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Old 06-25-2010, 13:33   #1
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I just installed my XS Big Dot Sights

I'm getting older with old eyes to match, so I ordered and installed a set of XS Big Dot night sights on my off duty EDC Glock 27. Installation was simple with the detailed instructions and included front sight/rear sight tool, daralon punch for knocking out the stock rear sight, and red thread lock compound. I did have to file down the rear sight a bit so that it slid into the slide rear sight cut out with just finger pressure (per instructions). Once the rear sight is centered, it is held in place by 2 set screws.

If I like the sights, I plan to install a set on my 2nd generation Glock 23. Has anyone else installed these sights on a 2nd generation frame and were there any issues with front sight installation?

Once I get some range time in, I will let you guys know how I like the XS Big Dots.

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Old 06-25-2010, 14:13   #2
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Looking forward to your report.
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Old 06-25-2010, 14:21   #3
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Just remember that these are not "range sights". The typical response from first trip to the range is WTH did I do? Like anything else, you can get used to them.
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Old 06-25-2010, 14:26   #4
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I have the Standard dots on my 27 and I think they are the best combat sights you can buy.
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Old 06-25-2010, 15:22   #5
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Once I get some range time in, I will let you guys know how I like the XS Big Dots.

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Let us know how long you go until you start to miss having a rear sight that actually serves a purpose... old eyes or not, big dots are a big gimmick, in no time you'll find that at the same distances the big dots are of any use you could probably hit with a gun that had NO sights.

(and please, no one needs to post that vid of Yeager hitting the pepper-popper at 100yrds with 'em, given a few shots you can hit one too without sights if you're a decent shot...)
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Old 06-25-2010, 16:23   #6
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I have the XS Big Dot sights on my G27 and love them. I have no problems hitting at 25 yards consistently.
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Old 06-25-2010, 16:28   #7
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Old 06-25-2010, 18:47   #8
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I installed them myself on my 30sf and 2nd gen 19. No trouble installing on either pistol, and no difference in the installation steps.
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Old 06-25-2010, 19:11   #9
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I'm getting older with old eyes to match, so I ordered and installed a set of XS Big Dot night sights on my off duty EDC Glock 27. Installation was simple with the detailed instructions and included front sight/rear sight tool, daralon punch for knocking out the stock rear sight, and red thread lock compound. I did have to file down the rear sight a bit so that it slid into the slide rear sight cut out with just finger pressure (per instructions). Once the rear sight is centered, it is held in place by 2 set screws.

If I like the sights, I plan to install a set on my 2nd generation Glock 23. Has anyone else installed these sights on a 2nd generation frame and were there any issues with front sight installation?

Once I get some range time in, I will let you guys know how I like the XS Big Dots.

Randy
Congrats! I've been wanting a set for my G27.

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I have the Standard dots on my 27 and I think they are the best combat sights you can buy.
But, I'm torn between the Big Dots and these.
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Old 06-25-2010, 19:21   #10
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Yes, let us know how you like them. I'm also looking at the XS standard dot, but can't decide on those or the Ameriglo Pro Operators.
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Old 06-25-2010, 20:23   #11
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I have Big Dot 24/7's on all 5 of my Glocks. 1-1gen G17, 1-3gen G17, 2-2gen G19's, and 1-2gen G26.

Sights, Optics and Lasers

Love 'em! Great combat sight. Now, I wish I could find the Glock Light I lost!
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Old 06-25-2010, 20:29   #12
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3 G27's in the past all with XS Big Dot's. Bought em, carried them as EDC's and sold for one reason or another. Wanted another subcompact again but decided on the G30SF instead. XS Big Dots on the way from midway along with 1000K .45 bullets for reloads.
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Old 06-26-2010, 00:14   #13
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I installed them myself on my 30sf and 2nd gen 19. No trouble installing on either pistol, and no difference in the installation steps.
Thanks, that's the information I was looking for. I reserved a range spot tomorrow, so I can test my new sights. With the exception of my competition Glock 34, my Glock 23, 27, and 30SF are all carried, shot often and the triggers are all set up the same. If I like these sights, I will be installing them on my other 2 Glock carry guns.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:40   #14
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They take some getting-used-to, but after 100 or so rounds, you will love em'.
I HATED mine the first range trip, but after that, I could actually shoot better with the Big Dots than the stock plastic sights. I am planning on ordering another set for my Gen 2 G19 asap.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:28   #15
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Installed them on my 2nd Gen G23 without any problems.

You will get the "they suck" crowd on here soon, but I say use what you want and enjoy. I like them on my pistol and they work perfectly for me.

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Old 06-27-2010, 09:13   #16
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Remember they are not easily removed!
I could not get used to them , just removed the rear.... what a pain.
I am now looking for a better range/target set up.
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Remember they are not easily removed!
I could not get used to them , just removed the rear.... what a pain.
I am now looking for a better range/target set up.
Good luck.
Just put a set of these Warren Tactial / Sevigny on my G35 and G24c last week. Shot them for the first time last night at an indoor range, and like them, so far. Might be worth a look.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:45   #18
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Love the XS big dot
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Old 06-27-2010, 13:17   #19
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Thanks, that's the information I was looking for. I reserved a range spot tomorrow, so I can test my new sights. With the exception of my competition Glock 34, my Glock 23, 27, and 30SF are all carried, shot often and the triggers are all set up the same. If I like these sights, I will be installing them on my other 2 Glock carry guns.
I was about to ask you where you go shoot that you can reserve a spot, when all at once I realized you were an LEO. Where do you go? District 2?
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[QUOTE=ck1;15533231]Let us know how long you go until you start to miss having a rear sight that actually serves a purpose... old eyes or not, big dots are a big gimmick, in no time you'll find that at the same distances the big dots are of any use you could probably hit with a gun that had NO sights.QUOTE]


That's pretty much how I feel about 'em too. I have a set of non-tritium standard dots on my G-26 and they're ok. I am much faster with a notch and post sight set. It is true that front sight aquisition is very fast, but it takes me awhile to get it lined up with the little white bar on the rear sight. I put an Ameriglo .140" wide front tritium with a plain black .180" notch rear and I think this is the best setup I've tried yet. If I had really bad eyes, the Big Dots might be better. I'll report back in a few years when my vision goes....
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