XS Big Dot or XS Standard Dot

XS Big Dot or XS Standard Dot

This is a discussion on XS Big Dot or XS Standard Dot within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Looking at putting XS 24/7sights on my G26. I can't really get a feel for which size would be better Thanks for you input J.S....

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    XS Big Dot or XS Standard Dot

    Looking at putting XS 24/7sights on my G26. I can't really get a feel for which size would be better

    Thanks for you input

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    shoot a gun with the big dots if you can. they're not for everyone. they're faster to acquire for some, but are not as precise as standard 3 dots.

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    Went Big Dot on my G27. They work great, very quick.
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    BigDot. Even XS doesn't recommend the standard dot. Go read their FAQ.
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    I went with the standard dot on my 1911. I didn't want to lose too much accuracy with the big dot.

    The gun I tried at the range had a big dot and it just took up too much of the sight picture for me.

    Either way, I think you'll be impressed.

    Plus, I think the front and rear sights are sold separate, so if you buy one and don't like it, you can just change to the other.
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    It comes down to what you want to accomplish with the G26. Is it you primary carry for SD or is it your range toy. If your set on the XS sight system, go big for SD for reasons like speedy target acquisition or go small if you want accuracy at the range. If it is your range gun or it's going to be pulling double duty, then there are better choices out there for sights than the XS. I would check out other options if thats the case. Good luck either way.
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    The "big dot" is perfect on the G26.......pull, point, shoot. repeat!

    At self-defense ranges its just about the perfect setup for a compact CCW handgun like the G26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdglocker View Post
    It comes down to what you want to accomplish with the G26. Is it you primary carry for SD or is it your range toy. If your set on the XS sight system, go big for SD for reasons like speedy target acquisition or go small if you want accuracy at the range. If it is your range gun or it's going to be pulling double duty, then there are better choices out there for sights than the XS. I would check out other options if thats the case. Good luck either way.
    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    The "big dot" is perfect on the G26.......pull, point, shoot. repeat!

    At self-defense ranges its just about the perfect setup for a compact CCW handgun like the G26.

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    I have the standard dot on my IDPA guns, with the exception of one set of big dots on a SIG P220. I don't really notice a difference between the standard and big dots as far as target acquisition inside of 7--10 yards; they are both fast. On the other hand, with my P226 and standard dots, I have recently managed at a couple of matches to ring steel pretty reliably at 50 yds and again at 65--70 yds.

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    Thanks All. I am going to order big dot tonight

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    You have chosen wisely.
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    Big Dots installed! Look good.

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