Stock sights or night sights?

    View Poll Results: What type of sights do you prefer on a handgun?

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    • Stock white dot fixed

      21 11.11%
    • Stock white dot adjustible

      20 10.58%
    • Night Sights

      121 64.02%
    • Black Sights

      9 4.76%
    • Fiber Optics

      17 8.99%
    • XS Sights

      1 0.53%
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      Stock sights or night sights?

      What kind of sights do you prefer?

      Stock white dot fixed
      Stock white dot adjustible
      Night Sights
      Black sights
      Fiber Optics

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      XS big dots on everything that may see defensive use - cruddy eyes..

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      What about XS night sights? Honestly that's what I would prefer.

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      You guys are killing me - sorry, no more choices. Then, I'll have people ask about ghost ring sights, peep sights, Steyr triangle sights, it never ends...

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      I saw a ghost once, does that count as a sight?

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      Smith & Wesson persisted in putting a red insert in their front sight blades. You are supposed to see a thin black strip above the red, but I never could. I could never hold as precise elevation with these red inserts, so had them removed from my guns. The all-black Ruger sights worked best. The white outline sights never gave me as sharp a sight pictue as plain black. Even early morning or late evening, I still prefer black.

      My S&W M19 also sports black sights, this for defensive carry. If I can't see my front sight, its too dark to shoot.

      I did have one man tell me he found one advantage to glow-in-the-dark sights-they helped him find his gun one night during a power outtage.

      Bob Wright

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      Quote Originally Posted by DennyCrane
      What kind of sights do you prefer?

      Stock white dot fixed
      Stock white dot adjustible
      Night Sights
      Black sights
      Fiber Optics
      Depends on the gun, you need a mulitple choice poll.

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      Black sights.....you do not want to give your eyes too much to look at...!!!

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      If the weapon is for self-defense then sight may not matter. Mr Badguy will probably be too close for sights.

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      I like stock, white dot sites - especially when they are big, white dot sights. The HKs have big dots that are very clear. So do the S&W 1911s. Springfield 1911s use Novak sights too, but the dots are little crappy dots.

      I generally leave my sights stock, if I really like them. My Walthers are fine the way they are, so I don't feel like messing with them and replacing the sights. Previously paid for factory night sights on a G26 over a year ago, and when the slide came back from Glock, the white circles around the tritium was all screwed up. Sent it back, and Glock said there were "within factory specifications."

      After that, if it ain't broke, I just leave it alone.

      As for the all black sights, I can't shoot at an indoor range with that. My eyesight ain't good enough for that. I use the dots, not the sight, when I shoot.
      Last edited by Shipwreck; 07-07-2006 at 07:37 AM.

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      I voted night sights because every gun I may carry sports a pair. That being said for other than defensive carry I prefer a nice crisp plain black.

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      I was probably one of the first Police officers in my state to have Night Sights on my service gun. My personally owned S&W 39-2 then my personally owned S&W model 67 Put on in 1978 and 1979. Now all our department pistols have them (since 1992) they belong on a serious defense pistol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
      What about XS night sights? Honestly that's what I would prefer.
      Yup, they're the night sights too.

      Here's a tip - If you order from XS and the sights are on backorder, that's actually good news - it usually means that they are out to Trijicon getting the vials installed. So when you do get them they are fresh and super-bright.

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      Glad to hear that. I real close to ordering some for my Defender. Just trying to decide whether to get the "Big Dot" or the standard. I'm leaning toward the "standard" size dot.

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      I was leaning that way at first, but with the first set I ordered I went with what XS recommends, the big ones. Glad I did too - they seem just right to me.

      I've not noticed the lack of accuracy that some mention - granted, I do most of my practice at 7-15 yards, but they work really well for me. Strangely enough too, with the XS big dots, I can do rapid, coursely aimed fire (not even worrying about the rear alignment and just pasting the dot over the target) and I get really good results, certainly better than conventional sights, and sometimes better than if I take my time with the XS's.

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      Wonder if anybody can post a comparison picture showing the big dot next to the standard dot? I going to look at the web sight and see if they have one.

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      I bought a Dan Wesson 1911 last year - with the big dot - thought I would like it, with my eyes being what they were. Gun just wasn't accurate for me, even at 7 yards. Tried to aim higher/figure out a pattern. Just wasn't getting what I found acceptable from a 1911. Damn dovetail on this Dan Wesson was also huge - no other standard sights were gonna fit it w/o welding the hole on the slide. Ended up trading the gun back the same day for a Glock 34.

      I'll never try different sights again w/o trying them first on someone else's gun. That's why I won't buy a steyr w/o trying it first (they have those triangle sites)

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      I don't have them in front of me, and I don't know if this is any help, but for reference (looking at a ruler) I'd put the big dot at about 4.5 mm across..

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      Found some info. Think I like the "Big Dot"

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
      I'll never try different sights again w/o trying them first on someone else's gun. That's why I won't buy a steyr w/o trying it first (they have those triangle sites)
      I had been lucky enough to be able to check out the XS's installed on a PPK years ago at a gun show, back when the company was still called Ashley Outdoors.

      One thing you could try, Charlie, is to get a bit crafty and mock up that type of sight picture with some black electrical tape and whiteout - either covering over the existing sights or taping it to a stick - just to get a feel for whether or not your eyes will respond to that type of sight picture or not.

      BTW - I tried the Steyr sights on a rental gun at the range - not too bad IMO. But what turned me off of the gun was the mag release not being in a good spot for me, and the mag well felt like it could use a bevel job.

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