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Old 12-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Sight removal for XDM near RENO?

I got a new Laserlyte rear sight for my XDM for Christmas. Anyone have a removal tool that they would like to let me use/borrow/buy? I'd buy some beer or cash. I just can't see buying one to use it once. Any help or ideas appreciated. Thanks,
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:43 AM   #2
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XD sights are really tough to get off. I just about broke the commercial sight removal tool I had trying to get the factory sights off. I ended up putting the slide in the freezer over night and then drifting the factory sight out with a steel punch and a 20 oz hammer and it was still a difficult job. They just did not want to start moving. The old sights got pretty dinged up. The commercial tool put the new sights on w/o problem though.

If I was going to do it again I'd find someone with an arbor press.
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If I was going to do it again I'd find someone with an arbor press.[/quote]

Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Anyone know of someone who could do this near reno?
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Send it to Springfield armory. I did that to mine and it was 100 bucks w/ new night sights.
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Send it to Springfield armory. I did that to mine and it was 100 bucks w/ new night sights.
Thanks, that is an option, it's 60 bucks. I was hoping to keep it local...
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Did you buy the sights locally or online? Local shops should install them free.
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Did you buy the sights locally or online? Local shops should install them free.
I bought them online... Thanks though. I found a place that would do it for 15 bucks, but I have to ship them the slide.
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I just sent it to Powder River Precision, Inc. They will do it for 15 bucks, plus shipping. Also the place that makes and sells the "xtreme grips" for the XD.
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