Replacing sights on Springfield XD9

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Re: Replacing sights on Springfield XD9

Postby 1wise1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks folks, I appreciate your suggestions. I did take the XD9 to one Gunsmith who would not accept the gun because he could not promise not to scratch or gouge it when removing the old sights. I think shipping the slide to Springer may be the smartest move. According to other owners, the Springfield factory is taking up to 6 months to "fix" problems and get the guns back to owners. That's not terribly encouraging news.
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Re: Replacing sights on Springfield XD9

Postby Scott B. » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 pm

That's crazy. If you're near Houston, shoot me a PM and I'll fix you up.
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Re: Replacing sights on Springfield XD9

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:50 am

SRO1911 wrote:Since I had absolutely no intention of re using the sights i simply used a cut-off wheel in a dremel to take a slice across them, then a few light taps with a punch.

That's exactly what I had to do to remove the front sight on my Ruger 10/22 Takedown. I cut almost all the way down through the sight. I didn't want to cut deep enough that I might accidentally cut into the dovetail, so I stopped about 1/16th of an inch short. After the cut, it tapped out pretty easily.

After checking the fit of the new sight, I buttered up both the sight and the dovetail with blue Locktite and tapped it in.
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Re: Replacing sights on Springfield XD9

Postby remington79 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:08 pm

When I had my XD I took it to a gunsmith to get it done and it was well worth the money. He tried the usual sight pusher etc. and had to resort to cutting the sight off. I remember the rear sight was the hardest. Getting the new sights on was easy. After that he said he wasn't going to do XD sights anymore.
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