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New Night Sights from Sig!
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:25:50 PM »
SIG SAUER X-RAY3 Pistol Sights Conquer the Day & Night
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 03:19:50 PM »
I'm still using the stuff u got last year...hold on...I'll take a pic of right now...

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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 03:23:55 PM »
Let's try this one

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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 03:45:16 PM »
Let's try this one

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And, they look like they still work  ;D
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 04:11:58 PM »
Yeah.
I got a great deal of functionality for a little bit of cash in this respect.

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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 04:33:33 AM »
One of the range guys just bought the Glock G40 10mm.  The unit has night sights on it and they are large and very useful in daylight.  I have night sights on my Springfield XDs 4.0 45 and the Springfield 1911 Loaded, and while they are nice in low light, they sure are small in daylight and I have to squint to see them in the range.

I like the XS Big Dot system, as I have always preferred the "dot-the-eye" sighting system. It is just a question of what pistol to try them on.
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 09:23:31 AM »
I'm still using the stuff I got last year...hold on...I'll take a pic of right now...

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EDITED because of subject identity in OP!  "I" got the glo-on...not "u"!

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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 09:37:12 AM »
I'm still using the stuff I got last year...hold on...I'll take a pic of right now...

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EDITED because of subject identity in OP!  "I" got the glo-on...not "u"!

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I take it that this is the product: http://glow-on.com/

I just may try it on one of my Rock Island 1911s.  The front sight on the 1911 FS Tactical could use a touch up (or a complete redo)
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 09:45:57 AM »
I'm still using the stuff I got last year...hold on...I'll take a pic of right now...

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EDITED because of subject identity in OP!  "I" got the glo-on...not "u"!

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I take it that this is the product: http://glow-on.com/

I just may try it on one of my Rock Island 1911s.  The front sight on the 1911 FS Tactical could use a touch up (or a complete redo)
Yes that's the product!

I followed directions to the letter.

Personally, I like the film more than the paint because it is more consistent across a span of area.

I have it on every pistol in the stable now, with more left over.

It's not a panacea, but it's not bad either. 

When I lie down to sleep, I charge the stuff from a single AA cell LED flashlight for 30 seconds to a minute.  It's still visible, in the dim light of a BMNT house when I get up for the next day.

I got a small vile of the paint and a small square of the film last year...and I think the whole thing plus shipping was less than 30.00 if I remember correctly.

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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 10:02:53 AM »
I'm still using the stuff I got last year...hold on...I'll take a pic of right now...

<Sent from phone. Typos possible.>

EDITED because of subject identity in OP!  "I" got the glo-on...not "u"!

<Sent from phone. Typos possible.>


I take it that this is the product: http://glow-on.com/

I just may try it on one of my Rock Island 1911s.  The front sight on the 1911 FS Tactical could use a touch up (or a complete redo)
Yes that's the product!

I followed directions to the letter.

Personally, I like the film more than the paint because it is more consistent across a span of area.

I have it on every pistol in the stable now, with more left over.

It's not a panacea, but it's not bad either. 

When I lie down to sleep, I charge the stuff from a single AA cell LED flashlight for 30 seconds to a minute.  It's still visible, in the dim light of a BMNT house when I get up for the next day.

I got a small vile of the paint and a small square of the film last year...and I think the whole thing plus shipping was less than 30.00 if I remember correctly.

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Thanks for the information. I just ordered two small vials (one red and one green).  I'll see how it (they) work on a RIA pistol.  Upon closer inspection of the rear sight that comes on the RIA, I discovered that the rear sight has small, round indentations that can be transformed into dot-sights with the proper application of material.  I just may paint the slope of the front sight, or I may replace it with a fiber optic sight.
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2015, 01:02:39 PM »
...I may replace it with a fiber optic sight.

Were it me, and my own pistol, I wouldn't use a fiber-optic front sight.
The light tubes of all fiber-optic sights that I've seen are pieces of acrylic rod.
While acrylic rod is an excellent light transmitter, and is available in a multitude of useful colors, ageing acrylic always develops brittleness, and becomes fragile. (It also transmits less light as it ages, but that isn't much of an issue.)
Like the battery in a modern whizz-bang red-dot sight, you won't know in advance whether your light-pipe sight will still be operational until you present your pistol and discover that it has "gone south." (Well, "gone south" wouldn't be much of a problem to you now. Right?)

I was involved in practical testing (for a review) of light-pipe pistol sights many years ago, when they first came out. I admit that the acrylic formula may have changed since then, but today's acrylic is still subject to age-embrittlement because its a basic property of acrylic. (And, it's sunlight-related!)
The sights broke easily then, and probably still break easily now. Also, very accurate shooting was almost impossible, because of the glare of the light coming out of the end of the "pipe." (Of course, very accurate shooting is not really a defensive-pistol problem.)

Me? I don't like 'em.
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Re: New Night Sights from Sig!
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015, 01:08:13 PM »
It was an option that I was thinking about - perhaps no more thinking.  A simple dot front sight would probably be better - of the needed height.
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