Red or green front sight

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  1. Jan 20, 2013 #1
    quickone704

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    I just got my new XDS .45 and ask the lgs to go ahead and change my front sight to green. What do you think is the best. Red to me just seems that it just wouldn't be bright in a night situation.

     
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    BJHxdm3.8

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    I like the green better. It seems alittle brighter to me.
     
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    i took the two spares optic tubes out held them tight side by side in my fingers held them up to the light and looked at them then slowly moved them out of the light to a darker corner and observe which one stayed most visible. i was all set to change to the green till i did this test but for me the red stayed more visible.... so i left it red... YMMV
     
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    Green for me
     
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    Texas34

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    Depends on where you are shooting. I prefer red just because I shoot clays a lot and have red fiber optic on them.
     
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    Purely a matter of personal choice and preference. What looks and works best for one persons eyes, is not necessarily best for another persons eyes. Use which ever works best for you.

    Jim R
     
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    bigk138

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    Green for me....
     
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    I changed mine to green, so much brighter for me.
     
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    Fruckner

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    changed both of ours to green.. bright sunlight doesnt seem much different between red or green to me anyway but in low light dusk ect the green really glows brighter well in my opinion anyway
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 #10
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    Green for myself. Thinking about going with an aftermarket site soon.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2013 #11
    Maxter

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    I read in a few tests that green showed up better. That being said I like the red and my guns that have fiber optics all wear red.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 #12
    N.E. Tx.XD

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    Green
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 #13
    TheJohnnyGuy

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    Red for right now, until my TFOs come in this week :D Then it's bright glowing green for me!
     
  14. Jan 22, 2013 #14
    chuck.jones

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    As an old timer, I'm used to black sights except my Yost Hi-Power which has a gold line inlayed, or the occasional revolver with bronze or gold bead on a patridge.

    /c
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 #15
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    My eyes pick up the red faster
     

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