XS Big Dot Sights

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    I have XS Big Dots on both my G26 and my G19.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQVCeJ103BQ&NR=1
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    I have XS Big Dots on my G26 and they are the perfect sights for a compact (close work) CCW handgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowzette View Post
    Thanks all for the responses. Limatunes your old thread was very helpful. Several years have gone by since that thread. What are your thoughts on the standard dot vs the big dot? Does the standard dot allow for more precise shooting at 20 yards and still provides fast close target acquisition, or is any additional precision not justify a cost of close, fast acquisition? I don't know whether a big dot will fit in my Crossbreed holster. Will have to check.
    The big dot will fit in the CBST. Thats what I carry my G19 in and have no issues. The sight is the height as the OEM.

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    just a heads up, the dots come in 2 sizes.

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    I love my XS Big Dots up to 20 Yards. They are not bulls-eye/target sights, but then again neither are Glock's stock sights.
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    I have XS Big Dot's on my XD9sc and love them. When I replace the standard 3 dot tritium sights on my G-23, I'll be putting XS Big Dots on it!
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    I snaged a AA conversion kit-finally! If I go with a Big Dot I was thinking of the painted model for only $60 on the conversion kit and if I like it the 24/7 on the Glock 19. I would have the same sight pic on the practice kit as on the carry/range gun. The only other sights I seen on the web that look interesting are Ameriglo's with Hackathorn rear sights, black with .180 wide notch and a .140 front post painted bright orange or a Tritium oval. Anyone have any experience with these? They may be avaialbe in .20 rear notch as well.

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    I'm in the minority here, but I say pass on the XS big dots. If you think sights are necessary up close (<5 yards), I urge you to completely remove the sights from your pistol and go shooting. I couldn't tell a difference in group size at 5 yards and only a little difference at 7 yards. My view is that you only need sights for longer shots, and this is where the XS big dots start to fall short. I've never had the opportunity to shoot with XS sights, so I could be mistaken.

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    I may have to try these out on my Glock 19
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    Quote Originally Posted by big gary View Post
    just a heads up, the dots come in 2 sizes.
    I have a regular size dot on my 1911.
    Last edited by varob; August 16th, 2010 at 02:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pangloss9 View Post
    I'm in the minority here, but I say pass on the XS big dots. If you think sights are necessary up close (<5 yards), I urge you to completely remove the sights from your pistol and go shooting. I couldn't tell a difference in group size at 5 yards and only a little difference at 7 yards. My view is that you only need sights for longer shots, and this is where the XS big dots start to fall short. I've never had the opportunity to shoot with XS sights, so I could be mistaken.
    Yep, I'd say you are mistaken.

    Not that there isn't a valid use for point shooting or whatever term you want to use. It definitely works. No doubt about it, but it's silly to be handicapped by not using sights when sights may give you the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pangloss9 View Post
    I'm in the minority here, but I say pass on the XS big dots. If you think sights are necessary up close (<5 yards), I urge you to completely remove the sights from your pistol and go shooting. I couldn't tell a difference in group size at 5 yards and only a little difference at 7 yards. My view is that you only need sights for longer shots, and this is where the XS big dots start to fall short. I've never had the opportunity to shoot with XS sights, so I could be mistaken.
    How can you comment on the sights, when you have never even tried them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Yep, I'd say you are mistaken.

    Not that there isn't a valid use for point shooting or whatever term you want to use. It definitely works. No doubt about it, but it's silly to be handicapped by not using sights when sights may give you the edge.
    Going sights off was just a convenient experiment for me until I put the new sights on the gun. I would never adopt it or recommend it to others as standard practice. Nevertheless, my basic argument is still sound: I don't need sights for short range shooting. XS big dots are best for short range shooting. I need sights for longer shots. XS big dots have disadvantages in this area compared to other sights. The fact that I have no experience with XS Big Dots, has not changed since last night, but I'm certain that it's impossible to make as precise a longer range shot with that dot as compared to a narrow blade front sight.

    As for commenting on the sights without having actually used them, I was forthcoming in my lack of experience with the product and am totally unaffected by whatever decision the OP makes. I think challenging the pervading opinion on the sights adds more to the conversation than simply saying "XS big dots are great." Ajgranda, your admonishment cuts both ways: unless some one has tried shooting without sights, he or she shouldn't say that the Big Dots are better than no sights at all at close range.

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    I have them on my SIG P239 and really like them. As others stated, they aren't going to win you any precision target shooting matches, but they aren't designed for that. They were designed to be QUICK to AQUIRE when the SHTF. You put the gun up fast and look for that big dot and put it on target and pull the trigger. For those who are knocking them and have never tried them, I would challenge you to a shootout with Big Dots and regular traditional ones like 3 dots and where something is coming at you in a SHTF situation. It would be a safe bet to say the Big Dot user would have 1-2 shots off before the 3 dot user even had his sights lined up.
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    no! Mine is bigger!

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