Sight Paint

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    Sight Paint

    I have always been in favor of a dab of paint or nail polish on my front sight to help it jump out at me. As I got older I needed it more and more.

    One of the best I had found was testors Acrylic Flourescent model paint. Today I found something even better and way easier to use.

    I found this in the craft section of Walmart. They had bright green and hot pink. I have used the paint pens before on many projects but this is the first one I found that was like it was made for sights. It just goes on so easy.

    Get a white one and lay down a base coat of white first to make the bright color on top really show. If you think you need it you can put a top coat of clear nail polish like "Hard as Nails" or some other nail polish protector.
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    Good info, I'll try it next time.

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    I like the nail polish idea, my norinco's have a habit of going brown on me as dirt and cleaners get into the paint. The Chinese paint was like a dirt magnet and already coloured by the grease they use. Took a small drill bit between my fingers and cleaned out the old paint. Then took one bristle of a paint brush and put one drop of paint into the sight holes. Next time I will also do the nail polish idea.

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    I may give this a try. a while ago I bought a small vial of flourescent "sight paint" at a gun shop - in dayglo yellow/chartruse - I put it on both the rear and front dots on my Astra A-100. I don't like it all that well - the yellow isn't as bright as you'd think and 3 yellow dots tend to get lost in each other when establishing a sight picture - perhaps 2 rear yellows and a front white would be better or vice versa?

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    thanx....I'll have to try it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by vashooter View Post
    I may give this a try. a while ago I bought a small vial of flourescent "sight paint" at a gun shop - in dayglo yellow/chartruse - I put it on both the rear and front dots on my Astra A-100. I don't like it all that well - the yellow isn't as bright as you'd think and 3 yellow dots tend to get lost in each other when establishing a sight picture - perhaps 2 rear yellows and a front white would be better or vice versa?
    Try black rear and yellow front. The more contrast you have the faster you will pick up the sight.

    A lot of peolle I know use a fiberoptic front sight with standard black rear sights for IDPA, I can pick up their front sights standing 5 feet behind them.
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    Thank's I will try this usaully I use day-glo Nail polish.
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    Thanks for posting this. I've done the fingernail polish thing in the past.

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    I use the Bright Sights ProKit. I use orange for the front sight and green for the rear sight on my Commander & BHP.



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    I just posted on another forum regarding my sights - I made up a batch of glowpowder and clear epoxy and now I have a sight that glows like my wristwatch in the dark and looks white in the daylight.

    Works well for keyfobs, flashlights and anything you want to glow at night.

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    I'll give the paint a try on my Revolvers, thanks for posting the info.

    I have been using a luminous paint that I got from Walmart, it's OK but not great. All my "bottom feeders" have night sights on them, but not my wheelguns.

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    BikerRN, is there a reason why your revolvers don't have night sights? Is it because it's more expensive to get them on or some other reason?

    Just curious, because I don't have them on my revolvers, either. Although, my wife's gun (A Dan Wesson .357) has a laser sight on hers.
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