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    Yep - a couple of spares and a note in the manual ( or a sticker if it covers more than one version) would be nice. I think the beancounters may be talking. Bad way to save a penny!!
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    You can buy any color fiber optic rods you want from...

    www.fiberopticsproducts.com

    It's sold for $2.10 the "Meter" (3.2 ft.) a LOT cheaper than buying from most any other source...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONDAWG View Post
    You can buy any color fiber optic rods you want from...

    www.fiberopticsproducts.com

    It's sold for $2.10 the "Meter" (3.2 ft.) a LOT cheaper than buying from most any other source...
    In this case, considering I still haven't been able to return my wrong size rods to MidwayUSA.com, cheaper will be the better way to go... lol. Thanks.

    P.S. Did you mean www.fiberopticproducts.com ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenmag View Post
    In this case, considering I still haven't been able to return my wrong size rods to MidwayUSA.com, cheaper will be the better way to go... lol. Thanks.

    P.S. Did you mean www.fiberopticproducts.com ?
    Yeah - that site is a train wreck and the domain name is for sale?!?! Wassup?
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    Sure it was just a typo. I went ahead and ordered 1 meter of Green 1.5mm fiber optic from them (here). These are a side glow fiber optic - taking light in from the sides to glow at the ends. That sounds like that would work better than the ones that take in light from the end to glow at the other end. Anyway, total order with shipping $7.85 - yes, cheaper than most any other place selling fiber optic rods online!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    The Fibers in Fiber optic sights like on the 605's aren't really fiber optics. They're acrylic light tubes. You can theoretically use something similar to a hot glue gun to melt similar acrylic and re-inject the tube. Harbor freight also makes a plastic welding kit that would work to replace the light tube.
    I don't know about the 605, but the optic fibers in my optic sights (admittedly not Tauri) are fibers. I can find no formal definition of diameter at which a solid light guide cannot be called a fiber.

    I suggest that we build a database on fiber diameters and make it a sticky in Firearms. Anybody with a Taurus and a micrometer could measure the diameter of a fiber and post the model and diameter.
    Last edited by MadKaw; 02-06-2013 at 10:59 AM.
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    I understand this will NOT help.....but my absolute
    favorite front sight style is the one on a Ruger GP-100.
    It can be changed in less than 5 seconds, fiber optics,
    steel ramp, white dot,.....etc.
    And the HI-VIZ comes with extra pipes in various colors
    and change out in less than 10 seconds.
    I wish more handguns had this type[GP-100]
    Here is the HI-VIZ
    Amazon.com: HiViz Ruger GP100 Handgun Sight: Sports & Outdoors



    Although this is no use for a fix on this thread......
    the problem here just reminded me of this info.
    Sorry for the semi-hijack.....
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    605 Protector Poly Fiber Optic Size Resolved

    Thanks to Fiber Optic Lighting and their incredibly fast shipping (ordered 2/06, received 2/08 ) - I now have my front sight fiber optic rod replaced. And thanks to all the posters with their videos, tips and suggestions too.

    The 1.5mm rod worked. They have it listed as .059" and refer to it elsewhere on their site as .06" too. When initially inserting the rod into the sight hole it frayed a couple of super thin slivers of outer coating - which I just peeled away and moved forward with the insertion/replacement procedure.

    Fit was wonderful overall! This particular fiber optic rod material contains fluorescent dyes and gathers its light from which to glow from the sides of the rod. And with the 605 Poly, that's great because the sides of the rod are nearly fully exposed in the mount. For certain, this rod material produces a much brighter "glow" at the ends than the OEM rod. And as someone pointed out, that OEM rod isn't even actual fiber optic.

    I also opted for Green - just because I thought it might be brighter under a great variety of lighting conditions than red. But that's just me.

    Below are a few photos - very basic, but hopefully give you an idea. The little red piece is what's left of the broken OEM rod.

    Thanks to all for indulging this rather long and arduous process of my search for the fiber optic replacement! Hopefully, this research will pave a clearer and much shorter path to those others who may or will eventually find themselves in need of replacing their 605 Protector Poly's front sight fiber optic rod!

    Go with .059" to .060" (1.5mm)!

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    The problem with true fiber optics is that they channel light solely down the length pathway with no additional light entering the tube from the sides. Acrylic on the other hand will introduce additional light from any visable light source that hits the acrylic tube. Fiber optic lines are glass rods made of optically pure glass, that are coated with a non transmissive glass or plastic. Glass doesn't handle impact very well and the recoil does cause progressive breaking of the conductive glass rods. Acrylic will haze over some but is more impact resilent. The problem with Acrylic is that many gun cleaners will dissolve the plastic. I prefer easy to use and mold plastic over glass that'll darken over time.
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