After about two decades of offering two handgun sight options, the new XS Sights F8 night sights diversifies the company’s product lineup and give shooters yet another option to consider when upgrading their sights.
The new F8 night sights feature a figure-eight style sight picture with one tritium dot stacking on top of the other for fast sight alignment that focuses on vertical alignment of the tritium vials instead of gauging the space on either side of the front sight. XS has also developed a new orange paint and something they are calling the ‘XS Orange Ring” that gathers ambient light to help the shooter focus on the front sight no matter the lighting conditions.
The XS Big Dot and the XS Standard Dot sights will continue to be produced in both DXT and DXW (Defensive Express Tritium and Defensive Express White if you were wondering.) for the handgun models that they currently support and will be adding the new F8 night sights for the following models by the NASGW show in October.
- Glock 17, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 30, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43
- Sig Sauer – 9mm and .40 S&W in P226, P229, P320 and other original P series pistols
- S&W M&P Full Size, Compact and S&W M&P Shield
- Springfield XD, XDS, XDM, and XDE
- FNH FN509
XS Sights also rolled out a new warranty with the new F8 Sights, 10 years of ‘no questions asked’ warranty, after the 10 years had passed, XS will replace the sight at a discounted price.
MSRP for the F8 night sights will be a lofty $184.99 according to the press release that XS Sights sent out. While this may seem like a stupid price for sights, I have been told that street price will be in the area of $130. You can find more information about XS Sights on the web at www.xssights.com.