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Factory must intall night sights?

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Factory must intall night sights?

Purchased a new XD40SC, as a new carry gun last week, and a set of truglo night sights at a large and reputable store/range in my area. At the time of purchase, I was told that the store had a sight press and I could expect to pick it up today (sights installed free of charge). Just before leaving work to go to range, I get a voicemail stating that Springfield has changed the way they put sights on the XD, are now using a hydraulic press, and only they are able to install the truglos. Has anyone else heard of such a thing?
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I just had a set of Truglo night sights on my XD40SC today at a local gun gun shop.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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I installed a set on my XD9SC and XD40SC. Granted, I had to cut the rear sights off the XD40SC and it took some HARD hits with a 3 pound maul to get the others off, but with proper fitting, the new sights went on easily.
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I installed a set on my XD9SC and XD40SC. Granted, I had to cut the rear sights off the XD40SC and it took some HARD hits with a 3 pound maul to get the others off, but with proper fitting, the new sights went on easily.

Jay's Guns in Panama City did mine in a few minutes and did a great job
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Thanks all. Called the store back, got the same story, asked to speak to the manager, and he admitted they could not install the sights as they did not have the correct tools and only glock gunsmiths on site. Looking for a gunsmith in the Columbus, OH area (new to area) now to install the sites. If anyone has a suggestion, it would be appreciated.

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This is the result of matchbook cover gunsmiths vs true skilled gunsmiths. If a sight is tight you can lap it to make it easier, or you can fight it. Guess which one you talked to?
A hydraulic press is just a bigger hammer. Fix the dimension and you don't need the bigger hammer. I'm grumpy don't ask.
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And most importantly the sights on the XD are installed in Croatia, SA has nothing to do with it.
XD sights are usually tough, they have always been tough, they will likely always be tough.
I bought the Midwest Gun Works XD sight pusher, it works just fine.
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My gun shop (stateline guns, plaistow, NH) was able to put trijicons on my xD subcompact and did an absolutely fantastic job!
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... Springfield has changed the way they put sights on the XD, are now using a hydraulic press, and only they are able to install the truglos. Has anyone else heard of such a thing?

Nonsense! Any competent gunsmith can install TruGlos.
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Thanks all. Called the store back, got the same story, asked to speak to the manager, and he admitted they could not install the sights as they did not have the correct tools and only glock gunsmiths on site. Looking for a gunsmith in the Columbus, OH area (new to area) now to install the sites. If anyone has a suggestion, it would be appreciated.

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Although not in the Columbus are I had the gunsmith at the Gander Mountain in Huber Heights install a set for me and he did a fine job.
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