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Just realized last night, on the gen2 G22 I bought (police tradein) (first time I'd looked at it at night), it has tritium sights. But they are dim! Is there any way to "recharge" them? Or is replacement the only solution... Thanks guys!!

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From everything I've read you will need to replace them. I think they are good for mayb 6-8 years. Others on the forum probably have more info.
 

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Green tritium should last 10-12 years but will be dim near the end. Yellow and orange tritium won't last quite as long as green. You can have the tritium vial replaced but it isn't worth the hassle or expense. Just replace the NS. I recommend Ameriglo. They are also a site sponsor.
 

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You'd be better off replacing the entire sight rather than trying to get the vials replaced. I also recommend Ameriglo.
 

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Get them replaced man. If you were around here I would do it for you but it would be a long drive for ya just for that. Of course we could go shooting while you were here.... Seriously, just get them replaced and be done with it. Doesn't cost that much
 

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Like always, thanks for the great info guys!!!

Did I see somewhere that the Glock adjustable sights were less than desirable?

And is there a reasonable tool for squeezing in the new sights?

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Question for you guys on this topic. since tritium is a radioactive material, is there some type of special procedure to dispose of them properly? Or by the time the luminescence is gone it is no longer radioactive? Anyone knows? Thanks
 

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You can buy a GLOCK sight tool, but they are around $130.00 - $150.00. If you have lots of GLOCKS that you plan on swapping out sights on a regular basis, or want to do it regularly for friends, then it might be worth it. To do it once, you obviously will have a large investment in that one sight change.

I will also suggest Ameriglo. I have been very happy with my set on my G19 and I will be looking to add a set to my G19c and my G38.
 

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Did I see somewhere that the Glock adjustable sights were less than desirable?
It's prob a matter of preference but I don't like adjustable sights on a centerfire "combat" pistol. They simply aren't necessary. What necessitates you needing to move your sights regularly?

The MGW sight pusher is the bomb. I love mine.
 

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Question for you guys on this topic. since tritium is a radioactive material, is there some type of special procedure to dispose of them properly? Or by the time the luminescence is gone it is no longer radioactive? Anyone knows? Thanks
Yes, they come with instructions for proper disposal. Last pair I bought I think had a address to send them to and you then got refunded for shipping somehow.
 

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It's prob a matter of preference but I don't like adjustable sights on a centerfire "combat" pistol. They simply aren't necessary. What necessitates you needing to move your sights regularly?

The MGW sight pusher is the bomb. I love mine.
My G29 is DEAD ON the spot accurate. My new (used) G22 could use some adjustment. For my part, I think the G22 is my in-house hallway piece. I have kinda learned where it goes but want it to be dead on too. Since it's my nightstand unit and gets taken to the range, I'm feeling that adjustable might be the way to go...but am certainly open to comments! My old Single Six Ruger 22WMR has fully adjustable rear...I set it where I wanted it 20 years ago, and it's still there. Kinda hoping that a set of adjustables for the G22 would work the same way. Also, I plan on getting a 9mm barrel for the G22...would that not make it worth re-sighting? But then, I frequently take out my Glock barrels and they hit the same place...am I over thinking this?

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My old Single Six Ruger 22WMR has fully adjustable rear...I set it where I wanted it 20 years ago, and it's still there.
Kind of reinforces my opinion that adjustable isn't necessary. You set it once then haven't touched them since. If I need to adjust the windage on my fixed sights I just bump them with my pusher. If I need to adjust the elevation I just replace the front sight with a shorter/taller one ... although I've never had to do that in all the dozens and dozens of GLOCKs I've owned. My fixes sights once adjusted don't move. However, it seems my adjustable sights on my Browning Buckmark needs to be adjusted every time I shoot it. Why is that? I suspect it's from jostling during transport.
 

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Kind of reinforces my opinion that adjustable isn't necessary. You set it once then haven't touched them since. If I need to adjust the windage on my fixed sights I just bump them with my pusher. If I need to adjust the elevation I just replace the front sight with a shorter/taller one ... although I've never had to do that in all the dozens and dozens of GLOCKs I've owned. My fixes sights once adjusted don't move. However, it seems my adjustable sights on my Browning Buckmark needs to be adjusted every time I shoot it. Why is that? I suspect it's from jostling during transport.
So how is the Buckmark sight mounted? Does it appear susceptable or frail in it's design? ( haven't seen one before) And so, why would my Ruger sight stay dead on for so many years...? Thoughts?
 

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So how is the Buckmark sight mounted? Does it appear susceptable or frail in it's design? ( haven't seen one before) And so, why would my Ruger sight stay dead on for so many years...? Thoughts?
I wouldn't call the Buckmark rear sight frail really, but wouldn't call it robust either. It's a rimfire though so don't guess it's really expected to be all that it can be. lol.

Your Ruger is prob better made to stand up to centerfire recoil.
 

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I wouldn't call the Buckmark rear sight frail really, but wouldn't call it robust either. It's a rimfire though so don't guess it's really expected to be all that it can be. lol.

Your Ruger is prob better made to stand up to centerfire recoil.
The Ruger is 22 WMR...also rimfire.
 

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It's prob a matter of preference but I don't like adjustable sights on a centerfire "combat" pistol. They simply aren't necessary. What necessitates you needing to move your sights regularly?

The MGW sight pusher is the bomb. I love mine.
Just looked on Ebay...$94 bucks is almost affordable....Maybe when I recover from Christmas spending :)
 

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