I had the XS Standard sights put on my XD40SC today. I was really anxious to come home and try them out. When I first looked down the slide at the gunsmith's ( I just left the slide, not the entire gun), I was really wondering rather I would like them or not. It's a whole new look.
Once I got home I put the gun back together and did some dry firing with it. It became more and more likely I had made the right decision.
I went out back and shot at some targets just to see how accurate I could hit with it. It took shooting it about a dozen times to really get the feel of the sights. Once I did , I was grouping them just fine. I've not had to make any adjustments on the sights.
Then I began the true test of double tapping. This took a couple magazines to get the groups tight, but once I did, it was smoooooth sailing from then on. My eye is drawn to the front sight so much quicker than the original sights. I can't imagine how the Big Dots must be. I chose the standards because of the holster issue, though most say it should'nt be a problem. I never liked the sights on the XD.
Like it's been said many times on here, these sights are not for target shooting. They are for defensive shooting and that's pretty much the only shooting I do. I'm not interested in hitting a dot the size of a quarter.
I am very happy with these sights. I'd like to see how the Big Dots are in comparison, but I believe these sights will suit me just fine.