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#6158646 - 01/27/16 08:48 PM conceal carry sights
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Now that I have settled on the perfect gun for my needs I need to upgrade to night sights since that is about all you can do to these guns to upgrade.

Mepro night sights vs XS 24/7 sights

these are 2 totally different types of set ups the Mepro are the std 2 dots for the rear and 1 dot front sight while the XS has a line only on the rear with a big dot on the front.

After watching a few videos these XS sights seem to be very quick acquisition and I am leaning towards them being for the purpose of conceal carry. I am not worried about shooting at long distances since I cant hit anything long distance anyways. That is what an AR is for.

What say the THF gun fellas!!?? Any one using these at the moment
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#6158750 - 01/27/16 09:54 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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I used to have a glock 22 with the XS sights on it and personally I was not a fan of them at all. When I did a lot of research on night sights for my G26 I looked at the meprolights and read lots of really good reviews so I dont think you could go wrong with those. I almost got them but ended up going with the Trijicon HD night sights with the U-notch rear sight and the orange outlined front sight. All 3 dots glow green in the dark. They are my favorite night sights so far.

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#6158768 - 01/27/16 10:07 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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Night sights are useless IMO. You aren't going to have time to aim if you ever have to use it.
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#6158780 - 01/27/16 10:14 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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The XS is the only night sight I have used (used to work there). The Big dot is the fastest sight to acquire out there. If you paste the dot center mass at gunfight range and pull the trigger, you will put a bullet in the bad guy. Most people are hung up on "precision" so don't like the fact that the sight covers a lot of target and may hinder accuracy to a degree. It all boils down to if you are interested in getting off the first good shot or if you feel the need to put the shot in a small area. A fraction of a second could make a big difference in the outcome of a fight.

Those are my thoughts and ideas, your may vary.

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#6158859 - 01/27/16 11:35 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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What's the point in night sights? I've never replaced my sights for night sights and I work at night, my duty gun just has a white front dot. My dad does like a front fiber optic sight, but he's 63 and it helps his eyes locate the sight, but then again that's during the day 99.9% of the time.
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#6158861 - 01/27/16 11:37 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Night sights are useless IMO. You aren't going to have time to aim if you ever have to use it.


Not totally. While I agree with you in premise, I disagree in action. Most defensive encounters occur within 3 meters and closer (which is why you should train with your carry piece at close ranges). In a dimly lit scenario, tritium sights can prove beneficial, but like you state, aiming will be problematic. This is why on my carry pieces I only have a tritium front sight dot. With practiced fundamentals and front dot alignment on the bad guy, I'm more than likely going to achieve good hits, especially at the close ranges expected in this type of encounter.

So I agree with the night sight theory, but only for the front dot. And any quality tritium dot should suffice.
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#6159013 - 01/28/16 07:43 AM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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I had read all the stuff about the XS 24/7 Big Dots, so I bought a set for my G-19. I shot them for about a year, I never could really get used to them. I wanted them to work, but they just wouldn't do it for me. I ended up pulling them off and selling them, went back to the factory sights. I think the idea of just going with a tritium front is a good idea.

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#6159324 - 01/28/16 10:54 AM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
Now that I have settled on the perfect gun for my needs I need to upgrade to night sights since that is about all you can do to these guns to upgrade.

Mepro night sights vs XS 24/7 sights

these are 2 totally different types of set ups the Mepro are the std 2 dots for the rear and 1 dot front sight while the XS has a line only on the rear with a big dot on the front.


After watching a few videos these XS sights seem to be very quick acquisition and I am leaning towards them being for the purpose of conceal carry. I am not worried about shooting at long distances since I cant hit anything long distance anyways. That is what an AR is for.

What say the THF gun fellas!!?? Any one using these at the moment



I like the Big Dot sight and have it on my 1911 but I never did like the rear 'V' sight, so I ended up keeping the front big dot (love it) and putting my Mepro rear sight back in place.

I filed the 'U' notch out a bit wider to allow a good view of the front sight and it has served me well. The big dot front sight DOES cover up a lot of your target at longer ranges (25+ yds.) but the odds of me getting into a defensive situation at that distance is small.

I practice at that distance (and beyond)...but switch to a 'Six 'O Clock' sight picture.

The large front dot really pulls your eye to it, just no way you won't see it at least as a ghost picture.

At close distances (10 yds. and under) I simply look for the front sight, press, then front sight, press! Good hits are pretty much always the result.
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#6159340 - 01/28/16 11:13 AM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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A front sight that you can pick up easily and then practice, practice, practice.

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#6159341 - 01/28/16 11:13 AM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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Tried the big dots, the are good for up close and fast but I prefer regular sights over them.
My main carry gun is a Gen 3 G19. I run the Ameriglo Hackathorns..
I have a several other sets for the gun but these work great.
I hate 3 dot night sights personally.
I run Heine straight 8s on my 1911

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/s...-prod70540.aspx


Edited by ccoker (01/28/16 11:13 AM)
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#6159556 - 01/28/16 01:37 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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The mepro's seem to get the best reviews from the HK fanboys. The trijicon HD"S I like because of the the option of the yellow or orange front sight but when you get a lot of opinions of HD's vs Mepros the Mepros seem to have more of fan base plus they are a lot cheaper.

I really like the idea of a colored or oversize front sight. That just makes a lot of sense to me.
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#6160004 - 01/28/16 06:53 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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I have used both regular night sights and XS sights. Accuracy was the same with both for me but the XS sights were definitely faster to acquire and to get back on target after firing.
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#6160083 - 01/28/16 07:34 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 09/03/13
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Used to have XS Big Dot's on the 3 of my guns, they have been replaced by what I can consider the best sights for me. Warren Tactical single night sight dot, Sevigny in the rear.

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#6160087 - 01/28/16 07:35 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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Used to have XS Big Dot's on the 3 of my guns, they have been replaced by what I can consider the best sights for me. Warren Tactical single night sight dot, Sevigny in the rear.

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#6160424 - 01/28/16 11:16 PM Re: conceal carry sights [Re: Bigfoot]
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I'm a big fan of fiber optics. I think the TruGlo resin overmolds are the best out there for immediate acquisition.
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