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TFO's or XS Big dot

This is a discussion on TFO's or XS Big dot within the SA-XD/XD(M) Accessories forums, part of the XD Talk category; I was a TFO fan until I discovered the Orange/Green Meprolight's Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD...


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Old 08-31-2012, 08:23 AM   #21
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I was a TFO fan until I discovered the Orange/Green Meprolight's


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Old 08-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #22
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I'm gonna vote neither based on the two choices you've provided. I had Big Dots on an XD and they are only combat accurate at best. Anything 10 yards and longer is a crapshoot. In fact, those sights totally turned me off to that gun so I sold it instead of swapping to different sights.

The TFOs are really neat because of how bright they are. But, they are huge and I don't trust fiber optic sights in a defensive firearm.

I prefer a 3-dot system. The regular trijicon sights are great and time tested - I have them on an M&P9c and a P226. The HD's look even better but I haven't seen them in person yet.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #23
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Wow those meprolights look great! I took a look at the trijicon HD's and aside from the price they look AMAZING. Really large hiviz front dot which is what I was looking for.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:06 AM   #24
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Wow those meprolights look great! I took a look at the trijicon HD's and aside from the price they look AMAZING. Really large hiviz front dot which is what I was looking for.
The Trijicon HD sights are well worth the price. My two cents worth.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:25 AM   #25
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I'm gonna vote neither based on the two choices you've provided. I had Big Dots on an XD and they are only combat accurate at best. Anything 10 yards and longer is a crapshoot. In fact, those sights totally turned me off to that gun so I sold it instead of swapping to different sights.

The TFOs are really neat because of how bright they are. But, they are huge and I don't trust fiber optic sights in a defensive firearm.

I prefer a 3-dot system. The regular trijicon sights are great and time tested - I have them on an M&P9c and a P226. The HD's look even better but I haven't seen them in person yet.
Maybe for you they were only combat accurate within 10 yards; speaking for myself, I can shred soda cans at 25 with them.

Keeping all shots in a silhouette torso at 50 isn't terribly difficult, either.

I know people with XSs that also have no difficulty doing it.

Just takes a little practice.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:35 AM   #26
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But your best choice would be Trijicon HD's.
Makes me smile reading that. I ordered a set for my G22 yesterday.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #27
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One suggestion to those looking at sights .... Make sure you try them dynamically while moving the targets moving etc. too many people IMO buy sights based on looks, the range and never try them under realistic situations. Try them with cover when the target peeks out for a second or 2 at the most and buy those sights they will be the ones for you.


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Old 09-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #28
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Maybe for you they were only combat accurate within 10 yards; speaking for myself, I can shred soda cans at 25 with them.

Keeping all shots in a silhouette torso at 50 isn't terribly difficult, either.

I know people with XSs that also have no difficulty doing it.

Just takes a little practice.

Ditto - once I figured out the proper sight picture and hold, I have no problem at all shooting with and outshooting a lot of the guys at my range with factory sights and all variations of aftermarket.

Your mileage may vary, but there is nothing about the XS Big Dot sights that is inherently less accurate than any other sight system for 90% of pistol shooting scenarios.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #29
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Makes me smile reading that. I ordered a set for my G22 yesterday.
For those of you with Glocks, that are interested in a over/under sight, another option would be Ameriglo I-dot Pro.

AmeriGlo Weapon Sights | I-DOT



I have a set on my G19.









Amerglo does make XD/Sig sights as well, just not the I-Dots..

AmeriGlo Weapon Sights | Night Sights

I had a set of their hack sights on my P239..








I went back and forth with the Big Dots, but feel there are better options.

I would either buy Trijicon HDs or Ameriglos..
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #30
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Personally, I prefer 3-dot systems. Just out of preference though. Those look like a great option for those people that prefer the 2 dot style.
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