XDS with Trijicon HD`s or Truglo TFO`s

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  1. Jul 2, 2012 #1
    ajamesp51

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    To buy sights for the XDS: Sights - xd-hs2000

    Since the XDS comes from the factory with the same height sights "G" as most all of the other XD & XDm`s there is already aftermarket sights that fit this new pistol. Springfield was wrong and the dovetail was not different on the on the XDS. There are at least a dozen members already using aftermarket sights on their XDS`s with no reported issues.

    When using the Trijicon HD`s on the XDS use a combat sight picture. Put the rage front dot in the cut out of the rear.....this will line up all three dots. Put the center of the front dot on what you want to hit. To make a head shot put the front dot covering the nose to hit the nose. You use the truglo TFO`s the same way. Combat sight picture.

    The Trijicon HD XD specific version does not look right on the small XDS slide. The rear sight sticks out off the back of the slide and the gap is kind of wide.
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    But Trijicon HD for the Sig Sauer & XD fits nicely on the slide.
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    This target represents the XDS being shot with factory sights and Winchester white box 230gr RN.
    My pistol shot to the left constantly at 10 ft, this is not an error on the shooters part since the group was always tight, but to the left.
    When I moved to 20 ft the groups moved to the right.
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    All three versions of the XD factory pistol sights from right to left: Classic XD, XDS & XDM.
    My copy of the XDS came equipped with the "G" marked rear sight. The "G" marked factory
    sights come on almost 99% of all XD series pistols no matter the barrel length or calibre.
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    The XDS has the same dovetails as all other XD and XDm`s.
    The Truglo TFO`s fit the XDS pistols but did require some fitting before installation.
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  2. Aug 28, 2012 #2
    ECC444

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    Nice write up! I was bought the HD XD and was going to install them this week, you just saved me $126 ;)
     
  3. Aug 28, 2012 #3
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    This is why James is the only person I trust to install sights -- period.

    I've had James install TFO's on my XDm , and the service call and quality of the install was perfect. The TFO's were perfect , and amazing ...

    To be honest it's not even the price/+ free instillation ... here's a personal example ...

    I got a Glock 29 and said "I'm going to take the LGS up on a free TFO install -- I mean ... they must know what they're doing , right?"

    Went home , turned the lights off -- front sight DEAD. Get back in the car , the smith replaces the front ... I go home , and it's half DEAD.

    Now it's clear to me , and should be to anyone who has read James posts and information -- that TFO's are delicate , and need to be installed correctly..

    It's obvious my LGS didn't know this -- and I pretty much lost $100 by skipping out on my "gut."

    If you want sights done right -- James is the only way to go. Think of it like this -- risk getting a half ass job just so you don't have to wait a few days ? Or have the peace of mind knowing that the best of the best , and expert/fellow xd'er gave you a professional , perfect install.

    As soon as Yellow TFO's are avaible on his site -- my XDs slide will be on a vacation for a set , along with a GK finish.

    I wouldn't let anyone touch any XD slide besides James. I learned the hard way.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2012 #4
    93 r1

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    James,
    What night sights will give me the "combat sight" picture on a XDm compact 9?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2012 #5
    ajamesp51

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    The Truglo TFO's
    Trijicon HD
     
  6. Aug 30, 2012 #6
    Jimbo519

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    James currently has my XDm, installing TFO's...............can't wait to get it back and try it out !
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #7
    kylejayson

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    what do the ameriglos look like on the xds? and also do you have the "old" trijicons? i want the low profile the hds sit too tall
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 #8
    ajamesp51

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    I carry the old Trijicons.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2013 #9
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    Great information. Thanks.I've been wondering about the TFO sights for my XDs.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2015 #10
    ivopivo

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    Any update on how the new TFX fit on the xds?
     
  11. Feb 5, 2015 #11
    ajamesp51

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    Yes, we have installed a bunch of them on the XDs pistols, I want to say someone posted a picture in the XDS section.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2015 #12
    NetSecSpec

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    I'd like to know this too.
    I almost got Hackathorns for my XDM (XD-433). So now I'm considering the same model Hacks for the XDs if they line up good.

    **EDIT**
    found it - post up your xds night sights Page 2 XDTalk Forums
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

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