Which night sights are best

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by capnklump, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    I want to get night sights for my newly purchased XD-40 Subcompact. Who makes the best without having to pay an arm & a leg???
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I really like Tru-Glo TFO's as they have fiber optics for daytime and tritium for night. They run about $115 at Midway. Be aware that the sights on XD's are impossible to remove without professional equipment so a gunsmith will have to do the removal and install.

    BTW, welcome to SM status...
     

  3. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    Thanks, NGIB! I love this forum! Learning alot!!

    I love this forum! Learning alot!!
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Let me echo NGIB on taking it to a gunsmith. I know a guy who bent a near new sight press trying to change the sights on an XD.
     
  5. capnklump

    capnklump New Member

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    I've also heard that I can send the sights & slide off to Springfield and they can install for a turnaround of about $70.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Springer has a great service department. Never used them myself but I know of many that have...
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yes, I did that myself with my XD and was very happy with the turnaround time and the service.
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    The gunsmith at our local shop here, won't touch the sites on XD or XDm. He'll tell you to just send it to Springfield.
     
  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    What I was told is that the sight pushers for the XD are about $600, so no gun shops want to buy one of those because they would have to push A LOT of sights to pay for it.
     
  10. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Here's another vote for the TFO's they are great. They are equally as visible day or night.
     
  11. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wait for it...

    ...Won't be long
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    GLOW-On they are the best.
     
  13. gatopardo

    gatopardo New Member

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    Right on !

    Right on ! Gosh I'm almost a month late on this one, did i fall asleep under a tree or something?
    In any case it's a DIY ten bucks project.:D and you guys know it wouldn't be me if I didn't post some photo, so here:

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    Disclaimer: even though the orange really rocks it only glows for a couple of minutes, its for day use, if you go under a car or tree while defending yourself, go inside a dark garage to take cover, go under a car ( I had to do this once ), they'll perform for you.

    NGIB, glad you're back, no wonder the place was so darn quiet, I know you're there, somewhere.
     
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  14. FLASHBANG

    FLASHBANG New Member

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    TFO is the way to go also Midway sells the sight tool, I changed three sets last week. Its called Maryland gun works front and rear sight tool for xd-xdm #520237 119.99.get a rachett and socket notch the socket to go over the handle on the sight tool , put the sight tool in a vise to hold it securely.Works like a dream
     
  15. jeffsmith2208

    jeffsmith2208 New Member

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    TruGlo TFO's... Hands down!
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  16. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    I'm about to put the Tru Glo TFO's on my XDM .45 too. If anyone here is interested, I have these in stock, and will sell you a set for $110.00 shipped. Thanks!


    Donnie
     
  17. FLASHBANG

    FLASHBANG New Member

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    TruGlo TFO Tritium & Fiber Optic Gun Sights has them for $69.95 part #TG131MPT TFO is a steal sight , very solid and works very well. Your local gun shop will probably charge you $50.00 to install. TFO"s are brighter than Trijicon my friend bought.I purchased the sight tool and changed my xd9 and my xdm 45acp, I plan on buying other xdm platforms so for me it"s money well spent. I also have G19 and G26 with TFO"s. Hope this helps! Did not mean to step on your toes fpdsniper but every one is looking for a deal $$$$$
     
  18. FLASHBANG

    FLASHBANG New Member

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    [url=http://www.botachtactical.com/
     
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  19. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    Have you ever bought anything from that company? You might put their name in a search engine and see what you find out. Good luck to anyone who orders from them.
     
  20. FLASHBANG

    FLASHBANG New Member

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    fpdsniper, yes i have purchased from them seems o k to me ? I have seen them elsewhere for $79.99.