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 Post subject: Re: Front Sight Visibility - Glow Paint? - Make it glow 24/7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Adding tiny lights to iron sights is a novel idea. When I was a kid , we drilled out the plastic bodies on a couple of slot cars and added "rice lights" as headlights for racing in the dark. Today's LEDs use way less power and solar panels come small enough to fit on a portion of rail. I have a small solar powered thermometer thats ten years old and I've never changed the battery. My wheels are turning...I just need a little more coffee.

THIS^ :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Front Sight Visibility - Glow Paint? - Make it glow 24/7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:04 pm 
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Here's what I did to my other GP-100 to make the front sight POP for quick acquisition...


Too big. Just click on it
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n532/exisp/GP-FrontSight.jpg


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Yep, I thought that would work for me also, but my eyesight is probably worse than yours. I have tried just applying the flourescent colors, including orange like yours. Still can't pickup up the front sight with my eyes unless it is glow paint and is illuminated.


I have had to pick up several assorted pairs of readers. The pair I use for shooting is like 1.25X. That gives my just enough focus to see the front site and still have reasonable clarity at 25 ft for the target. Without some minimal mag, front sites are just a mess of a blur.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Sight Visibility - Glow Paint? - Make it glow 24/7
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Here's an idea - could you get a laser to point right at the bright paint on the front sight??
Probably would take some time to get it mounted just right... Just a thought!!

The other idea I have is the same one Tolly has!!
Get rid of the open sights and use a scope.

With my 1st pair of bifocals here, I do OK with them - But I like using a scope a lot more now.
Variable powered scopes are nice - turn it down for close up work and turn up the power for far-away shots.
Many even have an illuminated reticle that the brightness and/or color can be adjusted to your liking.

I have an 6-24x50 NcStar scope on my AR - and I love all that magnification!!

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And it has a pretty wild "Range-Finding" illuminated reticle:

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NcStar has a lot of options for a guy as far as scopes and red-dot's go - It's definitely not "Top Shelf" stuff!!
NcStar might not be around much longer either, if Trump pisses China off!! As well as a lot of other cheap stuff...

An I assume we're talking about your 995 here too... (-:

Anyway - check out NcStar and maybe you'll find something that you like!! Or at least possibly help you out...

http://ncstar.com/product/scope.html

Maybe we should all try for a group rate with the Laser Eye Surgery.... :whistle:

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For me, acquisition of the target is to slow with a scope. By the time I line up the optics of my glasses and the scope, the target (woodchuck) is on the move. Iron sights let me follow the little bastards even if they're out of focus. A scope only helps me at distances with stationary objects. Like when someone says " can you hit that walnut on the fence post?" and my response is "what fence post?".

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I just don't see the need of a scope on a pistol caliber carbine.
Maybe a low power such as a 1X-2.5X for people with really bad eyesight but never a high power scope for practical use


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You mean like this??

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It's the 4-12x40 scope I got with the 4595 for Christmas!! :D

I figured I'd give it a try - If I don't like it, I can always change it back.

It will be used mostly for target shooting - I'm curious how well it group at 100 yards.

I won't get a chance to shoot it again until the weekend.

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"See...See Nova...I want one of those! All the cool kids are getting em. I must be the only guy without one. Pleeeeese....I've got a birthday coming up soon...Come-on look at it...It's beautiful", said George to his wife.

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"See...See Nova...I want one of those! All the cool kids are getting em. I must be the only guy without one. Pleeeeese....I've got a birthday coming up soon...Come-on look at it...It's beautiful", said George to his wife.



you'll shoot your eye out with one! :whistle:

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George Taylor wrote:
Adding tiny lights to iron sights is a novel idea. When I was a kid , we drilled out the plastic bodies on a couple of slot cars and added "rice lights" as headlights for racing in the dark. Today's LEDs use way less power and solar panels come small enough to fit on a portion of rail. I have a small solar powered thermometer thats ten years old and I've never changed the battery. My wheels are turning...I just need a little more coffee.



George, I love your creative thinking.
What is a rice light & are they available for purchase?
I have actually tried attaching a fiber optic rod to one of my front sights. Never was successful on that but have seen it done by drilling a hole in a plastic front sight & inserting a fiber optic rod.


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I checked an old tool box I used for electrical stuff from 40 years ago. I bought these lights to make a mini Christmas tree for our 3 room apartment when we first got married. I bought them at Radio shack.

http://rs1255.pbsrc.com/albums/hh640/ge ... 0&fit=clip
Im sure once I figure out the Photobucket thing posting pictures will be much more rewarding.


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George,
If you send your pictures with your cell-phone, send them at a "medium" size.
They have to be less than a 1000 pixels wide before they will show up here on HPT...
And the medium size should make it so you can post them here with no resizing or anything.

You can resize the ones you already have on photobucket pretty easy too.

When you click on your link, you'll see off to the upper right there are 4 options under "share this photo"
Just click on the "IMG" one and copy it - then paste it here and the picture will show up!!

As long as it's smaller that a 1000 pixels wide - They can be 1/2 that size and be easy to see here.

Hope that helps - We always love to see pictures!! (-:

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Jason, do you have a Photobucket app? I've searched everywhere for a way to resize the photos and haven't been able to discover the features you've described. My phone sends photos in one size unless in a text message. Maybe I need a more modern phone instead of a new carbine.

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George Taylor wrote:
Jason, do you have a Photobucket app? I've searched everywhere for a way to resize the photos and haven't been able to discover the features you've described. My phone sends photos in one size unless in a text message. Maybe I need a more modern phone instead of a new carbine.
I use Imgur. It's an online photo gallery and it has a basic editor for resizing, cropping and some minor fixes. There is a mobile app, too. http://imgur.com/apps

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George Taylor wrote:
Jason, do you have a Photobucket app? I've searched everywhere for a way to resize the photos and haven't been able to discover the features you've described. My phone sends photos in one size unless in a text message. Maybe I need a more modern phone instead of a new carbine.

Depending on your phone and such, here's how I do it.

My photo gallery app has an option in the menu so I can export an image and resize the exported image.

I use Tapatalk to do most of the forum stuff and attach the exported picture that way.

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