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Trijicon life expectancy & replacement

This is a discussion on Trijicon life expectancy & replacement within the SA-XD/XD(M) Accessories forums, part of the XD Talk category; Bought a used Beretta Cougar with Trijicons. Noticed the rear sight has "H3 97" on the side which I took to mean that the tritium ...

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Old 09-05-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Trijicon life expectancy & replacement

Bought a used Beretta Cougar with Trijicons. Noticed the rear sight has "H3 97" on the side which I took to mean that the tritium (H3) in the sight was from 1997. Half-life of tritium is about 12 years.

Sights are noticeably less bright than some I had put on my XD-40 last year.

Can the tritium inserts be replaced or do you have to get the whole front/rear sights replaced completely?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:00 AM   #2
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Probably be better off just replacing the sights - I can't imagine the tritium replacements are cheap. I was told I'll probably need to replace night sights every 10 years.
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I'm still waiting for my Trijicon Sights to come in the mail. How much did you all pay to have it put on by the gunsmith?
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yea i would just replace the whole sights. even if you could replace the vials (which i doubt) they are very fragile so it would be pretty hard to do without breaking.
and im pretty sure you cant buy replacements but the factory might be able to refurbish the old sights and that might save you some money
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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I paid my Gunsmith 20.00 to install my Trijicons on my XD45 compact. I would just replace the sights their only gonna run you about 100.00 installed. I would think if would be more trouble trying to rreplace the vials.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:57 PM   #6
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I just got my sights today. They look bigger in pictures, lol. Now I have to find a local gunsmith or send it to Springfield.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:36 PM   #7
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You can get the vials replaced by ToolTech , an authorized repair service of Trijicon.
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You can get the vials replaced by ToolTech , an authorized repair service of Trijicon.
Cool, thanks for the link Lonny!
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:03 AM   #9
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trijicon will replace the vials you have to send in your slide
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:28 AM   #10
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Warranty

The Trijicon sights are covered under warranty for twelve years. You have to send your sights to Trijicon "properly packaged" and they will replace them, but not just because they have dimmed. Some people have problems with the tritium inserts actually falling out. So, if you can get them to fall out somehow, you can get it done for free. But, if you're a little more ethical, you should probably just pony up the $100 or so to replace them at a shop.
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