First Look: XS Sights RAM Night Sights

posted on April 14, 2020

XS Sights has expanded its line of 3-Dot RAM high-performance night sights to include both the Canik TP9SF series and Taurus G2 pistols.

RAM (radioactive material) night sights offer a bright 3-dot sight option for fast and accurate shooting in both bright and low light levels. The sights feature a traditional 3-dot tritium notch and post sight picture. However, the rear sight of the RAM is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight, which is available in either bright orange or green. The front sight features XS’s proprietary Ember Glow Dot technology, which absorbs ambient light and glows in low light. The front tritium lamp in the RAM sight charges the Ember Glow Dot, making the front sight glow brighter than the rear, keeping your focus downrange.

Other features of the RAM Night Sights include a rear sight overhang which reduces glare in bright light for greater sight definition, as well as anti-reflective rear tritium lenses also reduce glare in daylight and increase contrast against the front sight. RAM sights also have a rear sight ledge to help in emergency one-handed slide manipulations.

RAM Night Sights were designed to overcome shooters confusing the front dot with one of the rear sight dots when under stress. The brightly colored Ember Glow Dot in the RAM front sight is much larger and brighter than the rear dots, which differentiates the front dot from the two rear dots.

RAM Night Sights use a notch that is 15 percent wider than the front sight, allowing more visible light around the front sight. This added width makes it easier to see the front sight which helps improve sight alignment and accuracy.

RAM Night Sights are CNC machined from bar-stock steel and treated with a hardening and rust-preventative coating which making them extremely durable and reliable. The front blade width is 0.145” (3.68 mm) and the notch width is 0.170” (4.32 mm). Sight height varies by model, but all models fit standard holster options for your pistol.

RAM Night Sights are available for the following models of pistols:

Glock: 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 20, 21, 29, 30, 37, 30S, 40, 42, 43, 43X, and 48

SIG Sauer: P225, P226, P228, P229, P320 and P365

Smith and Wesson M&P Full-size, Compact and the M&P Shield

Springfield Armory: XD, XDM and XDS

FNH: FN 509

Taurus: G2 PT III, G2C Millennium G2 and G2S

Canik: TP9SF, TP9SFX, TP9SF Elite, TP9 Elite SC and current production versions of the TP9SA

MSRP for the RAM Night Sights from XS Sights varies from $100 to $120 depending on the model of sight, and more information is available at


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