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In low light or dark backstop the front sight disappears in the rear sight channel. What would you recommend to paint the front with that won't wear off from edc in a leather holster? Can that ramp be replaced by a gold bead or something similar?
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Hey Redeemed,

Welcome to S&W.

Like Jonesy says. Wipe it with acetone (nail polish remover). Hit it w/hair dryer/heat gun. Paint white. (use toothpick)

I like the "Day Glo Green" fishing lure paint. On top of the white paint.

If you are more talented, grind a spot in the front sight. Paint white. Then a drop of GOLD paint. (poor man's McGivern/Call Bead).

Later, Mark
 

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I use fingernail polish. white base followed by orange. degreased with fingernail polish remover first. long lasting
 

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As a follow-up to Msharley’s comment – if you’re REAL talented, you could re-contour your existing front sight, putting a flat on the posterior side of the sight perpendicular to the barrel, drill a small hole in that flat, and then insert a brass or gold bead into that hole. The beads that I’ve seen have a very small stem under the bead itself. Since gold’s soft, I’d make the hole a snug fit, but not tight, and then use red Loctite in the hole when inserting the stem of the bead – it won’t fall out!!! That's what I'm contemplating . . . Regards.
 

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OR......you could just install a Red Dot sight. It truly is amazing what it will do for your accuracy. My groups went from 4" at 50' to under 2" when I installed a fairly cheap $20 Tasco Red Dot. I bought a better Red dot for $70, but it doesn't make a difference in shooting, only in durability! It does not matter. You could buy 4 Tasco Red Dots, for $80!!!!!

You can ALWAYS see the lighted red dot! In low light.....it is hard to see the target, only. That is my personal experience....take it or leave it!!! Bob
 

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Needs to be touched up, but the day glo orange works for me. Nail polish, and,as said before, acetone first, then the color of your choice. I may have to try the white! Sorry about the trash in the floorboard. I don’t throw stuff out. Hank

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