XS Sights recently showcased its newest products at the 2021 Outdoor News America Gun Writers’ Conference. XS sights is based in Ft Worth, Texas and company spokesperson Addison Monroe was on hand to provide writers a chance to see and try out the new sights, for both rifles and handguns on the indoor range at Texas Gun Experience, located in Grapevine.
New offerings from XS Sights are as follows:
Henry .45-70 Lever Gun Ghost Ring Sight and XS Lever Rail
Lever guns seem to be all the rage these days and for those who like to hunt with a big bore lever gun in .45-70 caliber, XS has a new sight and rail system just for the Henry lever gun.
The new XS Ghost Ring hunting sights pair with XS Henry Lever Rail for use on the Henry round barrel .45-70 models. This system allows for improved accuracy and quicker sight acquisition.
This newest XS lever gun sight is fully adjustable for windage and elevation and comes with two apertures, .230 inch and .191 inch for variable lighting conditions. The XS White Stripe (WS) front sight replaces the existing blade and ramp with a white on black front post that is highly visible in all lighting conditions.
- Rail offers a mounting point for any optic
- CNC machined to withstand tough conditions
- East do-it-yourself install
- Fits Henry .45-70 round barrel models
- The rail and sight are a rugged all steel design
- Ghost Ring provides a great field of view for hunting
- Made in America
- Available now
- MSRP $110 (Ghost Ring sight only)
The XS Lever Rail upgrades the Henry .45-70 round barrel models to allow for mounting of an optic in multiple positions. This lightweight anodized aluminum rail is machined to Picatinny specs and will allow for scope mounting directly over the receiver or forward for a scout scope and red dots. The XS Rail for the Henry round barrel .45-70 is available now with an MSRP $71.
The newest pistol sight sets are made for the latest micro-compact from Taurus, the GX4. Others are also made for the Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP (Optical Sight Pistol). All four models are line extensions of existing, proven models within the company’s lineup. The current retail prices range from $110 to $132. They are as follows:
DXT2 Big Dot
This biggest-in-industry front sight dot is a yellow or orange tritium sight surrounded by a photo-luminescent ring which makes for a very visible, eye-attracting sight that is not dependent on complete darkness to glow. A less bright green Standard Dot model is also available.
The rear sight is a shallow, black “V” blade with a tritium “I” post in the middle, inviting an almost ghost ring sight picture that eliminates the possibility of rear/front sight confusion in dark conditions. The large front sight can visually cover small targets, making the sights ideal for intuitive, fast-acquisition combat shooting. The DXT2 Big Dot is available for both the Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP and the Taurus GX4.
These sights offer a choice of tritium/photo-luminescent front sight in orange or yellow, or a standard dot in green. The rear sight has a single white, non-tritium stripe. The DXW2 set is especially adapt for bright conditions and for far-sighted vision. It will fit only the Taurus GX4 at this time.
The R3D set has a more standard three-dot sight picture with small tritium dots on the rear sight and a large orange or green front. The R3D is also available for both the Taurus GX4 and Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP.
It is the R3D that testing was done on a Hellcat OSP. The rear and front sights worked well in conjunction with the Shield red dot mounted on the Hellcat providing an excellent co-witness that offered a choice of using either the electronic or iron sights.
As the name implies, the Minimalist rear sight is plain black, serrated. The front sight has tritium and a photo-luminescent orange dot. This sight will also only fit the Taurus GX4 at this time.
XS sights make a variety of other hunting style sights along with self-defense sights for pistol, rifle and shotgun. All XS Sights carry a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 10-year warranty. Check out xssights.com for more information.