XTI2 DXS Ember Standard Dot Offset Iron Sights
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From XS Sights . . .

XS Sights is pleased to introduce the XTI2 DXS Ember Standard Dot 45-Degree Offset Iron Sights for AR-15 rifles. The second generation XTI2 sights are a close-quarters, secondary sighting solution for rapid transition from a magnified primary optic. Eliminating the need to adjust magnification reduces target engagement time when every fraction of a second counts.

The XTI2 features taller bases than its predecessor for easier sight alignment without having to break a standard cheek weld, and the base angle has been increased to accommodate wider lens optics. The front sight measures 0.140” wide and now features an Orange Ember Glow Dot for increased visibility.

XTI2 DXS Ember Standard Dot Offset Iron Sights
Courtesy XS Sights

“Our new XTI2 express sights are engineered for rapid sight acquisition in close quarters,” said Zack Kinsley, Product Marketing Manager for XS Sights. “These advanced offset iron sights are also ideal for 3-gun competitions when targets are close – within pistol range and where magnified optics make target identification more difficult. XS’s proprietary Orange Ember Glow technology provides a high contrast front sight in bright light and is instantly charged by the sun’s UV rays, causing it to glow in shadows and low light settings such as vehicles.”

XTI2 sight sets are mounted in front of the primary optic to reduce snagging on chest rings. The sights ship with thread locker and a front sight adjustment tool.

XTI2 DXS Ember Standard Dot Offset Iron Sights

MSRP: $180.00

For more information on XS Sights, visit xssights.com.


About XS Sights

XS Sights is known for making the fastest sights in any light. For more than 20 years, the XS team has created some of the most innovative sights on the market today for pistols, rifles and shotguns. Whether used for personal defense or hunting, these sights are designed and built to be the absolute best for their specific purpose.

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  1. Unless they’re way, way cheaper than standard offset sights, they seem to be much less usable.

    Just checked. Nope, not cheaper. Hard pass.

  2. cool idea
    but if 180 is at or near my limit for a PRIMARY optic why would i spend that much on BACKUP irons
    ill just stick with my $20 45 degree buis from amazon thanks
    btw theyre not just a backup to a magnified optic
    “some people” use these with red dots too

  3. Not sure where these would be an advantage over a dedicated 45° 1913 mount with a reflex/red dot/whathaveyou, outside of greater mass. Price is definitely within fingertip reaching distance of a modest version of that rig, with almost none of the benefits. Additionally, can’t be co-witnessed with the former?

    Trying to see a point to this product, like, at all, but I’m not finding one. I’ll see myself out…

  4. Agreed, this sight system would be great for 65 bucks max. One can buy a micro red dot for 180 bucks, not sure what these are for at that price. Hard pass

  5. The offset adjustable AR15 A2 Style sights that are Made In China are around $30.00 delivered are still my offset choice and they have Allen Head attachment screws. They are not low light glow sights but there is glow paint that helps. The rear sight is set at its lowest elevation and the front sight is adjusted for elevation. The sights are decent and better than nothing for close quarters or if a scope fails. Works best on rifles having a rail gas block for attaching the front sight.
    If money is no concern the XS offset sights are worth a try.

  6. Not seeing the point of this. The sticker shock knocks this product out of consideration for the vast majority of AR owners. With so many options at far lower costs, why would anyone spring for that big a dent in the wallet?

  7. I like these. Bring the street price down to $50 and I’ll buy them. Hard pass at anything above that.

  8. Damn, $40 more than the canted flip ups I already have.

    I mean I can see some limited use for them but they don’t really fit my application(s).

  9. Just a thought but a sight picture review should have a shot of the sight picture in it. Not hating by any means but when someone on say YouTube posts a view of the sights it really is worth a thousand words.

  10. I’m not an expert AR dude by any means but WHY? I have a red/green dot open site backed by a 3X magnifier. A very quick flip to the side and I have a great view. And both red dot & magnifier are quick release-especially the 3magnifier. Then again I don’t compete or get all tacticool…and my AR came with Magpul MBuis already installed.

    • The concept is to have backups that, for a variety of reasons, are not cowitnessed to your optic.

      If you run a tube up top or if you were to break/have a malfunction in your non-magnified optic you don’t have to dick around with flipping anything up, you just rotate the rifle to your backup sights and keep going so the malfunction or being too close for the tube doesn’t matter.

      So if for some reason you go from longer ranges to closer ones you maintain better SA at close quarters or if, say your reddot took a incoming round or got bashed and is significantly off zero, you have a very fast backup.

  11. “The second generation XTI2 sights are a close-quarters, secondary sighting solution for rapid transition from a magnified primary optic.”

    I could see that, but that design wouldn’t be good for longer, more precise shots, just like their pistol sights.

    • I imagine they’re looking at it as a transition from a tube to these sights as you move from outside to indoor/CQB type situations.

        • I run canted sights for the purpose I mention.

          Main optic is a 2.5-6x with canted irons for backup/close range. Mostly the latter because you can change targets so, so, so much faster. But you also get better SA and if I somehow destroyed my scope or knocked it off zero I still have irons.

          However, I agree with you completely on the close range nature of the sites in this post. I use the MBUS Pro sights. All metal flip ups with a nice thin FSP so they still work out to distance. Right now I have them zeroed for 100m. When *the situation* gets better I’ll probably change that to a 36 yard zero for reasons.

        • Funny you mention that. I just did a 36 yard zero a couple of weeks ago since I can easily do that in my yard. I haven’t had a chance to test it at a longer distance.

        • With a 5.56 rifle a 36 yard zero produces a pattern no larger vertically than a CD/DVD between point blank and 300m.

          It’s a good competition or combat zero for most applications. When I use a dot 36 yards is the only zero I put on them because it’s essentially point and hit for most of my uses.

  12. Wow, the first time all on this post may be in agreement, stop, break because of the ridiculous price of these vs like 45 degree sights off amazon for $20-25. Im crying right now over the love, cant we all get along TTAG?

  13. Is everyone in the comments section on food stamps? If you “wouldn’t pay this much for a red dot” then you’re in the wrong hobby.


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