Part 1 is here: https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/jcn-carry-gun-test.1867678/#post-29772334 From that poll, people were split between iron sight P365 and RDS P365XL So I thought I would test apples to apples. RDS on and off guns. Left to right: G43x, P365 (with XL grip), P365XL Questions: Is a dot more important than what type of gun? How do irons versus dots do with transitions (per @Fatboy2001 request)? Would the type of iron sight matter? Methodology: Last test was concealed draws with vertical small transitions. But type of holster and retention matters and I wanted this to be as apples to apples as possible. I did an unloaded start with back turned to two targets for the first string. On buzzer, two to first target and then transition and one on the second target. Par beep was 2.5s and that’s usually when I was almost triggering the third shot. Was probably ~3 seconds total for each string. Each gun was shot 3 strings. I started with my “best RDS gun” to avoid practice bias and left the irons for last. The targets were 4-5y away from me and 5 yards from each other. The head shots are actually quite small with the right hand target being just under 2” wide. The left hand target head was about the size of a 4x6” card. I picked pictures as targets to add realism for a potential self defense scenario and to avoid the high contrast of white targets that might improve iron sight resolution. Self defense power ammo, as usual for these tests. Results: Please watch the videos to understand the course of fire: Glock was no slouch! I was impressed by it. Impressions: I was a lot more confident in my shot placement with red dots for the same time constraint. The type of red dot didn’t matter. The type of gun the red dot was mounted on didn’t seem to matter much. The Sig OEM irons were the worst out of all the permutations tested. I was able to pick up the orange in the U-notch quicker on the Glock. Conclusions: The P365, P365XL and the G43x are all extremely capable self defense carry guns. For me, even “within 5 yards” I was able to be pretty accurate at reasonable speed but I feel like better with red dots than irons. Summary thoughts: I am going to carry a P365 with a red dot from now on. I was carrying irons before. If I really didn’t want to go with an optic, I would definitely change the sights to something narrower in front on the Sig. @DaleGribble and @boilergonzo I had someone ask me: “Why do you use snow tires? You’re a good driver. You don’t need them.” It’s kind of the same philosophy. I raced cars on dirt, snow, ice... etc... which just makes me appreciate good equipment all the more. If I can get superior grip and safety in the Winter with the minor hassle of swapping wheels twice a year, that’s worth it to me. Same thing here. Turns out I could improve my performance on my carry equipment with just a change of the iron sights or adding an ounce with a lightweight red dot. That’s the fun for me. For sure it could go to the extreme and I could carry a 45oz competition gun as a carry gun... but that falls outside of what I’m willing to do comfort wise. I think any of these guns are good choices, but some are “gooder” than others for me without much of a down side. Hit the “like” if you like or appreciate the thought that goes into these tests! Would love and appreciate discussion and constructive comments!