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Tritium replacement for 3 Dot sights?

Discussion in 'Iron Sights' started by Curly, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    Hello all, I just got my first Mossberg, a 590A1 with 3 dot sights. My question is does anyone make tritium sights for this setup. The front blade sight is mounted in a dovetailed slot with a set screw holding it in place, the rear is held in place on top of the barrel by a screw. Exchanging them is a no-brainer if I could just find tritium replacements. I did a search and found nothing for the 3 dot sights. Has anyone seen this?
  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    What I know for sure is Meprolight makes the front blade in tritium. I dont however know about the rear.

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  3. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    Thanks Rossignol, I did see this one online but it's made for Ghost Ring Sights. The Ghost Ring Sight is much taller than the 3 dot. I'm guessing that I'm out of luck on this mod, probably not enough 3 dot models sold for anyone to make tritium for them.
  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Ahhhh, my bad, I had forgotten this replaces that front blade for the GRS...

    Sorry about that.
  5. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I have a link. I think.. I was looking at a gun forum the other day and some guy sells the tubes of them. I'll look at it later tomorrow when I get home. If you'd like to remind me around 6pm eastern time. Just post in here at that time and ill get a notification on my phone.
  6. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    OK, thanks ripjack
  7. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    obeekaybee....here's the links..i found more while searching for the page i was originally referring to. but i don't think that page has what you wanted...but these here should...i hope.

    http://www.lpasights.com/catalog-shotgun.html

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/meprolight- ... tguns.html

    http://bestpriceprobe.com/products/Shot ... Sight.html

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=6847 ... ight-Sight

    http://www.tactical-store.com/ts-mr-ap-mossberg.html

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=1036 ... Sight-Sets





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    let me know it goes, and if i helped.
  8. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    Man ripjack, I appreciate all the effort you went through but it seems that no one makes tritium sights for the Mossberg w/ 3 dot sights. The front sight on my Mossy looks to be about the same size as the front sight on my Sig hand gun but with a different size dovetail. The closest looking set I could find was Trilicon's set for Remington shotguns, but still the front sight looks too tall and the rear looks too short on that one.

    Again, I thank you and appreciate you giving it a shot. That's what is great about this forum.
  9. gumbydammit

    gumbydammit .270 WIN

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    Try XS Sights.
  10. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    Thanks Gumby, but still no luck there either. I'm going to go down to my local dealer and see if any manufacturer has the same front sight as used on my Mossy. Once again, thanks guys.
  11. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I'm goin down to my LGS today as well, I'll see what they say about too...
  12. Curly

    Curly .22LR

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    Thought I'd post up pics of the standard 3 dot sights for reference.

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  13. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    So you need a low profile dove tail sight... and matched rear preferably. I'll look too as I'm able.
  14. gumbydammit

    gumbydammit .270 WIN

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    We use the XS Dovetail Tritium Dot quite a lot. In fact, my personal 590 has the factory GRS and a Dovetail XS Tritium Dot front sight. I'll put our sights on it eventually.
    Measure the height of the front sight, just the insert. Contact XS and tell them you need a Dovetail Tritium Dot of that height, or as close as they have.
    I think the sights may actually be for Remingtons, so you may have to file a little on the dovetail.
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    plnkr1234 Copper BB

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  16. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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  17. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    be warned, mounts plus has a habit of not having stuff in stock they take money for, and dont really care. Some of the worst CS I ever had....if they have it in stock, probably fine.
  18. Cole

    Cole .22LR

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    Would this Meprolight front blade work with Mossberg-installed XS ghost ring sights in a 930? My front blade was not secured and popped out and was lost during first firing. I would love a fiberoptic or big dot blade that would fit with the 930 factory-installed XS GRS rear.
  19. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    What model is it exactly? Is it the dove tail type front? If so, I'd say yes, but let me know what model and I'll do some more looking.
  20. Cole

    Cole .22LR

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    The model number on my bill form PSA says Mossberg 930 XS (#85374). That model number aligns with SPX, but my XS ghost ring is different than what I see on others who have have LPA GRS.

    My sights look just like those in the picture in this banner. The white post blade is what I lost.
    http://www.mossberg.com/category/series/specialty-series/xs-sights/

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