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Old 01-09-2017, 01:43 AM   #1
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Front Sight on P938 Equinox- Green tube is loose

I just noticed this couple days ago.. The green tube in the TRU-Glo front sight moves out slightly. It won't come out completely but it does move out a bit..

Anyone know if this is normal or should it be tight with no movement?

I am just thinking it might at some point come out while at the range.. Not sure if they are designed this way or not..

Just curious.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:05 AM   #2
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Sight tubes are known for that.
Sig will send you a or some new tubes.
A very small flange clips in, and holds them in place.

On shotguns I have used just a micro smidge of super glue.

That sight is the only reason, I bypassed the 938 equinox, and bought the slightly more expensive SAS.
I do like the looks of the equinox.
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I just looked at my 229 equinox. Been awhile since I really looked.

The sight tube will come out about 1/16" and has a ridge, so it can be removed.
It isn't going anywhere. Very normal.
It does move a little.
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I just looked at my 229 equinox. Been awhile since I really looked.

The sight tube will come out about 1/16" and has a ridge, so it can be removed.
It isn't going anywhere. Very normal.
It does move a little.
That's exactly what I am seeing. Appreciate the info and the fast reply..
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I have the Truglo TFO front sight on my p938 Equinox, p226 Extreme and my Glock 34 & 26. Each of these guns are well used and have over 1,000 rounds fired each. Many more with the p226 and the Glocks. I just checked the front sight tube one each of the guns - absolutely no movement of the green tube. I absolutely love this front sight.
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I have a Springfield XDs that came with both Red and Green interchangeable elements that I can cut to size. The Extra Red plus the Green elements are about 1" long.
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Mine did the samething, a P938 Sport which comes with the TFO front, moved about a 16th. of an inch. I got some clear fingernail polish and stood the slide on end and put a good drop in the end, let it dry good then put a couple more drops in from the top along the fiber optic, it has held up for six months of EDC and about 300 rounds.

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I have a Springfield XDs that came with both Red and Green interchangeable elements that I can cut to size. The Extra Red plus the Green elements are about 1" long.
I expect you are talking about a fiber optic front sight - the Truglo TFO sights cannot be used with interchangeable elements. Granted they look very much alike. The TFO sights pick up daylight during the day and they function as a nightsight. Your fiber optic style sights are great in daylight but have no night sight capability. I have the fiber optic style on my LCR 38 and GP100.
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Mine did the samething, a P938 Sport which comes with the TFO front, moved about a 16th. of an inch. I got some clear fingernail polish and stood the slide on end and put a good drop in the end, let it dry good then put a couple more drops in from the top along the fiber optic, it has held up for six months of EDC and about 300 rounds.
Ok then.. it appears I will be asking the wife for her clear fingernail polish..

Thanks folks.. Appreciate the info..
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Quick question, anyone know if I put nail polish on it and it later needs replacement, will sig still honor the warranty if they notice the nail polish?

Just curious..
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I would say if you going to warranty it, do it now. They may not warranty it if its not loose. It is my understanding TruGlo was not fixed this problem with the TFO. So I just figured I would glue it my self and replace with a TFX when it becomes necessary or starts to dim.
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Quick question, anyone know if I put nail polish on it and it later needs replacement, will sig still honor the warranty if they notice the nail polish?

Just curious..
I have never had a problem with any of the Truglo TFO sights in my guns and I have had them on at least five. That being said - it is my understanding that Truglo only warranties their TFO sights for a short period of time - perhaps only 90 days. If anyone has firsthand experience dealing with Sig on a warranty issue with TFO sights please speak up.
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I have not noticed any movement in mine. I have the p938 Equinox as well as a P226 with the truglo fiberoptic front sight. It is my preference actually.
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I think will just drop it off at the Pro Shop. Why take the chance.

So far It's been less than a week turnaround each time I had to get it fixed.

Thanks again all for the help/info..
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