SA Xdm 5.25 rear sight

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  1. koideath

    koideath XDTalk Newbie

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    Hello, I am new to xd-talk so this is my first post so bare with me.

    I just received my xdm 5.25 9mm yesterday and I noticed that the rear sight, only the part with serrations to fight against glare, has a very small amount of wiggle room vertically. I know is can go down if you press on it because of spring tension but it immediately snaps back to position but once in position it has a small amount of movement upward that doesn't snap back. I was wondering if anyone else's xdm 5.25 did this? Thanks!

     
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    Most adjustable sights are like that.........thats why most defense instructors say not to use and adjustable sights for combat/carry.
     
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    Dawn, and I was looking at buying a 5.25 .45 for my GTW weapon.
     
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    Well, the 9 5.25 i have will let the rear site wiggle ever so slightly left/right, but its so small that it doesn't change the sight picture at all, and I think I would notice it since there is so little white on either side of the front site when lining up your shot.
     
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    Well, I ended up talking to Springfield and it was a defective rear sight. They have since then replaced the sight and it is rock solid! Awesome customer service!
     
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    How did they replace the rear site? Did SA just send you one for you to install or did you have to send the gun to them?
     
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    They did a warranty and I had to send my slide back to them. I had it back in about a week and a half.
     
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    Glad it worked out for you.

     

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