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Night Sights for XD9

This is a discussion on Night Sights for XD9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by maclean3 I've got a set of Tru-glo TFO night sights sitting in the drawer waiting for the G19 to come home. Tritium ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    I've got a set of Tru-glo TFO night sights sitting in the drawer waiting for the G19 to come home. Tritium for night shooting and fiber optics for daylight ... great combo for all around shooting.
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    I'm waiting on Pistol-Gear to re-stock the yellow/green TFOs for my XD. Once they are in, I'm ordering a set for my Service. I just finished putting Meprolights on my wife's MK9 earlier this week. The tritium's are a great site, but I want something a little different for my Service.
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    I got my TFOs from Gary Brommeland - yellow/green combos too . Not sure what he has in stock but it could be worth contacting him, I know he can special order stuff from Tru-glo.
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    I second or third or whatever the TFOs. Sight acquisition is quick under any lighting conditions for me. Don't overlook them.
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    Got Meps on my 40XD-SC, woulda preferred Novaks
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    I have 3 dot Tritium Mepro's on my Glock 23.

    I had Springfield install the XS Big Dot Tritiums on my XD9sc and by far, I like the XS system over a 3 dot sight system. (Maybe if I had 2 contrasting colors on the 3 dots it wouldn't be as much of an issue but mine are all green and it takes time to line them up in low light)

    I will add the XS Big Dots to my G-23 next! I am a true believer now in what I've been told that it is quicker for the eye to align a vertical sight system over a 3 dot horizontal system. After trying them, I believe it.

    I was torn over the XS Big Dots and the TFO's. I was told by the dealer that with the TFO, the length of the fiber optic insert does shorten the amount of sight radius between front and rear sights.

    With the subcompact XD I decided not to have any shorter of a sight radius than necessary. Whether that really made much of a difference I don't know but I am definitely happy I went with the XS Big Dots.

    Another deciding factor for the Big Dot for me was that I am now 46 years old and wearing progressive lenses (Bi-focals) and I want that front sight out there, and visible as fast as possible!

    No regrets on my decision!

    One thing is for sure, I won't ever buy another gun without night sights if they are available! I have tritium iron sights on my AR, Glock, XD and a tritium bead on my shotgun. I do need to retrofit my two 1911's when I get some extra money.
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    Ok y'all,

    Next question... Who has the best price on the XS sights and where can I get them installed?

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    I am lurking as I had almost decided on the tfo for my xd 45 compact but these sound good to I wish I could do a shoot off. any body have these in the VA tidewater area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncffp163 View Post
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    It is like Christmas to me . After getting injured on the job, I haven't been able to shoot for almost 2 yrs and during that time, I had to sell most of my guns just to stay above water. Now after the doc turned me loose, I'm able to start replacing them and get back to shooting again . Didn't realize just how much I missed shooting. I'm going for my CCW class this month, so I'm trying to get my equipment lined up for that. So, bear with me if I ask too many questions...lol I appreciate all the help and info I can get.

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    Thanks very much, Animal...I really appreciate it

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    Maybe I'm alone here...I just put Trijicon's on my Glock-36 and they are a little brighter than the Meps on both of my Kimbers...and the Meps are good...

    These old eyes pick up on the Trij's quickly...I really like 'em...the three even dots are not difficult to align...but then I'm used to them.

    Let's be real for a moment, the night sights are not going to be much of an advantage in a dark parking lot at 3-7' anyway...but if moving around the house it could be a big help!

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    My XS Big Dot tritiums was $75 installed by Springfield at the factory, but I think that was my officers discount price.

    Gun was $434 in the OD green XD9sc.

    Total price $509
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Maybe I'm alone here...I just put Trijicon's on my Glock-36 and they are a little brighter than the Meps on both of my Kimbers...and the Meps are good...

    These old eyes pick up on the Trij's quickly...I really like 'em...the three even dots are not difficult to align...but then I'm used to them.

    Let's be real for a moment, the night sights are not going to be much of an advantage in a dark parking lot at 3-7' anyway...but if moving around the house it could be a big help!

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    I change out to night sights to help me pick up the sights in a dim lit range also, maybe fiber optic would be cheaper and better for that, I've never tried them. But the tired old eyes need any help they can get.

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    I have Truglo TFOs on my XD-9 Service.

    My XD is my EDC gun and I also use it in training classes (3-5 classes a year) and IDPA.

    I like the TFOs, although I have had some minor problems with them. They are great for both day and dark shooting.
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    Sights

    I have shot some pistols with TFOs and they are fast sights to find day or night. The dot and vertical line also seem like they would be a good sight. However when I bought an XD9sc it came with Heinie straight eights. They have tritium inserts, and the back sight is wider than the front. The sights are slanted and cut with horizontal serration's to cut down glare in the light. Well imagine my surprise when I shot an IDPA match and these sights are very fast to pickup. In fact only after several stages did I realize I don't notice these sights, but I am shooting reasonably fast and accurate for an old guy wearing trifocals. I admit that TFOs may be faster in the day, but these Heinie's are tough, low profile and trouble free. Very bright at night. I have never shot at night.

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    I have been debating between the TFO's and the xs,leaning toward the xs,but now trying to decide bewteen the big dot and the little dot.Lima,I will be waiting to see how you like the big dot.I might also say that I am 64 and wear trifocals so it will probably be the big dot.Also I will ask where is the cheapest place to find them,BTW I carry a kimber ultra carry. sj

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