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Old 02-13-2018, 7:54 PM
Joey95758 Joey95758 is offline
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Default XD-s sights install

I have a couple of Springfield XD-s handguns and I bought some Trijicon hd sights for them. A local shop near me in Sacramento said they could install them for me. They were mistaken and could not. Doing some research I found that this is a common mistake and these guns are known to be difficult to add or remove the sights on. I called springfield to see if I could send the slides and sights to them to have installed, they said they won’t install them. I have these same sights on all my carry guns and would like to stick with them.

Anyone know of a place local or within an hours drive that can install these sights? I live in Sacramento. Thank you.
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Old 02-13-2018, 8:52 PM
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Removing the factory sights is a serious b*#ch on the entire XD series. The trick is to cut the factory sights in half with an abrasive wheel in a Dremel. Itís scary, but itís not hard and goes pretty quick. Then installing the new sights is pretty straightforward. There are a couple of YouTube videos that cover this.


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Old 02-13-2018, 9:31 PM
SAGISI SAGISI is offline
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Default XD-s sights install

XD-s sights canít be removed with a sight pusher. I got stumped trying to remove them with a mgw sight pro and punch/hammer on a 4 inch vise. I ended up purchasing a huge 6Ē milling vise with aluminum soft jaws that holds the slide very firmly allowing the punch/hammer to direct all its energy just to the sight. Purchased this vise just because of xds. Since I got this setup I have only done xd/xdm. Have not had a xds come back thru my shop. Ive been looking forward to another xds but also scared at the same time. If you want to send it my way I can attempt to remove them. If they canít be removed with my setup then I can bring it to my buddy to have them milled off.

I ended up masking off the sights and cerakoting around it.








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Old 02-13-2018, 9:33 PM
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I have a couple of Springfield XD-s handguns and I bought some Trijicon hd sights for them. A local shop near me in Sacramento said they could install them for me. They were mistaken and could not. Doing some research I found that this is a common mistake and these guns are known to be difficult to add or remove the sights on. I called springfield to see if I could send the slides and sights to them to have installed, they said they wonít install them. I have these same sights on all my carry guns and would like to stick with them.

Anyone know of a place local or within an hours drive that can install these sights? I live in Sacramento. Thank you.
Left Coast Tactical did mine for 15.00
http://survivalinstinctguns.com/
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Old 02-14-2018, 9:58 PM
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I have sent multiple slides to James, top notch Springfield sight installer
http://www.xd-hs2000.com/xd-hs2000/S...stalation.html
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