Police Product Test: XS Sights F8 Night Sights

The new F8 Night Sights are available now for a wide variety of pistols and come with an impressive 10-year, no questions asked warranty. (Photo: XS Sights)


It doesn’t matter how good of a shooter you are if you have no reliable way to sight in a target. Most pistols these days ship from the factory with a rather cheap set of sights that, although functional, are anything but optimal. In fact, arguably the most prolific pistol in the world comes out of the box with a cheap set of plastic sights. Why? Because gun manufacturers know that sights are a matter of personal preference and almost every shooter will replace the standard factory irons with something more fitting to their taste and mission. That being the case, there are a ton of great aftermarket options out there. I got my hands on one of them recently, the new F8 Night Sights by XS.

XS Sights F8 Night Sights

  • Tritium powered front and rear sight
  • Colored front sight ring
  • Photoluminescent ring
  • Wide notch rear sight
  • Rear sight overhang
  • Rear sight ledge
  • Wide rear sight gap
  • Figure 8 sight picture

Installation: Install by hand or with sight pusher tool

Warranty: 10-year warranty, No questions asked night sight warranty

Price: $185


Night sights aren’t a new concept. Manufacturers have been adding tritium tubes to iron sights for decades. What has changed is the way they mount to the gun, the sight plane, type of steel used, and especially the layout of the sighting indices. The first thing I noticed about the new F8s was the robust steel construction. Installation was rather easy with a set of good sight tools. XS claims the rear can be installed without a sight press but mine was so tight it required one. Once it was centered I applied a little thread locker to the two set screws and I …read more

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