I have been thinking about night sights for my xd and in talking with buddies they suggested getting my existing sights painted with a special paint instead.. Anyone have any recommendations?
I have trijicons but also considered strongly the truglo fiber/tritium combo because you get sights that light up in all conditions. Night sights aren't there for you to shoot in the dark, as in I can't see my target but I have a great sight picture (it is an interesting way to practice the draw to stance and see how well you get to a good picture for dry fire practice however--do this with my timer and par time). Night sights are there for fading light conditions, you can see and identify the target and can clearly see the sights. Beyond that most night sights are better made or they serve a specific purpose/design philosophy like the XS sight for instance.
This then gets to the what kind of use do you have intended for the gun? Only worried about close distance combat accurate? Have an issue picking up the front? Want something more narrow in the front? Shooting competition? Or just want some cool new bling for your gun?