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hey folks... :D

i'm new to this forum, but after i did a cursory search i didn't see any mention of a red dot scope mount for the XD.

in case anyone knows something about this...my model is a standard (4") XD. will glock scope mounts fit?

i appreciate any and all help.

**EDIT -- 9mm version...forgot that part.**
 

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I was wondering that myself. I found a Glock optics mount that mounts via the accessory rail and attaches onto the trigger pin. I'm thinking if the trigger pins are the same size then I'd think this would work on the XD9.

Here's the link.

ETA: I guess the trigger pin location in regards to the accessory rail should be the same as well. . .

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Let us know how it works out.
 

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got it in. initial fit is very tight.

the trigger pin portion does NOT line up on the XD, but mine is tight enough that i'm not worried. getting it on is kinda tricky since it was designed for a glock WITHOUT the takedown lever being there. but all is well. the slide can't operate properly without sanding the underside of the top rail portion. something i'll do later on. not sure how rounds will eject yet...but that will come later also. when i get it up and running i'll attach pics.

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Please let us know how if it works out for you. I have an XD-9 Service and was considering the same option as you have. I didn't realize until I checked here that there was a bridge mount that could still allow you to mount a weapon light as well.
 

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put the slightly modified mount on the pistol, and headed to the range. i tested SEVERAL features today.

only shot about 100 round since i had my other two guns with me, but not bad. i was checking the function of the +2 (actually +3...check my other post on the subject http://www.hs2000talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=16527 ) extenders and they worked fine. checked the magwell...but decided that i didn't NEED it on the gun. so i have it, but not on the gun anymore. since i was so eager to try this mount out i just threw on some little walmart red dot. don't laugh. the thing did superbly. was hitting apple sized groups...at 25 yards. which i must say, i like.

the only problems of the day, weren't even problems really. the scope mount sits far back on the gun. far enough that 2 shells of the hundred fired would hit the underside of the mount and would reenter the chamber area. immediate action fixed this. but those were also the FIRST 2 rounds. so i'm thinking once the gun got up and running, it straightened out. i'll shoot more with it, and note when (or IF) another occurence like that happens. i just ordered the #22 recoil rod/spring combo package, and of course when that comes in i'll update on that.

i also sanded the trigger components, as advised, and that made a tremendous difference. i was THOROUGHLY impressed with the trigger pull reduction. enough so that my "man killers" could detect the lighter pull. i have a tendency (when i watch the sights closely) to pull the weapon to the left (i'm a left-handed shooter) which i suppose isn't too common but not fatal. that's under slow trigger press. when i'm "runnin' and gunnin'" with harder/faster trigger pulls, more or less point shooting, i have a tendency to heel the gun. my shots hit high. after the trigger sanding, i all but did away with that stuff.

overall, i'm VERY impressed with the performance of the parts. i've got a few more pieces to get for this puzzle, and i know when it's all said and done, i'll have a race ready gun. and to think the only internal mods i'm going to do are the trigger sanding, a ported barrel, and the guide rod kit. i think that speaks highly of the inherent accuracy of the gun.

here's a picture of it all. i used the M3 light for a little more muzzle-end weight. SPRINGFIELD DID I FINE JOB OF MAKING AN OUT OF THE BOX PERFORMANCE PISTOL!!! and i don't even compete. but i might now. :D



sorry...i'm a shooter, not a photographer. :wink:
 

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Can you post pics of the mods you did to get the slide to work?? And what did you use for the pin??

It looks different than the pin that came with my mount...

Thanks!
 

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i didn't use the pin. the mount itself doesn't sit flush with the pin hole, while its mounted properly in the accessory groove. you CAN push the mount back toward the trigger guard, and acquire a flush fit with the trigger pin. but, in my opinion, the rail grabber is tight enough as to not need it.

the mod i did to the mount was on the underside of the scope mount portion. i'll try to get a photo of it...but my camera sucks, and i'm no photographer, as evidenced above.

the black arrows indicate where i sanded. imagine a raised "hump" travelling the entire length of the scope mount part. it was about 3/8 inch tall. i had to sand that down to nearly flat. this shows the full length. again...sorry about the quality. the mount is upside down here.



and here is a shot of the trigger pin, not fitting perfectly flush.



hope this helps you, more than hurts your eyes. photography is hard. :?
 

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c22mc22, I am very interested in hearing how the scope mount has worked after a period of time since you first did this. Can you give us an update?
 

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not a problem, tec. :)

at this point, i've lost track of the exact number of rounds i've fired with it on the weapon. BUT...its WELL over a 1000 at this point. (what can i say...i like shooting :) )

of ALL these rounds...i've only had 2 issues. they were back to back...and they happened EARLY on in the project. since the mount sits so low on the slide...i had two shells leave the chamber, and ricochet off the mount back into the chamber. like i said...back to back. BUT i rechecked my grip, and slowed myself down...after which time the weapon performed flawlessly. sped things back up to combat speed, and not a problem since.

even with my cheapo walmart reddot sight...i'm still doing well. if you're looking for world class competition...you might wanna put out the extra money for the name brand stuff. but if you just want to see how your XD will handle the additional capability...this is pretty cool.
 

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Thanks, thats what I wanted to hear.
Been a crappy and busy couple of weeks. I need to buy myself a little somthin somthin. And that is going to be it!!!!

Thanks for the reply!! :lol: :) :D :D
 

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that is awesome, i was thinking of getting new sights for the gun, but i like the look of that, and i am sure it is alot easier than regular sights.

thanks for posting, i am going to try it too!
 
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