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Old 01-18-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Front sight guestion

I would like to change the front sight to a TFO one does anyone know what size the stock sight is on my PRO CDP II? It is MH3 but don't know what that means.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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I don't know what the MH3 means, but I'd contact Tru Glo, And they should be able to point you in the right direction. By the way, I like the TFO sights. Best of two worlds!
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:06 PM   #3
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MH3 simply means Meprolight Tritium 3-dot night sight..

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Originally Posted by v35b View Post
I would like to change the front sight to a TFO one does anyone know what size the stock sight is on my PRO CDP II? It is MH3 but don't know what that means.
H3 is Tritium, the radioactive isotope of Hydrogen, which is what glows in the dark. I assume the M in front of it stands for the brand of the site, Meprolight.
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Originally Posted by Warthogge View Post
H3 is Tritium, the radioactive isotope of Hydrogen, which is what glows in the dark. I assume the M in front of it stands for the brand of the site, Meprolight.
Very interesting info!
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Not sure if it's a regulatory requirement, but if you look closely at any Trijicon night sights, they put the H3 symbol on them. I can't do it here, but the 3 should be dropped lower, like the 2 in H2O for water. Also, if memory serves, Tritium is only good for about 7-10 years. After that, it loses it luminescence and you have to send the sights off to have the Tritium vial replaced or recharged.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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Night Sights Dim Out

My Pro CDP II is almost 13 years old, and the night sights have almost completely dimmed out.

I haven't decided whether to replace the sights, or to replace the gun. It has other problems that I will probably ask about later in a different thread.



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We don't replace guns around here, we just get more.

Besides, new guns always put a smile on your face. Works for me.

Some tweaking and additional attention may bring the older gun back into favor.
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My Pro CDP II is almost 13 years old, and the night sights have almost completely dimmed out.

I haven't decided whether to replace the sights, or to replace the gun. It has other problems that I will probably ask about later in a different thread.
Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Richard. I would give Kimbers customer service a call about you sights. I know you said the gun was 13 years old but there is the possibility they may cover them. One of my shooting buddies had a 10 year old Kimber with sights that were dimming and when he called to ask about having them replaced they asked him to send the gun in and they did it for free.

“MH3” the “M” stands for Meprolight and H3 the symbol of tritium.
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Originally Posted by Richard View Post
My Pro CDP II is almost 13 years old, and the night sights have almost completely dimmed out.

I haven't decided whether to replace the sights, or to replace the gun. It has other problems that I will probably ask about later in a different thread.
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