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Old 05-15-2012, 14:14   #1
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Big Dot Sights

I just got a G19 with Big Dots that was already installed. They look cool but not sure of their usefullness. Probably for a EDC they would be perfect. I seem to pick them up okay and fast and like them because my eyes are getting bad. I guess what my question is: How many people use them for IDPA and even steel shooting? Or maybe should I look for some Firesights? Or even just go for some stock sights? Jim
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Old 05-15-2012, 14:17   #2
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I have a set of them on my EDC G30SF, and love them, work great but its not range or IDPA gun LOL to expensive for that ...
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Old 05-15-2012, 15:00   #3
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I tried XS Big Dot sights for IDPA on my G26 for a few matches. Big mistake. Anything over 15 yards is not accurate enough to score good. So now I swapped them for Ameriglo GL-433 Hack sights. Still a nice big dot but much easier to be accurate. Will be testing them in my IDPA match next weekend.
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Old 05-15-2012, 15:13   #4
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I use them on a carry G19......work well for me.
Ya have to shoot to adjust to them! One range trip will not get the job done.
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Old 05-15-2012, 15:24   #5
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Shot my new G22 today and my first attempt with the XS Big Dot Night Sights. I need more range time with them but for a carry gun I think they will work great. I feel they are more for combat scenarios where other types of sights will help with precise shooting.
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Old 05-15-2012, 15:43   #6
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Yeah...the XSsights area gimmicky answer to a training question--IMHO they are worthless. For competition I would look hard at Scott Warren's sights. He has two GLOCK models--the Sevigny and the Tactical. Either will suffice for IDPA.
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Old 05-15-2012, 16:06   #7
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I just got a G19 with Big Dots that was already installed. They look cool but not sure of their usefullness. Probably for a EDC they would be perfect. I seem to pick them up okay and fast and like them because my eyes are getting bad. I guess what my question is: How many people use them for IDPA and even steel shooting? Or maybe should I look for some Firesights? Or even just go for some stock sights? Jim
They are CQC Close Quarters Combat sights.
Not target or competition sights.

Look elsewhere for that.
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Old 05-15-2012, 16:56   #8
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I have XS Big Dot Sights on my carry guns and the standard non night sight all white version for the G34



















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Old 05-15-2012, 17:07   #9
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They are defensive sights, all the way - not range or competition sights. And although some can shoot really well at long distances with them, they are certainly not designed for that.

I have them on my G36. For the first few range sessions, it did affect my accuracy a bit. My groups opened up an inch or two. But after a little more practice, they tightened back up. I realized you had to focus not only on the front sight, but the center of the center of the front sight. Keeping the windage correct is a little of a chore, also. You have to concentrate hard on keeping that front dot in the exact center of that rear cradle.

But for quick acquisition – front big dot on target and BANG! – they are great. Since my range doesn't allow rapid fire, this is what I practice the most. Although I do sneak in a double tap every now and again. They haven't said anything yet.
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Old 05-15-2012, 17:28   #10
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I've tried them a few times and never really saw the point - with one exception. Put a small dot tritium front sight on a Ruger SP101 and you have a truly accurate and easily aimed mid-sized revolver. In this application they cannot be beat IMO.
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Old 05-15-2012, 18:43   #11
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My experiences with the XS 24/7 Standard Dot is like the guy in the 3rd video shooting at the Bin Laden target. With my G20, 21, 22, 27, and 31 I can pretty much obliterate the 10 ring and head area of the paper target anywhere from 3 to 15 yards. Excellent CQC sights in my opinion.

For competitive shooting I use Warren/Sevigny Competition sights with FO front on a G17.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:18   #12
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lot of great Info here. I will be using this G19 for Games and some indoor shooting during the summer. I will look for the best sight for these applications,but I will try these first just to see what they are about. I just like to try different things and learn. I am one of them guys that like a shorter sight radius over the long ones. I shoot a 3 1/2" or 4" barrel better then a 5". Thanks Guys Jim
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:32   #13
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I had a set on a officers frame 1911 and really liked them out to 15yd. At 25yd they were a bit of a problem for me.

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