandtalk.com/
    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

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