Tritium sights

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by jsimion423, May 6, 2012.

  1. jsimion423

    jsimion423 New Member

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    So my wife told me I don't need to carry my gun since my fresh sights are tridium h3 radioactive isotope. She says we will all be sterile.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  2. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    She is incorrect just like all women. :p
     

  3. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Tritium is a low energy beta emitter, it's radiation can't even penetrate human skin. It has a short biological half life so even if you ingested the sights themselves it would naturally process out of your system in less than two weeks. It's in gas form in the TruGlos where it excites the phosphorus inside the sealed tube. Don't crack the tube though, 'cause your checkbook will get hurt.
     
  4. Yea, thats just silly talk. Its kinda like the old wives tale of radiation emitted from your cell phone causing brain cancer, or opening the microwave door to fast. There are far worse things in life to worry about. Besides, do you know how much radiation your are dosed with on a daily basis from outerspace?
     
  5. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

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    If that were true there would be a lot of sterile people running around in uniforms with badges on. Since I know many officers with children, that alone should be enough to demonstrate that she's wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium_illumination#Small_arms_sights

    Also, let's not forget luminous watches...if your watch glows in the dark, it's got tritium in the hands and face.
     
  6. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    Edited thread title.