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AKPastor
August 19, 2010, 12:49 AM
I have a revolver with adjustable iron sights and want something that I can put on them to increase their visibility (on the range and for home defense.) A friend mentioned appliance paint. I looked at a product called Bright Sights, but there seemed to be a lot of negative reviews.

What are the options?
What have you used?

Price is a bit of an issue. I am looking for a low cost approach (at least for now.) Go ahead and suggest higher price options since I will entertain those for the future. I do want to keep the original sights.

Thanks

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rcmodel
August 19, 2010, 12:05 PM
White appliance touch-up paint.
Nail polish to match your accessorys.
Or better yet, Testers Model enamal available in every color there is, including day-glow, cheap, at Walmart or any hobby shop.

Bullseye match shooters use soot blackened black sights.
Colored sights change your zero / point of impact when the sun hits them a various angles during the day.

rc

kbbailey
August 19, 2010, 12:19 PM
go to an auto parts store or a welding supply store and look for marking pens for use on steel.
They are like oversize markers with paint. Available in many bright colors.
That is what I use.

AKPastor
August 19, 2010, 01:35 PM
Thanks - I think I may have to go shopping today

Greg Koziol
August 19, 2010, 04:12 PM
you can get glow in the dark paint but you have to charge those, or you can replace the sight with tritium or fiber optics

Mudinyeri
August 19, 2010, 05:29 PM
Testers Model enamal available in every color there is, including day-glow, cheap, at Walmart or any hobby shop.

I've seen this work very well.

AKPastor
August 20, 2010, 01:24 AM
Used the Testors and went to the range and was very pleased. Thanks for all the tips

ruger1228
August 22, 2010, 05:27 PM
Used the Testors and went to the range and was very pleased. Thanks for all the tips
What color Testers did you use?

45crittergitter
August 27, 2010, 10:50 AM
I use the Testors fluorescent, usually in yellow, sometimes hot pink. A base coat of white will help.

Jim Watson
August 27, 2010, 12:54 PM
Bright Sights is a bust, their orange was pastel.

I like Model Master fluorescent red, which has an orange cast; applied over a white base coat. I have a night sight with the blade painted red around the tritium lamp that is a good all-conditions sight.

FLG uses car body touch-up paint which is a tough enamel.

Most holsters these days have sight tracks and paint will last a good while.

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