Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson is one of the most iconic American firearms brands. The company has been making quality handguns for over 150 years and are known for their durability and dependability. From timeless classics such as the Smith & Wesson Model 29 to modern designs like the Smith & Wesson M&P family and the Smith & Wesson Shield Plus, XS Sights tritium night sights live up to the reputation of Smith & Wesson's handguns.
XS Sights manufactures the most rugged and reliable iron sights on the market, and our tritium night sights are no exception. Our sights are equipped with tritium to provide an illuminated sight picture in low light and are tough enough to withstand a lifetime of use. Whether you're looking for a traditional notch and post sight picture or the fast acquisition of our DXT2, we have a sight to fit your needs.
DXW2 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. DXW2 Sights are available in a Standard Dot (0.140”) or Big Dot (0.188”) front sight.
XS DXW2 front sights are equipped with our proprietary photoluminescent 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. DXW2 sights are available with a non-tritium rear sight.
For the ultimate in low light performance, choose XS tritium night sights.
Smith & Wesson History
In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a partnership to develop the Volcanic rifle. In 1855, the company was renamed Volcanic Repeating Arms prior to being purchased by Oliver Winchester.
In 1856, Smith and Wesson rejoined forces start the Smith & Wesson Revolver Company. The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was released in 1857 and was the first successful cartridge revolver. Orders for the new revolver quickly outpaced manufacturing capacity, and Smith & Wesson had to expand into a new manufacturing facility in 1860.
Military contracts for the Model 3 "Schofield" in .45 Schofield and the 1899 Hand Ejector in .38 Long Colt (which was the origin of the famed Military & Police, M&P, name) helped solidify S&W's position as a leading manufacturer handguns.
1935 saw the introduction of the .357 Magnum cartridge in the Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum. Eventually being re-named as the Model 27, this handgun ushered in the Magnum family of cartridges.
With the introduction of the polymer framed striker fired M&P handguns in the early 2000's, Smith & Wesson once again set the standard for reliable and durable defensive handguns. The M&P line has since expanded to include models designed specifically for concealed carry, competition, and law enforcement.
Today, Smith & Wesson is a leading manufacturer of handguns, rifles, and shotguns for self-defense, competition, hunting, and recreation. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Smith & Wesson continues to set the standard for the firearms industry.
-Model 3 "Schofield" - Variant of the Model 3 adopted by the United States Army Cavalry
-Model 10 "Military & Police" - One of the most popular handguns ever made, with over 6 million produced
-Model 27 - Chambered in .357 Magnum, considered by many to be the finest revolver ever made
-Model 29 - The "Dirty Harry" revolver, chambered in .44 Magnum
-Model 39 - First double action semi-automatic handgun designed in the U.S.
-M&P Handguns - striker fired polymer framed handguns, popular for self-defense and law enforcement use.