Drew, I can't see what sights are on you XD. Do you have red or green fiber optic stuff in the front sight? Or is it entirely black?
Both mine have the red fiber optic tube on the front sight, and I like them a lot. I figure that if I ever have to shoot in low light situations, it will be at close range; I won't be using the sights, and will just use intuitive aiming.
That said, a lot of people like Tritium night sights. If that is what you are considering, there are people on this forum who can probably tell you how to switch out the sights. (You might want to start a new thread asking people about how to change out sights. New threads tend to get more initial attention.)
A while back, I expressed concern about radiation exposure from Tritium sights. Threetango, who seems VERY knowledgable, said the following,
"As far as the Tritium (not a concern) you probably would get more walking outside on a sunny.
Technically: The secondary radiation is what causes the light that you observe. The braking radiation (or bremsstrahlung) that they discuss is of very little concern as far as biological effects at the energy levels and quantities we find in these consumer devices.
In other words, as long as you don't break the vial open and lick it all up, the radiation is of no concern. Even if you did ingest it, the levels are so low that it's a non-issue unless you work where you're monitored for radiation. Even at that, you'd most likely need a bioassy (urine sample) to pick it up and there isn't a significant biological hazard from the tritium."
Good luck with your sight decisions and switching!
Last edited by RevV; 01-12-2017 at 10:10 PM.