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How to make the most of this product
1- Make the markings big and thick enough.
2- Before you go to bed charge the paint with light for a few seconds, an LED lamp will work great. (a few seconds, not minutes)
3- If you wake up in the middle of the night, don't turn the lights on (your eyesight will be adapted to dark then). Pick you firearm and you'll see the glowing sights.
4.-Don't look directly at them, during night vision there's a dark spot in the focal center of vision so move the center of vision a bit off center, you should be able to see clearly enough to align a shot then.
5.-If you need to go to scan the premises, always remember to grab a tactical lamp, load your sights with it, (again a couple of seconds each) and now you can proceed.
For this part, training is necessary, to learn how to handle a firearm and a tactical lamp together for a safety check up, please go to your local gun range for more info.
Do all Glow-On products have the same glow intensity?
Glow-On original, at the center, has the more intense initialt glow available. It sits exactly at the center of the visible spectrum and is made of the highest quality materials available.
So Glow-On original is a 10/10, the first number is its location on the spectrum and the second number the quality of the material.
Yellow and green, to the left and right are 9/10.
Orange Sherbet is 8/10, Bubble Gum Red is 7/10.
On the blue side of the spectrum, Aqua is a 9/10 and Blue is a 7/10
You get the idea.
Do all colors glow for just as long?
Yes, their numeric qualification refers to the initial glow intensity, not the decay of their glow .
In our tests, All colors, including the Original Glow-On floor at the same level and their glow becomes white, since night vision doesn't detect color, we cannot tell the difference.
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After you're done with your gun sights, and with your pistol unloaded, perform a few practice runs at your home to get acquainted with this product.
Remember to visit your local training facility and inquire about their low light training if available in you area, otherwise there's an amount of instruction on the web about the use of tactical lamps.
A small simulation of what you'd expect from this product.
A small tactical lamp is used, which is preferred to looking for light switches.
A modified lamp hold also is used intermittently and away from center mass to avoid marking our position and to draw fire away from vital organs.
The video is not perfect, the firearm is held with an extended position to aid the camera work. In reality the firearm should be held close to avoid any assailant's attempt to grab the weapon
Glow-On performance, safety check of home premises. - YouTube
Recently one of our friends stated to me that, since he knew well his house in the dark, he wouldn't hesitate to shoot an intruder in the dark, with all lights off.
Yes, I bet you already discerned where the problem lies here.
Recently a man shot a family member that happen to "Intrude" at later hours.....Neither you or me want to be in that man's shoes for sure.
- All guns are loaded.
- Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
I can't shoot something I can't see, right?
You are going to need light, we recommend a tactical LED lamp, and some training to learn how to use it.
So if the perp didn't turn the lights on or there is a significant light source...USE THAT LAMP!
And, some might disagree here: Use an FBI grip on that lamp or else, violate the second rule.