XS sights at Omaha Outdoors are, according to XS Sight Systems, the “Fastest Sights in Any Light.” Their famous Big Dot sights stand out in a crowded field of night sights and tactical fiber optic sights thanks to their design in appearance. The certainly live up to their name, with the front sight featuring an extremely large white dot with rounded edges on the front sight. At the rear, a shallow V-notch is intended to lightly cup the front sight dot, not to be precisely aligned top and bottom like other sites on the market. As an XS sights dealer, we can say with certainty that there is nothing else like the XS Big Dot on the market.
The XS Sight Systems products are not intended for precision, long distance shooting with a handgun. Although their new F8 night sights offer a more traditional appearance with a squared off front sight and a full notch in the rear sight, the size of both the front sight post and dot as well as the rear notch are intended for maximum speed and target acquisition in both bright sunlight and low light situations such as dimly lit rooms, dark alleys, and shady parking lots. Because most defensive gun use situations encountered by civilians are at close range, the lack of precision offered by XS sights for sale is viewed by some to be a feature, not a bug, as it is offset by a potential increase in speed.
The XS Sight Systems online catalog is not limited to handgun sights, although they do offer a wide variety of sights for all popular handguns – not just Glock and 1911 but also SIG Sauer, Walther, Ruger, and more. You can also find XS sights for the AK and AR type rifles as well as shotguns and hunting rifles. Both white stripe front sights in various thicknesses and Big Dot front sights for rifles and shotguns have their place, especially if used on offset or backup sights for close range use.