Does anyone have any suggestions for adding some color to adjustable sights? My sights (Kimber Classic) are all black. I read somewhere that some people have used model paint and others have used nail polish. Any suggestions?
I just used to carry a bottle of 'white out'
or 'liquid paper' to brush it on the Front sight. It stays on good untill you clean the gun or carry it a long time in a holster.
It's cheap and comes in several colors. I used to use white or yellow. To eaply, just scrape off the old w/finger nail and reaply.
My daughter had some bright orange nail polish that works well on the front sight. It's apparently impervious to solvent, as I have only had to build up a bead on the sight once. I've used this stuff on three or four of my pistols with great success.
Most who like black sights are those young guys that can see them!!!
Some young guys, and many of us old fogies, have a difficult seeing the front sight--esp when against a black background.
I use anything to at least give me a blur of color, Ashley Big Dot, fiber optics, yellow model paint, yellow car touch up paint, etc. Being able to focus on the front sight in a stressful situation is a luxury some shooters do not enjoy.
Yes, I know all about all of the trick glasses, etc. I know of none that can become part of the everyday street wear, so I'll stick with my lineless trifocals, and paint my front sights. GLV
I have used the orange "brightsights" and it is a good product for painting sites. Seems to work a little better than fingernail polish or model paint. I have only used it on the red inserts on my SW revolvers. For me the red insert always disappears against a brown or dark background