Determining the Correct Sights for You
Now that we have covered our different sight models, their features, and their applications, let’s discuss how to determine which sight series is correct for your handgun.
The question to ask yourself is What is the main purpose of my handgun? Is it a fun range/plinking gun to take out on beautiful days and family outings? Is it going to be a personal/home defense gun to keep in your bedside drawer? Is it a competition gun? Is it going to be the gun you carry everyday or does your job require you to have a duty gun such as a Law Enforcement Officer, Security Guard etc.? Or is it all the above?
The fun range/plinking guns have the most freedom when making a sight selection. If you’re at an outdoor range, it’s most likely always a sunny day. Any TRUGLO sight that utilizes fiber-optic material will work great for this application. However, indoor ranges can present challenges depending on the lighting available. Sometimes light is at an unfortunate location and is not conducive to the fiber-optic material capturing the light efficiently. If this is the case our TFO, TFX, and TFX Pro sights are the way to go. If the light source is in an unfortunate location the fiber-optic material will still pick up any ambient lighting available but the tritium will shine through the fiber to help make it more visible if you’re in a low-light situation.
For the personal/home defense guns, you want the sight that will help you make an accurate sight picture for those things that go bump in the night. In this situation our TFO, TFX, TFX Pro, Tritium Pro, or TRITIUM sight sets will work best for this application. What these sights have in common is the tritium component. Unfortunately, most home/personal defense situations happen in total darkness or low-light situation, for this reason tritium will be most helpful making a clear, accurate sight picture. However, it never hurts to have the benefits of fiber-optic material should you ever need it.
Competition guns are an easy decision, Fiber-Optic Pros all the way. It provides the best results for fiber-optic material whether you’re shooting an outdoor or indoor match. The blacked-out rear sight ensures you stay focused on the font sight making fast and accurate target acquisitions.
Lastly, and possibly the most important is choosing sights for your everyday carry as well as your duty gun. It is best to choose something that works no matter the condition and can handle heavy abusive use, i.e. something you can trust with your life. For this, both the TFX and TFX Pro sight sets are what you should consider. They can handle anything you throw at them and still be visible 24/7.