Night Sights: 3-Dot or Straight-Eight 'œLollypop' Style?

Night Sights: 3-Dot or Straight-Eight 'œLollypop' Style?

Night sightsScholars of self-defense guns all agree: Your chosen pistol should have night sights. Where they differ is whether there should three dots -- to be lined up horizontally for the shot -- or two dots, which are stacked one atop the other for a figure eight, or "lollypop" appearance. Proponents of the latter claim that they are less distracting to the eye and make for finer shooting, but the 3-dot style is liked by many for it's easy-to-grasp principal -- just line 'em up on the bad guy and go to defending.


If you've got a moment, please tell us why in the comments section below. We'd love to hear your reasoning to support our poll.


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