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Old 07-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Trijicon -> 10-8 sights

I had an interesting experience during my last pistol class. I was in the middle of a drill and I started missing the target, like ten times in a row. We were shooting steel so it was pretty obvious. The instructor walked up and poked my front sight and it flopped over to the side, which was completely unexpected. I ran back to my car and I swapped out pistols (always have an extra, right?) and continued on with the day. My initial thought was that the loctite had failed and the front sight had loosened. Upon inspection, I noticed that the front sight had actually cracked around the threads. The picture is fuzzy, but it’s the best that I could do with my phone.

Has anyone else seen this happen? Sights were purchased new and have been on for a little over a year, installed on a Glock 19 that has been used for several classes and is also my carry gun.



I've been going around and around with Trijicon customer service since June 22nd. They don't return calls or emails, and the only communication that I've been able to have is when I call and ask for a customer service manager. They had to inspect the sights for signs of abuse, but eventually agreed that they were not abused and issued a replacement. The replacement authorization was sitting on someone's desk for two weeks waiting on "final approval" which was finally issued on Friday after I called again. A replacement front should be delivered tomorrow.

However, those will be installed on a future purchase because I've decided to try the 10-8 made Redback One sights designed by Jason Falla. I'm going to install those tomorrow and head to the range to do some testing. They have a blacked out, square cut rear sight and a slightly narrower front sight with a smaller dot and a wider rear notch. They should provide for a faster sight picture.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: Trijicon -> 10-8 sights

Is that the standard Trijicon or the HD? I was just getting ready to get a set of the HD's for my glock.

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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Yup, that's the HD. It's a good system, but I now think that there are better alternatives out there for me. The front dot is very bright and noticable. If you do get them, be aware that glare off of the reflective coating (orange or yellow, I have the orange) around the tritium of the front sight is blinding if the sun is behind you. I like the fact that the rear sight is a hybrid of blacked out and a standard three dot system, but the positive for me is that the dots are just the small circle of the tritium and not the giant white dots of the factory Glock sight.

If you have the stock Glock sights on now, they will be an incredible improvement. I'm just at the point that I would like a quicker sight picture on my target, and after doing some research I think the RB1s will be a good alternative. A friend of mine ordered the standard 10-8 rear sight (U notch instead of square notch) and the fiber optic front sights for his Glock. We'll have a chance to compare the two sets head to head, so it should be a fun test.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I don't have any experience with them but from what I've seen 10-8 makes a good sight
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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I tested out the sights yesterday. I wasn't all that impressed with the Redback One front sight. The tritium dot is very small, and there isn't enough contrast between the front and rear sight to allow for a quick target acquisition. I was able to get accurate hits on target, but subjectively, it was a much slower process. I really like the rear blacked out square notch. The lack of dots allows for less clutter and distraction.



Toward the end of my range session, I swapped out the RB1 front for the 10-8 Fiber Optic sight. The fiber optic allowed for a much quicker acquisition. I look forward to spending some more time evaluating this combination.
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I think the design decision on the RB1 front sight was to create a target sight setup that was combat capable. Jason Falla is extremely focused on accurate shot placement.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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Correct. For me though, the nearly blacked out front sight didn't allow me to get the shot off as quickly as the fiber. I'm happy I got to try it though!
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Nice!! I got the same 10-8 sights installed on my 17c also. Went with the red FO for the front.
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