A while back I talked about XS Sights, and how I don’t particularly see the point in them as a sighting system for pistols. Here’s the problem though – quite a few people I respect are of a divided opinion on XS Sights. For example, Todd Green says “no”, Richard Mann and Michael Bane like them, and from the world of fiction, Owen Pitt from the Monster Hunter novels used them on his Kimber before it was destroyed by vampires in Monster Hunter International.
So, what are your thoughts? I’m going to take the opportunity to eat crow on the XS Sight issue, as the 686SSR I own has an interchangeable front sight blade. I’d love to hear your feedback on the sights, and because I feel bad for badmouthing them without giving them a fair shake, I’ve ordered a set for my 686SSR that I’m going to shoot in ICORE and IDPA. If I like them and find them fast and accurate, I’ll happily retract any naughty things I’ve said about them. And, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m actually paying for the sights – no freebies on this one.