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I ordered a new PPS early in the week that arrived today. While I was waiting for my new PPS to arrive I ordered some new XS 24/7 big dot night sights because my eyes are definitely not what they were 10 years ago! I currently have a XS Big Dot on my LCRx and liked them quite a bit, so I figured I would try it on the new PPS.

So while I was getting the new PPS lubed and cleaned up ready to shoot, my UPS guy arrived with my sights. I was about to start removing my new guns sights when I decided to check them first...glad I did! Front sight totally dead, I doubt it had any tritium ever installed...totally dark...crap.

So I started digging around online since I have a habit of not trusting things twice if they fail me, or show up DOA.

I found the TruGlo TFX-Pro...looks pretty interesting with the U groove and orange ring. What sights do you all recommend for not so great eyes?

Anyone here have the TruGlo TFX-Pro?

Thanks in advance :)
 

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I have a set of these on my VP9 and in good lighting they're excellent. However with my 53 year old eyes the front sight is hard to pick up in medium/low lighting, like at an indoor range. I think the Trijicon HD front sight is quite a bit easier to see. The orange ring just isn't enough in low lighting. I put a set of XS big dots on my PPS M1 but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. I wish Ameriglo sold their idots for the Walther, I had them on a Shield and really liked them.
 

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Yea I was looking at Ameriglo and could not see anything for the PPS. Those Trijicon HD's look pretty good as well! I sure hate buying things sight unseen...but I think I will call a few stores tomorrow and see if I can find some TruGlo and Trijicons to look at. I love living rural in a small town except for times like these when it's an hour drive to get to a big city so I can actually see products.
 

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I just use plain-old 3-dot Meprolights on my PPS (and other pistols) and rely on my optometrist to make sure I can focus on the front sight and infinity at the same time. He hasn't failed me yet.
 

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If your last set lasted for over 100K rounds I'd go with the same ones again.
I just had some Dawson fiber optics on my old one and never used a tritium sight. They were custom .110 width front and .130 width rear. I decided it was time for some high tech stuff.

I used to be able to use very thin front sight blades and loved that because of the extreme accuracy that could be had. I used to shoot aspirin off a piece of wood notched for holding them. I would not go back into the house till I hit ten in a row from 15 yards with a Buckmark pistol...that was 10 years ago. Now the Buckmark has a Dawson .100 fiber optic front blade. Today I call it good to run my 2 inch sticker targets for ten in a row...need to mention that this is in 10 seconds or less on my shot timer:)
 

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I have TFX and TFX Pros on my PPQs and P99s...I haven't found anything more robust or versatile for use with an EDC.
There are plenty of threads about them in the PPQ and P99 sections.
 
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I like and prefur the True-Glow TFX night sights, you get the best of both night and day sights, and the fiber optic tubes are well protected...
 

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I have a set of TFX pros on my PPQ m2. They are very accurate, bright, and tough. For my PPS m2 I put the 24/7 XS big dots sights on. I carry one or the other for EDC. I prefer the big dots for the PPS. With such a small pistol it is all about front sight for me. In a training I find it quicker to see the target put the front sight on it and fire. Faster to find one dot then to align 3. I am sure that the manufacturer will send you a new set if you contact them or your local gun shop.
 

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TruGlo FX-Pro for PPS M2 9mm

I bought TruGlo TFX-Pro sights for my new PPS M2 9mm at local gun shop about two months ago. First, get a referral to a good gun smith to install your sights. I am a tool & process engineer specializing in machining processes. I'm probably more decerning than most when it comes to the quality of work done on my guns. I usually defer to people that work on guns for a living but no more. I had Meprolight (Tritium) sights installed on my PPS Classic 40. I bought them in Charlotte at North Carolina's largest gun store. The front sight fell off the first time at the range. Who would know better than a gun smith how to torque the tiny screw on the front sight? I guess I do. I used green Loctite on the screw. That front sight is not coming off without some heat. I traded that gun three years later for my new PPS M2 9mm. I had been considering some tritium sights for the new PPS. I bought new sights at a gun store in Tennessee. When the gun smith handed me the gun I asked, "Did you use a sight pusher?" No, he said he used a punch. It wasn't until later that I noticed the marks on the rear sight. You can't see them from 2' away but I know they are there.
Back to the TruGlo TFX-Pro sights. They are more expensive than plain tritium or fiber optics. They visable in daylight and low light . You can also easily find your PPS (and know which end is which) in the dark on your nightstand. The fiber optics are encased in steel. Unless you had a pick punch and directly struck the fiber optic, it would be hard to damage them. Those the positives. Two negatives I found: Unlike the Meprolight sights, which look stock except for the green lettering you see up close; the TruGlo FX-Pro are longer. Not a big deal on the front sight but the rear sight projects rearward more. It now sometimes pinches my gut because it extends right to the edge of my pancake holster. Another compromise is the brightness of the Tritium. On a regular tritium sight, the little glass tubes that hold the tritium are exposed and brighter. The tritium on the TruGlo appears to be buried at the front of the sights. In other words, the light from the tritium passes through the fiber optic before you see it. Overall, I like the sights because I can see them in all levels of light. I have astigmatism. Until I get my eyes lasered, the TruGlo FX-Pro is best solution for all light conditions.
 

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I have Tru-Glow TFX night sights on a couple of my guns, my G43 has them aboard as well as Green Crimson Trace laser guard , for me I like them and the combination of both laser and TFX, I have what is needed, when at the range all my fiber optic sights and that goes for other brands as well, do not stand out as well as they could when shooting under a roofed out door range, but get out from under the roof and everything pops, fiber optic's need a light source to get the most out of them, so when this happens, and my TFX sights aren't glowing as well as they could, my Green laser takes over, at night the TFX's work great, so in a normal world, I feel I have what I need from both green laser and the TFX sights....
 

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Ditto on the TFX Pro sights. I've used tritium sights of various manufacture on many different firearms. If you have enough light to see your target without night vision optics, they work very well. These sights are very good quality. Highly recommend.
 

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I installed TFX pros on my P99 and the fit is great. I installed them on my PPS M2 and there is the same big gap as other forum members have had. It's a bummer because I really like these sights.

So I talked to Truglo and they said the gap is because the slide is different between the PPS classic and M2 and they only want to make one rear sight to fit both. I don't think that's right. From what I can tell, the slide is similar enough in both of those that it shouldn't effect the gap. I've had my Classic, M2, P99 and Ppq beside each other and the height from the groove the rear sight slides in to the top of the slide appears to be the same so I don't understand why they say the gap wouldn't be there on the PPS classic but not on the M2.

Before I contact them again can someone confirm this? Thanks!
 

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