Painting front sight

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Painting front sight

Postby runandshoot » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:38 pm

I am thinking of painting the front sight on my JA 22. Has anyone ever done this? It is small.and I am thinking that it might be helpful.
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Re: Painting front sight

Postby Flowmaster » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:35 am

I've never done it on a J22 or JA22, but I have on some other guns. I used my girlfriend's white nail polish. I had to do 2 or 3 coats to make it really white/bright, but it worked just fine. The contrast of a white sight onto a black bullseye made it easier for me to see.

They sell sight paint at a lot of gun shows. I've never used the stuff.
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Re: Painting front sight

Postby Kiln » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:18 am

Mine had been painted before I got it. It helps with targwt acquisition but looks tacky.
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Re: Painting front sight

Postby pockets » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:37 am

I've also used fingernail polish on front sights. It works pretty nicely. Just choose a color that suits the purpose.
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Re: Painting front sight

Postby daveindenver » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:43 am

My JA22 is black on black too and I can not see the front sight well at all at the indoor range I go to.

Frist;
Should I mess with WhiteOut to paint the front sight or got directly with nail polish? I presume either will come off with the usual gun cleaning solvent or polish remover.... but will it leave a mark/stain of some kind?

Second;
Should I paint the entire rears slanting surface for the forward sight! Or something less like just a line on the tip, or ....?

What works best for you guys?

Thx!
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Re: Painting front sight

Postby adam01364 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:25 pm

I have a black slide that came into my possession with the sights painted white. Definitely easier to acquire the target.
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