XS Sights is well known for making pistol, shotgun and rifle sights, as well as mounts for optics and backup sights. Their latest set of pistol sights, the RadioActive Material, or RAM Night Sights, focuses on providing a sight set designed to work both day and night. The RAM Night Sights utilize a three-dot system of tritium inserts for shooting at night or in low light, while the front sight incorporates a brightly colored tritium housing for shooting in the daytime. The image below illustrates how this system works in different lighting conditions.
The colored “Ember” tritium housing is designed to glow in the dark, and since they surround a luminous material, they are constantly charged. XS Sights have developed their new RAM Night Sights to work with numerous pistols from five popular pistol manufacturers. You can read the compatibility list and explanation of the product from XS Sights below:
- 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, & 36
- 20, 21, 29, 30, 37, 30S, 40, & 41
- 42, 43, 43X, & 48
- Sig Sauer
- P225, P226, P228, P229, P320, SP2009 &
- Smith and Wesson
- M&P Full-size & compact
- M&P Shield
- Springfield Armory
We at XS believe in front sight focus. The front sight must stand out in all lighting conditions, from bright light to low light. The rear sight should be simplistic, drive focus to the front, without slowing down sight acquisition, and have crisp corner edges for accurate 4-corner alignment.
Tritium night sights need to be visible day and night. RAM front sights are available in an orange or green Ember Glow Dot, offering a high-contrast sight picture in bright light settings. The 0.170″ wide rear notch allows space around the 0.145″ wide front blade. This gap makes front sight indexing much faster, while still allowing for accurate sight alignment. The blacked-out rear keeps the shooter’s focus on the front sight and the threat downrange.
What do you think of the RAM Night Sights? Do you have a compatible pistol that you’d consider equipping with these?
Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he’s taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT gmail DOT com.