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    Quote Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post
    Defense ammo (the good stuff, well constructed JHP, et al) tends to run high - a dollar a round is about normal. Plinking ammo (ball ammo, FMJ) is usually less... somewhere around $20-30 for a box of 50 (depends what caliber, etc).

    Glad to hear it finally came in, Top. Please keep us updated on that Glow On. I've been considering it for my 1911.
    Suffering Ducks!!.. Thanks for the update on ammo pricing Frosty... Man, that wouldn't be long emptying my piggy bank!!..
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    Quote Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post
    Defense ammo (the good stuff, well constructed JHP, et al) tends to run high - a dollar a round is about normal. Plinking ammo (ball ammo, FMJ) is usually less... somewhere around $20-30 for a box of 50 (depends what caliber, etc).

    Glad to hear it finally came in, Top. Please keep us updated on that Glow On. I've been considering it for my 1911.
    So far Glow-On is working good, Sir. The beauty of the stuff besides being cheap (about $10 for 2.3 ml) is it can be undone. Since the paint is sealed in with clear fingernail polish a little remover will take it off then I think the paint can be removed using soap & water since it's water soluble. The stuff is easy to apply - clean the sight with alcohol, use an applicator provided or a toothpick, let it dry for awhile, reapply a second coat, dry overnight, paint it with clear fingernail polish.

    A buck a round is about par for SD ammo when you can find it. I have Federal HST, Hornady Critical Duty & Speer Gold Dot ammo & they were all about the same price. Shelves are still bare of ammo of any kind but at least some of it is starting to show up now & then. I've been finding .40 cal more often than 9mm. Another reason to stick with that caliber. Magazines are another scarce commodity. I had plans on getting a 9mm barrel for the M&P but I'd need those size mags also. I still want to get the .357SIG barrel because that round uses .40 cal mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    So far Glow-On is working good, Sir. The beauty of the stuff besides being cheap (about $10 for 2.3 ml) is it can be undone. Since the paint is sealed in with clear fingernail polish a little remover will take it off then I think the paint can be removed using soap & water since it's water soluble. The stuff is easy to apply - clean the sight with alcohol, use an applicator provided or a toothpick, let it dry for awhile, reapply a second coat, dry overnight, paint it with clear fingernail polish.

    A buck a round is about par for SD ammo when you can find it. I have Federal HST, Hornady Critical Duty & Speer Gold Dot ammo & they were all about the same price. Shelves are still bare of ammo of any kind but at least some of it is starting to show up now & then. I've been finding .40 cal more often than 9mm. Another reason to stick with that caliber. Magazines are another scarce commodity. I had plans on getting a 9mm barrel for the M&P but I'd need those size mags also. I still want to get the .357SIG barrel because that round uses .40 cal mags.
    Interesting... Our local shop isn't overflowing with ammo, but they usually have 1-2 types of decent JHP for each caliber.

    How long do you think the Glow-on will last before you need to reapply? Any chance of it washing off due to sweat or rain (NC is pretty humid, water-soluble might become a deal-breaker)? I painted the front sight with Testors and that lasted about 4 months before it started to flake off... going to Glow-On might be a good idea. Also curious to know what the charge/duration is like as time goes on (ie, if the 30 seconds charging it for several hours is just because its new).

    RIAs have a slightly non-standard sighting setup so putting Trijicons on may prove to be very costly. This might be a good idea...

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    I don't know how long the stuff will remain glowing during it's life cycle. I think that couple of coats of clear fingernail polish to seal it will help keep the paint on the sights.

    My M&P 40C was supposed to come with Trijicons but the factory sent some to the store with regular sights & I was asked if I'd accept it as it was. Rather than taking a chance of having to wait again I did. I saved $57 & was able to invest in a new holster with that. I'm not a holster snob & I'm always willing to try a new style. This is my first pancake & my first kydex & now I'm looking at an IWB. That's not a big priority because fall is almost here & more clothing will be called for. Not that I worry about total concealment because WI is an open carry state. I conceal well enough that I don't think I'd be the first target in a shooting. I like to have surprise on my side.
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    Check out crossbreed seconds. Many swear by their products and my Supertuck does an OUTSTANDING job of distributing the weight of my almost-3-pound 1911. Through the seconds site, you can get a $85-100 hoslter for $30-40ish, fully functional with cosmetic damage (enough to prevent them from shipping it). I got mine for ~70% off in "fair" condition... nothing but a deep scratch in the leather.

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    I've heard nothing but good reviews on the Supertuck & other Crossbreed products. I'm still up in the air about going to an IWB but I'm sure that I'll have one eventually. I have 4 holsters for 2 guns that fit the same holsters & that's counting my old duty holster. I was surprised that even on a pants belt it was comfortable & concealable. I can't even remember the brand name but it's a nylon, sort of a fit any gun that's approximately the same size. I have several gun belts for pants wear & so far my favorite is a 9.11 Operator. It's a 1 3/4" nylon with a stiffener between the layers. The gun sits right where you put it without any bounce. That belt alone has prevented me from getting a couple of holsters that Streicher's had in stock because they fit a maximum of 1 1/2". I think all my gun belts are 1 3/4" & there are some that are totally inadequate for gun wear despite the hype that came along with them.
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