To Trijicon or Not to Trijicon - That's The Question!

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  1. WeaponsRUs

    WeaponsRUs XDTalk Member

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    Thinking about adding Night Sights to my XD Subcompact .40 but the price seems huge to me. I have also read where you need to send the gun out to a specialist to have them properly installed ... even more bucks!

    Any thoughts on the matter? Not that I would ever part with my weapon but does the gun retain any incrmental resale value due to the addition of the night sights?

    THANKS FOLKS!!!
     
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    They're well worth the money!
     
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    My shooting improved with these sights! It's worth it if you have the money to spend!!!!
     
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    Completely a personal preference. Are you unhappy with the stock sights or just looking to mod? I ordered some of trijicons HDs because I'm hoping the orange dot will help my ageing eyes.
     
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    Im thinking about nights aswell. I have used a pusher to take my stock one out and its not that bad. Defintaly no need to send it anywhere. If you have a pusher and a triangle file you can knock it out in a few hours. Hell if you dont have a pusher soft taps with a punch will work, just might take alittle longer to get it all lined up. just use something like tape on the end of the punch.
     
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    Shooting is not a cheap hobby.
    Shooting is not a cheap sport.

    Why did you acquire the pistol?

    If the answer is self defense then we need to add a few additional wrinkles into the equation. Training, Practice and special ammo. All of which add significantly to the costs.

    Most bad things occur in low/no light. That is where night sights come into play. You'll want the sights and a flashlight (and train to use that flashlight). That special ammo costs more because one of it's functions is (or should be) to produce as small of muzzle flash as possible to keep you as a shooter from being blinded. And you want to make sure that special ammo works in your gun so pump 200 rounds without failure through it. Price that self defense ammo and you'll see it's approaching a buck per round. Ouch!

    Instruction, Practice, Ammo, Flashlight, Gun Holster, Magazine holder, and night sights.
    It ain't cheap. And by the way, the night sights won't last forever so in a dozen years or so, it's time to replace.

    Final question: How much are you and the ones you love worth?

    When people come up and ask me about whether or not to purchase a gun for self defense, these are things I always point out to them. I am not trying to pick on the original poster.

    Would a gun fetch a higher price with night sights - in my opinion I'd say yes. But I'd also ask the age of the sights. If they are getting long in the tooth, then I'd have to factor in the costs to replace them if I didn't want to use them just as normal iron sights.
     
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    Send it to ajames at hs2000.com...

    It really doesn't cost that much more, fast turn around times, and it's professionally installed.
     
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    +1 That's what I did. Very affordable, quality, fast and a vast improvement in sight aquisition!
     
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    I've sent ~6 slides to him. All for sights, some for refinish. Never been dis-satisfied. And he installs for free if you buy from him-not to mention, he has some of the best prices.

    May I suggest TFOs?
     
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    Got my XDM with factory Trijicons. Very happy with them. Will definitely have them on my next purchase, something a little smaller for EDC (holding out to try the XD-S in 9mm).

    Like others have said in other threads, an extra bonus is that it aids in locating the weapon in some circumstances (eg, on a nightstand if you sleep that way).
     
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    Ive had TFOs as well as Trijicons (well, still have each). Overall i prefer the trijicons. They are more durable and the shape allows easier one handed manipulation, which for me is a must on a defensive gun.

    Night time brightness is about the same. The TFOs are obviously brighter during the day. I used neon paint for the front sights on the pistols with trijicons (left the tritium vial exposed obviously), and in most lighting situations i can pick that up as easy as a fiber optic outdoors, and can see the paint easier indoors.

    Both are great. I got the TFOs on my first XD, and trijicons on my next two. When the time comes, ill replace the tfos with trijicons.

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    Absolutely! Buy the sights from him and the install is covered. Great work!
     
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    Thanks to all who have responded! You guys are the best!
     
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    The Orange front sight on the Trijicons is great for daytime use! Amazing how it just turns into a green dot at night. Very cool.
     
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    how much does it cost to let him do it? buying the sights from him and let him install and sight in
     

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