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Thinking about moving from three dot sights-

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by DeLo, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. DeLo


    Nov 10, 2011
    So I'm considering getting a set of Heinie Straight Eights but need a little advise (internet peer influence/pressure). On my Glocks I have Tijicons on one, meps on 2, stock on 3 and TFO's on my carry. I would go with TFOs again but worry about their long term functioning (10,000 rounds+).

    It is a carry 29 that will see woods time as a back up piece.
  2. Rigormootis

    Rigormootis Semper Gumby

    Feb 13, 2002
    All I have been running since ~ 2003 are Heinie Straight Eights. They are on all my glocks.

  3. JimIsland


    Aug 1, 2011
    I went from Trijicon on my G20 to a "dot the I" set of sights. (Big Dot XS) It was a very easy transition and they are fantastic. I've heard excellent things about the heine sights as well.
  4. MercuryHayze


    Jan 30, 2003
    Heinie's are excellent, much more precise than the XS offerings. They use Trijicon lamps.
  5. Ethereal Killer

    Ethereal Killer

    Aug 24, 2011
    If it were me I would just standardize on one type for all pistols.

    frankly it doesnt matter too much once you learn how to shoot for real, so pick one and go with it.

    not trying to oversimplify the task or anything, just stating my experience after I got some real training. a class in point shooting tends to make the sights a moot issue in short order and what sights you have become like a laser guide when you do use them.

    the three dot has worked well enough for me and allows for both windage and elevation verification easily.
  6. mr.twonine


    Jan 5, 2012
    I personally feel the tfos are a great sight configuration for the uses you've implied (I.e. carry for sd and woods backup), to me the advantage of having a great " day light sight" as well as having lamps combined is hard to beat especially for when you're hittin the trails
  7. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    I've had Heinie Straight Eights on all my 10mm Glocks. EXCELLENT! Get some!

    Very precise, relatively thin sights, too.
  8. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

    Feb 4, 2011
    Hoover, AL
    I love my Heinie Straight Eights. The sight picture is perfect, and they would be wicked in a night shooting scenario. The tritium is really bright, and the 2-dot system is VERY fast to acquire. I put a little orange strip on my front sight for faster acquisition during daylight. That was my only complaint. The front sight does not stand out very much.

    Before orange paint:

    The front sight is not as thin as it appears here, but it's still much thinner than factory-like sights:

    With orange paint:


    To be honest, though, I might be about to order some TFO's or something for my G29. I think the Heinies are better for a gun that sees mostly target duty. I think I'm going to put them on my G20LS. I want something that's faster to pick up in daylight. For a gun like my G20LS, they would be unbeatable. They are EXTREMELY precise for target or hunting use. They just don't have the "flash sighting" feature that I want on a carry gun.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  9. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    Whatever gun I get next, it will likely be a subcompact like a 26 or 33, with that in mind I think Im gonna get some straight eights for my 20sf, and move my big dots to the subcompact...