Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by rdt, Mar 12, 2011.
is there a phosphorescent paint that i can use to brighten my sights?
glow in the dark? yes...phosphorescent or like tritium? not to my knowledge
There are a couple of products I am aware of, one is a small bottle of paint, the other are stick-on dots.
Bright Sights Professional Gun Sight Ghost Glow Paint Kit - MidwayUSA
Nitesiters Handgun Night Sights
I have the gun sight glow from mid way. I'll tell you its not worth your time. Tritium is the only ns worth getting imo and still it doesn't last more than 3-5yrs from my experience
To my knowledge, the luminescent paint must absorb light before it glows. It is not like the radioactive isotope that is in the tritium sights that does not require anything to glow.
Something goes "bump" in the night, you grab your night stand gun and put it under your lamp for 5 minutes to "charge" the sights, and then go investigate? Sounds good to me. :bluelaugh:
Ya just geta streamlight TLR-3. $75 and you will be able to see just fine
Flashlights work to the target's advantage too...tritium sights do not.
i bought some of this paint at the last gun show.. and well its pointless.. it woudl be helpful if it actually stuck to the sights..
Even if it did stick, it does need exposure to light to "charge", then has a very short glow life between charges. My CZ 75's came with it and it's rubbish.
Flashlights are necessary to properly identify the target and threat level...
that's a bit of a blanket statement... If you are in MY house then i don't need to properly identify you and I doubt I'd give much thought to assessing the "threat level" YMM very well V
I'll fix it for you.
Like if you don't live by yourself, have a pet, etc.
I'd say mostly the advantage is yours, you determine when the light goes on or off plus all the glare is in the target's face not yours.
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