Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled "First Look: XD-M Elite 3.8” Compact OSP" and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/first-look-xd-m-elite-3-8-compact-osp/.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I have the Dragonfly on my XDM Elite (Tactical ) OSP - a FULL size pistol. I would expect the smaller optic on what seems to be designed to be a carry pistol...Based on the video and pics on SA, it appears they do not cowitness. I wonder if they considered using the Hex Wasp instead.
I don't know the answer but I'm finding I prefer Not to have the sights visual through the optic. I guess I'm so use to using irons that is what I'm instinctively looking for then I look and find the dot and it seems to be a distraction to getting on target faster. With just a dot it is just cleaner (from my experience).Are the fixed sights co-witness with the red dot or do I lose the ability to use the fixed sights?
I have a Reckoning holster from Crossbreed Holsters for my XD-M Elite 3.8 Compact [non-OSP] and I believe it will fit this newer model as well. The holster shell comes up just short of the pin hole on the frame that secures the loaded chamber indicator. The only clearance issue I would see with this holster are the belt clips, which may need to be adjusted for clearance.I really like the concept of this pistol with the red dot. My EDC, currently on my hip, is the original XD-M Compact in 9mm. The biggest issue facing a version of that with a red dot installed is finding a holster I imagine. I did know, from having a XD-M 5.25, that the same holsters pretty much work for every XD-M, and I am sure the same is true for the Elite series. Crossbreed has a XD-M Elite 4.5 holster with slide mounted optic holster that ought to fit the 3.8 just fine.
Thanks, Bob. Got this one via email.Here's another write up review referring to the XD-M® Elite 3.8" Compact OSP™.
This one is a fun gun to shoot. Well, they all are fun to shoot, but this one is great on the range, a week-long class or as an everyday carry...www.guntalk.com
Was wondering the same when seen in pic's. Don't personally have either to compare.Thanks, Bob. Got this one via email.
This particular sight looks too big for the pistol. I wonder if the Hex Wasp would be a better choice with a smaller footprint and an added benefit of co-witness with the iron sights.
Yeah, I heard one pro shooter runs his competition guns without fixed sights at all.Was wondering the same when seen in pic's. Don't personally have either to compare.
But, do like ability and idea to co witness any time can. Have learned over the years to not completely trust much electronic anything over the years. Generally pays to have non electronic as back ups.
To me, that's their choice. Personally? I wouldn't unless needed to. Learning to cover with backups is just that, learning over time? The competition shooter mentioned may also have another type of backup in place, like another firearm in reserve for example?Yeah, I heard one pro shooter runs his competition guns without fixed sights at all.