Big Dots on an 870

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  1. jb1911

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    How dey do dat? I'm talking about a bead front sight only barrel with no rib.
     
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    Glue.
    And it ain't Elmers either!
     

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    they'll even do it for ya if you bring it in to them, did mine and it turned out great
     
  5. jb1911

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    Sounds intriguing ... who are you talking about?
     
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    I have the XS big dot for my Remmy 870 Tac-2 with the bead sight. I love it - very bright and clear. It attaches with JB Weld over top of the existing sight. No issues with it from my end, just a pleased customer.
     
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    XS?


    Sent from my iPhone... which probably auto-corrected something wrong
     
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    It is simply dropped on top of the factory bead sight.
    Epoxy that comes with it has held the sight on my 11-87 for over 500 rnds of either 3" 00 buck or slug and it is still solid.

    Highly recommend the XS system.
     
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    Do you guys have any pics?

    I happen to have a big dot front from one of my GLOCK that had its screw twisted off. I am sure I can modify it to be epoxied in place of a factory unit...

    Thanks,
    CW
     
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    Well I added a big dot to the front of a cut down screw in choke barrel I have.

    It came out great!

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    CW
     
  12. jb1911

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    Just ordered a Big Dot front sight for my 870. I'll post pix and a review when I install it and try it out.
     
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    I put 30-40 rounds of buck
    Shot and slugs thru this 870 with the new "tactical" choke. Shoots the same as it did before. The big dot was easy to see but as it was day time probably made little difference.
    If I take the time to look for the sites I have lost or already been "shot"....

    I do like te idea of the lil "reference" dot in my preferial vision in pitch blk environments.

    The epoxy is holding fine. I used shafting epoxy. For building glof clubs. It's the old style that gets real hot and cures slowly but is crazy strong.

    Look forward to your pics and range report!

    CW
     
  14. jb1911

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    Got my Big Dot, here's some pix.

    [ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jb1911/sets/72157629884077766/show/"]870 final [email protected]@[email protected]@offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjb1911%2Fsets%2F72157629884077766%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjb1911%2Fsets%2F72157629884077766%2F&set_id=72157629884077766&[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@%2Fphotos%2Fjb1911%2Fsets%2F72157629884077766%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fjb1911%2Fsets%2F72157629884077766%2F&set_id=72157629884077766&jump_to=[/ame]
     
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    :cool:, I have Big Dots on my carry guns, I may have to put this on my 870








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  16. jb1911

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    More pix:

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  17. jb1911

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    I used JB Weld and it worked like a champ. It's dark grey too so it doesn't show much.