TruGlo TFO reviews?

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  1. Dr4Pcs

    Dr4Pcs XDTalk 100 Member

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    Sorry if this has been beat to death before, but here goes...

    Anyone have any practical owners reviews of TruGlo TFO's that they would like to share?

    Seriously considering these so I am looking to benefit from the experiance of those who have gone before me.

    Any opinions on fit, finish, form, function etc would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

     
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    i dont have a buncha "words" to tell ya... but i love mine :D bright during day, bright during night

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    Thanks for the reply, any issues with solvents / cleaners? I remember reading somewhere that someone had an issue with the light pipes dissolving on contact with some cleaner.
     
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    My front fiber optic rod popped out after 200 rounds. Not very cool.... TruGlo wanted me to send them the sight or the slide to put it back in. I just picked up some epoxy and glued it back in myself. They have been great ever since. If you do a search you will find many accounts of this happening.
     
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    i havnt had any issues yet
     
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    I've had them on two different XD's and they are great. Never had any problems.
     
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    You better keep reading the forum. There are many here who have had problems with their TFO's.

    Dont say you werent warned.
     
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    Like I said before ... How many people come on here to report good experiences compared to the people who come here to report problems?
     
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    I have them on three of my XDs, I compete twice a month, I carry daily, and I burn through about 1,000 rounds a month. I have never had any problems whatsoever with my TFOs. They are great IMO.
     
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    Yep, good news is no news. Haven't had mine long, and I don't CCW (yet), but I have about 2,000 rounds through my XD with the Tru-Glos and I have only good things to say about them. They are SO much more visible than the standard sights nad IMHO, clearer than the Trijicons I compared them to when I was considering having them fitted. In fact, I am planning on buying a compact for carry and will almost certainly have Tru-Glos fitted to it too.

    If anyone is concerned about parts falling off, just put a spot of Superglue on them and the 'problem' is resolved.
     
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    I have them on my HS2000 and my digi-camo 1911...they both get shot a bunch, but more so the 1911. I have never had a problem with them. I like that they are very visible for day time shooting and they are bright in low light conditions as well!

    I don't know the stats about those that complain and those that are happy customers, but certainly (and unfortunately) we hear the complaints WAY more than we hear the compliments!
     
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    I shot 300 rounds today on my xd 40 with the TFO's No problems.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    I posted my issue with them see subject "Tru Glow TFO issue " for a recap. I am impatient and did not want to send to them or buy more so I bought the same color and diameter from Tru Glo's shotgun line of universal sights, cut it down with a high speed dremel- used a lighter and very carefully "polished" the end. I then slipped it in while warm and secured it with a little bit of epoxy. I found that the original fiber optic must not have been seated correctly as now it is a bit brighter without site picture blur or any other ill effects. It appears that it is 50/50 one who has issues or not (based on replies). To answer the question if I "love" them.. they are nice but a 90 day warranty on a fiber optic rod that has no moving parts or the tritium that is suppose to last years and years compared to other manufactures, may persuade me to not make a purchase again. They are nice, but they did not reinvent the wheel.

    Being stubborn as I am, I did not give them a chance to replace them as they said they would. It would have just been better for them to send me the correct fiber optic instead of saying that even a gunsmith could not fix. So are they a bad company? not necessarily. I just did not like thier answer.
     
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