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    Im wanting to improve my sight picture on several of my handguns. Cant really afford night sights or hi-viz right now. Has anyone tried this brand of sight paint? Or can you recommend another product to improve sight visability?
    Glock 22, 27 Gen 4
    Ruger SP101 .357mag
    S&W 637 Airweight
    Ruger Single Six
    Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
    Mossberg 835 Grand Slam

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    I've found sight paint to be more of a waste of money than a help. I guess for a plunker in the middle of the day, it's better than nothing.
    Rather than spend $$ on advertized 'sight paint', I'd just get a bottle of bright nail works as well, if not better. OMO
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    Before I put Truglo TFO sights on one of my guns, I tried that glow in the dark nail polish. Of course, it did next to nothing in low light, but did help me improve my sight picture in daylight. A word of caution though, unless you have steady hands and an artictic eye, you can make quite a mess.

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    I borrow a bottle from a guy I work with everytime I get a new Glock. I told him the other day that another 2 or 300 pistols I'd replace it. I like the orange paint on the Glock cheapo standard sights better than anything less than fiber optics. I just put some on a LCP (which has minimal sights at best, but it's a belly gun for crissakes). Put me down for liking it fine!
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    Testors high gloss model paint works quite well.

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    Krylon Fluorescent Paint Pen works pretty well too. I think I picked one up for a few bucks at Wally World a few years back.

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    I use Brightsights paints, I'm entirely satisfied with the product.

    I repainted the white dot sights on my LW Commander over 2 years ago, orange front, green rear, and the colors are still bright.

    Bright Sights High Visibility Gun Sight Paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astute View Post
    Testors high gloss model paint works quite well.
    +1. Been using it for years...
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    Walmart sells an Acrylic paint pen in flourescent colors like orange and green and it works very well to highlight a front sight.
    All paints on sights work better if you put a white base coat on first.

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