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Sights for Glock

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Post by dleiwig » Fri May 18, 2012 8:53 pm

Need some help and am once again drawing on ALL the experience here in the forum. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the XS Sight Systems 24/7 Big Dot Tritium Sights. I've heard they are outstanding for fast target acquisition and great for low-light conditions. I've also heard that accuracy at longer ranges sometimes suffers compared to the factory sights. I like the factory sights and shoot well with them, but like these sights too. It could just be an excuse to buy a new toy, and I keep hearing the old saying "don't fix it if it ain't broke" in my head. Anyone have these? Pros/cons?

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Post by C-dub » Fri May 18, 2012 9:19 pm

I think there is a few guys around here that have those sights. They seem to like them really well. What do you mean by "long range?" How far are thinking you'll need?

I have the Trijicon HD sights on my G21 with the orange around the front sight. The green dots are smaller than Meprolite's, but I'm adjusting. The orange around the front sight is very easy to pick up during the daytime, which is why I went with these this time.
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Post by dleiwig » Fri May 18, 2012 10:34 pm

Well, I really wanted to take the ol' Glock elk hunting for some nice 300-400 yard shots! "rlol" Most defensive situations are very close range, and I guess I could have worded that better. I just didn't want to sacrifice accuracy for fast target acquisition. I just watched some of the James Yeager videos, and he totally blows the "accuracy" myths out of the water...looks like a non-issue. I was just curious if anyone has them and if they have experience any issues, or any issues gutting used to them. They are a totally different sight picture than I'm used to, so any change will take some getting used to. I've looked at the Trijicons too, and I really like the contrast of the front sight. So many choices, so little cash!! :lol::
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Post by carlson1 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:44 pm

I have the XS Big Dot on all of my pistols for the exception of a Browning Hi Power and one of my Glock 21's. Every pistol I carry has them and I love them. They are simple to use and are also very easy to install.
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Post by Iunnrais » Sat May 19, 2012 12:16 am

I've got a pair on my G29. Love em. I don't generally shoot further than ~50ft (indoor range) with a pistol and it will put them all in the right spot on the target if I do my part using them. Not as pretty groups as I get with my full size colt and it's 5" barrel, but definitely gets the job done.
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Post by smilner01 » Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm

I have trijicon on my 26. Factory on my 23 and 34. I don't care for the factory sights at all, one of these days I need to pick up some new sights.
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Post by SRO1911 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:20 pm

I am currently considering adding them to my new HK - I have shot with them on a few other folks pistols and they do 'pop' even in bright sunlight. I know that the big dot shotgun sight rocks - got one on my 835 and will probably order another one for my 590 when I get the set for the .45
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Post by texanron » Sat May 19, 2012 7:50 pm

I had the XS sights on a Glock 23 that I use to own and had no complaints about them.
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Post by barres » Mon May 21, 2012 1:48 pm

I'm not a big fan of Big Dot sights. Yes, they do have their place for SD sights, but sometimes, I just like to see how accurate I can be with even my little Glock 26. Big Dots are meant for "minute of man" accuracy, not precision. My preference for night sights is Meprolight Tru Glo night sights. Having only recently acquired the G26, I will soon be putting Meps on it. You need to get the sights that will serve you best, though.
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Post by cubbyjg » Tue May 22, 2012 7:46 am

I plan on installing XS sights on my pistols very shortly. I think i will go with the standard size though. I have trijicon 3 dot sights on my g19 and i find it really difficult to get a clear sight picture quickly in low light situations.
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