Quality gow in the dark paint for sights


September 27, 2013, 03:41 PM
Obviously tritium sights are not available for a wide variety of weapons, I was looking for a high quality phosphorescence paint for firearm sights, I was hoping some here would have some recommendations. Thanks

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Outlaw Man
September 27, 2013, 05:40 PM
I had decent luck with the TruGlo set. Seems to hold up well and holds a "charge" about as long as any other photoluminescent stuff out there.

Onward Allusion
September 27, 2013, 09:58 PM

September 28, 2013, 12:51 AM
One thing I notice is they all claim is that their own paints are the brightest in the industry. Anyone used glosight?

September 28, 2013, 08:12 AM
I suppose it would be better than nothing in low light, but at best the paint is a poor substitute for true night sights.

September 28, 2013, 09:49 AM
What I have found over the years...

On the cheap. 30 pulse years ago when I was a street cop working the 'graveyard shift' I would use the light blue 'White Out' on my sights. Cleans off with ease, re-coats with ease.

I have a revolver with 'McGivern Gold Bead' front sight. It is fast to find in low light. But, in bright light, the angle of the light will move the sighting view and point of impact toward the light source. The brighter lit front sight just pulls the alignment that way.

The 'tritium' and other naturally powered lit sights are not only expensive but some what touche (OK, the ones I had dealings with 15 to 20 years ago.)

The bright/glow-in-the-dark paints would, in my view, draw sight aliment off a little, be more or less permanent and a good option if you do a greater part of your shooting in very low light.

If you haven't done 'near totally dark' shooting, try it. I think you will be surprised how well you cans sight using the muzzle flash from your previous shot/s.

Hope your quest is productive.

Onward Allusion
September 28, 2013, 02:18 PM
Glow Inc's long lasting glow paint will last over night when a UV flashlight is used on it for about 30 seconds. If it's shown on for a few seconds, the glow lasts about 30 minutes.

For a nightstand or SD gun, I would use Tritium sights - UNLESS they are not available for my make/model of firearm. Tritium sight selection is pretty limited for a lot of revolvers and older pistols.

September 28, 2013, 06:54 PM
Here is Glow inc on an Hk MR556


October 1, 2013, 11:43 AM
Did you do the back sight as well?

This is what I am looking at: http://siteglo.com/

October 1, 2013, 06:04 PM
Actually I just did the numbers on the rear sight. The numbers are directly under the aperture opening so it worked really well. Great paint.... I find myself trying find new things to paint...lol

October 2, 2013, 12:46 PM
My only beef with glow in the dark paints is I don't usually store my pistol unholstered under a light source.

My BHP clone after a few minutes under fluorescent lights with Glow-On. It's bright enough that the dots reflect on the blued steel finish. I don't notice it on the rear sights but on the front the reflection can appear like a streak. Probably best to matte the top of your slide if you want to use this paint.


November 5, 2013, 12:43 AM
Well, after doing multiple weapons, the paint is junk honestly. Just thought I would post my review here. Did the front and the back sight on a PPS, primer 3 coats and clear, flaked right off the blued rear sight instantly, even after etching it. Paint looks crappy on the pistols IMO.

Ended up buying some glow in dark ducktape at walmart, finely and delicately cutting tiny pieces, and carefully putting them on as shown. Not sure how long they will stay but works as good as paint and actually stays.

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November 18, 2013, 05:36 PM
stressed, duct tape fixes everything

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