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It was really tough getting that rear sight on! I had to do some major filing and fitting. A very tight fit. Took me over an hour!

In just dry firing here in the house it seems like this set up will no doubt be very quick. I think that accuracy will be as good as the typical notch and post.

I will post again after I get a chance to spend some time at the range.
 

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Guys,
The best test of any sighting system and shooting abilities is a force-on-force class with realistic scenarios. IDPA and IPSC do not feature real opponents who move and shoot back. That makes all of the difference. Facing a person who moves and shoots first or shoots back changes everything. This is especially true if that person already has the drop on you.

In my classes the only students who use their sights are the ones that keep getting shot. The successful students employ dynamic movement to begin the engagement and most of the shots are taken with one-hand on the move. Unless the distance is over 30 feet I rarely see anyone use their sights. They use some variety of point shooting. This makes much of the discussion of what sighting system is superior as not all that important for self defense shooting. For self defense shooting if you are engaging at distances over 30 feet there are serious questions as to whether you should be doing that unless you are facing an active shooter or a terrorist.

If you train by target shooting I apologize as my comments do not pertain to you.

See my website at www.jb-training.com for some descriptions of what is contained in my classes and some references to data about what happens in actual gunfights. Also I recommend you look at some videos taken by police cameras when the officers are engaged in a real gunfight. They are quiet enlightening.
 

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After looking at some of your class pictures and some of the material referenced on the sight mentioned I still cant come up with the reason for posting your point shooting ideas here in a thread about sights and new sight combinations. The sight combo definately does look interesting.
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In my classes the only students who use their sights are the ones that keep getting shot. The successful students employ dynamic movement to begin the engagement and most of the shots are taken with one-hand on the move. Unless the distance is over 30 feet I rarely see anyone use their sights. They use some variety of point shooting.
Of course none of the students in your classes ever get prosecuted and/or sued if they miss their attacker with an airsoft pellet. In the real world, misses equate to a bullet zipping down the street addressed "to whom it may concern". You can tell the jury that you weren't using the sights on your pistol in the aftermath of a tragedy involving a miss because it's too slow. Let me know how it turns out.

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In my classes the only students who use their sights are the ones that keep getting shot. The successful students employ dynamic movement to begin the engagement and most of the shots are taken with one-hand on the move. Unless the distance is over 30 feet I rarely see anyone use their sights. They use some variety of point shooting. This makes much of the discussion of what sighting system is superior as not all that important for self defense shooting.
Yet, you pimp the hell out of HexSights on your website...
Save your self-promotion for another thread. :upeyes:
 

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Shot around 200 rounds through the Glock 26 Saturday. The sights were awesome! Up close they were very fast to acquire. I concentrated on the target, and just brought the gun up into my sight plane. I noticed when I did look at the front sight it was automatically centered in the rear.

The further I moved from the target, the more I had to focus on the front sight to keep the same accuracy level (which is to be expected).

I was able to keep the group pretty tight at 25 yards, group size was the same as when I used the standard factory Glock sights.

So all in all, I like this setup quite a lot. Very fast yet still allows for better accuracy at longer ranges than the shallow v style that XS uses.
 

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I managed to miss the Gun World article. Did the author mention why he settled on the half ghost ring rather than the full ring version?
Is the article available anywhere on-line?
 

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I managed to miss the Gun World article. Did the author mention why he settled on the half ghost ring rather than the full ring version?
Is the article available anywhere on-line?

I am not trying to answer for him but if he was shooting IDPA as implied then the answer is probably that ghost rings are illegal in IDPA.
 

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late to the party, but if you like this concept, this works well for me, and it's free! About ten minutes with a 1/4" rattail file, and you're done.
 

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I just had the novak half ghost instaled on my G20 that also has the XS big dot up front. I will let you how I like the setup. Hopefully I will get to do some shooting on Monday. I will try to take pictures also.
 

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I just had the novak half ghost instaled on my G20 that also has the XS big dot up front. I will let you how I like the setup. Hopefully I will get to do some shooting on Monday. I will try to take pictures also.
How did this work out?
 

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i have xs big dot on front and plastic glock adjustable on rear of my g26gen4.
i line up the green part of the big dot front sight - level with the top of the U of the rear sight.
 
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