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Iron sights and old eyes question

Hi:

Well the combination of 1/2 century and a recent viral infection in my dominent eye have caught up with me. I didn't really notice it before I picked up the H&K45 with it's excellent night sights, but the traditional irons on my Ruger Government Target Model .22 really look blurry at the range. (Sucks getting old, doesn't it...) It doesn't help that I normally shoot at GAT and the lighting is "poor". I'm thinking of changing them out to something with easy to see dots to give me some contrast, even though it will never see the outside of the range.

Before I go wondering around to see what seems to be available, does anyone have a recommendation?

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Looking for a good gunsmith to do the work. The one my family has used forever recently passed. With a bright tip on the barrel, it should work nicely. Even if you only swap out the tip or simply paint it, you should be in great shape.

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Red dot. aimpoint etc..

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Thx

I should have said, no scopes, dots other mods in that nature. I use the Ruger basically as a low firing cost training aid. I want to avoid radical changes. Good 3 dot sights or some similar alternative is preferred.

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Why not just get a set of Crimson Trace grips, not the most accurate but great for quick target acquisition and not too costly.

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Have you thought of painting the existing sights with nail polish, or modeling paint?

I did this for the wife, and she says the contrast helps. I would suggest yellow, or flouresent green.

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Crimson Trace grips not expensive? Last time I checked they were over $200 at discount. I don't think I spent $500 on the Ruger including re-gripping it. Plus I'm a Southpaw. I've never seen one for the left hand although I have not looked in a while. Besides, that isn't the point of the Ruger. (I do have a M6 Zenon/Laser on order for the HK45.) The Ruger is a range only weapon. I'll typically fire a clip from the Ruger, a clip from the "big gun" followed by a clip from the Ruger pull the target and repeat till I blow through 300 rounds. I'm leaning toward combat sights, but don't even know who makes them for the Ruger and what is a good brand.

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Ya know, if I'm going to ditch the old irons anyway what is the worst that can happen? Plus a little solvant and what ever I painted is gone. Not a bad DIY idea. I half thought about it, but went Naaa. I've got bottles of Testor's from another project in the basement. I can mess with different colors and if I want use that to select the color for "real" sights. Not a bad idea. Thx

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Testor Gloss Bright Yellow is what I tried.

If you go to GAT's, use something bright, their range lighting sucks.

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Testor Gloss Bright Yellow is what I tried.

If you go to GAT's, use something bright, their range lighting sucks.
No shit. That is a big part of the problem. See my first post.

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They're not cheap but not expensive when compared to the cost of having a gunsmith put an aftermarket set of sights on your piece. I agree with what scout said though, a couple dollops of high contrast nail polish may help the situation some and it will come off easy enough if you don't like the look or it doesn't help.

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Check out Tru-Glow they are entering the firearms market and their bow sights are nice.

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hey, i was at cabella's tonght and saw light gathering sights like on dave's post on new ruger hunter versions. I used to use someting like that on the 12g when shooting sporting clays. anyone use them? they are mongo bright!

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Merit peep sight
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They are sold at Brownells, Champions Choice, etc.
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Tell me about it. Fracking eyes...

On the up side, I got my Ruger HiViz front sight in the mail today. I can't wait to get it to the range.

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Update:

I installed the HighViz on Friday and took it for a spin at GAT on Sunday.

Bruce Likes! What a difference. The green dot worked best at the range for me. It comes with green and red inserts. No more squinting. Almost instant sight picture. For outdoor and range work I'd highly recommend it and for under $30 it was worth every penny.

Just thought I'd post up for anyone else in the reading glass crowd.

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