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Old 11-27-2019, 05:04 PM
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EDC X9 Sight

I am thinking of changing the green fiber optic front sight to the green tritium with orange ring. It was recommended to me to use the .180 but I have seen on another thread where the .190 was suggested. Iím looking for any feedback from anyone who has changed their front sight and which one they used.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:54 PM
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I changed mine from FO front to gold bead front last year, but I don't remember the dimension. Hopefully someone else can be more helpful. Must have sent me the same that was used on my X9 since it did not change the POA/POI any. If you can, look on your build sheet and see if it specifies which height front sight was used - sometimes it is on there.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:26 PM
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They offer a .180,.190 and.200 If you can measure your FO sight. I think its a standard .180. I purchased one and didn't care for the orange ring.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:19 PM
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i went with the .180.
i like it alot.





note: no bird dogs were harmed nor awoken from his nap during the filming of this event
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:24 PM
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The standard X9 front sight is .180.

Wilson uses .180 for 4-Inch and 4.25-Inch barrels.

Wilson uses the larger .190 & .200 for 5-Inch barrels (EDC X9L).

Keep in mind, the rear sight on the X9 is adjustable Up/Down anyway.

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Old 11-27-2019, 10:04 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the input and will try the .180.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:14 AM
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On Wilson's web site the X9 sight says green tritium with orange outline, but the 1911 sight says Ameriglo snag free front sight green tritium with orange out line. So my question is the sight for the X9 made by ameriglo and the same sight ?
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:01 PM
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I would say Yes - Ameriglo is making all there FS.

RPH nice sight picture and you can pick up the target really quick. I didn't like it because at times it covered the target - Ragged hole drill. I would have went with the .200 from my experience - gives you a little move flexibility on height adjustment. My X9L shot 6 inches low and I need max sight adjustment (up). Old eyes don't help either. I wish they made a full adjustable rear sight and sure its coming. Nothing like a 'Dogs' life for sure.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:00 AM
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I am basing my decision to try the Ameriglo front sight on my having them installed on 2 P series Sigs and the improvement that it made on accuracy. I’m really struggling with my X9. I recently shot a drill of 15 shots at 3, 7, and 15 yards back to back with the X9 and my Les Bauer Stinger on silhouette targets. There were none outside of the 9 ring with the Stinger but at 15 yards I was consistently shooting low within the 7, 8, and 9 ring with the X9. This has been a common occurrence. I know that it is the Indian and not the arrow, and I’m thinking that a change in sights might help.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:53 AM
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I know the feeling RPH. I changed the rear to a Kensight (860-618 plain or 618-678 white dot) full adjustable. Midway/Brownells had them. Made the world of difference. Couldn't get used to the Battle type sight and had the elevation adjusted to the max.. Also, I used WC night sight which they sell for the X9 and the L. On the rear sight the dovetail cut is 65 x 0.495

I gave the X9L some time before I made the change......Good Luck!
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:12 PM
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For those who aren’t used to the U-Notch rear sight, there’s something about it that psychologically messes up your sight alignment.

I prefer the Square Notch rear sight and had them installed on some of my other Wilsons.
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:30 PM
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i went with the .180.
i like it alot.





note: no bird dogs were harmed nor awoken from his nap during the filming of this event
The dog on the couch could care less...LOL...out like a light!
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:31 PM
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There might be something to the U-notch theory come to think of it. My other 1911’s have a square notch and I definitely am more accurate with them. I am going to replace the front sight first then go from there.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:15 PM
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My EDC X9 came with the fiber optic green, ordered the night sight with the orange ring around it (eyes are getting old) from the pics posted looks like I should pick that up faster ,hope its better then the green F.O.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:24 PM
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The U-notch rear DOES take a little getting used to - it is designed for rapid pickup and not for precision; once you figure it out, precision is not a problem. There are many people that attend the classes at the WC ranch that can, and do, successfully engage targets at 80+ yards with a U-notch rear sight. Heck, it took me a little while to adjust to, but once I did the performance (on my part) improved. It is the Indian, not the arrow - it all about adjustment.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:45 PM
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Thanks for your input Roger. What you say makes sense and offers encouragement. I may try the orange ring sight anyway. I have them on 2 Sigs and I seem to be able to see them better. 68yo eyes unfortunately.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:01 PM
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I received the orange Ameriglo sight today, installed it, and went to the range. I can definitely see it better than the green FO. There is still much room for improvement but my groups have tightened up a great deal and I am encouraged.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:41 PM
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I've been shooting U notch rear sights for at least 10 years mostly on Glocks. As long as you're aligning the tops of the front and rear sights, what's going on at the bottom of the notch shouldn't affect you much. As mentioned, it enhances sight acquisition by giving your eye less to be distracted by. A smoother transition if you will.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:37 PM
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Just got done installing the ameriglo frt sight with the orange ring , and I have to say compared to the green fiber optic this sight PoPs .What a difference it makes . If your thinking about changing over Ö..Do It.
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