TruGlo Tritium/Fiber Optic Pin
I have probably owned every lit pin ever made plus tried all the light gathering sights but I always come back to this pin. I feel something that is often overlooked is that too bright a pin can interfere with seeing your target behind the pin. This pin has a glo that lets you see it and what is behing it. No batteries. Good for years.
January 13, 2011
Glows in the dark!!!
I have been using Tritium pins for years now and there is nothing better!! I have tried using sights with lights but you cannot see the deer behind the light when the light is on.
The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because the Tritium pins are VERY Fragile . I have broken a few hunting and I accidentally broke one just installing it on my sight.
With that said.. I still use them because nothing else works nearly as well.
November 9, 2010
The pin glows during the best hours. Before sun rise and after sunset. While my other pins can no longer be seen, this one shines bright. Only flaw is it doesn't shine in the day. But you can see it in the day anyway.
November 9, 2010
great in both low and bright light
I have a PSE RS Mini Tri-Glo sight on my Mathews Q2 set up as follows:
TruGlo T.F.O. tritium/fiber optic sight pin (3/16" square block):
20yd: .029" green
TruGlo ProWrap fiber optic sight pins (3/16" square block):
30yd: .019" red
40yd: .019" green
50yd: .019" red
60yd: .019" green
I had been using a plain tritium pin (not fiber optic) for years and loved it. Trouble is, it was hard to see the dot in broad daylight. The hybrid tritium/fiber optic pin solves that problem nicely. It is easy to see at both high noon and dawn/dusk.
I just wish they made the TFO pin in a wrapped-pin design, which I feel is better than the unwrapped (C-loop) design the TFO uses. Wrapped pins are less likely to catch a branch, etc. The good news is that the TFO pin has a tiny metal plate inside the C-loop, to help keep out the branches. Nonetheless, to be on the safe side, I keep a small homemade shroud/pouch around my sight window when I'm walking through the woods in the dark. (Can't shoot then, anyway.) My sight (like many other models) has 2 vertical tracks for pins, so I use only the rear one, to further decrease the chance of pin damage.
The biggest problem with this product is quality control: the brightnesses of the 3 pins I compared in a store were very different. I took the 3 packages off the shelf, then compared them by putting my head and 2 packages at a time inside the leg of a thick pair of dark, winter hunting pants, to create a mini-darkroom of sorts. One pin (the one I bought) glowed brightly, the 2nd was dim, and the 3rd was completely dead. Thus, my 4.0 rating applies only to the particular package I got. The others would have scored 2.0 and 0.0. Caveat emptor.
August 20, 2010