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Old 12-25-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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night sights or contrast

I just purchased a new 226 the box and model number says it has contrast sights but the sights on the gun seem to me to be night sights they glow in the dark i was just wondering if some one could tell me the difference between the to when i think of contrast I think of plane white dots
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Sig contrast sights are a post/dot (rear/front, aligned by "dotting the 'i') configuration. Sig contrast sights are not night sights. It is a matter of user preference. Myself, I prefer the three dot configutation with many night sights.
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If the sights are three-dot and glow in the dark, more than likely, you have night sights... I prefer night sights, especially at an indoor range.
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Night sights are also cool in that they have a tiny enclosed vial of radioactive tritium, or hydrogen-3, in them. It's perfectly harmless when it's enclosed inside the vials, but it glows for about 12 years before it fades.

You can also aim in complete darkness, which is completely awesome.
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thank you everyone for help I thought they were night sights put the box and model number were confusing me I would have been happy with either one but the night sights are a nice little bonus
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While SIG "Contrast" sights used to be "Dot the I" sights, the P220 with Contrast sights I bought in September came with painted 3-Dot sights. I've also seen other new SIGs with plain 3-Dot sights labelled "Contrast". It's kind of confusing but it appears SIG is now using plain white 3-Dot sights as their standard configuration.

In any event, the sights on magnum24's SIG is definitely night sights. They are indeed a nice bonus.
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