XS Sights just announced line extensions for its popular second-generation DXT2 Night Sights. It includes a non-tritium rear option in the DXW2 Night Sights for Glock, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson and other select pistols. The front sights of all new products feature tritium in the center, surrounded by XS’s photoluminescent Glow Dot technology.
XS Sights DXT2 Night Sights vs. DXW2 Night Sights
DXT2 Night Sights feature tritium in the rear, providing the brightest indexing point for sight alignment in low light. Meanwhile, the DXW2 Night Sights utilize a white-stripe rear, which reflects light. It provides a bright sight picture yet at an affordable price.
The Big Dot variants come in Optic Yellow or Optic Orange. Standard Dots come in green. All front sights feature tritium surrounded by XS’s photoluminescent Glow Dot technology.
Optic Yellow is the best option for low light and has the brightest glow intensity. Primarily based on the white light spectrum, Optic Yellow is very reflective and will excite the dot’s photoluminescent properties faster than any other color, according to XS. The increased surface area of the convex dot increases light absorption, intensifying the charge of the dot’s glow properties, making this a great low-light choice.
Optic Orange is based primarily on yellow with a hint of red to ensure visibility in low light when uncharged. The increased surface area of the convex dot increases light absorption, intensifying the charge of the glow properties of the dot, according to XS. Orange is the preferred bright-light choice of many XS customers.
Green is a bridge color for the Standard Dot sights. It glows well in low light and offers vibrant, bright-light sight indexing. This color performs well on the smaller-sized Standard Dot and still manages to focus the shooter’s attention, in any light, according to XS.
While there are scientific reasons these specific colors excel in certain light, many times, the choice comes down to personal preference and which color an individual’s eye sees best.
Sized at .188-inch and positioned for defensive shooters, the Big Dot front sights are an excellent option for EDC guns or shooters who have vision difficulty and struggle to see their sights, according to XS. The Big Dot’s provide a distinctive front that offers a great glow and the biggest front sight on the market.
Sized at .144-inch and positioned for target shooters, our Standard Dot front sights are an excellent option for target guns or shooters looking for a smaller front sight option.
Suppressor Height Sights
All XS Red Dot Optics (RDO)/Suppressor-Height sets are lower 1/3 co-witnessed for Glock 9mm MOS pistols equipped with a Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C. The lower 1/3 co-witness minimizes the amount of space the front sight takes up in the optic’s window. XS’s durability and color options allow for greater flexibility and confidence when using suppressor heights as back-up iron sights for RDO.
For more information, visit xssights.com.
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