Most of us who own pistols with fixed sights face sooner or later the fact that they cannot be changed for something better. The argument can be made (and is often made), "those fixed sights are all I'm gonna need to get the job done", right, but in this world we don't have to get stuck with anything, car wheels, cellphones etc. we can replace, wife and our bald head, well, we are stuck with them.
But just the same way we can make our wife prettier if we give her flowers and taker out to dinner and our head will look good with a cool hat, well, fixed sights can be enhanced too.
There are a number of products in the market we can use, but today we are referring to Glow-On Super phosphorescent.
We are using for this example the famous Keltec PF, a very popular 9mm shooter,CC compact.
In a single vial package of GLow-On there is everything we need to get the job done: The Pigment and the small pouch of self adhesive in the appreciation package we are shipping inside.
Check all weapons are unloaded and there is no ammo in the room whenever we work on our weapon to avoid the possibility of injury
Here we appreciate the original simple sights with the white dots, we use a simple clamp t hold our weapon in position and we are ready to apply the Glow-On pigment:
Using the applicator we dab in the front sight full, swipe the excess and wait about one hour for it to be safe and proceed:
We are ready now to apply the self adhesive, measure twice and cut once for this one, we make sure we cover as much area as possible, this is not so much about looks as it is about picking those sights fast, with Glow-On the bigger the area, the brighter. We measure and cut the notch with the help of a Xacto knife , check for size and apply it.
the adhesive part will not hold by itself in virtue of the small area so we apply a couple of layers of transparent nail polish which in reality is one of the stronger plastic polymers available.
Here is the final result: No words are necessary here to describe the difference:
A small degree of dexterity is necessary to do this job, but all in all if I can do it with my sausage looking fingers anyone can
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