I had the factory put them on mine last May and am glad I did. They are not quite as bright as the ones on my Kimber, but show up quite well in the dark. I find them easier to site with in the daytime, as well, with the white ring around the tritium capsules being very visible. For $80, a good investment.
Thanks for the info, I am glad I asked before I ordered a set of these for one of my P-11s.
I cant believe that kel-tec would sell something so messed up, you can bet if theres one like that theres a lot more somewhere.
Did you order these just recently?
Are they made out of metal or plastic?
I also noticed that they do not have a outline that goes around the notch that glows.
Maybe since they are all defective someone could get them real cheap from kel-tec and take out the parts that glow and drill a hole in the sights that come with the factory gun and glue them into those sights.
I've been waiting too. I've been dealing with this flawed rear sight issue since May '03. Am always told "next week", "next month", "after first of year", "after SHOT show". Called a couple of weeks ago and got the same thing. Frustrating.
But I must give KT credit -- I think the guys on the phone don't really know when the correct sights will be available. Have talked with Marty a couple of times -- he didn't know either. He did send me a sight with red dots, but they didn't glow, so it went back and I'm still waiting. The last person I talked to, Sharon, knew my story before I even told it, so I feel like they're trying -- it would be a lot easier to send me a sight than keep listening to me on the phone.
I made a couple of lengthy post about this on KTOG.
YZ -- if you get any info, please post it. I just tried to call and got no answer.
Marty replaced the ones I have on my P-40 (also bought from Shuguy) free of charge -- did it while I waited at the factory.
And, yes -- the replacements are slightly off center as described above. I'll get them replaced when they get their new stock -- but for now, at the bedroom range I'd most likely rely upon the tritium, I don't think the variance will cause me to miss my assailant...
I spoke with shuguy today. He seems like a super nice guy! the money is on the way and I anticipate having the P40 sometime next week. I can't wait. I was out today in running shorts and a t-shirt (first 75 degree day we have had in awhile) with my P11 neatly tucked away in an in the pants holster. The P40 will soon take it's place.
One thing to keep in mind about Night Sights...
It's the FRONT sight that's most important... you're not really that likely to align the three dots in a nice stable sight picture in a combat situation. You're gonna be shoving that front dot on target and firing!
K, done blabbing now.. I've just done quite a bit of shooting with them at night on various courses, and nearly always the advice is to either ignore the rear sights or just keep them in your peripheal vision so they're roughly lined up.
Agree. Matter of fact, since I don't have the tritium rear for that pistol, I made a deep round notch in a standard rear sight, sorta like the bottom half of a ghost ring or an old fashioned buckhorn. Works ok. When I get a chance, I'm going to cut a rear sight down to the contour of the top of the slide (just a blank to fill the dovetail) and try that. Don't think there will be much difference at 7 yds and should be a bit quicker.