XD Talk

  • Home
  • Forum
  • Active Topics
  • Gallery
  • Social Groups
  • Search
  • Today's Posts
  • Mark Forums Read
  • Register
  • Advertise

Rear sight removal tips/tricks & ???s

This is a discussion on Rear sight removal tips/tricks & ???s within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; Hi im the FNG, little about me im active duty Navy. I own a XD-40 subcompact. Im 29 and live in Virgina Beach. Ok so ...


Reply
Old 02-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
XDTalk Newbie
 
NavyGuy's Avatar
 
Member #: 70177
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Rear sight removal tips/tricks & ???s

Hi im the FNG, little about me im active duty Navy. I own a XD-40 subcompact. Im 29 and live in Virgina Beach.

Ok so I just picked up the Laserlyte rear laser for my XD-40, I have taken it to two gunsmiths and they have told me that they refuse to work on them due to the sights being heat pressed in.... I want to try and install the sight my self but if two smiths say its hard, I'm kinda afraid to try it. Dose anyone have any tricks/tip on removing the rear sight. I was going to get a removal tool but cant justify spending $150+ for something that I will use maybe 3 times.

Thank you,
NavyGuy
NavyGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 02-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
XDTalk 100 Member
 
Peelthis's Avatar
 
Member #: 63074
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 208
Hi and Welcome,
I grew up in Va Beach! Miss it sometimes...lol. Have you tried Bob's gun range, in Norfolk, they usually do good work. Well they did its been a few years since I've visited that place. As long as your careful, you can use a punch tool to get the rear sight out but that's at your own risk. Not sure about the tool it says on the website that most of the tools are not to be used on factory sights. Hope some of this helps, take care and good luck.
__________________
If common sense were a common virtue!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 post(s).
Peelthis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
XDTalk 2K Member
 
Bill in San Jose's Avatar
 
Member #: 19401
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,413
Contact SA custom shop. They'll press old sight out free, minimal cost to install new. You don't need FFL to ship only the slide. Best way.

The problem is installing the new sight without pounding it in and ruining it.
__________________
"We can't expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism,
until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."

Nikita Khrushchev
(1894-1971) Premier of the Soviet Union

"Change has come to America".

Barack Hussein Obama II
(1961-present) President of the United States
Bill in San Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
XDTalk 500 Member
 
Falcon31's Avatar
 
Member #: 53346
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasadena,CA
Posts: 578
there is a way to do it. but it takes a steady hand and some tools. i would highly recommend finding a gunsmith to do it for you. might cost you a couple of bucks but better that then risk damaging your firearm.
Falcon31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
XDTalk 1K Member
 
XDM bitone 40's Avatar
 
Member #: 43415
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Taylor,Michigan
Posts: 1,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by NavyGuy View Post
Hi im the FNG, little about me im active duty Navy. I own a XD-40 subcompact. Im 29 and live in Virgina Beach.

Ok so I just picked up the Laserlyte rear laser for my XD-40, I have taken it to two gunsmiths and they have told me that they refuse to work on them due to the sights being heat pressed in.... I want to try and install the sight my self but if two smiths say its hard, I'm kinda afraid to try it. Dose anyone have any tricks/tip on removing the rear sight. I was going to get a removal tool but cant justify spending $150+ for something that I will use maybe 3 times.

Thank you,
NavyGuy
Read my posted...I just replace mine... Yea the factory sights are well Scrap.
__________________
NRA RSO Cert.
NRA EPL Member

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
XDM bitone 40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
Official Site Vendor

 
ajamesp51's Avatar
 
Member #: 1513
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham, Al
Posts: 8,712
Well

Springfield Charges 65.00 and has a two week turnaround.

XDM bitone 40: used an air chisel to pound out his sights, if you don`t have an air chisel or don't want to take the chance messing your slide up. Props to XDM for having the skill to take out his sights. Before you attempt it your self ask your self what is your skill level and do you want to take the chance check out my page on mishaps from people that thought they had the skill:
DIY Gone Wrong

This is just a small example of what can go wrong:


If you don't want to try it your self and don't trust your smith. I will change them for you for 20.00 and that includes the return shipping with a 24 hr turnaround. Plus I warrant my work so if I break your sights I replace them, if I damage your slide I fix it. You just spent 100.00 on a new sight why chance having it messed up. Oh you can not use the air chisel to install the laser.
ajamesp51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 02:49 AM   #7
XDTalk Newbie
 
NavyGuy's Avatar
 
Member #: 70177
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
ajamesp51

Thanks for the reply, after looking and your DIY page im scared s*%tless to try this myself. I called a smith and he said that he could do it for me. I am going to try him, if for some reason he cant do it. you will be getting my slide.
__________________
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Constitution of the United States of America
NECK TRASH COLLAR
NavyGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
Official Site Vendor

 
ajamesp51's Avatar
 
Member #: 1513
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham, Al
Posts: 8,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by NavyGuy View Post
ajamesp51

Thanks for the reply, after looking and your DIY page im scared s*%tless to try this myself. I called a smith and he said that he could do it for me. I am going to try him, if for some reason he cant do it. you will be getting my slide.
Thats a good Idea, I have at least 25 more pages that I am working on for the mess up area to show examples of people who were over their head. You just have to know your skill level and be able to accept what could be damaged if you try it your self.
ajamesp51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #9
XDTalk 4K Member
 
Nacho Man's Avatar
 
Member #: 51035
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boiler Rm
Posts: 4,646
my favorite is the epoxied sights pics. i remember seeing those pics a while back when first visiting the website. im no gunsmith but i can see some straight up negligence on sight swap. if those were my guns id be pissed.
Nacho Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #10
XDTalk 100 Member
 
rabies's Avatar
 
Member #: 64193
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 304
iv seen a video of a guy using an airhamer 0.0

i used a dremmel and cut my factory ones off
and filed to size my xs 24/7 sights and pressed them on with locktite

jus dont use a screwdriver/drywall hammer/ghetto things
youl damage/mar/gouge the gun real easy with one slip.

i hear that james guy does it correctly and at a good price too
__________________
so.....
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 post(s).
.......heres my signature....
rabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source! » XD Talk » XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance


Search tags for this page
direction to remove springfield xd sights
,
easiest way to remove sights from springfield xd
,
how to remove rear sight on springfield xd
,
how to remove springfield xd sights
,
remove rear sight
,
remove sights on springfield xds
,
removing rear sight on springfield xd
,
removing springfield xd rear sight
,
removing xdm sight with air hammer
,
springfid xd 40 sight change
,
springfield xd rear sight removal
,
springfield xdm sight removal
,
tips to remove sights on a springield xd
,

xd sight removal

,
xd sight removal tool
,
xdm 5.25 rear sight
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On