Are Siglite night sights tritium?
Product Info. This Sig Sauer Siglite Night Sight Set is a factory replacement sight set for P Series pistols in both 9mm and . 357SIG. Sig Sauer built these Pistol Parts with bright tritium materials to advance your sight acquisition and accuracy, especially in low light environments.
How long do Siglite night sights last?
The practical translation is that your night sights have a useable life of about 10 years. If yours have dimmed and a shot of brake cleaner or similar solvent doesn’t change things, then a call to Sig is definitely in order.
How do tritium sights glow?
The electrons emitted by the radioactive decay of the tritium cause phosphor to glow, thus providing a long-lasting (several years) and non-battery-powered firearms sight that is visible in dim lighting conditions. The tritium glow is not noticeable in bright conditions such as during daylight, however.
Is it OK to dry fire a Sig Sauer P365?
It is safe to dry-fire our center fire pistols. You would want to use a snap cap or plug if extensive dry-firing is done. Always count your dry-firing in your live fire count to be sure all springs and pins are in top condition.
How do tritium night sights work?
Sights made with Tritium are treated with a phosphor material that reacts with the Tritim’s radioactive elements to become…wait for it… phosphorescent. By definition, night sights do not require the use of an artificial light source (e.g. a flashlight) to “pick them up”. This is true only when it comes to acquiring the sights with the naked eye.
What is the difference between fiber optic and tritium sights?
Tritium sights are distinct from fiber optic sights in that the latter, which often function very well under low- or no-light conditions, “gather” ambient light vs. producing their own. They are less expensive than tritium sights but are also substantially more fragile.
Do night sights eliminate the need for a light source?
Night sights do not eliminate the need for one or more artificial light sources. In the ideal setup, a handgun will have a WML (weapon-mounted light) on it and the person using that pistol will also have a handheld flashlight. See what we did there?
What is a self illuminated night sight?
They are often referred to as self-illuminated, though anymore this is a fairly redundant term. Most (though again, not all) night sights are mad with Tritium, which is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen.