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Thoughts on Trijicon night sights.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by biggie24420, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hello..... I have a set of Trijicon night sights on my G27. The other day I discovered that my rear right sight was not glowing. I am bummed out :( lol I can take my flashlight and shine the light on it and the side that is out will glow for a second or two and it is out again :huh:
    I e-mailed Trijicon and it's been a few days and I have not heard back from them. The sights were bought a few years ago and they have normal wear and tear. The sights were made in 2008 and I still have the package that they cam in. In the box there were a few pieces of paper and one said that Trijicon will service the metal sights but not the gas tubes (the part that glows). I am interested in probably getting a rear sight, and I have been looking on eBay and Amazon but I can't find just the rear sight. I might call Trijicon tomorrow and see if they can service the bad sight or maybe sell me just a rear sight. If anyone has a rear sight in good shape (good to decent glow) I would be interested in buying it from you..... as long as it fits my Glock 27 :paranoid: Thanks fellers.

    Have any of you had this problem? I have talked to some people that have abused their Trijicon night sights but nothing ever happend.... "they took a beating and kept on glowing" I was told. Anyways any ideas as to what might have happend? Only thing that makes since to me right now is that somehow the cylinder or gas tube got cracked and the gas leaked out.... and that kinda makes me go HUMMMMMMM! because that gas is radio active from what I have heard. :eek:
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    You will wake up next morning to find you have MUTANT POWERS. Henceforth you shall be known as...

    THE AMAZING GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MAN!

    On a more serious note, try calling Trijicon, maybe they just get tons of email and it takes awhile to answer. Calling always gets a faster response.
     
  3. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    Trijicon does get a lot of emails. It is not unusual for them to take a week or longer to respond to an emailed question. Definitely call them and let them know what the issue is. Unless you did something harsh to them, the warranty should cover sights made in 2008.
     
  4. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well I called Trijicon and they told me to go online and get a service number and send the sight in..... yay lol. They also told me it will take 3 to 6 weeks for them to service it. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and I won't have to buy another set. Keep your fingers crossed boys and girls :cool:
     
  5. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Belfair Washington Member

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    Worst case you will have to pay to have the lamp(s) replaced. According to their website they will replace the tritium lamps in any of their sights for 'a small fee'. I think I recall somebody on another board saying it was $30 or so to replace their three lamps when they got old and lost most of their glow. They also sent the whole slide so the sights didn't have to be removed and re-installed.
     
  6. Celtic Armory

    Celtic Armory Port Orchard, WA Member

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    I have heard that they will replace the gas tubes for a fee.
     
  7. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Can you get the tritium replaced in non-iron-sight optics like an acog?
     
  8. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Belfair Washington Member

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    I dunno on that one... but I don't see why not? You can have the prism swapped out to change the reticle pattern so it's a serviceable product. Contact their customer service department and see what they say. :thumbup: