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making your own night sights

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by ryan42, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

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    I was at the gunshop the other day and hanging on the wall was a do it your self kit containing different colors flouresent paint so you could make your own night sights.There was orange yellow,green about 6 diffirent colors.I was wondering If any of you guys has ever done this?
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    Those are photoluminescent paints. They have to be charged with a light source to work. Not a very good idea if you plan on depending on it.
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    Yeah, that stuff is kinda useless.Lasts only a few minutes and nothing like tritium inserts.
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    ryan42 New Member

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    ok probably not worth the 60 bucks uh
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    Not at all. If you want night sights, get them.
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    60 bucks, thats about 3x what that kit should cost. another 25 bucks and you can get the real thing from meprolite
  7. cpttango30

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    I did it once and yeah they don't work for crap.

    I tried with a free sample of Glow-on. http://glow-on.com/

    The guy that was selling this stuff at a different board had all these wild clams about 8 to 12 hours of usable light from these sights.

    I put my pistol with painted sights on it out in direct sun for 8 to 10 hours. I got maybe 3 hours at most of light from the sights and maybe half of that was usable.
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    That same ''paint'' can be purchased for cheaper(NOT CHEAPER THAN FREE SAMPLES) in larger quantities through your bait and tackle shops. I use the stuff for my spinners and spoons. trout and salmon love those bright flashy colors. And I enjoy making lures a 15-30 lb fish attacks
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