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What color sights do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Quadkid, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Quadkid

    Quadkid Well-Known Member

    My 1911 has white sights and i find them hard to acquire in any light situation. Its an older model with staked on sites and i dont want to pay someone to put on tritiums or anything, I just want something to help me out a little bit. I am looking for opinions on which color to paint them. Whats a good color to pick up in low light situations?


    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  2. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    My 1911 has a red front blade with a black notch rear.
  3. Quadkid

    Quadkid Well-Known Member

    i tried orange tonight, but i think i am going to remove it off the back sights. The dots are too small to be colored I think.

    I may have to give red a try.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Red & Black are nearly indistinguishable from each other in low light.

    White for night.
    Black for the rest of the time.

  5. Pistol Pete

    Pistol Pete New Member

    I needed the ability to see my sights in low light so I took the plunge on my 1911 and put on Trijicon tritium sights. I have no regrets as both the night and day target acquisition is vastly improved. The only possible downside is the sights are slightly taller.
  6. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    'tis true, but I really like red in daylight.

    At night, the flashlight in my off hand gives me a very clear sight picture. Everything looks black. :)
  7. JMusic

    JMusic member

    Flourecent Red. All colors except Lumies can't be seen at night.


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