Advantage Tactical Sights Expands Dark Diamond Line

Dark Diamond Sights

Earlier this year, Advantage Tactical Sights (ATS) announced a new group of handgun sights it called the Dark Diamond line. At that time, the sights were only available for the Glock. Shortly thereafter, the company expanded the line to include SIG SAUER, Springfield XD, Walther PPQ and ATS long guns.

For the SHOT Show, ATS will show additional handgun fits to include:

  • Smith & Wesson M&P
  • Ruger GP100
  • Ruger Redhawk
  • Heckler & Koch HK45, P30, VP9 and VP40
  • Beretta PX4
  • CZ 75

The company also announced that the front sight color would have two new options: green and aqua. These join the existing coral and yellow to offer a total of four colors from which to choose.

Dark Diamond Sights

If you are not familiar with the Dark Diamond sights, here’s a quick overview.

The front sight is a photoluminescent sight meaning it can absorb light from a flashlight or other source and slowly discharge it. This allows the sight to glow in low light conditions. According to the company, one minute of “strong sunlight exposure” will allow the sight to glow for at least 8 hours. A ‘discharged’ sight can run for 90 or minutes just from a two second exposure from a bright flashlight.

The rear sight has no markings or glowing characteristics. Since the front sight is large and colorful – even when not glowing – it would appear that the sights are designed to help you get your front sight on target quickly during body alarm response when visual acuity can make it tough to see normal sights.

Pricing starts at $98.99 on the company’s website.

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  • Frank Grimes

    Works worse than nightsights, costs more than nightsights.

    What’s the point?

    • Tom of Toms

      It’s the very top of the front sight.
      At least they are tall enough to hook the aggressor’s mouth and bring ’em close for a palm strike?

    • Madcap_Magician

      No, even better. They charge in sunlight.

      Who carries a gun in such a way that the front sight is consistently exposed to the sun?

      • Tom of Toms

        I keep a bright-like-the-sun light over my gun at the bedside to easily locate the weapon system in the dark, and simultaneously keep the front sight charged. Have also installed battery-pack-powered LEDs in all my holsters.

  • USMC03Vet

    These sights made out of Play-Doh? Sure looks like it.

  • Edeco

    Looks like a monopoly house.

    • Tom of Toms

      “Do not pass GO!”

    • Major Fret

      Good for collecting $200, or whatever’s in your victim’s wallet.

      • DIR911911 .

        have a problem with numbers ?? “Pricing starts at $98.99 on the company’s website”

        • iksnilol

          Reading comprehension fail?

          The sight is good for the user (AKA the customer) to collect 200 dollars or whatever amount the guy you shot had in the wallet.

  • Scott Tuttle


  • Hoplopfheil

    *gasping laughter

  • lol

    in a pinch, front sight doubles as grappling hook, boat anchor, or wheel chock.

    • From the thumbnail I honestly thought it was some kind of protective overboot for keeping huge fancy competition sights from snagging during transport. This is some Arisaka anti-aircraft sights business right here.

  • 22winmag

    Like tracers, photoluminescent sights work both ways.

    Well, sort of.

  • Great just what the world needs more gimmick sights.

  • Raginzerker

    If you attach a stick to the front sight it’ll double as a splitting maul

  • ??

    Im not not familiar with the Dark Diamond sights. But I am familiar with bullshit.

  • pun&gun

    Fisher-Price is making sights now?

  • The American Crusader


  • Cory C

    Your mileage may vary, but I have these sights and on my carry gun and they’re great. I carry an XD-S and, quite frankly, I was not a great shot with it. Sure, I could shoot “one minute of bad guy” groupings, but I was nowhere near proficient as I was with my XD-M.

    I thought, “Why not?” and I tried them. Easily, it’s one of the best handgun investments I’ve made.

    As far as the sights snagging, this is not even remotely an issue. I used a sticky holster, so if there was ever a holster a gun would snag on, that’s surely it. I practice drawing every single day and have never had a snag.

    I get it, they seem gimmicky. But I just good not get a good grouping with my factory sights and these did the trick.