Are Nitesiters glue on sights good?


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His
April 20, 2009, 12:12 PM
I need to buy three sets of night sights and I can't spend the cash right now.
There are good testimonials about these about these low-priced sights. Do any of you guys have experience with them? Are they worth fooling with?

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kyo
April 20, 2009, 12:13 PM
I painted my sights. For night time grab a flash light

His
April 20, 2009, 01:36 PM
Yes, I've already put paint on mine and they work great in the daytime. When I practice at night I am way slow to find the target.

When I switch on the laser, I get instant hits....good hits. If my laser goes down, I will be in big trouble in low light.

I need to light up the iron for backup.

rbernie
April 20, 2009, 02:36 PM
I have no direct experience with the product. However, I would never put anything 'glue-on' only any firearm that I intended to use as a potential self-defense weapon.

CWL
April 20, 2009, 03:40 PM
They're cheap so try them out and give us a review.

With 8 dots per pack, seems like the seller gives you plenty of replacements -is this a hint about how durable the sticker backing lasts?

amd6547
April 20, 2009, 03:44 PM
I used them on my Sig P6, which came with fully black sights. I found I needed to add a drop of super glue to keep them in place.

rhartwell
April 20, 2009, 07:22 PM
did not work for me

Dan-O
April 20, 2009, 10:18 PM
They're crap. If you are serious about sights for night time or low light situations spend the extra money and get tritium night sights.

kyo
April 20, 2009, 10:24 PM
tritium is not always the best answer. glowinc has some nice stuff you can DIY with and it lasts like 24 hours for a few minutes of sunlight? I would pick those over tritium

onfinal
April 20, 2009, 11:21 PM
Waste of time and $ for me. They wouldn't maintain a charge more than a few minutes, and a couple of them fell off after a month or so. And the gun was not cleaned during that time.

Coronach
April 20, 2009, 11:32 PM
I have no direct experience with the product. However, I would never put anything 'glue-on' only any firearm that I intended to use as a potential self-defense weapon.What he said. If it is a range toy, have at it. However, if it is a range toy, you probably don't need nightsights.

If it is a defensive gun, don't screw around.

Mike

HuntAndFish
April 20, 2009, 11:38 PM
Waste of time and $ for me.

ditto.

If it is a defensive gun, don't screw around.


Best answer.

highorder
April 21, 2009, 12:01 AM
tritium is not always the best answer.

I wonder what the question was then?...

mljdeckard
April 21, 2009, 01:02 AM
Yes, every defensive gun should have night sights. Yes, it's a bad idea to trust your life to stuff that's glued on, But at the same time, look at it this way. If you spend a few bucks, glue them on, and they fall off, you are left with.....the same thing you started with. Better than the Sigma I had that had the front sight pop out completely.

They're right. Eat some Ramen and get some Trijicons. I deviated from Trij's once to Meprolight and they are fading way too soon.

amd6547
April 21, 2009, 06:46 AM
I second the GlowInc sight paint. In fact, I put some on the nitesiters, it glows much longer.

burningsquirrels
April 21, 2009, 08:18 AM
chargeable night sights:

"hey can you give me a minute before mugging me? i need to charge my sights."

amd6547
April 21, 2009, 08:27 AM
If my GlowInc painted sights are sitting out in my room before I go to bed, they are still visable hours later.
Since I use a flashlight, a couple seconds shine makes them really brite. Besides, I am more likely to rely on my CTC laser grips for dark aiming.
As far as the Nitesiters on the Sig P6, I was more interested in having contrast sights, as opposed to all black. They did fine for that.
Tritium sights are really not a "needed" accessory...Nice, but not needed. The old timers did some pretty good work without them, or without any sights. Bill Jordan was once asked how he managed to beat so many bad guys in gunfights. He replied that they had a tendency to try and aim before they shot. I doubt the modern pistolero with his tritium equiped wonder nine plastic special would have much luck against Jordan and his Model 19.

kyo
April 21, 2009, 08:47 AM
I would pick glowinc over nitesighters. And over tritium. Tritium is over rated. Mix some glow inc with some nail polish, paint the sights, and your done.
Anyone keep their gun out in the open during the day? Keep it concealed during the day with a shirt, or anything? Ever take it out during the whole day? If you do then glowinc would make sense. If not, I guess tritium for you since you keep the thing locked for more than 24 hour periods- that makes no sense to me.

Just One Shot
April 21, 2009, 09:23 AM
Thank you for the recommendation. I to have been looking at various diff. night sights but didn't want to spend a ton of money to do all 4 pistols.

I looked at their web site and ordered a 1/2 oz. bottle to try out. I ordered the one listed as the brightest and longest lasting and it was just under $15.00 with shipping.

Even if I would need to reapply the product over time the small bottle should go a long way.

Thanks again!;)

moooose102
April 21, 2009, 12:29 PM
i bought a set, installed them on my lcp. they work IF the gun is out in the daylight at least to some extent. or if you hit them with a flashlight for a minute or so. but, when i clean my gun, the gunscrubber washes them off. if i was way more careful about it, it may not. but i get pretty enthusicatic about a clean gun, so the whole gun gets clean.

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