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hey everyone, im looking for some good sight paint that I can put on a couple of firearms that would be as good as night sights. is there such a thing? if so were can I find it. I found some stuff on amazon that was basically goow in the dark paint for arts and crafts, and some truglo paint but dose it really make a difference in low light?
 

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I use a dab of DayGlo-Orange paint on my sights, and it stands out surprisingly well in low light conditions (dim parking lots, rooms, walkways). No, they don't "glow," but I haven't run into a condition where it was so dim I couldn't see the sights yet still see a target. I prefer orange as little in nature is orange and BGs don't favor colors that stand out.

Another possible choice is one of the various colors of bright nail polishes found at the drug store. They stand out best when applied over a white basecoat.
At $4-$5 a bottle, it's worth a try.

The problem with the "glow-in-the-dark" sight paints is they must be "charged up" to be most effective. That's not going to happen when you've had it in your holster under clothing for a while.
 

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ok thanks, I thought about the finger nial polish as thats what my wife has on her pistol but I was just looking for something a little better. I completely agree with the orange color on things it just sticks out far better than other colors.
 

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I was researching the same thing and found this.

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/glow/139040-glow-super-phosphorescent-1-gun-sights-paint-6.html

I PM'd gatopardo as he started the thread and is a site sponsor and asked a few questions. I am waiting for a reply.
I sww that stuff on amazon too but the reviews wernt that great. plus it will have to be charged with light to really work I want something that I can point and shoot (if I have to) rightbout of my holster/ pocket
 

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I just got some of the glow on paint from the link here.I am still trying it out.So far I would say it is not as good as night sights of course.But it is better than nothing.Say if a person lives in the country like me,and wants to step out and see what the dog has treed,you will have your led light anyway.Just hit the sight for very few seconds and it glows bright as any night sight for plenty long enough to do what you need to do.I just put a dab on the front sight and it works pretty good.
 

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I just got some of the glow on paint from the link here.I am still trying it out.So far I would say it is not as good as night sights of course.But it is better than nothing.Say if a person lives in the country like me,and wants to step out and see what the dog has treed,you will have your led light anyway.Just hit the sight for very few seconds and it glows bright as any night sight for plenty long enough to do what you need to do.I just put a dab on the front sight and it works pretty good.
How long does it last? similar to the lume on a good watch?
 

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i will tell you for fact the glo on paint IS NOT worth the money in regards to using if for nights sights. I bought some and it was worthless. It lost its useable glow after twenty or so min, and yes I applied it properly. As noted, some day glow orange paint works great even in low light. If you want night sights, buy night sights. their is no in between.

as always evryone has different needs, the glo on paint did not mee tmine. YMMV.

Here is my review.
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/defensive-carry-guns/162099-glow-night-sight-paint-review.html
 

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I want night sight im just cheap and dont really wanna spend 100 clams on some night sights if I can achieve the same affect with some pait that I can use on other firearms. can I buy that day glow stuff at a hardware store? or lgs?
 

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As advertised it only lasts for 20 minutes or so then needs hit with light again.It does not work like night sights but it does what they say it does I think.If you want night sights nothing else I know of works like they do.I guess I would say,if you have time to hit it with light,it glows plenty good enough to shoot with for a little while before recharge,but it would not be so good for a dark thirty emergency.
 

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think of it this way... glo on cost 10 bucks for a small vial but only lasts 20 min..... tritium costs 100 bucks but lasts 10 years.. 365 x 10 is 2650.00... divide that by 100+..... thats 36 cents a day for unending never glowing sights...no work needed... the paint requires you to physically charge it with light... repeatedly... for minimal service. if you cant brings yourself to spend the clams now, eventually the paint will drive you up the wall, and you will buy them and be done with, and then kick yourself for not buying them sooner
 
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well..... when you put it that way.. haha god I could have never done that math I went to school back when they were leveing children behind.
 

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The Glow on works well enough once charged . It is actually brighter than my trijicon tritium sights , but does need to be recharged often . I find it works well enough to pick up the sights while daylight shooting just as well a white dots.
 

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think of it this way... glo on cost 10 bucks for a small vial but only lasts 20 min..... tritium costs 100 bucks but lasts 10 years.. 365 x 10 is 2650.00... divide that by 100+..... thats 36 cents a day for unending never glowing sights...no work needed... the paint requires you to physically charge it with light... repeatedly... for minimal service. if you cant brings yourself to spend the clams now, eventually the paint will drive you up the wall, and you will buy them and be done with, and then kick yourself for not buying them sooner
Is that Obama math? Lol
 

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Nope. The stuff they sell needs to be in a light source before it can glow. A holster is a dark place so if you draw your gun the fluorescent sight pain will not glow. If you have a flashlight to shine on them to make them glow, well you have a flashlight so why would you need glowing sights? The fluorescent sight paint they sell are for people desperate for night sights but cannot afford them. Save up and get real night sights. There is no substitute. Even a good flashlight costs more.
 

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i will tell you for fact the glo on paint IS NOT worth the money in regards to using if for nights sights. I bought some and it was worthless. It lost its useable glow after twenty or so min, and yes I applied it properly. As noted, some day glow orange paint works great even in low light. If you want night sights, buy night sights. their is no in between.

as always evryone has different needs, the glo on paint did not mee tmine. YMMV.

Here is my review.
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/defensive-carry-guns/162099-glow-night-sight-paint-review.html
I had the very same results. Not a good product. Doesn't work.
 

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To answer your question, no there is no paint for sights that is as functional as true night sights.

Taurahe hit the nail right on the head, if you go cheap, you get cheap. You don't want to spend the money now but what do you think your feelings would be if your life depended on having a usable sight picture in less than optimal lighting?

Don't be penny wise and in the ground foolish. A carry handgun is a piece of life safety equipment, and as such needs to be something you can trust your life to.
 

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.... or just learn to and practice (and practice a lot) instinctive and intuitive point to shoot... like I do... sights, even night sights, become obsolete. It's the best solution.
 
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