With the combination of a tritium night sight and the brightness of a fiber optic for daytime shooting, the TFX Pro pistol sight from Truglo is the ultimate choice for your handgun. This combination, coupled with new design features such as the front contrast ring, the U notch rear, and the virtually indestructible construction, makes for a high quality sight that won’t let you down.
Is It Worth Your Money?
Like the standard TFX sight, the TFX pro is a tougher, more compact version of the original TFO sight. Using a combination of tritium and fiber optics gives the shooter a bright sight picture during the day and a clear night sight for low light conditions. A sealed chamber around the sight inserts stops oils or any type of containment from affecting sight performance.
The TFX pro offers all the features from high speed competition sights and night sights in one package. With the price not being much more than a standard set of night sights, the TFX Pro is definitely worth your time.
Sight Review and Breakdown
The TFX Pro offers numerous upgrades over standard iron sights. The tritium inserts glow in the dark, and the fiber optics gather natural light and allow the sight to glow during the day. This allows for a bright sight picture in any lighting condition.
The rear sight features a U shape notch for quick aiming. The front sight has a bright orange ring to contrast against the black rings on the rear sight. This combination allows the shooter to focus quickly when time is of the essence.
The TFO inserts have been housed in a hermetically sealed chamber. This protects the sights from oil, dirt, and chemicals. These sights are built from CNC machined steel and feature a durable “Fortress Finish” to protect against wear and tear.
The TFX Pro sights come in dozens of models, available for installation of many of today’s popular pistols. This includes models from Glock, Smith & Wesson, and many different 1911s.
- The TFO technology is a combination of fiber optics and tritium. This gives the shooter a bright sight picture 24 hours a day.
- The U-notch rear sight also has a sharp angle on the front of it. This allows the user to rack the slide on their pistol in emergency situation with one hand using the rear sight.
- The bright orange focus ring around the front sight aligns nicely in the U-notch rear and makes for extremely quick targeting.
- The sealed chamber keeps all contaminants out of the inserts. This allows for worry-free cleaning of your firearm after use, and will ensure the sights operate as intended without being affected from the elements.
All of the TFO sights are slightly longer than standard pistol sights, which does reduce sight radius. However, most shooters should not experience any loss of accuracy due to this.
Ease of Use & Reliability
The TFX Pro sights retain the basic 3-dot design found on many other pistol sights. The rear sights have a U shaped notch, rather than a square one, which aligns with the round front sight very quickly. The front sight has a contrasting ring around the glowing insert to allow the shooter’s eye to focus easily.
As with any fiber optic insert, there is always the possibility of them being knocked loose from recoil or banging them against something. However, the construction of the TFX Pro is very durable and should protect the sight from any sort of issues.
The fiber optic and tritium glow automatically, batteries are not used for these sights.
- The TFO inserts are bright and allow for easy use 24/7
- The contrast front and U-notch rear makes targeting quick and easy
- A variety of models available many different pistols
- The angled rear sight allows for one-handed operation
- Sight are protected from chemicals and debris inside a sealed chamber
- Due to the longer size sight radius is slightly reduced
- Some shooter's may find the orange ring over the green inserts too distracting
- Having sights installed adds to overall cost
The TFX Pro can usually be found for under $130. While this is more expensive than most night sights, with the combination of both tritium and fiber optics you are getting a ton of sight for your money. Keep in mind this price does not include the cost of installation tools or gunsmith services..
Who Are These Sights For?
Type of Gun
The TFX Pro sights are available for a variety of popular pistol models. These sights would do well on pistols being used in a number of different capacities, including competition, law enforcement, concealed carry, and home defense.
The orange front sight focus ring makes it a great choice for full sized handguns being used in a competition or on duty with law enforcement. Concealed carry pistols, as well as pistols being used for home defense, will have the benefit of bright sights 24/7, though due to their size these may seem too large on subcompact pistols.
Type of Shooter
These sights can easily be use by any level of shooter, but those with more experience will get more benefit from the angled rear and contrasting front. The 3-dot design will be familiar to most shooters.
This can be a great option for law enforcement officers who may have to deploy their pistols quickly or without warning. The contrasting ring on the front sight will allow officers to rapidly defend themselves or others should the need arise.
The competition shooter will enjoy the bright fiber optics and for easy targeting. People using these sights on home defense or concealed carry pistols can be assured that they will always have dependable sights any time of day or night.
If you are looking for a pistol sight that is great for duty use or competition, the TFX Pro is an impressive option. The fiber optics glow bright during the day, the front sight ring is easy to pick up, and the option to use the sights to rack the pistol can be a great benefit for first responders.
Tritium inserts make this a great choice for a home defense pistol. There’s a wide range of models available, and the complete list can be found on Truglo’s website if you want to check compatibility.
There aren’t many other sights on the market like these, and should you need something that is bright and dependable day or night they are a great option.
Other Options Worth Looking At
While these sights are unique, there are some variations available from Truglo. The original TFO sights don’t feature the contrast ring and aren’t quick as robust, but they are cheaper and would be great on a range pistol. The standard model TFX is also available, costs about the same, and features a standard rear sight notch and a white contrast front ring instead of the orange found on the TFX Pro.