Bright idea for bright sights
I thought I would share a sight improvement idea that I have used. It is aimed mainly at pistol CO2 shooters, but works perfectly well on rifle open sights. Most CO2 pistols have very basic sights which can be difficult to see/use in low light conditions. I’m an archer as well as a pistol/rifle shooter, and I have used Beiter fibre- optic pins in my bow’s sight. These are a square section of rigid fibre- optic plastic that come in different diameters and are about 40mm in length. I have found that the 2.5mm size ( largest available size) fits perfectly onto a pistol front sight blade, although rifle open sights might require a smaller size. They come in both red and green. Other makes are available but only the Beiter Fibre Optic Sight pins are square.
Before you glue them onto your sight blade, you will have to do a bit of preparation. You have to sand the top of the sight blade lightly, so that the glue adheres to it. Then cut the fibre- optic pin to the size you require. They are rigid, so care must be taken when cutting them to size and I suggest that you practise on the end you do not intend to use. I used a pair of dog nail- clippers to cut the fibre- optic pin because they give you a good clean cut without deforming the pin. You have to use the correct type of glue, because you are gluing plastic to metal, and I found that AAE fast set gel works perfectly, and has the benefit of setting in only 30 seconds. As you can see from the pictures, when finished this gives you a good-looking, robust sight whilst enhancing your sight picture by giving a clear and bright aiming point. The best thing is, they only cost £1.75 each and are available from most archery shops or eBay.
Hello I never cease to be amazed by the ingenuity of our readers. This looks so simple, yet effective, so well done you.