Best Night Sights For Springfield XD, XDm & XDS (Fixed Iron Sights)

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Are you wanting to replace your Springfield XDm with a set of night sights? Here are some of the best night sights for the Springfield XDm pistols including the XD, XDE and XDS models.

The best one we recommend is the Trijicon HD XR for its Tritium brightness and the edgy rear sight for one-handed slide operation, and the XS DXT Big Dot provides snag free design, which is perfect for easy holster draw.


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Best Tritium Night Sights For XDm XDs & XD 

Sight
TRUGLO Tritium Pro
Our Best Pick
Trijicon HD XR
XS DXT Big Dot
TRUGLO TG231MP2W Tritium Pro Handgun Sight - S&W Bodyguard
Trijicon 3 Dot Front And Rear Night Sight Set for Springfield
Gun Accessory Sight Dxt P225 P226 P228 P229 P320 Springfield
Material
CNC Steel
CNC Steel
CNC Steel
Weight
0.8 oz
1.6 oz
1.6 oz
One-Handed Slide Ops
Yes
Yes
N/A
Tritium
Yes
Yes
Yes
Suppressor Height
N/A
N/A
N/A
Compatibility
XD, XDm & XDS
XD, XDm, Mod 2
XD, XDm, XDS, XDE
Sight
TRUGLO Tritium Pro
TRUGLO TG231MP2W Tritium Pro Handgun Sight - S&W Bodyguard
Material
CNC Steel
Weight
0.8 oz
One-Handed Slide Ops
Yes
Tritium
Yes
Suppressor Height
N/A
Compatibility
XD, XDm & XDS
Our Best Pick
Sight
Trijicon HD XR
Trijicon 3 Dot Front And Rear Night Sight Set for Springfield
Material
CNC Steel
Weight
1.6 oz
One-Handed Slide Ops
Yes
Tritium
Yes
Suppressor Height
N/A
Compatibility
XD, XDm, Mod 2
Sight
XS DXT Big Dot
Gun Accessory Sight Dxt P225 P226 P228 P229 P320 Springfield
Material
CNC Steel
Weight
1.6 oz
One-Handed Slide Ops
N/A
Tritium
Yes
Suppressor Height
N/A
Compatibility
XD, XDm, XDS, XDE

NOTE: Works with XD Mod 2


XDS Slide with Trijicon Tritium Sights

TRUGLO TG231MP2W Tritium Pro Handgun Sight - S&W Bodyguard
  • Fits Smith &Wesson BODYGUARD .380
  • Brightness and durability of our original Tritium sights, but with added Pro-level features; Tritium night sights transition from standard white dot sights during the daylight, to glowing green dots...
  • Utilizes quality Swiss tritium for maximum brightness and unmatched visibility in all shooting conditions 24/7; Glows in the dark with no batteries or light sources needed
  • Front sight features a highly visible white Focus-Lock ring surrounding the front fiber to make it even more visible, encouraging the eye to rapidly focus on the front sight for a fast and accurate...

XD With XS Big Dot Sights


XDm slides with Tritium sights

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Trijicon 3 Dot Front And Rear Night Sight Set for Springfield
  • WHITE RINGS: Bright & Tough Night Sights feature a white ring around the glowing dots for daylight visibility
  • TRITIUM-PHOSPHOR LAMP: Tritium-filled glass lamp provides superior illumination in no light or low light settings
  • SAPPHIRE WINDOW: Each Trijicon tritium lamp is capped with a sapphire jewel which helps to evenly distribute the light from the tritium lamp as well as protect it from solvents and puncture
  • PROTECTIVE ALUMINUM CYLINDERS: Contains and protects the tritium gas filled lamps from heavy recoil and harsh cleaning solvents.Front Blade Height:0.15 inch

Tools Required To Remove & Install Night Sights

Removing and installing the sight is very easy if you use a sight pusher tool. If you’re looking for an affordable option you should check out the Sight Pusher Tool by Sight Master on Amazon.

  • Make sure to use some blue locktite when pushing the sights into the dovetail slot for secure mounting.
  • Ensure centering of the rear sight & test it on the range for proper zero

Why Steeply Hook Front Surface On Rear Sight Is Important For One-Handed Slide Manipulation

You will run into situations even during training that requires you to shoot with one hand only. The ability to operate the slide with one hand is possible with a durable flat facing rear sight surface.

You can clear malfunction and recharge the slide into battery by pushing it against your belt, tables, rails, backpacks and other hard surfaces.

So you need a rear sight that gives you positive contact surface for you to rack the slide against anything easily even if the recoil spring is stiff.

Highly Recommended! 

Note: Durable pistol red dot sight can be used for one-handed slide operation as well

Check out: Trijicon RMR VS Vortex VIPER 


Are Night Sights Really Necessary For XDm?

It’s a nice to have item, but NOT 100% necessary.

Most people get them because their durability and fast target acquisition.

For a defensive gun running a good set of night sights make a lot of sense because they are really tough and durable.

In addition, they glow bright in pitch black darkness so you can still pick up your sight without any light source. Tritium sights’ durability is what makes it popular and many people have them. But being able to see them in the dark isn’t it’s main selling point.

Target Identification & Illumination Are Required 

Target Identification in dark

Because you have to have sufficient like to be able to see what you’re shooting at, and you don’t shoot in the dark because you can barely make out the shapes.

You need adequate illumination to acquire, identify and engage the Target, therefore if you have enough illumination on the target you can virtually always see the outline of your sights.

When you have that you don’t actually really need your Tritium dots. So for not having a pair of Tritium sights is not the end of the world, you will still be able to fight in low light environment.

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Round Up

  • The Trijicon HD XR is the go to for its quality and strong rear sight. Ideal for police, and competitive shooters. The steeply hooked rear sight gives the shooter one-handed slide manipulation in an emergency situation.