This is a discussion on Rear blackout sights within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BCC73 Thinking about just taping the rears next range trip. Is the Sharpie fairly permanent or can it be removed without damage ...
My brain ignores the dots. It's like they are not even there. I see the outline of the rear and front sights and line them up, focus mostly on the front sight, and shoot! Unless I'm shooting while on the move and then it's really more like point shooting - no time to line up sights, with or without dots or lines or whatever.
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Purely psychological i'm sure, but I taped the rear vials on my HD's yesterday and "for me", it made a difference. Something about that just drew me to focus on the front sight like I should have been all along. Out of sight out of mind I guess...but I kind of liked it !!
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I'm using the Trijicon HD night sights and I'm more than happy with leaving the vials shining away. If by some odd circumstance I need a precision shot in the dark, I have the three dots to line up. But that situation is fairly unlikely, it's much more likely a night encounter will be in a parking lot at bad-breath distance where sights don't matter and I'll likely be shooting from retention.
A note about the Trijicon HDs, single best improvement I think I could have made to my Glocks. Initially, I was concerned that the big U rear sight would impair accuracy but that isn't the case, at least for me. If anything, it may have improved accuracy a tad. Great sights!
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I need to get my Heinies replaced on my main gun. The HDXRs is what I plan on going with.
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Prefer trijicon, or gold/brass bead in front and black in rear.
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This is my K6S. It was white, 3 dots. I do not like 3 dots. I blacked out the rear white dots with nail polish and used traffic cone orange nail polish on the front. 100% better for me.