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Old April 29th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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Front factory night sight dimmer than rear?

Hey all,
I recently picked up a used M&P pro series .40 with the 4.25in barrel and factory night sights for a hell of a deal. I noticed that the front sight is noticably dimmer than the rear. Any reason this would be? This isn't my first m&p but first with night sights. Thanks in advance for the input.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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Hey all,
I recently picked up a used M&P pro series .40 with the 4.25in barrel and factory night sights for a hell of a deal. I noticed that the front sight is noticably dimmer than the rear. Any reason this would be? This isn't my first m&p but first with night sights. Thanks in advance for the input.
The front / rear tritium sights most likely have the same level of decay activity, however for some eyes seeing two (rear sights) at a closer distance than the single illuminated front sight can give the illusion that the front sight is diminished in lumen output to the user. Black out the rear ones and focus on the front sight, as they are only of much use at dusk & dawn after the first shot anyways.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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The front / rear tritium sights most likely have the same level of decay activity, however for some eyes seeing two (rear sights) at a closer distance than the single illuminated front sight can give the illusion that the front sight is diminished in lumen output to the user. Black out the rear ones and focus on the front sight, as they are only of much use at dusk & dawn after the first shot anyways.

I believe that this is most likely what you're experiencing.
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mp9werks gets my vote...i agree with his thoughts on the subject.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input all. That may be the case. I've had a few m&p pistols but I wish I would have went with a pro series earlier. My usual 1911's are collecting dust after carrying this one.
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The front / rear tritium sights most likely have the same level of decay activity, however for some eyes seeing two (rear sights) at a closer distance than the single illuminated front sight can give the illusion that the front sight is diminished in lumen output to the user. Black out the rear ones and focus on the front sight, as they are only of much use at dusk & dawn after the first shot anyways.
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