Night sights installation for XD45

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by lonyaeger, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I just ordered a set of Trijicon night sights for my XD. Can I install them myself? I have no gunsmithing tools.
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The sights on XDs are very, very difficult to remove, almost like they're welded in place. The generic sight pushers will not work on them either as I've tried. I've also used the hammer & brass punch method before with no luck at all.

    Bottom line is they require a commercial sight pusher (very expensive) or a smith to install them. YMMV - maybe...
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Have to go to a smithy.......
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    A friend of mine bent his sight press trying to get them off. When the guy he was doing the work for called Springfield they told him to use a bigger hammer....take it to a smith.
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thanks. I've seen you use that acronym....YMMV.....in other posts. Excuse my ignorance....but what does it mean?
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I will, thanks.
     
  7. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Your Mileage May Vary.

    Also note that Sig P series sights fit XDs. What started my XD sight changing escapade is picking up a set of XS Big Dot sights a fella had bought for his P229 and didn't like them. After many frustrating attempts, I took it to a local smith and had them installed...
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Now I know....thanks!
     
  9. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    I know this thread is 3 months old but has anyone tried the Ghost Ring Night Site from Entreprise Arms? Was thinking bout getting a set for my Springfield XD45C.
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    FYI, I wound up sending the slide and the sights to Springfield for installation. Great customer service, by the way.