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#5870362 - 08/09/15 10:51 AM Customizing a fixed sight
JThoele Offline
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Not sure how many gunsmith guys we have on here, but I have two handguns (a S&W 39 and a S&W 13-2) that have fixed low profile ramp style front sights that become all but useless in poor lighting or against dark colored targets. The guns are both fantastic shooters, and I would like to increase their sight visibility. Can a bright brass bead be fitted and placed on the existing metal ramp sight?

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#5870378 - 08/09/15 11:10 AM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
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Bright colored nail polish.
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#5870390 - 08/09/15 11:24 AM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
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^^^^^^^
That

And they make some really good Glow In The Dark Paint these days.

I did a 10/22 with florescent model paint years ago.
It worked out great.

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#5870456 - 08/09/15 12:29 PM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
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So far that is what I have done on the 13-2. It works ok, obviously
It is the cheapest and least invasive approach, but it isn't an exceptional fix.

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#5870460 - 08/09/15 12:30 PM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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There is a company called BrightSights that makes high vis and glow in the dark paint specifically for gun sights. They work great

http://brightsights.com/

I have even used it on guitar necks so guys can see there position dots on a dark stage.


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#5870606 - 08/09/15 02:17 PM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
JThoele Offline
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Cool, I'll give them a try

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#5870947 - 08/09/15 05:45 PM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Bright colored nail polish.


Yup
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#5871113 - 08/09/15 07:36 PM Re: Customizing a fixed sight [Re: JThoele]
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A nice hot pink? peep
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