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Anybody used the Vickers Elite Battlesight on their H&K or any other platforms? I'm still trying to decide what sights are going on my VP9, and it's pretty much down to these or the Dawson's. Looking specifically at the black rear/fiber optic front set ups. Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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I've used the 1911 and Glock versions. The theory behind the Vickers sight was explained to me like this:

The whole sight is tapered as it goes up (trapezoid shaped) do draw your eye to the center. As does the non-serrated portion contrasts the front sight.
The U-notch bottom allows the eye to more easily recognize if the front sight is off center in the rear notch. With a square notch, your eye does not notice as quickly minor deviations left or right by comparison. The straight walls/sides of the "U" also help with this like with traditional sights (some company's u-notch rear to not have this and are more of a "V" shape).

Mind you it's a "combat" style pistol sight, but it allows for a good deal of precision...not as much as say a thin fiber optic, but I would consider it an upgrade to the gun.

One thing I will also note is that if you're someone who likes to skip the tritium at the rear and run only a front sight with tritium on a defensive gun, I feel this style is more forgiving in allowing for that type of setup (but that may just be my perception).
 

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Thanks dms. Anybody else?
 

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Anybody used the Vickers Elite Battlesight on their H&K or any other platforms? I'm still trying to decide what sights are going on my VP9, and it's pretty much down to these or the Dawson's. Looking specifically at the black rear/fiber optic front set ups. Any feedback is appreciated.
vickers sights for VP9 came out this week, so you probably have to find someone who has them on another firearm
i have both 10-8 and dawsons, and i prefer the 10-8 because it has a right angle rear for one handed manipulations
 

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Anybody used the Vickers Elite Battlesight on their H&K or any other platforms. . . it's pretty much down to these or the Dawson's.
I have not tried the Vickers Elite sights, but I do use the all-black Dawson Precision Competition model with the "Hi-Def" rear notch in .145 rear notch width, and the corresponding Trijicon front sight. That setup is the absolute very best I have ever used in my entire 27-year shooting career, using an HK USP for 23 out of those 27 years, and worked much better for me than Novak sights, Heinie Sights, Entreprise sights, or anything else. I recommend these very highly and with great enthusiasm, and they are also in use with many other members on this board, mostly with the fiber optic fronts.
 

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I use the Vickers rear sight along with a Dawson fiber optic front on my Glock 19, and it is by far my favorite setup. I just purchased a VP9 and I will add this combo to it as well.
 

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I found that I was slower with a U shaped sight and longer shots took more time. Something in my mind did not like dealing with straight lines across the top of the sight and a circle at the bottom. Switched back to StraightEights. "Elite Battlesight"? A bit too much marketing for my taste.
 
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