LOL - But I thought my LED SureFire was for recharging my kids' glow-in-the dark-action-figures as they were getting in bed. (I can see SureFire's next advertising campaign is forming here.)SLCDave said:Just keep it with a Surefire, and when you hear a bump in the night, pull the XD and the Surefire under the covers, and perform a "Tactical Recharge"! :lol:
Glow in the dark paint is a great way to improve nighttime visibility of rifle and gun sights. As with any weapon addition, we encourage you to educate yourself regarding the performance of the product in different situations. We encourage you to use the information on our website and to analyze the weapon for several days in different lighting conditions so that you know what to expect regardless of the environment.
The only paint that we recommend using on a weapon is Ultra Green Glow in the Dark Paint. It is literally the brightest glow in the dark paint available anywhere. After charging from a bright light source, it will glow reasonable bright for about an hour. It will continue to glow, albeit dimly, for another 6-10 hours.
An officer will typically enter lighted rooms throughout his shift, so the glow product performs well under these conditions.
On the other hand, if your gun is in a dark locked box and you remove it at 2am in the dark, then your sights will not be visible.
Painting Techniques for Guns and Rifles
We suggest a 3 layered painting technique for optimum performance. If your gun or rifle has a clean gloss white paint on the sights, then you can leave it there and move on to the glow layer instructions.
Remove all paint from the site area, clean thoroughly and allow to dry.
Add a base layer of bright white, high gloss paint. I suggest inexpensive nail polish, but any solvent or water based acrylic will work. Allow the paint to dry between every layer.
Add a layer or more of Ultra Green Glow in the Dark Paint.
Coat with a sealer layer of clear solvent-based paint without any UV filtering additives. Once again, I suggest inexpensive clear nail polish. Some people opt for the more advanced clear coat that is manufactured to be resistant to gun cleaning solution.
Properly painted, the glow properties should last over 10 years with nominal degredation.