Moving the rear sight on an xd40 sub

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by dmarka, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. dmarka

    dmarka New Member

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    Recently purchased an XD for my birthday. Nice gun! Problem is, it shoot low and to the right (shot from bench rest). I took it to the shop where I bought it and the gunsmith tried moving the rear sight using a sight pusher. Darned thing would not move, in fact, he broke the rod on the pusher. I called Springfield and was told that they use a punch and hammer. I tried that with no success. I don't want to beat the crap out of it. Anyone have a similar experience or suggestions. Thanks!
     
  2. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    IIRC, the XD series requires it's own sight pusher. If he used just any old sight pusher he had lying around, that will cause problems. My XD40SC shots just a hair low, but windage is good. If it were me, I'd see if could hunt down a smith with the right tool (assuming that was the problem). Failing that, the hammer & punch method. If you can figure out a way to get the sight really cold (shrink it a bit), that may help.
    Also, have you tried different ammo brands/bullet weights? It may not make a lot of difference, but it might be worth a try. If nothing else, heavier bullets will typically shoot a bit higher. Windage? Well, you may get lucky.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i would have a couple more people try it out first. ive never run across or heard of a xdm with misaigned sights. its usually the shooter. unless your locking it in a shooting vice and using a remote trigger release you cant rule the shooter out.
     
  4. fins59

    fins59 New Member

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    Same advice I got. Still working on it. Getting closer.
     
  5. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla Active Member

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    I have the 4.5" in 9mm and it shoots to the left. W sandbag rest, I get smaller groups but still left. Not looking forward to moving rear sight.