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    Big dot, Little dot.
    Are the vials of tritium actually bigger, or is it just the white plastic rings which are larger?
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    No the vials of tritium are the same size on either set, it's the white plastic ring around them that is bigger.

    My husband has the big dot on his, I have the regular one on mine.

    I'm having absolutely no problem acquiring my front sight.

    I haven't shot my husband's big dots yet because, well, I'm waiting for my hand to heal. I'll certainly do some shooting through both and see which I like better.

    However, my husband has already had to file out more space in some of his holsters for the big dot and that's something I haven't had to worry about with the regular dot. Not a huge thing, but something to consider, certainly.

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    Thank you, Lima.
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    That did clear up what I was also woundering about with the big dot and little dot sights, thanks.

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    I am progressively feeling tempted! I might stick with medium size in case large gives any holster issues.

    What does so far strike and my old eyes as most useful is the extra speed factor regarding windage element. I find the lateral alignment the hardest these days and thinking about it - in a ''situation'' a degree of elevation error is way less important than a potentially large windage error .. missing to the side.

    Lima, JD ... would you agree on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I am progressively feeling tempted! I might stick with medium size in case large gives any holster issues.

    What does so far strike and my old eyes as most useful is the extra speed factor regarding windage element. I find the lateral alignment the hardest these days and thinking about it - in a ''situation'' a degree of elevation error is way less important than a potentially large windage error .. missing to the side.

    Lima, JD ... would you agree on that?
    I shot Lima's Kimber today. Personally I like the bigger dot better. As far as lateral alignment goes, you can't go wrong on these, the last target I shot yesterday was with the rear sight sliding to the side, and I was still hitting the mini b-mod, I wasn't grouping, but I was still hitting the target.

    As long as the dot is on target, I don't think you can miss.

    Next weekend I'll be going out to 25 yards on a full silhouette target.

    Before I loctite the rear sight, I'm going to remove the rear and use the dot only for one stage of fire just to document the results.

    I shot today at 15 yards, and while my grouping opened up a little, I was still making good hits.

    Until I get the sight properly mounted with the thread lock compound I'll still be carrying the Colt, but the more I shoot that Sig, the more I like it.

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    Thx John - seems logical that will be the bonus.

    For me - even if such sights (inevitably) open group sizes, the gain in speed has to make a 2-3" group much more useful than a slower 1" !
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Thx John - seems logical that will be the bonus.

    For me - even if such sights (inevitably) open group sizes, the gain in speed has to make a 2-3" group much more useful than a slower 1" !
    Precisely.

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    I generally point shoot and look "through" the front sights, so to me and my aging eyes it's important to have something to focus on.

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    [QUOTE=P95Carry;396132
    For me - even if such sights (inevitably) open group sizes, the gain in speed has to make a 2-3" group much more useful than a slower 1" ![/QUOTE]


    That was my main reason for getting the Big Dot's "Speed on Target!"

    And they do all of that, for sure.

    As for windage "lateral", I think they are even better than 3 dot's at first blush. I have about 500 rounds on mine so far, and everything is A-OK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I ordered a set of The Big Dot Tritiums on my XD9sc and have no regrets what so ever!
    What would it take to get a few pics from you of this setup? I'm about 2 seconds from ordering these for my XD40sc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpdeuce View Post
    What would it take to get a few pics from you of this setup? I'm about 2 seconds from ordering these for my XD40sc.

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    My husband ordered these.. you can get the pics here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    My husband ordered these.. you can get the pics here.
    Yeah but I was hoping to see a set on the XD. Thanks though. Nice target in that link.
    XD-40 SubCompact with OD Green frame

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    I have the XS sights on my 1911 and I love them. They are very fast and not as inaccurate as people would think. But I certainly would'nt use them for bullseye shooting. They are designed for a pyrpose and they serve it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpdeuce View Post
    What would it take to get a few pics from you of this setup? I'm about 2 seconds from ordering these for my XD40sc.

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    Will have to be a few days jp... I will have to take pics at work on friends camera and then download to computer. I'll try not to forget!
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