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Old September 15th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #1
 
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22/45 lite Sights Mod

Broke down and did my first modification to the new 22/45 lite. Because I can't find any High Viz sights available yet, I thought I would try a mod I saw ealier on here. Simple enough. Some permanent paint and some painters tape and a tooth pick. The front sight was easy,just taped up around the sight to create a nice square pattern and apply the paint. The rear sight was also easy but required a toothpick to get the paint into the U-shaped groove with out going everywhere else. I'm happy with how it turned out and I think it will be a good improvement until High Viz makes the Lite sights.

A little picture heavy, but enjoy!

































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Old September 15th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #2
 
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Which one of these paints did you use?
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Im not sure how you did it, but your page is a mile wide. Try editing your picture codes so the page is a standard size.
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As far as the picture size goes...not sure what you mean. They seem normal sized on my iPhone. They are just simply iPhone photos loaded to photobucket. If there is a setting I need to change I'm not quite sure what or where that would be. Open to suggestions.

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Its not the pic size, its the fact that they are side, by side, by side, by side... They need to be on top of one another so you can simply scroll down the page.
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Its not the pic size, its the fact that they are side, by side, by side, by side... They need to be on top of one another so you can simply scroll down the page.
I tried a couple of things. They are all lined up when I view them.



See Sample Screen Shot Above.
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Those look pretty good man. I just got a 22/45 MkIII and something like this would work great on there. The stock sights are so low contrast, I've got to do something.
Nice work, sir.
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Oh and the pics all load fine and in the right place on my browser
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I did the same thing to mine except I painted the front sight bright orange. I'll probably do it again, but I'll use white as a base layer first so the orange on top will be a little brighter. The paint costs $2.79 and it's enough to do hundreds of sights.



I even did it to my Ruger P95


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I did the same thing to mine except I painted the front sight bright orange. I'll probably do it again, but I'll use white as a base layer first so the orange on top will be a little brighter. The paint costs $2.79 and it's enough to do hundreds of sights.



I even did it to my Ruger P95

Nice! Your post was my inspiration. Thanks.
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I tried a couple of things. They are all lined up when I view them.



See Sample Screen Shot Above.
Much better. Thank you very much. O... nice job on the sights.
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Did you take the rear blade out to paint? Or just mask and paint using a toothpick on the gun?
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Did you take the rear blade out to paint? Or just mask and paint using a toothpick on the gun?
Actually on the rear blade I did neither masking or taking it out. It was easy enough and deep enough to just apply a small amount several times to the very tip of the toothpick and swipe it into the groove. I only miss swiped once and it was easily wiped off while wet with a plain paper towel. Because it is a deep groove wiping leaves the paint where you want it while only taking off the flat areas you don't.

Good luck if you try it. I hope it lasts a while without wearing down. We'll see as time will tell.
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Actually on the rear blade I did neither masking or taking it out. It was easy enough and deep enough to just apply a small amount several times to the very tip of the toothpick and swipe it into the groove. I only miss swiped once and it was easily wiped off while wet with a plain paper towel. Because it is a deep groove wiping leaves the paint where you want it while only taking off the flat areas you don't.

Good luck if you try it. I hope it lasts a while without wearing down. We'll see as time will tell.
Thanks for the info, didn't know there was a grove. Had to get out the magnifying glass to see it with these old eyes.
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I did the same thing for the rear sight on my 22/45 lite and added the fiber optic front sight from Ruger/HiViz. The front sight is abour $40 from Ruger.

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