Sight "highlight" for LCP

Sight "highlight" for LCP

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    Question Sight "highlight" for LCP

    I'm real happy the LCP. Put 150 rounds through her yesterday, not a single FTF. I would like to "highlight" the sights, as small as they are. Two questions:

    1. What should I use? I've heard fingernail polish.
    2. How do I prep the spot where I will apply it? Rubbing alcohol enough to get good stick on blued steel?


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    A paint thinner would be much better for prep , but no matter what I think any paint will eventually wear off.
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    check out Nitesiters (Nitesiters **Super Photo Luminescent Handgun Night Sights**). i put one dot on the front sight of my P3AT and love the sight picture i now have.

    sight paint was too messy and never looked very professional for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbizzle View Post
    check out Nitesiters (Nitesiters **Super Photo Luminescent Handgun Night Sights**). i put one dot on the front sight of my P3AT and love the sight picture i now have.

    sight paint was too messy and never looked very professional for me.
    +1 That's exactly what I did. No special prep other than what the package recommends. Been on 3 months, no problems. Elsie Pea Forum - The #1 Ruger LCP Owner Forum and Information Source
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    I used fluorescent orange marking paint, sprayed it in a cup and dapped it on with a toothpick. I do this with every firearm I have that does not have a colored/dot front sight of some kind.

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    Inserts

    For something more durable than paint try acrylic inserts. One of these kits is a bit expensive, but is enough to do about 5000 sets, you can make the money back doing them for your friends.FRONT SIGHT INSERT KIT at Brownells

    I use colored pigments from the craft store in addition to the ones in the kit. Purple, Jade green, and plain green are the most popular. I imagine you could get just the acrylic from a beauty supply store (it's the same as the stuff for fingernails).

    Another modification i've seen is installing afiber optic, shotgun bead, or a shotgun night sight. Poor-man's XS express sight and totally easy to do once you get over drilling a hole in your gun.TRU-DOT DAY/NIGHT SHOTGUN BEAD at Brownells
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    I did mine using bright Sharpie pens (latest I have on it is a nice silver)...but still broke down and picked up a Crimson Trace when the eBay 30% cashback deal was going on.

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    Thanks for the tips... I found this stuff:

    Bright Sights High Visibility Gun Sight Paint

    I order a bottle, I'll report back on my experience.

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    I used Orange spray paint and a Q Tip. May have to touch it up later. Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2K View Post
    Thanks for the tips... I found this stuff:

    Bright Sights High Visibility Gun Sight Paint

    I order a bottle, I'll report back on my experience.
    I purchased that entire kit. Wasn't very happy with it. I hope your experience is better.

    About the best sight marking paints I've found are the testors Enamels model paints. The photo below shows the "Bug Yellow" and "Competition Orange" on my Tomcat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2K View Post
    Thanks for the tips... I found this stuff:

    Bright Sights High Visibility Gun Sight Paint

    I order a bottle, I'll report back on my experience.
    Not that great. I tried it. Have the kit too. Nothing special at all. Save your money. Just get some decent paint like testors or automotive touch up paints.

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    I use Krylon Brights Fluorescent Paint Pen in green. The pen has a chiseled tip and works very well in small places. I have it on the front sight of my Kel-Tec P32 and it really helps me to pick it up. It's been on for over a year now and even if it wears off there is enough paint in the pen to redo it several hundred times.
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    I put some white testers on my front sight. It still is a hard sight picture to acquire, so I put the Crimson Trace laser on it, too. I try to focus on just the target, when I shoot, now.

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