Painting front sight

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by dlee58, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. dlee58

    dlee58 New Member

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    I qualified today for my CCH and while on the range I noticed the background and sight were very similar in color. If I were to put a drop of paint on the front sight sight is that OK? It is a Taurus 650 .357. Would using a marker be better than paint?
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Have you considered night sights?

    We had a few bolos in the Army that would use charcoal or Sharpies on their sights to reduce glare.

    I've used Whiteout on the front sight of .22s before when doing a lot of shooting on silhouettes.

    I'd recommend trying a few things and doing whatever works best for you. If the ol' lady has red nail polish laying around the house, slap it on there and see what it does for you.
     

  3. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    check out cabelas they have some sight paints that glo in the dark also bright colored paints for day time
     
  4. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    i was going to say replace at least the front with a tritium sight. Then i went back and read what gun you have...painting may be your best option

    good luck with it
     
  5. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    I've painted front sights often. I've used a permanent marker (temp field fix for someone else), a white paint marker and white nail polish.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Cheap quick fix? Visit the model airplane section of drugstore- get a bottle of airplane paint (about $2) bright orange is about as visible as anything. Yeah, night sights are nice- and pricy.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Who cares what it looks like? You have to see the front sight. As in: Front sight press.
     
  8. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    when i had my rossi 357 with a 2" barrel what i did was took white out and used as a primer then used a red highlighter for the color, just an idea