GUN Should this fit an XD 40

Keesh

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Oct 26, 2003
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My telepathic powers were severed in a car accident so I was forced to actually click on the link you posted to find out:

Sig 229 & Spfld XDA (9mm, .357 & 40SW) Adj. Three Dot Fiber Optic Set
Front Dovetail - .270 Rear Dovetail - .287 Height
 

JaimeZX

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Egad. I, too, clicked the link.




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That thing is hideous. :p
I love my Big Dots.
 
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LancerV

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Yea forgot about them getting there sights :bigthumb: Thinking about target rear and fiber front
 

AB13

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Melted Bomar's my Nig....

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Yeah, actually that is the sickess set up on a XD rite there. The flush bomars are badass.

Canyon Creek FTW. (My XD trigger job through them)

Make sure they install the appropriate front sights. Because the rear is recessed, they have to use the shorter front sight, not the adjustable front sight which are taller.
 

yar1182

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most likely you can just ship the slide. To be honest you are probably better off having a local smith do the work for you. Unless your getting a melted bomar style sight I would just do it yourself.

If your getting something like a dawson, all you need is some nylon punches, a vice, a small hammer and maybe a small file. I could talk your though it. If you don't already have the tools you can get them at brownells for cheap. If you don't have a vice I'm sure you know somebody who does.

A smith usually charges $40 -$65 to install regular sights. To do a melted bomar job can be $100 - $250 depending on if the smith has a fixture to make the cut already or how much he wants to rape.
 

yar1182

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I usually go at it with a 1"x2" block of hard wood molding first. If that doesn't work I go with a nylon punch, then a short brass punch. The short punch is less likely to bend. If it's beyond that then you actually should use a sight pusher fixture. That is usally a job for a smith unless you want to buy the fixture ($100-$200).

To me if you need to use the fixture than the sight was not properly installed to begin with. It should be snug but it should be loose enough that you can drift the sight for windage with a nylon punch (important for fixed sights). If the sight is too tight going it it should be filed ever so slightly until you can get it in with a nylon punch.
 
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LancerV

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Use the top of the dot only for long shots. Plenty of people who have XS sights can hit poppers at 100 yards or farther. It ain't the sights.

Im not just trying to hit a target though
 
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I usually go at it with a 1"x2" block of hard wood molding first. If that doesn't work I go with a nylon punch, then a short brass punch. The short punch is less likely to bend. If it's beyond that then you actually should use a sight pusher fixture. That is usally a job for a smith unless you want to buy the fixture ($100-$200).

To me if you need to use the fixture than the sight was not properly installed to begin with. It should be snug but it should be loose enough that you can drift the sight for windage with a nylon punch (important for fixed sights). If the sight is too tight going it it should be filed ever so slightly until you can get it in with a nylon punch.
I broke my short brass punch trying to get my XD sights out. And pretty much made it unusable also
 
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LancerV

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I took mine next time to a gun smith he pulled out a soild piece of brass that had he molded about an 1.5" thick and just whacked it a good 6times and it came out. He only charge $10 also
 

JaimeZX

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To me if you need to use the fixture than the sight was not properly installed to begin with. It should be snug but it should be loose enough that you can drift the sight for windage with a nylon punch (important for fixed sights). If the sight is too tight going it it should be filed ever so slightly until you can get it in with a nylon punch.
Apparently Springfield uses a hydraulic press to put their sights in the dovetails.


Edit: No kidding.
 

phrozenlikwid

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Apparently Springfield uses a hydraulic press to put their sights in the dovetails.


Edit: No kidding.

It wouldn't surprise me if that was the case of many manufacturers, simply because it cuts the need to pay a guy to do it by hand.

I've actually since heard another guy locally bitching about how fucking shitty the XD dovetail was cut. He ended up using a press to get the things out, but then ran into the problem of the dovetail being cut too big, and two different brands of night sites wouldn't fit (too small).

SA QC lacking lately?
 
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LancerV

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Would the dawson sights still work in a holster for IPSC?
 

yar1182

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depends on the holster. The dawson adjustable sights do sit higher so if your running a traditional holster you may need a taller sight channel.

As far as I know the strong side kydex holsters that are popular for uspsa/ipsc such as blade tech, comptac, sidearmor, galico, and uncle mikes all have plenty of sight channel for the dawsons. If your running some crazy IWB leather CCW rig then you better check pretty carefully.
 
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Think I might give the XS sights another go, got my boresighter back and they off by about 3" to the right at 7yds
 

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