This is a discussion on Best sights for carry XDsc within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a new XDsc that will be my carry gun. It's going to be in a CrossBreed IWB. What is the best sights our ...
I have a new XDsc that will be my carry gun. It's going to be in a CrossBreed IWB.
What is the best sights our there for it? The XS-sights look good. Will the big dot fit the supertuck? How about the standard?
Are the night sights worth it?
If not XS sights, then what are other better options?
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”.... Albert Einstein
I have an XD9sc and ordered it from the factory with XS Big Dot tritium sights
Best choice I've ever made. You will get a faster target acquisition than you can using a traditional 3 dot sight configuration. The eye just adjusts quicker to a vertical alignment than it does with a horizontal alignment.
I believed what I read, but really didn't think I could tell a difference until I got them. YES, I do get on target quicker with the Big Dots.
Will be putting them on more of my pistols in the future for sure.
As a side note, my XD9sc is my back up gun, so I predominantly use it with my non-dominant hand and find the Big Dots and vertical alignment really helps for non-dominant (weak side) shooting. I do on occasion carry it as my primary and something smaller as a back up and of course the Big Dots are great with your normal dominant side.
I have found the Big Dots have had no problem with any of my holsters, including my Brommeland Max-Con V.
As the tritium night sights go, I will never get another defensive gun without them if they are available for that gun. I have a tritium bead on my shotgun, tritium iron sights on my AR-15 and tritium sights on my Glock-23 and of course the Tritium Big Dots on the XD9sc.
One of the reasons I'm not carrying my 1911's because I don't have night sights on them yet.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
another option to look into is TFO sights from TRU GLO. They have Tritium glowing against the back of fiber optic sights. During the day the fiber optic picks up ambient light to make them glow, at night the tritium lights up. I put a bright green dot up front and duller yellow lights in teh back, makes it easy to get a quick front sight in stressful situations.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
I'm waiting to get a set of the XS big dots for my XD9sc, as I feel they are some of the best combat sights available!
"All war is deception" --Sun Tzu
Ditto for me on the Big Dots.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Are the XS Big Dots something that a person can install himself, or does it need taken to a gunsmith? Again, I have a Springfield XDsc.
Last edited by HowardCohodas; March 1st, 2009 at 07:21 PM.
Best sights for carry XDsc?
Best only makes sense when it is applied to a specific user performance attribute of the sights. Even then, so much depends on the user, his health, his eyesight, his age, etc.
The best you can hope for is for others to comment and tell you what attribute they are evaluating.
When the smoke clears, you will need to try them out for yourself to personalize your answer.
Good 'ole Trijicons...for me...on both my Glocks. Meps on the Kimbers.
Night sights are definitely worth it if you have sixty year old eyes...perfect for shots in a dark house...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I'm going with the TruGlo sights.... talked with several here that have them, etc. and seem to be the best ones as far as working well at night and in the daylight. About $100.
Word of warning. Some users have reported the fiber falling out of the sights. Just secure them with a small dab of superglue and you're good to go.