Tritium sights basically provide green or yellow sight lights on your shotgun that glow in the dark. They have been nicknamed “night sights” for this reason and get installed on the rear or front of your shotgun. Tritium is described as a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The sights use tiny vials of tritium that are responsible for emitting its soft green glow. If you are in an area with low lighting or darkness then the tritium sights will allow you to see where you’re aiming.
Tritium Sights on Shotguns
That way you don’t have to guess where you’re pointing your weapon. Many people make this mistake when they are hunting at dusk or at nighttime with their shotgun. After the sun starts to go down, they end up shooting their hunting partner because they can’t see the direction where they are pointing the weapon. These sights also come in handy when using shotgun for home defense. You can aim your shotgun before switching on flashlight.
Tritium shotgun sights are machine made with a steel exterior, which gives it the ability to withstand tough weather and other conditions. There is also a white ring on the front that allows using sights in daylight.
As for the diameter of the Tritium element, there are different sizes available to accommodate your shotgun and your specific needs for aiming. Some people like big green Tritium dot while others prefer the smaller dots.
Tritium sights that are waterproof and give you the ability to aim with both eyes open. They don’t even need batteries to work and they will glow for 12 years. Best of all, these sights cost on average of $30 to $40. This makes them truly affordable for any shotgun user.
One thing you don’t have to worry about is having your target see the light because the green lighting will only be facing you as you take aim. This is not a light that shines outward for your target to see like laser sights. Tritium sights allow you to aim discretely as a result. Just make sure you know where your target is because the sights won’t let you see your target in the dark. It will just let you see your weapon and the direction you are aiming it.
XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight
XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight is the easiest way to upgrade your front sight if you have bead. You don’t need to remove or drill it out.
The thick white ring of the big dot sight makes it easier to aim during the day. Tritium element gloves for years and makes it much easier to aim at night.
I like the quality of the XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight. It is made of metal, all edges are smooth and I can tell you that it is a high-quality product.
Installation of the XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight
The installation of the XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight is simple. It will take just 10 minutes.
You will need apoxy to attach the site and alcohol to degrease sight and bead.
1. Use alcohol to degrease sight and bead.
2. Fill the cavity on the underside of the sight with epoxy, for example: Brownells Acraglas Gel (recommended by manufacturer).
3. Press the sight over the bead.
4. Remove excess epoxy using rubbing alcohol while the epoxy is still soft.
5. Allow epoxy to set.
Video – Installation of the XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight
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