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First Look: R3D 2.0 Tritium Night Sights From XS Sights

XS Sights introduced a new and improved second-generation R3D notch and post tritium sight, the R3D 2.0 tritium night sight set, engineered to give gun owners a brighter, stronger set of self-defense sights.

The new R3D 2.0 sights are designed to drive focus downrange and feature significant improvements from their first-generation counterpart. The two rear tritium dots are bigger and brighter than those in the original R3D, and the new sights also have a PVC ring surrounding the rear sight lamps for a more defined edge for an improved sight picture. The rear sight is blacked out and serrated to reduce glare and, when paired with the high-contrast, orange or green dual-illuminated photoluminescent Glow Dot front sight, provides more visible indexing for precision alignment. At .145 inch across, the front sight is wider than many on the market and has a Glow Dot that activates after absorbing as well as a self-illuminating tritium lamp.

The new EasyPress feature built into the dovetail of the R3D 2.0 rear sight eliminates the need for filing and hammering your sights during installation and reduces the force needed for installation by up to 50 percent. The directional lead allows the sight to be pressed over 1/3 of the way through the slide’s dovetail before making full contact. After full contact is made between the sight wall and dovetail, the crush zone begins to collapse, making final installation easy. The new sights also have a BlackNitride finish with double the corrosion resistance of the original black oxide surface treatment.

“R3D 2.0 night sights are a top choice for those seeking advanced precision and accuracy in their everyday carry handguns. Installing them is a breeze with a sight pusher, and once they’re in place, they’ll stand up to years of use,” said Addison Monroe, Marketing Manager, XS Sights. “R3D 2.0 is the brightest notch and post option available. These sights are engineered to align quickly and accurately, especially in low-light conditions, making them ideal for people who rely on their firearms for personal defense in any situation.”

The new R3D 2.0 sights are currently available for the following pistols:

All models of Glock pistols with standard height and suppressor height sights.

Smith & Wesson M&P/M&P M2.0 standard models with standard height Novak style rear sights, M&P/M&P M2.0 C.O.R.E. optics ready pistols with standard height and suppressor height sights as well as M&P Shield/Shield M2.0/Shield Plus/Shield or Equalizer pistols with standard height sights.

MSRP for the R3D 2.0 sights from XS Sights varies from $131.99 to $142.99, and more information on this product is available at xssights.com.

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