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Old 10-23-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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Ultra Carry II love it but not the sights!!

I just bought a Ultra Carry II in stainless and although I shoot it very well I do not like the all black sights at all. Aside from "night" sights what sights has anyone tried and how do you like or hate them? I have heard some good things about the Tru-glo sights but haven't done much investigating beyond that. Thanks!!
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois hazer67 and congratulations on the new Stainless Ultra Carry II. Tru-Glo sights work very well I have them on a couple of my range guns but prefer tritium night sights on my carry guns.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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I have tru glo tfo's on my pro carry II. Very quick target acquisition and very bright at night. Found a good price on ebay. The front sight is a bear to install so have your lgs do it.


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I have the same sights on my UCII as you. I am 58 and can't see the front sight when aimed at the black circle in the target. I used to dabble in art and painting and have some Titanium White Acrylic paint and some brushes so I painted a tiny thin white line across the tops of my front and rear sights and that helped immensely. One of these days I'll get some Meprolight Night Sights for it and then I think the firearm will be perfect. The Titanium White is a bright white and really stands out on the black sight.
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I also painted mine. I have used this method before and it works very well.
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Originally Posted by hazer67 View Post
I just bought a Ultra Carry II in stainless and although I shoot it very well I do not like the all black sights at all. Aside from "night" sights what sights has anyone tried and how do you like or hate them? I have heard some good things about the Tru-glo sights but haven't done much investigating beyond that. Thanks!!
Welcome to the forum from Ohio. I'm not a fan of all black sights either. I do like fiber optic sights on range guns, and night sights on my carry gun. As was mentioned, painting them works as well. Let us know what you decide.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! I can't see the all black sights either.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:06 AM   #8
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I always get baffled about things like this. You spend allot of $$ on a pistol and they put cheap junk all black sights on it. I honestly can't believe that anyone would like these at all, escpecially on a gun called "carry". I own a $650 SIG and it came from the factory with night sights already installed.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:16 AM   #9
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Black sights suck on black targets in a dark indoor range (most are dark, but you can get light targets) Put a bit of white or Krylon Glow orange on the front sight. That is what is important in a combat situation anyway. I prefer white or bright orange to tritium or any other "glow in the dark" sight. They are bright enough in any situation except complete darkness, which is not a situaton where I would be firing off my gun since I cannot see behind the target. Remember you are responsible for everything that bullet hits beyond the bad guy.

I usually put on a light coat of Testors whiite paint on the front sight, let it dry over night and then keep it that way or put on an additional coat of the Kyrlon glow orange (SCB-022) if I want. You can always remove it with paint thinner and try another color

I wish my Ultra Carry 2 came with the Kimber whiite 3 dot system and I may shell out the $50 bucks + installallation for them but no way am I going to pay the extra $130 plus install for glow in the dark sights. I just don't see the need. If all I can see are the sights, I ain't shooting.

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Ultra Carry II love it but not the sights!!

Old eyes and black sights or any sights same color as top of slide suck in general. Had combat sights on my Colt and ripped them off for Trijicons. But when all else fails, this stuff is better than just model paint. Couple companies have them and in different colors.

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