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I figure a lot of you also have iron sights on your weapon.

 

Some say a tritium front sight post on a rifle or a carbine is a good low light backup.

 

Many have tritium night sights on their hand guns.

 

For half the price of a tritium front sight post or a set of tritium sights for a handgun I have tried an alternative.

 

Do a search on noctilumina.

 

It is mainly a watch dial long lasting lume.  I have done 14 sights and barely put a dent in the supply.  I put on several coats of the water resilient type, then after it cured put on the top coat.

 

I figure it will wear off eventually, but it is very inexpensive to just put more on.

 

this stuff is like superluminova dive watch lume.  it glows as bright or brighter than tritium when freshly charged, and then tapers off until charged again.  It lasts for a night easy.

 

After 4 to 6 hours tritium is brighter.  And, you do not have to re charge tritium with light again.

 

But...

I had a dive watch with this on it for over ten years and it is just as bright as when new.

 

Compared to tritium dive watches, they are no longer glowing much after 10 or more years.

 

So...

this should remain glowing for years longer than tritium,

and one of the kits has enought to do who knows how many sights.

 

this is not cheap one hour weak lume kind of stuff.  it works great.

 

the only problem I see is that even with the top coat, with lots of use it will wear off like bow flage or any other paint type.

 

I have no financial interest in the company.

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Thanks, taylor!!

 

Do you have or can you post any pics of the front sight you have performed this on??

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here is a link to some watch pictures.

 

The bezel with glowing numbers uses the type of "outside of a watch" lume that I used.

 

this stuff glows great.

 

http://www.larrybiggs.net/scwf/index.php?mod=103&action= 0&id=1183988474



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Originally posted by taylorsf taylorsf wrote:

I figure a lot of you also have iron sights on your weapon.

 

Some say a tritium front sight post on a rifle or a carbine is a good low light backup.

 

Many have tritium night sights on their hand guns.

 

For half the price of a tritium front sight post or a set of tritium sights for a handgun I have tried an alternative.

 

Do a search on noctilumina.

 

SNIP

 

I have no financial interest in the company.

 

So bro... How this stuff work on a handgun that been in the holster, under a shirt, all day?

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 Very interesting product! Thanks for the heads-up. That stuff would have many useful applications in everyday life.
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it holds up good, but has only been for a few weeks.  I have not had my leather carry gun, it is out for work, so I can't say about that.  A pistol in a cqc serpa looks just like when I first did it.

 

On sights with "dot" depressions, I just pack it in, and then do an overcoat with the number II binder.  I think of it as like puttomg clear coat over over regular paint.  On front sight post on a long gun there is no "dot" to pack it in, so I assume over time the over coat binder and lume will get worn off.

 

I would never buy tritium sights for a number of handguns and tritium front sight posts for a number of long guns, you could buy a few more guns at least for that price.  Bowflage wears off to.

 

At 30$ a set, I have done a dozen guns and barely put a dent in the supplies.

 

Take a look at your ten, let alone twenty year old watches and tritium sights, and they don't last forever either. 

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Originally posted by taylorsf taylorsf wrote:

it holds up good, but has only been for a few weeks.  I have not had my leather carry gun, it is out for work, so I can't say about that.  A pistol in a cqc serpa looks just like when I first did it.

 

On sights with "dot" depressions, I just pack it in, and then do an overcoat with the number II binder.  I think of it as like puttomg clear coat over over regular paint.  On front sight post on a long gun there is no "dot" to pack it in, so I assume over time the over coat binder and lume will get worn off.

 

I would never buy tritium sights for a number of handguns and tritium front sight posts for a number of long guns, you could buy a few more guns at least for that price.  Bowflage wears off to.

 

At 30$ a set, I have done a dozen guns and barely put a dent in the supplies.

 

Take a look at your ten, let alone twenty year old watches and tritium sights, and they don't last forever either. 

 

 It would be easy to make a dimple wherever you wanted one...

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