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Old 11-22-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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I must say I love the RO I just bought but after shooting a couple hundred rounds through it I don't care for the front sight being black it makes it hard to pick up, especially at night. Any ideas? I have heard u can paint the sight but wanna be sure.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Sure, you can paint the front sight. People have done it for years. You can also completely replace the front sight with a fiber optic from Hi-Viz or other makers.
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Just replace the set with some night sights from trijicon,meprolite,or tru-glo..well worth it
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Thanks I was unaware front sight was replaceable!
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Sure you can paint it. I have what appears to be the same setup on my Trophy Match. My gripe is the fact that the front sight on mine appears to be a gloss finish. I've considered a fiber optic sight. For actual night use, I'd consider investing in some proper night sights.
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Thanks I was unaware front sight was replaceable!
If its not the dovetail version it may appear "permanent".. But its a stake in front sight. You can replace them no problem
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just a fyi, the RO intended use is a range target gun thats why the sight is black. in bright daylight a black sight contrasts very well on a typical bullseye target.

they are easily swapped out as stated above
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I just purchased a Range Officer as well. As I have yet to take it to a decent range, the one where I bought it had very poor lighting which meant I couldn't see the sights at all. I plan on painting them to see how that works out I wanted something bright but as JonM mentioned not too bright as to make it hard to see if I ever get to an outside range. But needless to say the first 100 rounds were horrible placed, it's like I was shooting blind.
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I just purchased a Range Officer as well. As I have yet to take it to a decent range, the one where I bought it had very poor lighting which meant I couldn't see the sights at all. I plan on painting them to see how that works out I wanted something bright but as JonM mentioned not too bright as to make it hard to see if I ever get to an outside range. But needless to say the first 100 rounds were horrible placed, it's like I was shooting blind.
That's no bueno. I agree with you though, I find a solid black front sight to be hard to pick up. It wouldn't be so bad if maybe the rear sight had a white outline or something that would contrast with the front sight. But black on black isn't my idea of ideal. It can be difficult to see in indoor shooting ranges. I prefer a fiber optic or gold bead front sight.
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