front sight hi lighting ?

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by RedBird94, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. RedBird94

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    just picked up my 4595.. Until I can get a scope mounted, would like to do something with the stock sights. Maybe hi lite the front with white or day glow. Something to give a little contrast. Maybe help the aging eyes thing. Pictures would be helpful
     
  2. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Take the wife to walmart. Why? So you don't look like a Mo when browsing the fingernail polish department. Any color imaginable, durable as all hell and each one comes with it's own brush.
     

  3. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Whiteout. Office supplies. Works great, easy to remove.
     
  4. Johnny_B_Goode

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    Fingernail polish for me. Bright, cheap and it lasts a while.
     
  5. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Do you use the sparkly stuff?
     
  6. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Maybe. I might have done a glittery purple rollmark. What's it to ya? And don't knock a pearlescent front sight till you've tried it.
     
  7. Johnny_B_Goode

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    No, I use white "Lee Hard as Nails". You can get it at family dollar real cheap. A bottle will last several lifetimes. Get a bottle of clear too. The clear works almost as good as locktite. Fingernail polish will not damage the threads on screws you have to remove often.
     
  8. I prefer to go to the hobby shop & get my paint. Currently I'm sold on flourescent green, which is similar to that worn by highway workers. Easy to apply & more durable that the "white out" typing correction stuff. :cool:
     
  9. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Yup. Nothing wrong with model paint either.
     
  10. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    My niece used the pearl sparkly stuff on her heritage SA 22. It worked pretty good too.
     


  11. Not at all - I have used it before; but lately all I have seen was gloss, and I prefer flat as it never glares in bright light. :cool:
     
  12. cicpup

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    Catches the sunlight. Looks like you're shooting at fairies.
     
  13. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Never thought of it that way.
     
  14. RedBird94

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    did have a white sharpie paint pen just to get an idea of how it would look. Think it will work fine. Some day glo paint and I'm there. Thanks everyone
     


  15. I used to use white & it worked well - until I shot a match with a white target & very faint (invisible from even 7 yds) scoring rings. I tried international orange & learned it disappeared in dim light - back to a black sight & poor visibility. Eventually I settled on flourescent/neon green, about what you see highway workers wearing. So far it has worked well in all light conditions, against all target colors. :cool:
     
  16. Go with black and a bright dot, the front sight on a HP should be easy to modify. If not mill it off and replace with a dovetail 1911 front sight.
     
  17. HP/C9/45ACP

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    I used yellow finger polish on the front sight and red finger polish on the rear sight of my Phoenix Arms HP22A. The fingernail polish has been on it for probably over a year and still holding up great. Much easier to see the sights than it was with the original black sights and shows up well against most natural backgrounds and targets.
     
  18. wganz

    wganz Supporting Member

    HECK!!! No one would bat an eye at it now days. :rolleyes:
     
  19. RedBird94

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    Will try and find a florescent green paint pen. my Trijicon night sights are that color. You can see them in any light.
     
  20. TRWXXA

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    Sure. Everyone has got a CNC machine just lying around. :rolleyes:

    Of course if you are one of the unfortunate few who don't have a metal shop in the spare bedroom, you can always try these...

    NiteSiters
     
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