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XS Front/Novak Rear

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by ricklee4570, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. ricklee4570

    ricklee4570

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    In the new issue of Gun World magazine, Duane Thomas put a XS big dot on the front and a Novak half ghost ring rear on his Glock 17.

    This set up (according to Duane) offers incredible speed AND long range accuracy. He backs it up with an incredible score at a recent Washington State IDPA Championship event, with an almost perfect score on a stage with targets out to 30 and 35 yards.

    This might be the answer to those that struggle with windage problems at longer ranges with the factory XS Big Dot with the shallow V-Notch rear.

    Put the big dot in the big half ring and you have good windage control with easy sight aquisition.
     
  2. rangermonk

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    It looks like a pretty good sight setup. Has anyone here tried it?

    Does anyone know the model number of the rear half ghost ring sight that was used? The only thing I'll can find on the Novak sight is the DCR09GS.

    I wrote Gunworld magazine & Novak to try and get the model number. I'll post it as soon as I get an answer.
     
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  3. five-0

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    Please do...very interested in this combo.
     
  4. rangermonk

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    The Novak ghost ring set is model #SDCR09GSg. It lists for 66.90 at novak.com. The Novak ghost ring rear only model #DCR19GSg. It lists for 41.95 at novak.com.
     
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    Did you get that off of the website or was that their answer?
    Just curious if they had a "special run" that Thomas used or not.
    Thanks
     
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  7. ricklee4570

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    I looked on that site and couldnt find them.
     
  8. edge4628

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    actually i count not either could someone post a link to the novak ghost ring?
     
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    Big dot or small dot for the front? I run the XS big dot sights on my G30 carry pistol, which is great up close, but that big dot is real big when taking those 15yd plus shots.
     
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    You guys are talking "ghost ring" when the original idea was the "half ghost ring". There is a difference.

    Dave
     
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    I just ordered the above mentioned half ghost ring by Novak and will use a big SX Dot sight in the front just like the set up in the article.

    I'm planning on using this set up on my G-26. I'm hoping that I will still have plenty of light on each side of the big dot considering the much shorter sight radius.

    I will report back after I get it and have a chance to use it.

    If anyone else has used this set up, please post your thoughts. Hopefully Novak ships fast!
     
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    Awesome.
    Thanks for being a "test dummy." Keep us posted.
     
  13. rangermonk

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    I got that wrong. Doh! It is novaksights.com and a half ghost ring rear.
     
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    Having the Novak rear installed now. Did not like the Big Dot rear. This will look more like the sights on my S&W 327 Nightguard that has a Big Dot front and Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty fixed u-notch rear sight. I love that setup and shoot that weapon the more accurately than any I own.

    Will let you know how the G26 works with this new setup.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the results, I am considering XS sights for my 27.
     
  16. ricklee4570

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    I finally got my Novak rear sight. Im going to install it myself this weekend. Might be a chore, it doesnt even start to go into the dovetail. Will be a very tight fitting sight.
     
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    tagged....waiting for update
     
  18. ricklee4570

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    I installed my sights on the G-26 today. I painted the front dot bright orange for even better visibility. I probably wont get to the range for another couple of weeks to really try them out. So far though, I really like this set up. Very easy to acquire the front dot in a hurry, and it looks like it will be easy to align for longer distance accuracy due to plenty of light on each side of the front sight.
     
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    how much of a PITA was the rear sight to install?