I just bought an XT-22 and like everything except the front sight. It has a cheesy plastic insert. I imagine it would function fine but it looks cheap and prone to breaking.
I have a scope for the gun so it doesn't matter much but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a metal replacement that would fit. What if I unscrewed the whole front sight and put the screw back in, would it be flush with the barrel?
I found this same thing with my marlin rimfires. I have an Xt-22 mag and a 925 and I haven't had any problems with them breaking. I did try to take it off, but the screw was too long and stuck out, so I just left it on.