I find them perfect for a close range defensive handgun, which is really what a handgun is for. I wouldn't put them on a long range target gun but that is not what I have Glocks and 1911's for. Also I think it is not a good idea to think that you won't use sights in a close range fight. Looking at the front sight is a sure way to make that first shot count. I practice both point shooting and quick front sight shooting and actually sometimes miss or at least not hit where I want to hit when not using the front sight. Big Dots are perfect for what they were designed for. Close range gun fights. With a little practice they are capable of long range work too. All a matter of shooting them a lot and getting used to them. I've had them on several of my guns for a long time and I don't plan on changing them.