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Post by Menametony » 24 Nov 2008, 01:47

hey guys! its been a long time... ive been very busy... bleh.. but heres a question.. i went to the range a couple of days ago.. and man.. its been a while since ive shot the 5.7.... my grouping is horrible.... bleh... but towards the end of my session i noticed that my front sight looked weird... the white dot had fell off... i mean i know im bad at shooting.. now this white dot is gone.. now im even worst... what should i put there? i mean i can paint one back in? thanks guys



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Post by iCeMaN » 24 Nov 2008, 02:50

Yea, you could dabble some paint in there or have some night sights installed which would be even better be EA!! :D

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Post by jmz5 » 24 Nov 2008, 06:00

Some white paint will work.
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Post by fzr confused » 24 Nov 2008, 06:38

if you are going to paint it, might as well get the glow in the dark type paint...that or just get the night siters and use those.

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Post by MadDogDan » 24 Nov 2008, 16:05

White paint is all that was in there in the first place.

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Post by stg2ahn » 24 Nov 2008, 16:21

Time to upgrade to Tritium night sights.

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Post by americanbrdhunter » 29 Nov 2008, 11:57

Tritium is the only way to go. I've got them on my Kimber Exec. It's so comforting to roll over in the middle of the night and see those three dots glowing on the nightstand. :clap:

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Post by joesmoe3 » 17 Dec 2008, 17:33

O.k., tritium sights (I have them on another gun -- like 'em) -- question is, where to get 'em for the 5-7?

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Post by f3rr37 » 17 Dec 2008, 18:08

Elite Ammunition, check their section of the forum for information.

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Post by Grantness » 17 Dec 2008, 18:17

Get the nitesiters http://www.nitesiters.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Even if you want tritium, the nitesiters will work well in the mean time. They are way more visible than the stock factory sights, you can see them at night if they have been charged (flashlight or UV for 5 min), and they are only $8 for like 8 of them.

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Post by Cyberfly » 18 Dec 2008, 13:24

I've used the phosphoresent paint and it works as well as the nitesiters (if you apply two or three coats) but the nightsiters are MUCH easier to apply.
The only advantage to the paint is, one little bottle is about $4 and you can do MANY, MANY weapons with it. And still have a bunch of paint left over. But the nitesiters are a lot easier to apply.
A LOT easier.
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Post by fatherfoof » 18 Dec 2008, 13:46

All good ideas, but I'll add one more. You can tell I have grandchildren. I noticed my one grandaughter had some fingernails glowing in the dark, so I thought about an old handgun with barely visible front sight from rubbing in the holster. Borrowed the fingernail glow polish--has nice little brush. Can't cost more than chump change. Works fine for me.
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Post by Cyberfly » 18 Dec 2008, 13:58

Nearly the same thing as the phosphorescent paint, Padre. One of my girls has a little friend that had glow in the dark fingernail polish and I was checking it out this Halloween. Nearly identical to the paint I have in my closet. Just thinner.
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Post by fatherfoof » 18 Dec 2008, 14:36

Great minds think the same.... or is it just cops are all broke and find the cheap and resourceful way?
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Post by Cyberfly » 18 Dec 2008, 19:33

I think...B. Cops are always broke and trying to find the cheap way out. :thumb:
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Post by FSNTAC » 19 Dec 2008, 18:14

Paint sucks. it will wear off when you clean the sights. I am thinking about nitesiters but am still testing the waters.

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Post by Cyberfly » 19 Dec 2008, 21:05

Mine hasn't. I clean my sites every time I clean my weapon.
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Post by FSNTAC » 20 Dec 2008, 17:53

I have rubbed off paint on all my weapons. Are you sure you're not limp wrisiting when cleaning Fly?


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