So these things are made out of radioactive material (tritium). Isn't it harmful if you have to carry it around all day? I don't want to go sterile from having this thing strapped near my junk for hours at a time...
Tritium is safe as long as it's contained and you don't eat it OP. It's why we use tritium rather than radium for night sights, despite tritium not having as long of a half life.
Wtfr assholes I just want to know if it was bad? I'll be working armed security at night so I thought it might be beneficial along with a weapon light.
As far as cost goes are they worth it? My sights are visible with the weapon lights on anyway. How often do I have to replace them?
>Wtfr assholes I just want to know if it was bad?
Then why didn't you google it you silly faggot?
>As far as cost goes are they worth it? My sights are visible with the weapon lights on anyway. How often do I have to replace them?
Fuck off already, retard.
So im gonna ask here.anyone have experience witg truglo tfx hybrid sights?been looking to upgrade my cz85b sights and these look pretty good.for 150 my lgs will sell and install them.
this shit right here.
If someone asks on here about their experiences with a particular weapon, optic, what ammo a gun prefers, or starts a conversation about anything really its legit, thats what /k/ is for.
dont be surprised that 10 people call you a retard because you had to post here to get the answer to a question you could google and get the answer to in 15 seconds.
I installed a pair of TFX sights on my Shield, love em. Never used Trijicon pistol sights so I can't compare but they are bright as hell with light hitting the tubes and plenty bright at night.
2:it's not really the generic "radioactive". You're talking about gamma radiation, which there is none present in tritium (eating a banana will radiate you more than tritium sights ever will)
3:iirc it actually just puts out beta radiation
4:it's also sealed in a little capsule.
That's great, I'd love to have powerful little LED flashlights shining back into my eyes in low light.
But in all seriousness I read on a forum that if you have a gun with night sights on your nightstand it makes the wall glow. Kind if reassuring that you can find your gun at night, but not so much if you're trying to hide in the dark and have big glowing orbs on you.
1, Tritium produces beta radiation, and not even that much. Beta radiation is literally just free electrons, so it's basically like being worried about a half dead coin cell battery glued to your gun.
2, Because of this type of radiation, tritium is pretty much non-poisonous. I wouldn't recommend inhaling it, but it would be the same as inhaling pure hydrogen.
3, Tritium vials don't produce much light. Think glow in the dark paint, which produces about the same amount of light.
4, Tritium lasts for fucking ever compared to batteries. About 12 years to be specific.
Have you never had tritium sights? Maybe you could claim it puts out as much light as an LED flashlight if you're talking about those shitty little coin cell flashlights that some companies give away for free.
>Radiation is everywhere. Its about how much and what type.
>>You are worried about night sights when you carry a cell phone and are constantly surrounded by and walking through radio waves...
Not the same thing.
>its a low energy beta emitter, it cant penetrate skin
>You have to eat it to get poisoned.
A strong enough beta emitter can definitely cause cellular damage.
wow thanks for the response to everyone we were all waiting for your assessment
>>Radiation is everywhere. Its about how much and what type.
How the hell is that wrong?
It radiates low energy beta radiation with average 5.7 keV energy. Beta radiation is the free electron. CRT TVs and monitors have 4x times energy of the electron beams aka beta radiation (around 20 keV). These rays can't penetrate metal foil or glass. They are stopped by several centimetres of air. They can inflict radiation burns against skin or other tissues if emitter is in the direct contact with skin. Some problems may be if you inhale this stuff so it may damage body tissue by radiation from inside. But amount of tritium absorbed by human body if inhaled is minuscule most is just exhaled. Any tritium and heavy water absorbed by human body will eventualy goes out.
tl;dr: if it's sealed it is absolutely safe, if capsule is broken don't inhale stuff and ventilate room. Tritium molecule is lighter than air so it will not stay around for long, it will rise into the upper atmosphere.
>posts question on 4chins
>expects no one to be an asshole
You scored an F. See me after class.
Radiation is literally everywhere on Earth.
>"In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium. This includes: electro-magnetic radiation such as radio waves, visible light, x-rays, and gamma radiation."
You're too stupid to have studied physics or chemistry so I won't bother pretending you knew what the difference between radiation, energy radiation, particle radiation, ionizing radiation or anything else are.
I have a TFO front sight.
The fiber broke, you can't home fix it, has to be sent back to truglo to fix.
I just cleared it out and glued my own fiber in there because st the cost of sending it back to the US to get fixed I'd probably be better off buying a new set of sights.
the electron emitted in tritium decay has only 6 keV of energy, which is enough to be stopped by the dead outer layer of skin on your body, or even just a few mm of air.
about the only way to hurt yourself with it would be to burn a large quantity and drink the resulting super-heavy water or to inhale so much that it started being absorbed into you bloodstream.
the general rule of thumb is that alpha particles (helium ions) can be stopped by a sheet of paper, beta (electron) by a sheet of aluminum, and gamma (high energy photons) by huge amounts of lead or whatever, but it's all relative to the energy of the particle.
tritium decay produces about the lowest energy level electrons of any beta decay, but normally you'd want to be more careful, since higher energy electrons can fuck up a lot of organic molecules bouncing around a living organism.
>Neutrons are the nasty ones.
Tritium decay doesn't emit neutrons.