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Old January 15, 2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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XS Big Dot for SP101

I want to put a tritium front sight on my EDC SP101.
The one I want is the XS Big Dot:
http://www.xssights.com/Detail.aspx?...93612&CAT=8355

I'm concerned that it will lower the point of impact.
Anyone have one on their SP101?
How did it affect your POI?
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Old January 16, 2014, 02:25 AM   #2
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Gemini Customs....

I'd ask the Ruger Wizards at www.GeminiCustoms.com .
The gunsmithing shop is widely known for custom SP101s & GP revolvers.

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Old January 16, 2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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Have one on my 3" 101. Did not notice any appreciable difference in POI. If I "split" the center of the big dot with the rear sight, my POI = my POA at 10 yards.

It really helped my aging eyes quickly acquire the target over the short sight radius.

Go for it. You won't regret it.
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Old January 16, 2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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Aging Eyes

The old eyes is definitely part of the problem I'm trying to solve.
I'll give the Gemini guys a jingle

Thanks!
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Old January 16, 2014, 09:39 PM   #5
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A tall round front sight with a trench rear is a bad combination.

I tried it with a Trijicon front sight and switched back to the stock one.

Put some Crimson Trace grips on it and call it good.
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Old January 17, 2014, 08:20 AM   #6
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Crimson Trace

I thought about adding Crimson Trace, but I have a personal bias against relying upon anything for crisis management that needs batteries.

One of my buddies came back from Sandbox 1 (Kuwait) and told me about the poor saps that did nothing but run around passing out Duracells.

Maybe I should just stick with the standard sights...
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Old January 17, 2014, 10:47 AM   #7
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When I made the choice for a front sight with a light in it for my SP101, I researched it down to two (the Mepro and the XS), then talked to the 'smith at the local shop.

He told me that he had done a few Big dots on SP101's and that the customers were not happy with the change in POI. I went with the Meprolight based on that recommendation, and I have been 100% pleased with it.

That is completely second hand information for you, but it is the most relevant info I can give.
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Old January 29, 2014, 01:05 AM   #8
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Have had a couple of XS sights on SP101 and LCR with no difference.
I see more of a difference switching from 130 gr to 158 gr bullet weights.
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Old January 29, 2014, 09:57 AM   #9
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Same here. I put the Standard XS Dots on my LCR 357 and SP 101. I didn't notice anything different other than I could see the sights better and make better shots.
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Old January 29, 2014, 08:13 PM   #10
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Seeing Sights

Better visibility especially in low light is the goal here.
I work with a lady who is blood-kin to the XS folks, ,so I have a slight preference for supporting a family business.

I'll check out the standard instead of the big dot. I thought the Big Dot would work more like express rifle sights. I shoot 158 LSWHP, so the bullet weight is not an issue.
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