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Old 07-16-2018, 07:53 AM
Djk5279 Djk5279 is offline
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Truglo TFX Pro

I just bought a new Special Forces, dont have it yet, so no pics yet. It comes with reg trij 3 dot ns. I dont like those. I like Truglo tfx pros on other guns. Has anyone tried these on an ed brown? If so, which model works?
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:12 PM
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I just bought a new Special Forces, dont have it yet, so no pics yet. It comes with reg trij 3 dot ns. I dont like those. I like Truglo tfx pros on other guns. Has anyone tried these on an ed brown? If so, which model works?
I don't have any firsthand experience with that sight, but Brown uses the standard Novak LoMount cut on their rear sights. Whichever Truglo model fits that cut should fit the Brown with minimal fuss.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:30 PM
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I have the TFX Pro, TFX, and TFO sights on every gun I own that they fit. My numerous Wilson’s don’t have them because of the proprietary front sight, but my EBs, NHCs, Dan Wessons, Springfields - and even non-1911 (mostly Sigs) all have one variety or the other.

To summarize - they rock. Keep this in mind, though: in the day time, they are only about 75% as good as a dedicated F/O sight, and at night they are about 25% less bright than a dedicated tritium sight. But what this means is that you are getting the best of both worlds and really not losing much at all!

I like the orange FS of the Pro model because it picks up nicely during the day (its green in the dark). But you will NOT go wrong with any choice
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:06 AM
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I have the TFX Pro, TFX, and TFO sights on every gun I own that they fit. My numerous Wilson’s don’t have them because of the proprietary front sight, but my EBs, NHCs, Dan Wessons, Springfields - and even non-1911 (mostly Sigs) all have one variety or the other.

To summarize - they rock. Keep this in mind, though: in the day time, they are only about 75% as good as a dedicated F/O sight, and at night they are about 25% less bright than a dedicated tritium sight. But what this means is that you are getting the best of both worlds and really not losing much at all!

I like the orange FS of the Pro model because it picks up nicely during the day (its green in the dark). But you will NOT go wrong with any choice
Do you know which model fits the ed brown? There are numerous 1911 models fir the web tfx pro. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:41 PM
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It has a section where it will tell you which sights you need depending on if it is Government or Commander size. I just bought 2 sets of Truglo Tritium Pro Night Sights for both of my Ed Brown Kobra Carry .45acp pistols.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:48 PM
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I have the TFX Pro's on a 5" Kimber Classic Custom and like them. However, the front and rear vials are the same size so all of the dots look the same in low light. That bothered me enough to try the Novak Bar-Dot setup. I much prefer that now. With the new HD front sight offered by EB, I may try one of those with the bar-dot setup.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:24 PM
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Check out our new HD-XR now available in either orange or yellow to better meet your needs! https://www.edbrown.com/product/hdxr-front-sight

Best of both worlds works at night or on the range alike!
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:33 PM
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So, Ytown what you are saying is that it is only about 25% less bright as a dedicated F/O sight during the day and at night they are about 75% as bright as a dedicated tritium sight?


ED Brown..is this the sight that is coming on the new KC?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:25 PM
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I'll vouch for the Brown HD-XR's stunning, just stunning

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Old 01-23-2019, 02:00 AM
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I was told by the TruGlo rep today at the SHOT Show, that their 1911 front sights sre designed for a Novak cut.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:53 PM
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Ed Brown uses a Novak cut which is .330 X .075 X 65 degrees. i believe the correct height is .180 but you should verify that by measuring, or check the website if you have an Ed Brown rear sight.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:15 AM
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I have TFX sights (front and back) on two Ed Brown 1911's and on a Les Baer TRS.... Best thing I ever did. I can really get a quick sight picture now.


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Old 07-22-2019, 01:49 PM
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I called Springfield Armory to get the exact measurements of the current sights on my TRP to determine whether the TruGlo® TG13NV1PC TFX™ Pro would be a drop-in fit. As noted in another post, Springfield does *not* have the exact same measurements as Novak. I called Springfield to determine the exact measurements:

According to TruGlo Sight dovetail requirements:
Front sight: .330 x 65 degrees [Springfield Measurement is .330 x 60 degrees]
Rear sight: .495 x 65 degrees

It sounds as if the TruGlo® TG13NV1PC TFX™ Pro will fit, but some filing will be required. Has anyone put these exact same sights on their TRP and are you satisfied with the outcome?

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:55 PM
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I run TFX Pros on almost every handgun I own and as my eyes have aged, they are appreciated more now than ever. I now want to put them on my Kobra Carry....I've confirmed from TruGlo that they do use the numbers jmegas gives here but I have not been able to hear back from Ed Brown with a confirmation that these are their numbers for my Kobra Carry...Those of you who have said that this should work are encouraging...

***UPDATE***Just heard back from Ed Brown and they confirmed numbers given by jmegas
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:55 PM
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Ed Brown is listed as unauthorized imitations of Novak Sights

If you look on the Novak website under "Novak’s® ‘Sights 101,’" Ed Brown is on their list of "Companies that currently use unauthorized imitations of Novak Sights and/or dovetail cuts" just as Springfield Armory is. I don't think they are too hard for a gunsmith to fit, but they will not fit out of the box.
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