Arts and Crafts with Guns: Paint Your Front Sight

Want to make your irons more effective, but don’t want to spend the cash on a new front sight post? Why not use paint?

I have irons on two out of three ARs, (the third is a precision gun). For one of those guns, irons are the primary sighting system. In order to increase the effectiveness of the sights without breaking the bank on a tritium or similar FSP, an easy way to enhance the profile of the FSP is to simply paint it. You can use a variety of colors, (orange, green, etc…), I used white because it’s what I had laying around.

The process is simple. All you need is white paint, a q-tip, and the gun.


Simply spray the paint on a piece of cardboard or similar until it pools, (or just use paint out of a can). Snap the q-tip so that the fuzzy end is gone.


Roll the q-tip in the paint until it is thoroughly covered. Take the q-tip and run it straight up the back blade of your FSP.


The end result should look something like this:


Or as backup irons, like this:


It’s an old concept, and a simple one, but hopefully it helps you out.


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