Colt has been making small arms for the military, law enforcement and private citizens since 1836. Whether it's the Colt New Service, the Colt 1911, the Colt Commander, or the Colt Mustang, Colt's firearms have a long and distinguished history.
Most of Colt's handguns are equipped with sights that are not optimized for everyday carry. XS offers durable iron sights that will hold up to years of abuse and stay on the gun. Our sights come equipped with tritium to provide an illuminated sight picture in low light. Tritium glows for 10-years and does not require batteries or maintenance. We have DXT and DXT2 sights for your Colt handgun to maximize your shooting potential.
DXT2 Night Sights offer the fastest sight acquisition on the market. The big dot front sight and open rear sight allow a greater field of view down range, increasing the front sight acquisition speed. The simple in-line sight picture reduces sight alignment time by eliminating an extra focus point compared to traditional notch and post sights. The dot-the-i sight picture prevents confusing the front and rear sight while under stress or in low light. DXT2 Sights are available in a Standard Dot (0.140”) or Big Dot (0.188”) front sight.
XS DXT2 front sights are equipped with our proprietary photo-luminescent Ember Glow Dot technology. The Glow Dot features a high-contrast color in bright light, absorbs ambient light, and glows in low light. Ember is available in multiple colors to satisfy personal color preferences. Our DXT2 sights for Colt pistols are available with a tritium or non-tritium rear option to fit your shooting style.
No matter what Colt model you have, XS Sights DXT2 night sights will give you the fastest acquisition possible.
In 1836, Samuel Colt received a U.S. patent for his revolver design and founded the Paterson Arms Manufacturing Company in Paterson, New Jersey. The Paterson revolver, in production from 1836-1842, was moderately successful, despite intermittent production problems.
The Paterson proved quite popular with the Texas Rangers, who valued the capacity and accuracy of the Paterson. In the mid-1840's, Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Walker visited Samuel Colt to provide Colt with suggestions for an improved version of the Paterson design for frontier use. The result was the Colt Walker. Introduced in 1847, the Colt Walker was the most powerful black powder handgun manufactured.
With the invention of the bored-through cylinder, Colt developed one of their most iconic firearms - the Colt Model P. The Model P, also known as the Colt 1873, Colt Single Action Army (SAA) and the Peacemaker, was adopted by the U.S. military as the standard-issue handgun from 1873-1892. Well known as a powerful and reliable handgun, the Colt Model P helped keep people safe on the western frontier in the late 1800’s.
Colt's most iconic and well-known pistol, the Colt Model 1911, was introduced in 1911. Formally adopted by the United States Army on March 29, 1911, the Colt Model 1911 served as the standard-issue pistol until 1984. It can still be found in service with special operations units, police officers and competitive shooters to this day.
For over 150 years, Colt has been a leading manufacturer of handguns for military, law enforcement and civilian use. Today, Colt continues to produce some of the most iconic handguns in the world.
Paterson Revolver - The first Colt revolver. Made from 1836-1842.
Colt Walker - The largest and most powerful black powder repeating handgun. Predecessor to the Colt Dragoon.
Colt Model P (Colt 1873, Colt Single Action Army, Peacemaker) - Colt's first revolver designed to use metallic cartridges from the start. Standard-issue for the U.S. Army from 1873-1892.
M1911 - First semi-auto pistol issued in large quantity by the U.S. Army. Standard-issue from 1911-1984 and still in use with special operations units today.
Colt Commander - A smaller version of the M1911 introduced in 1949.
Colt M16- Variant of the AR-15 rifle adopted by the U.S. military.