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    Default 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    So I was shooting my M&P 9 today and ran thought 200 rounds, towards the end one of the 3 dot sights fell out and I couldn't find it. It's the one on the front sight post. I was wondering where I could find a replacement? Thanks.
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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInPa View Post
    So I was shooting my M&P 9 today and ran thought 200 rounds, towards the end one of the 3 dot sights fell out and I couldn't find it. It's the one on the front sight post. I was wondering where I could find a replacement? Thanks.
    Clean the hole with alcohol and fill it with white RTV silicon it will hold up good and is easy to fix if it don't.
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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Replace it with a Glock or XD. Enamel model paint will work very well. I think the company is Testers. Clean the hole with alcohol. After it dries out use a toothpick to put a drop of paint into the hole. Let it dry and add more paint if needed.

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    This happened on our M&P 9mm first time out shooting it! Front dot gone! Apparently some were not cleaned properly before applying the paint.

    So, we went to the store we purchased it at - the gunsmith repainted.....gone again first time out.....called S&W and they sent a replacement front sight but in the meantime we went to a hobby store and bought white testors paint (for hobby painting) applied with a toothpick after cleaning well and it is still on !! Never did replace the front sight as it is a pain to do.

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    White hobby paint works well, but I've been known to steal the wives white nail polish.
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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwb1500 View Post
    White hobby paint works well, but I've been known to steal the wives white nail polish.
    That's only for those special nights out on the town, right?

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Gee I'll bet you could use some of the very tough jig & lure paint also.

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Sounds like a good excuse to replace them with a good set of night sights.

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwb1500 View Post
    White hobby paint works well, but I've been known to steal the wives white nail polish.
    The first dot to go on my M&P was on the front sight. I filled it with my wife's pink nail polish (works great when your shooting on a sunny day. If it is cloudy or getting dark, it might as well be blacked out).

    Just the other day I had one of the rear dots pop out. I filled it with some of my wife's white nail polish in a bind. It worked out okay but it isn't as bright as the original white paint.

    I've giving some thought to having new fiber optic sights installed (this is a range gun that I use for USPSA). I was originally just going to have a front fiber optic sight put in, now it looks like I might do both and go adjustable in the rear.

    This was before adding the white paint to the rear sight.
    My tri-colored M&P Sights

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    Default Re: 3 Dot Sights, one of the dots fell out.

    Thanks guys, so either use an enamel paint or RTV silicon to fill the hole. Now when applying the alcohol should I just pour some into the hole or try to apply it with something? I was thinking a q tip but the hole might be too small. As for the RTV silicon how should I apply that Edritchey? Toothpick? As for going with nightsights is that something a gunsmith would have to do? Thanks again everyone.
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