MMC if you go to the GlockTalk thread at Page 10 (I read through the entire thread last night...lots of interesting and largely positive stuff) the inventor mentions that the V2.0 is to be debuted very soon as per a post this week.
My intent is toward CCW/IDPA.
I don't really care about fine/distance targetting for this project as I'd be installing it/them on my Colt Defender and SA CCO uppers. I have the GSR for and my Marvel .22 conversion unit for target/bullseye use.
The Hexsight on the surface seems to be pretty wacky but they like the others have a strong contingent of backers who are not just Joe, John, and Jane intardnet expert saying me rikey.
All three look wacky and are very unconventional but thats fine as I'm open minded to what night work better. Currently I have iron sights on the Defender and Novak trits on the CCO that are growing dull/dead.
The SureSight inventor plainly states that his product was not intended for distance targetting or fine/Bullseye style shooting. It can be used for as much but he says the grouping at 15+ yds. will be wider than same with convetional sights on the same gun. The Hexsite inventor says ti works fine for long distance and actually sells his product for use on longguns including offering a pseudo whitepaper on targettting at distance. The XS folks say their product works at all ranges including as far out as 100 yds (!) with a pistol. The following video supposedly proofs that but they do not actually show the guns sights and well it's marketing which can be taken only at face value as best.
Tactical Response video - 2 min (7MB)
James Yeager of Tactical Response demonstrates the use of the Big Dot on a Glock 19 out to 100 yards.
My intent is to replace the stock sights on the Defender to start with somethign that is focused toward quick/quickest combat sighting. I have used that gun for IDPA but as current it's less good for that due to it having frankly shitty stock iron sights. My CCO has upgraded Novak trits but I just don't like them and I wondere if there was something better & quicker for a CCWs purposes aside from index/point shooting.
My concern with the XS ('BigDot') and SureSight products are that the front sights are larger than normal and thus will they not snag in my holsters, specifically the Bandera Beltster I have as my others are all kydex.
This is a serious exercise even as these products do seem to be nutty.
In my same thread on this at OT Ducman said he'd planned to try XS for IPSC and Fuzz541 said he's going to e-mail the SureSight folks and request a set to evaluate (he's a VT cop & armorer). I may order the Hexsight to try and compare my results against that of Fuzz & Duc to see which product is the actual better/best item.