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So the current MMC night sights that my PD wears are going dim, so it’s time for something new. What I would like is a combination tritium/fiber optic front, but I guess you can’t have that on a S&W 1911.

I really like night sights, but it does wear CTC laser grips, so I’m wondering if I should just go fiber optic up front and a plain rear sight. Fiber optic is magnificent in bringt light and downright decent in low light, but basically worthless in the dark.

So for those who have had fiber optic, tell me how they’re working for you. And if someone has one of each, tell me which way you’d go?
 

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I've got fiber optic on the 1911, but it's useless at night.
With the laser you must consider the charge of blandishing a firearm. In FL at least pointing a gun at someone is a crime right there.
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Who keeps his lights off his guns.
 

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Kevin I am a strong believer in night sights and have a low opinion of lasers.

Actually I don't like fiber optics all that much either.

I would call S&W and ask how long the warranty is on tritium. I've heard varying answers, but I think the half life of tritium is over five years
 

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Tritium will leak if the vial had a flaw, replacement is up to the source and manufacturer. I believe a certain loss rate is expected.
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Who has one set five years old, still bright.
 

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I like night sights, too. I have never owned a set of fiber optic, but I worry about their ability to take a licking and keep on ticking. I worry that mid string, the little fiber optic tube will go flying somewhere.

Played with a few lasers, but they aren't for me, YMMV.

Tritium sights have an advertised half life of five years, and I can attest that they do grow dimmer after time. My Kimber Raptor is close to ten years old now, and the sights still glow, but are much fainter than the same sights on my new Super Carry Pro.
 

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Kevin I am a strong believer in night sights and have a low opinion of lasers.

Actually I don't like fiber optics all that much either.

I would call S&W and ask how long the warranty is on tritium. I've heard varying answers, but I think the half life of tritium is over five years
Personally I'm rather impressed with the CTC laser grip, but I don't consider it as something to be used as a primary aiming tool. Just another too in the chest, but a convenient one to have, at a cost of no additional weight.

I'm a big believer in night sights also, just kicking around some ideas. I guess I'll stick with night sights.
 
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