XS Standard Dot front
Sorry it's taken me so long to get my "Range report" in, but I forgot it was Halloween the week following my post.
I installed a Non-tritium rear, standard tritium front XS sight on my G30SF a few weeks ago. The sight picture is much better than the Big Dot for distance, but the tradeoff is that it gives up a lot of the quickness from the Big Dot front.
Grouping for me was about the same inside of 10 yards. While I was expecting a big improvement out to 50 feet, the truth was that the standard dot was only marginally better. The problem is that any CPOA (Cover Point Of Aim) sight covers so much of the target that it's hard to know if you're a little bit off when that target is small, and by small, I'm talking about trying to hit a 1" bulls-eye dot. At 50' you are still easily covering the dot with the front sight, so it's impossible to see how much "slop" is in your sight picture.
This little experitment did it for me. I realized that I'm much more comfortable with a traditional blade front sight.
Update from last night: I installed a set of Ameriglo Defoor Tactical plain black iron sights and have to say I am impressed! These shoot TRUE POA/POI for me and my gun. I still need to drift the rear a bit to get the windage perfect, but once I do, I think these will be THE SIGHTS for me. They are non-tritium, but still super fast. The front sight is also very thin (.115), which makes accuracy exeptional with them.
The best part??? They were $34 delivered!
I now have to say I agree with what I've been reading for months which is, if you are looking for a great close quarters combat sight, the XS Big Dot is hard to beat. On the other hand, if you're looking for pin point accuracy, then these are definately NOT the way to go!
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