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toshbar
07-01-2011, 18:23
I just ordered some. Tell me how much I'll love them. :wavey:






http://www.cgwgun.com/images/products/TG-TFO.gif

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 18:26
I don't love mine, I'm trying to sell them in fact. A lot of people love them though.

CM

toshbar
07-01-2011, 18:32
I don't love mine, I'm trying to sell them in fact. A lot of people love them though.

CM
Are they in the Classifieds here? I checked there but none were found.

What are your complaints?

Beanie-Bean
07-01-2011, 18:36
I have some installed on my bedside G21, and I really like them a lot.

Be sure to keep them away from any solvents.

I got the 3 green set.

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 18:39
No, I don't bother with the new system here much. Just don't care for it.

As for the sights, I had two pair on different Glocks and recently lost the front TFO from the front sight on one. Happened during a long session with the pistol being shot early and transitioned to shotgun. Got home to clean and the sight insert was missing. Before that happened I was happy with them. I also prefer a black rear and FO front and was thinking of making the switch soon anyway.

The set I have now has shown no sign of loosening or anything but I'm not willing to take the chance because it is my bedside gun.

CM

CM

toshbar
07-01-2011, 18:41
when the tube fell out, did the tritium part stay in the sight so it was still luminous and useable?

SARDG
07-01-2011, 18:42
I have them on all my competition Glocks where I can use notch and post sights. You will like them if you install them correctly - no shortcuts!
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1297677
See Post #3.

carguy2244
07-01-2011, 18:45
I prefer TFOs to anything else on a defense weapon.

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 18:50
when the tube fell out, did the tritium part stay in the sight so it was still luminous and useable?

I did not even check to be honest, I needed the gun to shoot the next morning so I ran by a local shop and had my gunsmith put on some factory Glock sights that I had lying around.

CM

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 19:02
Also, the front sight blade is huge for any kind of competition shooting. I don't know what purpose the pistol is that you are putting them on, but I would not recommend them over others for any sort of competition shooting. For CC and plinking though they are fine if they stay in.

CM

Bruce M
07-01-2011, 19:07
My aging eyes like them alot. I find them easier to pick up in daylight.

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 19:11
My aging eyes like them alot. I find them easier to pick up in daylight.
Not to seem like I'm harping about them because I was a big fan before the trouble I had with them but have you used any other FO's in the sunlight to compare them against?

CM

ksfiremarshal
07-01-2011, 19:11
I have the red front/green rear Fiber Optics on three of my IDPA SSP Gen 2 Glocks. Outstanding sights I installed my self with MGW tools. So far, very good sights, quick and positive sight acquisition. I believe you will like them.

I stayed away from the night sights TFO TruGlo. Unless you REALLY need night sights and train with them in lo-light; no-light conditions, extra expense for no gain. But you will like the TFO anyway I am sure.

I certainly would install with a sight pusher made for your pistol. Would not take the chance with a punch, metal or nylon.....the screw pushers can get better placement for centering.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!!!

toshbar
07-01-2011, 19:48
My buddy actually has some and we installed them fine with a punch. He did have to get the hex driver for the front and is letting me use that for mine when they get here.

I found them for $75 brand new. Regular night sights can't be had for much better than that.

Brad737
07-01-2011, 19:56
I love mine. I have guns with Meprolights, Ameriglo, and Trijicons. The Truglo TFO are my favorites.

tango44
07-01-2011, 21:03
Great sights, worst costumer service to deal with!

sr975j
07-01-2011, 21:12
i love the sights so far. i have the green sights on my 23. they are very easy to pick up in the daylight and even easier at night. i am thinking about getting a set on my 27 but may try out XS big dots since it is my main carry gun.

Sam

RYT 2BER
07-01-2011, 21:16
I don't love mine, I'm trying to sell them in fact. A lot of people love them though.

CM

I HATED mine put on mepros and im much happier. That 1.5 inch long front is ridiculous... called the co and they ssaid you could glue it down to stabilize it to the slide... I said how about you glue some crap down on YOUR slide.. no thanks!

Tim151515
07-01-2011, 21:24
So are those night sites or FO's Im confused?

SARDG
07-01-2011, 22:30
So are those night sites or FO's Im confused?
YES... TritiumFiberOptic... both. Though you can buy TruGlo's Tritium Only or Fiber Optic Only.

Clint-M
07-01-2011, 23:11
I HATED mine put on mepros and im much happier. That 1.5 inch long front is ridiculous... called the co and they ssaid you could glue it down to stabilize it to the slide... I said how about you glue some crap down on YOUR slide.. no thanks!

I've got some Mepros on a 19 that I much prefer to the TFO's for night sights. The TFO's have a cool mix of the two, but they have their cons like any other sight.

CM

toshbar
07-01-2011, 23:19
I HATED mine put on mepros and im much happier. That 1.5 inch long front is ridiculous... called the co and they ssaid you could glue it down to stabilize it to the slide... I said how about you glue some crap down on YOUR slide.. no thanks!
What are you going to glue down? There is a bolt that holds the front one on.

seaswol
07-01-2011, 23:25
Yellow front and green rears are the BEST!!
Chris

RYT 2BER
07-02-2011, 09:50
What are you going to glue down? There is a bolt that holds the front one on.

HUH? Yeah the bolt hold down the "front" but in many cases because the length of the slide there is so much not held down that it can jiggle around or shift a tad from left to right. Don't take my word for it.. plenty to Google on this one.

elde
07-02-2011, 10:10
Had them on two Glocks. On one the front sight went dead after 6 months. Never got a response from the company -- called and emailed. I agree that their customer service sucks. Switched those sights to Ameriglo Hacks and never looked back. Still have a set of TFO's on another Glock and they're fine but will never spend another dime with that company.

Bruce M
07-02-2011, 10:23
Not to seem like I'm harping about them because I was a big fan before the trouble I had with them but have you used any other FO's in the sunlight to compare them against?

CM
No I have not been able to do a direct comparison. I have an 870 with a fiber optic front (no idea what kind I got it perhaps ten years ago) and I shot a 317 with the Hi Viz but that was at an indoor range.

Bogey
07-02-2011, 10:31
I have Tru Glo TFO's on my carry gun. (G30)

I love them. They do well in night competitions, and they are bright as heck during day comps. Great for fast target acquisition.

packinaglock
07-02-2011, 12:47
My aging eyes like them alot. I find them easier to pick up in daylight.

Same here

Broncbuster
07-02-2011, 17:55
I have the TFO's on my OD 19. I like them allot better than Trijicon nite sites. For a carry gun and home defense gun they are great. Shows up nicely on my nightstand in the dark.
If I was building a target gun- Dawson's would be my first choice.

KALD
07-02-2011, 18:14
Ive got a new package of them waiting to go on my 21(waiting because I may trade it for 21sf or gen 4 21). In the package they look very good at night and surpisingly bright in the sunlight. They look good just hope they hold up.
Green Green is what I have, Green front and yellow or red backs would be better IMO but I got a very good deal on these.

Clint-M
07-02-2011, 21:45
They are bright as heck during day comps. Great for fast target acquisition.

I don't know what competitions you are shooting but if you put a plate rack beyond 15 yards my entire front sight has to cover the plate to get hits. I don't know anyone who likes the TFO's for quick target acquisition unless they're shooting a man-sized target.

But like I say, that isn't the intended use for these sights so it is not a knock against them.

CM

TACC GLOCK
07-02-2011, 22:11
have them on 4 pistols with no problem yet, I have had them for over a year now.

Dizzll
07-03-2011, 20:40
I prefer TFOs to anything else on a defense weapon.

+2 on this

Small Tony
07-04-2011, 01:26
I just ordered some. Tell me how much I'll love them. :wavey:






http://www.cgwgun.com/images/products/TG-TFO.gif

YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!!! I have them on my EDC G30sf and now G36 and going to put them on the G22 Gen4. They light up during the day and fantastic at night time.

I have to wonder and I could be wrong but "some" of those people (not all) who say they are crap or their main arguement is how the front falls off so easily etc. etc. are just trying to save a few bucks by putting them on themselves not having any experience doing so and doing it incorrectly.

austinguy23
07-04-2011, 01:49
TruGlos have a warranty of only 90 days whereas Meps and Trij are covered for 12 YEARS. That tells you all you need to know about their quality. I'm sure they're great before they break...

Clint-M
07-04-2011, 06:40
YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!!! I have them on my EDC G30sf and now G36 and going to put them on the G22 Gen4. They light up during the day and fantastic at night time.

I have to wonder and I could be wrong but "some" of those people (not all) who say they are crap or their main arguement is how the front falls off so easily etc. etc. are just trying to save a few bucks by putting them on themselves not having any experience doing so and doing it incorrectly.

It is not a matter of the front sight falling off, it is an issue of the front sight's tube falling out. That is not something "some" of these people install. That's shoddy factory work and as the people above me have mentioned, their CS and warranty reflect that. That's why I cannot hardly give my pair away.

CM

farscott
07-04-2011, 08:06
I have a pair on my G29, and I also have lost the tube from the front sight. Now the front sight is almost impossible to pick up. Disappointing execution of a good concept. I am going back to Glock-brand night sights.

Pappy John
07-04-2011, 08:16
I had to use a drop of glue to reseat a tube, but I still like them. They give the best visibility under the greatest variation of lighting conditions of any sights on the market.

austinguy23
07-04-2011, 09:19
I have a pair on my G29, and I also have lost the tube from the front sight. Now the front sight is almost impossible to pick up. Disappointing execution of a good concept. I am going back to Glock-brand night sights.

Agreed. I remember looking at these a few years ago and being impressed by the brightness and technology but being disappointed by all the reports of breakages. I thought to myself that they'd be awesome in a few years once they ironed out the kinks and made them more durable. Sadly, they haven't delivered.

MacChiroCtr
07-17-2011, 13:35
Yellow front and green rears are the BEST!!
Chris

That's what I ordered for my 19. I'm a Packer fan, too!...

Okay, I'm not sure where that "click the image" thingy is coming from...http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAD0AAAAlCAIAAAB+hXZIAAAB10lEQVRYheXYbRKCIBAGYG7h3/csHcU7eK5u4WG6BP1QEfaLxcKYidlpyAwfYCEzhH8v8MUQBVksvsAP+9BqTTGXcVMHqtz5anTqwOsZXs8OXBb7hb4ljusU16kfN8 V2oc/0OMXUbVw4xoBKvepO+vbMQQhL0UpcJ9eAbT6EALV+huner9hAxz6uLndJ2X3b15W6sCcabi89a111Q91b2vKEdEBz1+mlg7YiWvn wV+s8jqasGVbpKMeAt9JzJ7HyxKLnaGcrN7jBJorSwcYSqpu/5R+R1/x4Op8PhzzDuR4G+khiw228chOpi+dbM5z0BZ2sHtRXCTdV3Z65qmQmpUMQ261oY+/ME3Lc656znNndPLkHWZf8nJQzxs46orvIE77d1FqJXyrN7jNP0n7C9LbbvnNKb0+idLzBjWwpClthph9lvBHC4wjhd4ckvv67c19 +o0QLbrJA/fexXd3bIFpoTh9kP6mjGV2YtZvdXnRJF2YN6qZ5PbI2ZbcLndGFWdP/Yl3nGnf8beiDbuW3+NzMb825jzOEzLxW6utSe/YnxiJzRfdVMtPXh9P/fFBCJ/cXxEXBxzmtcMu7jn7lWgd+xjU6wPtADm5QsjSHKGAxSwf/uiC8AWKfo6veBsm2AAAAAElFTkSuQmCC

toshbar
07-17-2011, 21:44
UHHH.

Mine still aren't here. Two weeks after I ordered them I called up the place and they just forgot to enter the order into the system. (i phoned in the order)
Should be here tomorrow, along with 64 lbs of hard cast lead. :exercise:

JesseCJC
07-19-2011, 10:45
A little over 3 years and 7,000 rounds and still bright as ever and still my favorite sights I have owned. Glock 21SF with green front and yellow rear. As stated I find them very fast and used them at the larue texas multigun with no problems hitting steel plates at 15+ yards
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a429/Goobax/DSCI0206.jpg

toshbar
07-20-2011, 00:08
Well I installed mine last night with my bench vice and a pair of vice grips. The rear is about .012" off center, but I think it'll be okay. :supergrin:

toshbar
07-26-2011, 19:09
SIghts have been good. I did a 3 gun with them last weekend and they were great.

Until tonight......just noticed the front is loose. I did use blue loc-tite when I installed them. any tips? What sort of torque should be put on the front bolt?

lvkyle
07-27-2011, 00:49
I installed them on my g17 4 days ago.

I made a post in general glocking on how i did it, but this picture should give u a clue. Dawson video on yourtube is perfect instructions. I have a video on my site of what they look like with laser light also.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6020/5980180793_fb17c13805.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63979786@N04/5980180793/)
glock-truglo-tfo-night-sights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63979786@N04/5980180793/)

striperbisher
07-27-2011, 00:59
Hated them. Ended up putting mepro night sights with the three dots. Work well.

Veedubklown
07-27-2011, 01:21
They're bright as heck assuming your inserts dont fall out. Pick it up and sight down, wondering who turned your sights off? Seen it happen a few times on TFOs.

toshbar
07-27-2011, 06:36
Well I tightened it back last night, this time with red loc-tite:shocked: and 800 in*lb of torque(or as much as I could with that funny little tool with my fingertips).

Time will tell.

Broncbuster
07-28-2011, 19:24
I had heard the horror stories of the tubes falling out but have never seen it happen. So when I installed mine I used a small drop of Super Glue Gel where FO tube meets the sight on the top of it. Have run a few 1K rounds through it so far between paper punching, run and gun and pin shoots and so far so good. Been on there about 6 months.

I can see these allot better than any of the other night sights I have used. During the day they are bright, at night they look like the little Geiko eyes looking at me on my night stand.

RYT 2BER
07-28-2011, 21:21
Hated them. Ended up putting mepro night sights with the three dots. Work well.

Wow I thought I was the only one