New TRUGlO Brite-Site TFO For The 1911

    A short time ago TRUGLO TFO came out with a new set of sights for the 1911 called the Brite-Site. Without a doubt this has become my favorite set of sights.


    The Bright-Site is a Novak style with long fiber optic tubes, two in the rear sight and one in the front. You have a choice of all green tubes or a contrast with yellow in the rear and green in the front. The unique feature is the tubes are not only fiber optic but contain Tritium as well which give the user an excellent sight picture day or night. They are very bright at night.


    I chose the contrasting set using yellow tubes in the rear with a green front. Using contrasting sights such as these make it impossible to misalign the dots in darkness (for example holding the gun at an angle with the front dot left or right of the rear dots instead of in the center). All you have to do is put the front green dot between the yellow rear dots and you can be sure the sights are lined up correctly.

    As bright as these sights are they are constructed in such a way as to block any light from the side or front. The price is very fair and average between $79 and $89 street price.


    I put my set on the SIG C3 1911 that I often use as my daily carry pistol. I have a universal sight pusher tool so removing the old sights and installing the new TFOs was easy enough. They are made for a Novak slide cut, which is what my SIG has. They fit snugly and needed no fitting. After installing them I took my pistol to the range and fired a couple of boxes of 230-grain ball from PMC. With a slight adjustment they shot to POA. They do help me get on target faster. You can tell from my photos taken on a cloudy day just how bright and easy they are to see.


    These sights are so much easier to see day or night than a regular Tritium or regular fiber optics. For those with aging eyes these are some sights you really should consider. TRUGLO is making these them for an expanding number of guns. Check the TRUGLO website for a full list of compatible guns.

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.