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Old 04-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #21
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That's definitely something to consider. I'm honestly kind of surprised you're allowed to have that in CA.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:38 PM   #22
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Update: I have two 19+1 9mm XDMs on order - one with and one without night sights. This was the dealer's recommendation since I said I didn't really care about the night sights. Whichever one I don't take, my dad will most likely buy, so we'll have two XDMs in the family I'm paying around 30% less than the market price.

Do you guys think I'll regret it if I forego the night sights? I live in a low-crime area but you can never be too prepared. Just not sure if they are really of any benefit. I've shot a couple XDs before and I honestly don't remember if they had night sights or not. With the pricing I'm getting, it's a $67 addition.

Not-so-fun fact: where I live, I cannot legally have any more than 15rds loaded at any given time. I can have as many mags as I want with 15rds in each of them, but >15rds = dangerous
For $67 it is a no-brainer. TRITIUM not luminova.

About twice that to add later.

I love night sights, even if just to see it on the nightstand without lighting.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #23
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Night sights are nice to have, however like someone else said... any encounter you have will most likely be within 15 ft... which is point of aim shooting. If you have enough time to pull out a gun and aim... you're one of the lucky ones.

If you want to use it as a carry weapon (I've done this on occasion) then night sights are good.

The only thing I hate about the gun is that you can unload a box of 100 rnds of 9mm faster then what it took for the cashier to ring it up and for me to swipe my card and enter my debit pin... talk about instant pleasure.

I'm looking for a compact .45 xd to switch to for ccw.
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Don't skimp on night sights. Usually its cheaper to get em straight from factory that way than to add the aftermarket ones. In the dark you will have NO clue where you're pointing. Night sights give you a point of reference/aim so you can at least use that towards helping to maintain focus.
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bump. . . for advice. Got clearance to purchase my first gun. I did not want to start a new thread since there a million them. Here is the plan:

1. Apply for carrying permit.
2. Find a gun.
3. Take a class

I need help with which gun. I want a 9mm. Prolly less than 500.
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bump. . . for advice. Got clearance to purchase my first gun. I did not want to start a new thread since there a million them. Here is the plan:

1. Apply for carrying permit.
2. Find a gun.
3. Take a class

I need help with which gun. I want a 9mm. Prolly less than 500.
Glock 19 for carry.
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Don't skimp on night sights. Usually its cheaper to get em straight from factory that way than to add the aftermarket ones. In the dark you will have NO clue where you're pointing. Night sights give you a point of reference/aim so you can at least use that towards helping to maintain focus.
While it's nice to have tritium night sights, target identification is of utmost importance. If you can only buy one of night sights or a weapon light, get the weapon light. Make absolutely certain you have clearly identified your target.

I always have my X200a weaponlight mounted on my Sig 226.
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While it's nice to have tritium night sights, target identification is of utmost importance. If you can only buy one of night sights or a weapon light, get the weapon light. Make absolutely certain you have clearly identified your target.

I always have my X200a weaponlight mounted on my Sig 226.
I would rather have a light that sites, but you have to also consider point of purchase difference.

You can a light later, used one, cheap one, ebay, etc.

Night sites have to be installed. More chance of screw ups later and will always cost you more than installed with or before the gun purchase.

Of course, I have all three (glock light/laser combo + trijicon nightsites) on my nightstand weapon.
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I would rather have a light that sites, but you have to also consider point of purchase difference.

You can a light later, used one, cheap one, ebay, etc.

Night sites have to be installed. More chance of screw ups later and will always cost you more than installed with or before the gun purchase.

Of course, I have all three (glock light/laser combo + trijicon nightsites) on my nightstand weapon.
Same, Glock 19 w/TLR-1 & mepros sitting on the nightstand in a holster, coupled with 33rds of rock-n-roll
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I would rather have a light that sites, but you have to also consider point of purchase difference.

You can a light later, used one, cheap one, ebay, etc.

Night sites have to be installed. More chance of screw ups later and will always cost you more than installed with or before the gun purchase.

Of course, I have all three (glock light/laser combo + trijicon nightsites) on my nightstand weapon.
I also have all three, mounted on a Sig 226, but if I could only have one, I'd opt for an x200/x300, rather than the night sights. While the night sights are nice and bright green and help with aiming, they do nothing to illuminate the possible target in a dark environment.

I have the x200a, which throws a narrow beam. In the dark, anything illuminated by that beam is toast.
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I'm looking for a compact .45 xd to switch to for ccw.
I've got an xD45 sub for my CCW. Feels great.
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I would rather have a light that sites, but you have to also consider point of purchase difference.

You can a light later, used one, cheap one, ebay, etc.

Night sites have to be installed. More chance of screw ups later and will always cost you more than installed with or before the gun purchase.

Of course, I have all three (glock light/laser combo + trijicon nightsites) on my nightstand weapon.

what do you think of the glock 23? I was looking at picking one of those up. A bit more stopping power with the .40
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what do you think of the glock 23? I was looking at picking one of those up. A bit more stopping power with the .40
Skip it. I'm not a fan of the .40 round, stick with 9mm and .45acp. Both have done their jobs since 1909 and 1903. With the 3 major defense rounds, its kind of like rock, paper and scissors. Each has a slight benefit and drawback. Personally Glocks are the best in 9mm, the 19 and 17 are damn near perfection (functionwise). Stopping power is a myth, don't buy into it. Only quality shots to the CNS will stop a target in one shot.
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what do you think of the glock 23? I was looking at picking one of those up. A bit more stopping power with the .40
I skipped the .40s myself.

I have 9mm and .45

The 40s are modified 9s and any knowlegable gun person can argue why either 9 or .45 or better.

I personally sold a couple of my .45s to drop back down to 9mm.
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