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Old 10-03-2018, 04:59 PM
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Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield  
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Default Review of XS F8 nightsights on Shield

A couple weeks ago I made a post asking about these F8 sights and have since purchased and have installed on my M&P Shield M2...
Was able to get out and try them out at the range and I gotta say they are as good as advertised

I would say when compared to my stock sights on my M1 Shield, they are noticeably larger,,but not too much whereas they pose any issue with my holsters; I’ve tried in Raven Morrigan, Raven Phantom, Crossbreed Supertuck and Bravo Concealment..

For slow bullseye shooting at defensive range (15 yards and closer) I didn’t notice much difference..I think overall I wasn’t grouping as tight as I have in the past, and know I am capable of,,but it wasn’t bad and I have had no prior experience with the “8” style of sight systems..I think once I get more familiar with the system, even though the tolerances are bigger,,I think by using the sight angles I can keep my groups as tight as with the stock sights..

Once I started shooting double taps and rapid fire drills, I quickly found the advantage of using these sights
Super fast target acquisition and easy to align sight picture!!


My next test was to go into a dark lowlight setting and see how much I could see and how effective the Tritium front and rear dots would be..I gotta say I really like the ease of forming the “8” in lowlight. And the icing on the cake was the surprise I got once I charged the Photoluminescent Ring with my flashlight..WOW. Super bright!!!


The real bonus for me, as now being able to operate and manipulate the pistol “one-handed”..If for whatever reasons, one hand/arm is injured or hanging onto something or someone, I can easily rack the slide off my pocket or holster using the rear- sight ledge on this sight system..
To me, this is important in a defensive everyday carry gun,,after all a “Pistol” by definition means;
A small firearm designed to be held in one hand



So far very very happy with this purchase 👍👍

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