In fact, the odds are, if I ever need a gun it will likely be at night. At the same time I never get to practice in the dark or other various lighting conditions. I will have to work on that. I smell a future blog post.
To mitigate the issue I have tried several methods:
- Glow in the Dark Sights - Some firearms come with their sights already patterned with florescent paint. This works great for an hour or two after it is charged up. Even a good flashlight can charge the paint in just a minute or two. I guess that's OK if you have a minute or two. Easy to apply after market is also available.
- Tritium Night Sights - I love Tritium sights. If I can get them on a new firearm, I will. They are always on, don't need to be charged and will last for years. My Glock 21 has been going strong for 6 years.
- Tactical Lights - I confess I am a Tac-Light whore. I keep a light on my Glock. I have multiple Surefire tactical lights of various kinds.
- LASERs - In a low light situations a LASER can be an excellent addition to a firearm. Handguns, carbines, rifles and even shotguns.
--Never be afraid of the dark again!