XS Sights Releases Suppresser-Height 1911 Novak Dot Sights

Nathan S
by Nathan S

XS Sights, known for a variety of fantastic sighting systems across the industry, has announced the release of their latest addition to the XS® series of sights, the XS® 1911 Novak Suppressor Height Express Sights. As the name implies, the sights are oriented towards the modern 1911.

Specifically, the sights are meant for 1911 slides with the following cuts:

  • Front sight: 0.330″ x 65° x 0.075″dp
  • Rear sight: 0.495″ x 65°

In short, they are the same XS Sights that one either loves or hates (as I have never encountered someone ambivalent to them) in a slightly higher configuration to clear the typical can. These same sights are available across a wide swath of platforms including the latest Glock 42/43 and M&P 22, though not in the suppressor height.

The series includes both the standard and Big Dot® systems with tritium being standard across the line. There are four SKU’s being released in suppressor-height varieties, two featuring tritium-front only with the white stripe rear and the other two SKU’s including tritium in both the front and rear sights. Within each pairing, there is a Standard Dot® and Big Dot® version. The white-stripe only versions retail at $105 and the paired tritium versions are increased only $30 to $135.

The sights are shipping now. They can be ordered through any XS Sight Systems dealer or directly with XS.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Ben Ben on Dec 15, 2015

    The title has "Suppressor" misspelled as "SuppressEr"

  • Guest Guest on Dec 15, 2015

    firstly, if the shooter is accustomed to "finding" the sights rapidly, both eyes open, and has no problem putting the sights on target in a similar quick fashion then no special can-compensated height sights are needed. The can covers the sighsts - so what? You sight will still be on target. The "oh no the can blocks my LOS, oh my God!" notion is completely psychological, it does not block that much to prevent well aimed fire.
    Secondly, once you try "ghost ring" sights on a gun - any gun - from a handun to a rifle, you will never go back.

    There is an infinite number of mechanical sights and for quick but well aimed (but not surgical sub-MOA) fire ghost ring is the way to go. The added bonus is that the shooter can switch weapons without any legacy "eye memory" to struggle with.

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    • Cymond Cymond on Dec 18, 2015

      @guest For me, I can only half-see the sights with both eyes open. A decade ago, I didn't have a "dominant" eye. If I looked into the distance and held up one finger, I would see 2 transparent fingers.
      However, I'm trying to work on remembering to keep both eyes open.