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Who makes the best night sights for a P99? I have been told to only buy trijicon. I am also wondering if their orange sight is only guaranteed for 5 years as opposed to the other colors being 12 years. What is the best to go with?
 

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I have had good luck with Trijicon and Meprolights.I wasn't too impressed with PT night sights though.
 

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Both my 99's have the green "PT" night sights on them. I am happy with them and they are just as good/same as mepros and trijicons to me and were less $$$

PT Night sights
Inovative Weaponry Incorporated
5050 E. Belknap
Halton City,TX 76117

800.334.3573

www.ptnightsights.com

Walther 99 part # WL993DGG
 

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I purchased and installed the green/green Meprolights on my first P99 and am quite satisfied with them.

I am considering the green/orange Meprolights for my newest P99; they happen to be a special order item from www.arizonagunrunners.com

green/green Meprolights = $65
green/orange Meprolights = $70
 

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I used to be a Trijicon kind of guy, then I tried Meprolights, they are just as good if not better, for a lot less money.
 

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I highly recommend the MeproLights as the best way to go. I actually do not care for the Trijicons much and was very impressed with all of the PT Night Sights I have used. 3 dot green on green would be the best choice until we can get a rear bar setup instead.
 

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This is interesting.  I was thinking last night that the difference between the major brands might be more a case study in marketing techniques than any real engineering difference.

Not too long ago, a thread I posted over on TFL asked whether or not vendors of night sights can replace the tritium tubes used, or if we users get smacked another ~$100 for a new set.  Tucked in among the answers that came back, was an explanation that the Nuclear Regulatory Agency keeps a pretty tight lid on who has access to tritium, since it could conceivably be used for pretty serious business, if it were to fall into the wrong hands.

So, I've been tinkering with a theory.  Apparrently, it seems only a handful of companies can make these little glowing ampuoles, and Trijicon is one of them.  To confirm that this is the case, if you take a look at a Heine, Ashley or PT site, you will probably find the Trijicon trademark on there.

Ok, so for arguement's sake, say I'm right, and Trijicon is the sole supplier of those little glowing bulbs.  Wouldn't that mean that if all the little glowing bulbs are the same, then the only difference from one brand of nite site to another is the shape/design of them, and how they're assembled?

Trijicon's angle is the sapphire lens that seals the capsule.
Meprolight's angle is that they're supposed to be brighter.
PT's angle is...
and so on...

So, is this just a case of the difference between 'store brand' Ketchup and Heinz?  IOW, the same stuff is in the bottle, but the packaging is just different?
 

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Quote[/b] (Administrator @ July 24 2002,6:32)]Not too long ago, a thread I posted over on TFL asked whether or not vendors of night sights can replace the tritium tubes used, or if we users get smacked another ~$100 for a new set.
Trijicon can remove (and thus replace) the tritium capsules in sights that are already installed. I had them do this for me once, about two years ago. If I remember correctly, they charge $18 per capsule. So, it would be $54 for all three dots. They can put in any color you wish at that time, although they only offer green for the front capsule.
 

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I also contacted Trijicon about 3 or 4 years ago regarding the replacement of their tritium capsules; I got the same exact information as posted by Ken, above.
 

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Gotta say, I love my PT Night Sites, Frankly if most people knew how many big name custom pistol and shotgun sights were being made by PT, alot of this Trijicon propaganda would be exposed for what it really is...."I payed more, so it's gotta be better" snobbery.

Trust me, Ok, there is nothing the South African"s or Israeli's Know about Night Sights, that us silly Americans Don't.

PT's are great Night Sights, I have them on my riot gun, my AR front sight, my Glocks and my Smith & walther, and I have NEVER, HAD ANY PROBLEM, WHAT-SO-EVER.

You get a better warranty (10 years) and cheaper, with a wider selection of colors and sight styles.

Most of the people who diss PT's have never owned a set, they just heard somewhere or read the bad propaganda that Trijicon used to put out about PT on it's web site.

I've seen my share of burned out Trijicon's and Mepro's, just nobody seems to get up on their high horse every time one of them goes dim, But then again they have the mystique of being a overseas company. (God Knows we could never build anything complicated like a simple set of night sights over here in the States.)
 

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I haven't put night sights on my P99 yet as I still carry my Glock 19. I will, soon, though. I personally like Meps better than trij's due to the bigger white outline around the capsules.
 
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