Heinie SlantPro Straight Eight Night Sight or XS Big Dot ?

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    Heinie SlantPro Straight Eight Night Sight or XS Big Dot ?

    I am debating between the Heinie SlantPro Straight Eight Night Sight or the XS 24/7 Express sights for my XD 45 compact carry pistol. So those that have tried both give me your opinions.
    Mike
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    I've had both:

    On my Les Baer 1911 and Hi Power I have the Heinie sights, on the Sig 220 SAO I had the Big Dot 24/7 sights.

    I liked the quick acquisition of the dots, it took a little getting use to, but once I got more comfortable with them, I really liked them.

    I must say that I prefer the Heinie sights. I just shoot better with them, however I've had more time with them than the XS sights, as I sold the Sig to pay for my Baer.

    If you have a problem picking up the front sight quickly with the stock sights, I'd go with the Big Dots

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    Either one is a good set of sights. The XS sights certainly have their place. If I didn't all ready have the Heinie sights on each gun, I'd probably go with the Big Dots on any other gun.

    I just picked up a Smith 360 PD with the XS Big Dot front, and for that application (front sight only), IMHO it's the perfect sight.





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    If I had more time with the Big Dot, I'd probably like it better, going on the experience with them that I do have, I found myself to be more consistent with traditional style sights, but I'm sure that given more time, I'd have been just as consistent with the XS sights.

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    Thanks for the info. I am leaning toward the Big Dots. Like to have them for my carry pistol and my bedside Glock.
    Mike
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    I'd suggest getting one set of the Big Dots and try them out before getting two sets.

    While both sets work very well, the XS sights are pretty different.

    The Heinie straight eights work well, but the only real advantage of them IMHO over factory sights is the pattern of the tritium vials.

    If you don't like them, you can always sell them here in the B/S/T section, I'm sure we have plenty of members that would buy a set of Glock or XD Big Dots.

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    I was planing on just trying on one first and see how they work for me.
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