Glow-On solution for S&W 5946 with dead tritium sights?

Glow-On solution for S&W 5946 with dead tritium sights?

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    Glow-On solution for S&W 5946 with dead tritium sights?

    First and foremost, we thank a good friend and a fan of Glow-On these photos.
    One very popular service firearm, the S&W 5946 was the standard a few years back at many Police forces in the USA.

    This one was retrofitted with trijicons front and rear. The tritium is now dead

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    Glow-On solution for S&W 5946 with dead tritium sights? II

    Here's a photo of the front tritium vials and below, the Glow-On aqua applied to it.
    Glow-On looks deceptively liquid so the first intention is to paint thin layers with a brush.
    The best way however is to load a drop of Glow-On and just deposit it in place. It will harden and solidify, the size reduction due to the drying process is minimal.

    One can see how easy it was to fill the holes completely.

    Go with the glow

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    Glow-On solution for S&W 5946 with dead tritium sights? III

    Finally, a view from the rear sights.

    Contributions like these ones prove again and again how versatile this product can be.

    In fact, Glow-On users will experience a good product and a lifetime guarantee.

    Thanks again for the photos, what a great work


    Go with the glow

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    Looks good how long does it last? Does it require exposure to sun light to glow in the dark? How much exposure for how much glow time?

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    Lightbulb Kahr CM9 with Glow-On night sights

    Let's deal with a very small firearm , a Kahr CM9.
    This one i particular came equipped with standard white dots front and rear.
    Go with the glow

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    Kahr CM9 with Glow-On night sights II

    Here's the front sights with Glow-On aqua applied over.

    Go with the glow

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    Kahr CM9 with Glow-On night sights III

    Here's a view of the rear sight. A small square centered inside a dovetail forms a straight 8 style figure.

    This tool is a 9mm parabellum, 6+1, weight: 14 OZ.

    Go with the glow

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    Kahr CM9 with Glow-On night sights III

    A shooter's view

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    Kahr CM9 with Glow-On night sights IV

    And here is finally the result of this modification:

    Great job!!!1
    Go with the glow

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    Next: What can Glow-On do for this Remington 870 Police Magnum 12 ga

    Next: What can Glow-On do for this Remington 870 Police Magnum 12 ga.

    One of shotguns most widely used by police departments across the country. Some of you guys are familiar with this baby.

    Go with the glow

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    I bought this product several months ago and applied it to three of my guns. The gun I most wanted to apply it to was my HD gun because that's the one that I would most likely be using at night. The other was my EDC which was just to make the original's stand out better. Being in deep conceal the EDC would really not have the benefit of a glow sight.
    That said, I had occasion to try out the HD gun with the Glo On sights a while ago. I have the perimeter of my house and inside of my attached garage set up with sensors that lets me know where someone is at by the number of beeps. At around midnight a sensor went off in my breezeway between the house and garage. I grabbed my tactical flashlight, turned it on and placed it shining on the gun sights while I quickly got into some shorts and shoes. Long story short, I checked the whole area out and there was no threat, but the sights glowed very bright that entire time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    Looks good how long does it last? Does it require exposure to sun light to glow in the dark? How much exposure for how much glow time?
    If you have a bright flashlight say 80+ lumens or higher it will work after about 3-4 seconds and 'burn' VERY brightly for about 10 to 15 min or longer, then slowly they will begin to weaken over a few hours. Even after hours, they will still be visible. Especially when your eyes are used to the dark (as in your are jarred awake in the darkness out of a sound sleep) and need to find your gun quickly.

    Let the paint "age" a few days and it will surprise you how bright it is and how long it lasts. It doesn't need direct sunlight to work, but a good bright tac light will fire it up in seconds. It lasts more than long enough to do say a house clear, and can be re-energised with a flash of your light.

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