Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

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    Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:54 pm

    Was wondering what you guys do when the white paint stuff falls out of your 3-dot sights. My wife was shooting her Shield the day after Christmas and noticed that on the rear sight, the white paint fell out. Do you guys get some white-out and throw it in there? White paint? Replace the sights with something nicer?
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Devereaux on Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:00 pm

    Heck, I HATE  the rear white stuff anyway. I usually put some black over them to dull it. I have used MNU, which is this black stuff that the Marines use to touch up their eagle, ball, and anchor emblems for inspections. I have a friend who uses model paints. Glossy white for the front sight (makes it kind of pop out nicely).

    Have her shoot a while with blacked out rears and see if she actually finds it better. I do.
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:23 pm

    I dislike the two white dots on the rear sight: too busy. They get magic markered out at the first opportunity. I use ultra-white glossy nail polish to refresh the front sight. It works really well.  

    And yes, I'm the creepy old guy pouring over the nail polish in the teeny-bopper section, as the wife won't buy it for me.
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Cornmastah on Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:38 pm

    Do you guys scrape out the existing dot? Or do you just paint black over it?
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Devereaux on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:20 pm

    If I don't drive out the sight and turn it around, just paint over it.
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Cornmastah on Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:59 pm

    You guys have a recommendation on replacement sights for the Shield, in case I decide to go that route?
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Devereaux on Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:36 pm

    I only replaced the rear. I got the 10-8 rear with the 0.156 aperture (the wider one). I REALLY like it!
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:38 am

    I put Dawson Precision sights on my Glocks. They give a very sharp sight picture
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Devereaux on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:26 pm

    One of the things I like about the 10-8 sight is that the bottom of the sight notch is curved. It seems to draw the front sight dot right in better than the square bottom.
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Devereaux on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:59 pm

    ?So what did you do, Corn.
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    Re: Doh! The "White" fell out of my Sight

    Post by Cornmastah on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:59 pm

    Nothing yet, lol... I've been too busy casting/loading lately that I haven't done anything with it. The last time we went shooting she did just fine with it how it is--it didn't bug her too much. I'm thinking of blacking out the other rear sight.

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