TFX Goes on the Beat
Law enforcement officers and departments around the country are making the switch to TRUGLO® patented TFX™ sights. Shouldn’t you?
“The Leicester Police Department had the opportunity to replace their duty weapon sights recently with TRUGLO TFX sights, and after several trips to the firearms range for qualification and evaluation of the TFX sights, the Leicester Police Alliance found the quality and sight acquisition of [the] TRUGLO TFX very impressive.” — Paul S. Doray, President, Local 168 and Timothy M. Fontaine, Vice President, Local 168, Firearms Instructor, Department Armorer, Leicester Police Department, Massachusetts
“We have seen a significant increase in the officers that have qualified quicker after changing to the TRUGLO TFX sight.” — Major Robert Sowell, Clayton County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia
It used to be said by many shooting enthusiasts and self-defense practitioners that, “If it’s good enough for the military, it’s good enough for me.” DOD initiatives have certainly influenced the commercial marketplace, but some police departments—from municipality to state level—have now become the early adopters of technology designed to help officers do their jobs more effectively and safely. A case in point is the TRUGLO® patented TFX™ Series handgun sight system.
Across the nation, many law enforcement professionals have added tritium sights or fiber-optic sights to their duty weapons to help with sight alignment in day or low-light conditions. The problems with these legacy sights are two-fold. First, neither sight system works exceptionally well across the full dark-to-bright light spectrum. Second, many of these sights cannot withstand the harsh use of a duty weapon.
When TRUGLO set about to develop the company’s newest generation of handgun sights, they addressed the shortcomings of conventional tritium and fiber-optic sights. The result was the patented TFX—a sight system that delivers a 24/7 optimal sight picture in every light condition, can stand up to the abuse of daily duty, and is impervious to the kind of chemicals and solutions that tend to cause many competitive sight systems to deteriorate and fail.
Is it any wonder, then, that the TFX is becoming the go-to handgun upgrade for so many law enforcement departments around the country? Here’s why…
The TFX sight system boasts “severe-duty” construction of all components. The CNC-machined steel sight housings offer maximum protection of the integral Swiss tritium and fiber-optic elements. Both elements are encased in rugged, chemical-resistant, and hermetically sealed capsules. Lubricants, solvents, and even ultra-sonic cleaning will not damage them or cause the capsules to separate from their housings. In short, the TFX sights were meant to stand up to the rigors of everyday carry, training, and qualifying common to duty pistols.
Works In ALL Lighting Conditions
Law enforcement and defense professionals don’t get to choose the conditions in which they must deploy their weapons. So the optimal duty weapon should have a sighting system that delivers in every lighting condition—from bright sunlight to pitch dark and every level in-between – 24/7. That’s exactly what the TFX does.
In bright light, such as a clear and sunny day, the TFX’s white focusing ring stands out clearly and the added benefit of the fiber-optic element allows for quick front and rear sight alignment. Under heavy overcast or muted indoor light, the fiber-optic elements continue to gather ambient light to provide clear visibility of both front and rear sights. When little or no light is present, the Swiss tritium elements provide the necessary illumination, which the fiber-optic elements gather and direct to the shooter. By combining the white focusing ring, fiber-optics, and tritium all in one sight system, law enforcement officers can enter into any environment and be confident they can quickly acquire a proper sight picture should they need to draw their weapon.
Rapid Sight Picture Acquisition
As those who carry a gun to work every day will tell you, being able to quickly acquire a sight picture is a huge deal in a high stress situation. A hesitation in aligning your sights with the target can be the difference between going home at the end of a shift or not.
Much goes into efficiently hitting a target, such as stance, draw, grip, and presentation, yet accuracy still depends on being able to align your sights to the intended point of impact. Bright and clearly visible front and rear sights allow you to do just that. The advantage police officers who have made the switch to the TFX sights are discovering is that they can more rapidly obtain their sight picture in ALL conditions when compared to standard “white dot” sights, fiber-optic-only sights, or tritium-only sights.
Improved Performance Under Stress
The TFX system’s ability to provide a faster sight picture is why many law enforcement departments across the country have noted reduced qualification times and improved qualifying scores for officers who have upgraded their duty weapons with TFX sights. Understandably, enhanced performance during stressful qualifications not only keeps officers “in the game,” it translates directly to improved performance once stress factors climb exponentially in the field.
When those whose job and life depend on the performance and durability of their equipment, it’s a good idea for the rest of us to take note of the equipment they use. Who knows? We may soon be saying, “If it’s good enough for Law Enforcement, it’s good enough for me!”
Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com