This is a discussion on Sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ckd A lot depends on what else you've looked at and liked. If you have the factory plastic sights, not the factory ...
As far as buying sights, I think I will try some paint first in the hopes to save some money. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend. I figure if it doesn't work out I can then buy sights and I'm no worse off except for a few bucks for the paint.
I'm thinking of doing the fron sight only. Does anyone think I should do the rear also?
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I paint the sights on my handguns. I like model paint. Flor Orange for the front sight and White for the rear. Its worked fine for me on several guns. Night sights would be better as I can't see the colors in dim light.....oh for more $$
Between the 2, the TFOs are definitely better. They gather light, so they're easy to see during the day, but especially during low-light time. The "glow" paint needs light to work. If it's sitting in a holster concealed, it's not going to work when you need it. Unless all you're trying to do is make something easier to see in light, not low-light.
I also used paint on my 442, but my point is, on a gun that you can easily replace the sights on; you're probably better off replacing them with something that works for you. Of course, that's just my opinion, but I think in the long run you're better off just finding a good pair of sights & putting them on.
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I need to wait for the paint to fully dry and then I'll try some super glue to seal it. The flash really made the color pop. If these don't do what I want I will go out and buy some night sights, but I figure for $3 (for the paint) it was worth a try.
I agree that the TruGlo TFOs would be a likely solution.
And, no, I've not heard of anyone breaking them. Mine is carried about 50% of the time and the TFOs hold up just fine.
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