New guy from Cinci.

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  1. onraf

    onraf XDTalk Newbie

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    Just picked up a XD9 SC. I'm going to be using it for CCW and have a few questions as this is the first new gun I have owned.

    First off what is the red clip that came in the case?

    Secondly can I replace the sites myself?

    Any Recommendations for things to look at or do?
     
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    From Cinci OH...If so welcome from another Cinci member! Red clip is a chamber flag (It shows that the chamber is not loaded for safety measures....Secondly, If you have never worked on a firearm before I wouldn't recommend it...I have also heard in order to replace your sights it is necessary/wise to buy the dovetail tool required to change them because if you just use a tap and a hammer you can damage the sights(at least on Trijicons) or the area the sights slide into... If you are looking to replace sights James on here from http://www.xd-hs2000.com does an AWESOME job installing sights at a super price and a quick return...hope this helps ...Welcome and Enjoy!
     
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    Springfield Armory XD Gunsmithing

    ^^^This may help a little better so you dont have to search....$20 install and a 24hr. turnaround...Still want to do them yourself?
     
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    Welcome from Oregon.
     
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    welcome.need a sight tool
     
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    hello from north of you
     
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    Thanks for all the welcomes. The 20 bucks does sound good for sight replacement.
    K7 where do you shoot at? My buddies and I normally go to Shooters rather than Target world.

    Also anything I should watch or look for on this?
     
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    I generally shoot at target world (unfortunately, because I hate that place bunch of assh*les) Dont think I have ever even heard of shooters, where is it at might have to check it out?? What type of sights you planning on putting on??
     
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    Shooters is in Independance KY. Looks like I might hit up target world on lunch. I may want to change the sights to night sights not sure. Haven't even shot the xd yet so we'll see. Also need to get a good holster.
     
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    Welcome from Sunny South Florida

    COngrats on the new hardware,

    1) the red clip is to put into the barrel to show that there is no round in the chamber when it is stored.

    2) I would suggest you get a competant gunsmith(someone from this forum) to install the new sites becaquse if you search some threads you will see that numerous people have had problems with this.

    3) things to do? - buy a good holster if you are going to CC, don't be cheap, then buy lots and lots of ammo both practice and CC, then practice, practice, practice.

    4) shoot straight and shoot often
     
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    Decent! I may have to check the place out sometime...I should be getting my Crossbreed holster this week or next week...Hear it is one of the best Ill let ya know
     

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