Changing FO front sight on XDM 525

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  1. ErichF

    ErichF XDTalk 500 Member

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    I just picked up a brand new 525 9mm and would like to know what's the best method to replace the FO element on the front post. Can someone link me up a video or description on how best to install a new element?

    Thanks!

    PS, I shot my third USPSA match yesterday with this gun after only shooting 50 rounds through it just the night before. I got 5th/19 in my Division. This is going to be one great competition gun :twisted:

    UPDATE:

    Answered my own question again with the following video:

    [youtube]1Mx2Hg06Q4Y[/youtube]
     
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    Thanks for sharing that. I just picked up an XDm 5.25 yesterday, and was disappointed that the little bag with the fiber optic rods and the tools didn't have any instructions.

    A lot of my range's targets have red on them, which makes the red front sight a little harder to use. I have a Browning Buckmark with a green fiber optic front sight and it works great. I'll be changing the XDm soon. Just from shooting it yesterday -- great gun.
     
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    ErichF XDTalk 500 Member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure of that little X-shaped thing is a tool or just some cool trinket for your key chain :)
     
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    Thats for adjusting the rear site.
     
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    The instructions for doing that are in the instruction manual....
     
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    ErichF XDTalk 500 Member

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    Yeah, now that the manual has been updated. You come into this thread about two months later. The manual that I got with my 525 was just a reprint of the 4.5 manual, as are all the early 525 manuals.
     
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    If you have the fiber optic replacement, insert front to rear, and protrude the fiber rod very little to the rear, grab a lighter and without touching the flame on the optic let it melt to form a little ball and stop. then cut the rod in front and do the same. its simple.
     

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