When it comes to guns and I would say for most guns out of the box, there is always one question that is asked on the forums or in groups related to these guns. “What is the first thing I should do to my gun?” There are always two answers, ammo and training or new sights. I am a firm believer in the latter. I have owned four Glocks, an M&P 2.0, a Sig P320 and four CZs. Out of all of these I have only not considered changing the sights on my CZ TSO. All of my Glocks eventually got one form of night sight or another and I sold or traded the M&P 2.0 and P320 before I spent the money on new sights.
I right now have a Glock 48 that I have fallen deeply in love with. I love the frame, the size, my threaded barrel, but I hate the stock Glock sights. So, when I was offered the chance to review the XS Sight systems DXT 2, I jumped on it. For many reasons I will list below. When they arrived, they arrived well packaged via priority mail. The box inside held the night sights, a small torx wrench, a front sight tool and a small tube of red Loctite.
I have changed many Glock sights; I found the Glock 48
was the simplest to change. The front sight came off with a few good twists and
the rear sight punched out a bit too easily for my liking. Installing the rear
sight from XS sight systems was really simple. Line it up in the middle and use
the small torx wrench and tighten the screws. This seats the sights well into
the dove tail making the sights fell much better than the stock sights. The
front sight was easy to install, a bit of red Loctite on the screw and let it
set for 24hrs.
I started immediately after the 24hr period working on my draws and sight acquisitions. During the day my eyes quickly grabbed and lined up the orange sight with the white post. Just like putting together a lollypop. In low light and darkness, I had to train a bit more to get comfortable with putting the sights together correctly but after working with them for the last three weeks, I feel that I can use these sights to their fullest.
The tritium in the XS sight systems Big Dots is bright and clear from low light to absolute darkness. In the day the orange on the front sight reminds me of a fiber optic sight, but slightly less bright, and easily acquired. Night sights, many people feel are a necessary upgrade, I feel that sights need to look right to the person. I usually prefer fiber optic now, but the XS Sights DXT 2 are a fantastic upgrade. The DXT 2 can be found here.