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Old 04-30-2012, 07:12 PM
IMChuc9775 IMChuc9775 is offline
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XS front sight blew up while shooting

Well I picked up a Springfield Compact 4" barrel lightweight "officer" frame and put a set of XS small dot sights on it to check them out. I have only had the sights on for a month and a half. I have shot about 50 or so rounds all together through it since the sights have been on. This last Sat. I tried to put a couple magazines through before I took it with me on vacation and half way through the second mag, I saw something flash by my face. I thought it was the front sight but I looked and it was still there. I finished my range time and went home. Today I took a closer look and saw that the front half of the sight was gone

I had it put on by a Gunsmith so he said just bring it in and he would square me away but I am kinda not happy about how quick they broke on me. I'm almost considering just putting a Dawson front sight on it and calling it good. I

I don't like the sight picture now, even with covering the target with the dot like they are designed, the impact is way low.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Tenringx2 Tenringx2 is offline
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I ran a 24/7 XS for years and never had a problem........Gremlins!
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:16 PM
NonHyphenAmerican NonHyphenAmerican is online now
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I have a guy like you that works for me.

He's the luckiest guy I know.

Sadly, all of it's BAD luck!
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