If you’ve ever dreaded drifting out a front sight or scratched up your slide while swapping out your pistol’s sights then XS Sights have the tool for you. At SHOT Show 2023, they showed us their new in-line sight pusher models; a DIY version and one designed for gunsmiths.
The new tool has a brass pusher to prevent scratches to your pistol’s slide and the sights. The open-topped pushers are made from a block of machined aluminium and securely hold and align with your sights using a plastic shim. Both pushers have a centering scale to allow precise positioning. The DIY sight pusher is used with an Allen wrench/key and when wound uses a simple screw to advance the pusher in a controlled way putting even pressure on the sight you’re either removing or installing.
The ‘pro’ model features a lever, in place of the Allen wrench, which also has a magnet at one end to help retain small sight screws. Both pushes can be actuated with one hand. MSRP on the DIY pusher is $150 while the gunsmith model comes in at $200.
Also in the pipeline from XS are their new R3D 2.0 sights. The R3D 2.0s come with a black nitride finish and a serrated rear which cuts down on glare on the rear sight. The RD3 2.0 will be available for pistols of all major brands, just as the original RD3 is. MSRP will run between $125 and $155 depending on the model and XS expect them to be ready for shipping in March.
Find out more about XS Sights’ new products at www.xssights.com
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Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.
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