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Old December 23, 2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Night sights on a xdm

Can anyone recommend a good set of night sights for my xdm? Ive heard the factory sights are a bear to remove. My rear sight actually came loose so i figure this would be a good time to upgrade. I took it to a gunsmith and had it tightened for now. Just wonderind if the tritium or fiber optics are better? And does the tritium wear out over time?
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Old December 23, 2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Trijicon HD sights are spectacular. I believe they are making them for the XDM now. That would be my suggestion.

Brownell's has a decent price on the HD's.

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-par...000076_d_10597

There a lot of great options though.
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Old December 23, 2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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I just had a set of Truglo fiber optics installed on my XDM, they are really
nice. I went with green back, and red front.
http://www.truglo.com/pc_product_det...30C1841BDD3D5E

Sets available on Amazon for 50 bucks.
I had night sights removed from my M&P compact, and the same fiber optics
installed. In my opinion, night sights are only good in the dark. For daytime or range use, I'd take a white 3 dot anytime over night sights. I don't plan on shooting in the dark, past my bedtime.:-)
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Old December 23, 2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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I dont plan on it either.lol but for home defense, i want to be able to aim in low to no light. are there sights available that are good for day and night?
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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All the night sights I've ever owned look like white dots when there's light and then glow when there isn't. So it's not like you have to choose.

My guess is that the people who complain they only work at night don't have a lot of experience with them.

They do wear out eventually, but it's generally several years, and the you still have regular white dots.

I have them on ever gun I own except my 22 target pistol.

I also like the trijicons, but meprolights, xs, and some others make good sights too.

Fiber optics can be nice too, but I prefer tridium.
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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Have you looked at the Truglo's
http://www.truglo.com/pc_product_det...30C1841BDD3D5E
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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I dont plan on it either.lol but for home defense, i want to be able to aim in low to no light. are there sights available that are good for day and night?
I suggest you look at a picture of the Trijicon HD sights that were suggested. The front sight is surrounded by bright orange or bright yellow. Hard to miss in daylight.
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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+1 for Trijicon HD....

I'd add the Trijicon HD line is very good.
They aren't cheap but the high quality makes up for it.
Trijicon sights are in use by many LE agencies & military units.
I like the XS & Novak sights too but the HDs are worth the $$$.

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Old December 23, 2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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I have Meprolights on my XD-9 and XDm .45, and Ameriglo sights on my XDs .45. I like them a lot. Trijicon HD sights are also great.

I installed the night sights on my XDs .45 myself using a sight pusher that I have, but it wouldn't budge the sights on my XD-9 or XDm .45, so I sent them out to be done.

Here is a link to XD-HS2000. His name is James, and he is a vendor over on XDTalk. It was $25 to have the sights installed, and they pay the return shipping. Turn around time was a week for me each time, from the time I sent it out to the time it was in my mailbox. They do really good work.

http://shop.xd-hs2000.com/Sight-Inst...nstall24hr.htm
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Old December 25, 2013, 05:47 PM   #10
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The Tru-Glo's that are both fiber optic and tritium. Can't remember their exact name, but they're popular with the guys at XD Talk.
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Old December 25, 2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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The Tru-Glo's that are both fiber optic and tritium. Can't remember their exact name, but they're popular with the guys at XD Talk.
Tru Glo T.F.O.

They are good sights, especially for the price. my only complaint with chis how long the front sight is, so you lose like an inch or more from your sight radius. Not a huge deal on longer guns, but on short ones like Glock 26, I saw a decrease in accuracy due to loss of precision.

Besides that, I love them. Probably my favorites next the Trij HD's
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Old December 25, 2013, 06:23 PM   #12
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Yeah, they're all good in their own way, Trijicon, Tru-Glo or Meprolights. The TFO's seem to be the favorite with the guys at XD Talk and why I mentioned them. I no longer have the XDm but I'm still active on the forum. I've moved on to the Ruger SR45 and love it! Trijicon has very nice tritiums for it, I'm just not sure I'll ever use them because the factory adjustables are so good and I shoot my SR's pretty instinctively. My best option would be a tritium for the front sight only.
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Old December 25, 2013, 06:26 PM   #13
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That's how I have my Glock 19 set up. The yellow Trijicon HD front and a solid blacked out rear. Works very well.
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Old December 26, 2013, 01:43 AM   #14
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I have the Tru Glo TFOs on my XDM compact and am very pleased with them.
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