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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...
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Seems to me like you don't have balls anyways pussy.
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>>28870753

its a low energy beta emitter, it cant penetrate skin
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>>28870753
No.

Radiation is negligible and unless you are eating the tritium after breaking it from it's sealed capsules, you'll be fine.
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What's it like to be stone-cold-fucking-retarded, OP?

Does it present an obstacle in your daily life?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium_illumination#Safety
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>>28870753
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.
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>>28870753
>all radiation is bad
I got news for you. Radiation is everywhere. Its about how much and what type.
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>>28870753
>I don't want to go sterile

Luckily for you, you don't have to worry about this, as someone as stupid as you can't possibly be expected to reproduce.
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>>28870769
Sounds just like OP
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>>28870753
You have to eat it to get poisoned. Your skin / cornea is more than capable of blocking beta/alpha particles from tritium/radium.
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>>28870753
>You are worried about night sights when you carry a cell phone and are constantly surrounded by and walking through radio waves...
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>>28870765
>>28870776
>>28870795
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?
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>>28870846

fucking this
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>>28870753
stick em up your ass and your tiny dick will glow.
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It's not bad unless you start breaking them open and huffing the gas.
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>>28870820
toplel
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>>28870848
>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.
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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.
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>>28870753
Unless you're grinding the tritium off the sights and snorting it you're fine.
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>>28870848

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.
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>>28870867

They are good sights, Trijicon's are more sturdy, but for just general concealed carry Tru Glo sights are plenty durable.
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>>28870867
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.
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Not OP but if you put those sights on and walk around at night won't you glow? Would it be visible from under a shirt? From what I've seen they're pretty bright.
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or you could use IRON sights made out of IRON.
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>>28871063
Like a clothes iron? Why the fuck would I need one of those on my gun.
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>>28871031
yes you glow, most tritium sights put out something like 400-600 lumens so they can double as a flashlight too.
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>>28870753
1:it's sealed
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.
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>>28871092
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.
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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.

>>28871092
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.
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>>28871063
Yeah those work really well in the dark
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>>28871063
>implying ironsights are made from iron
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>>28870786
>Radiation is everywhere. Its about how much and what type.
Wrong.

>>28870846
>>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.

>>28870769
>its a low energy beta emitter, it cant penetrate skin
Right.

>>28870829
>You have to eat it to get poisoned.
Also right.

>>28871096
A strong enough beta emitter can definitely cause cellular damage.
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>>28870871
>Unless you're grinding the tritium off the sights

Protip: tritium is a gas.
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>>28871182

to be precise, the glowing stuff you're seeing is glow in the dark paint, it's just being agitated by the tritium instead of sunlight.
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>>28870753
don't do it, people have been getting skin cancer and tumors from tritium sights and the NRA and gun companies have been covering it up.
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>>28871240

wow thanks for the response to everyone we were all waiting for your assessment
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>>28870820
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>>28871240
>Wrong.

Wrong.
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>>28871276
Nope, it's Phosphor. Basically a radioactive Fluorescent lamp.
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>>28871240

>Wrong.
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>>28870848
>How often do I have to replace them?

Like, every 10-15 years. Trijicon does it for free sometimes.
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>>28871240
>>Radiation is everywhere. Its about how much and what type.
>Wrong.
How the hell is that wrong?
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>>28871317
thats a high estimate in my experience they are almost dead and really dim by year 7 by the time its at 10 pretty much unusable
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>>28870753
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.
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>>28870820
REKT
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>>28870753
/me hands you a banana
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>>28870848
>posts question on 4chins
>expects no one to be an asshole
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>>28870820

holy shit
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>>28870820
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This is a cellphones-cause-cancer tinfoil hat level retarded thread.
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>>28870846
You're retarded as op is but for different reasons.
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>>28871240
>Wrong
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.
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>>28870867
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.
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>>28870753
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.
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>>28876427
Why would anyone do this? Will I get superpowers if I do?
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>>28876427

>electron emitted

Why are you worried about the electron? Neutrons are the nasty ones.
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>>28870753
why don't you live in a bubble out in seclusion somewhere if you are so afraid of everything? why are you handling firearms if you are such a coward? stupid to boot.
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>>28876937
Which get blocked by your skin, hence the rest of his post.
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>>28876937
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.
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>>28871240
>Wrong.

Open a fucking book.
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>>28871240
>wrong

Wrong.
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>>28876937
>Neutrons are the nasty ones.
Tritium decay doesn't emit neutrons.
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>>28870820
B T F O
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