Who in DFW will install night sights on an XD?

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Who in DFW will install night sights on an XD?

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Post by Vic303 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:49 am

I called Bigstate Dist and they quit doing them last month. Can y'all recommend another gunsmith who can do the install w/o damaging the finish or slide? Oh and charges reasonable prices...
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I also called DFW Gunrange and their lead 'smith is NA for a while so the other guys are not real familiar with doing XD's according to the guy I spoke to today.


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Post by frazzled » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:04 am

http://www.springfield-armory.com/custom.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look here. Springfield itself will customize your XD. Very choice.
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Post by Vic303 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:23 am

Yeah for $65 and a 4 week wait...I spoke to SA today and that's the story from them. 4wk delay.
So far McClelland's is looking like the best deal...


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Post by Dave01 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:26 pm

B & S guns (Mesquite/Garland area) will do it while you wait as long as their smith is not overly busy. I had them put night sights on my Sig P226. It's free is you buy the sights from them. Otherwise, it's around $25 (unless they changed their pricing).


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Post by Vic303 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:50 pm

Nope...not them either. Spoke to a smith there and he said they do not do XD's.

Anybody know anything about Advance Gun Works in Roanoke? I have heard Cabelas sends XD folk to them...

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Post by AEA » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:59 pm

Gunmaster in Plano does sights while peeps wait......not sure about XD's though, give them a call!
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Post by Vic303 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:27 pm

AEA wrote:Gunmaster in Plano does sights while peeps wait......not sure about XD's though, give them a call!
Gunmasters is the shop that sent me to McClellands...I guess I will be visiting McClellands this weekend.

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Post by KFP » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:28 pm

I thought I saw someone on here that had good luck with an XD at DFW Gun Range, but I've been wrong before.
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Post by STI Shooter » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:49 pm

I have heard that Elk Castles' gunsmith works on XDs and has put on some front sights. Probably can do both. You might check with them. They are in Ft. Worth. Also Gene Williams is in McKinney. I don't know if that is to far for you, but he can be reached at 214-673-5510. Hope this helps. :fire

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:23 pm

AEA wrote:Gunmaster in Plano does sights while peeps wait......not sure about XD's though, give them a call!
Careful about this guy. He did a butcher job on the sights for my Kimber. Instead of pressing them in the way he was suppose to do, he decided the Kimber rep didn't know what they were talking about and took a grinder of some kind to the sights Kimber sent me and the slot they are suppose to slide into on my slide. Result...sights fell off again and the dove tail for the sights is obviously ground out. I won't be giving them a second chance at hacking away on my guns.

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Post by C-dub » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:46 pm

Try the Bullet Trap in Plano or Bass Pro in Grapevine.
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Post by dude » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:48 pm

I know Bullet Trap won't do it because I've asked them. They couldn't recommend anyone, either.

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Post by AEA » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:42 am

03Lightningrocks wrote:
AEA wrote:Gunmaster in Plano does sights while peeps wait......not sure about XD's though, give them a call!
Careful about this guy. He did a butcher job on the sights for my Kimber. Instead of pressing them in the way he was suppose to do, he decided the Kimber rep didn't know what they were talking about and took a grinder of some kind to the sights Kimber sent me and the slot they are suppose to slide into on my slide. Result...sights fell off again and the dove tail for the sights is obviously ground out. I won't be giving them a second chance at hacking away on my guns.
That's weird! Gunmaster is a Kimber Master Dealer.
They installed a set of night sights on a Colt Officers ACP for me once before. They cut the dove tail for the new front sight and all. Really good work. It was not a "while I waited job" though and after it was done I tested it at the Bullet trap and found it to be off a bit. Drove back to Gunmaster and told them and they made the required adjustment while I waited. I went back to the Bullet Trap and it was perfect.

No, I am not standing up for them or do I have anything to do with them, but I can't imagine anything happening like this on a Kimber. I am also not saying you are less than truthful, I am only saying that if this did occur, you should contact Kimber directly and complain and provide proof of what happened and you might be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
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Re: Who in DFW will install night sights on an XD?

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:22 am

AEA wrote:
03Lightningrocks wrote:
AEA wrote:Gunmaster in Plano does sights while peeps wait......not sure about XD's though, give them a call!
Careful about this guy. He did a butcher job on the sights for my Kimber. Instead of pressing them in the way he was suppose to do, he decided the Kimber rep didn't know what they were talking about and took a grinder of some kind to the sights Kimber sent me and the slot they are suppose to slide into on my slide. Result...sights fell off again and the dove tail for the sights is obviously ground out. I won't be giving them a second chance at hacking away on my guns.
That's weird! Gunmaster is a Kimber Master Dealer.
They installed a set of night sights on a Colt Officers ACP for me once before. They cut the dove tail for the new front sight and all. Really good work. It was not a "while I waited job" though and after it was done I tested it at the Bullet trap and found it to be off a bit. Drove back to Gunmaster and told them and they made the required adjustment while I waited. I went back to the Bullet Trap and it was perfect.

No, I am not standing up for them or do I have anything to do with them, but I can't imagine anything happening like this on a Kimber. I am also not saying you are less than truthful, I am only saying that if this did occur, you should contact Kimber directly and complain and provide proof of what happened and you might be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
I am more the fix it, move on and just not shop there kind of feller. :thumbs2: I should have known I was headed for trouble when I ask him if he had a press for Kimber sights. Google up replacement of Kimber sights and you will see why his answer of I don't think I'll need them should have sent me running out the door. I don't know about the Kimber Dealer title but Kimber themselves will tell you they DON'T have authorized repair dealers. They want you to send the gun to them. The sight press for a Kimber is VERY expensive as it takes a lot of pressure to press in Kimber sights. He said he just tapped them in...LOL...he left off the part about "after he grind-ed some material off the sights and dove tail".

Anyway....I won't be taking anything back to him. I used red lock tight on the sight and so far it is holding. I dread when it comes off again because that means Kimber is going to see it and they may give me crap over the butcher work done on the dove tail. Again...I Repeat...Gun Master is NOT an authorized gunsmith for Kimber. Selling them and working on them are two very different issues. Call Kimber if you don't believe me...their policy is to send the gun to them for repairs.


I found this on the Kimber websight. It explains Kimber repair policy. I also looked up that "master dealer" title. Seems all dealers who sell Kimber are "master dealers"...LOL.



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Kimber firearms and accessories have a limited one year parts and labor warranty. Should you experience a problem within one year of purchasing a new Kimber product that cannot be resolved by speaking with the Kimber factory (Call (914) 964-0742 and ask for Warranty Service. There is not a toll free number for this purpose.) it will be necessary to return the item to the factory for evaluation.
AEA wrote:I am only saying that if this did occur, you should contact Kimber directly and complain and provide proof of what happened and you might be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
Kimber does not authorize any dealer or gunsmith to attempt repair or adjustments to Kimber products, and non-factory adjustments or modifications will void the warranty.


I am not sure I would find my warranty being voided pleasant. Gun Masters should never have taken a grinder to my pistol without asking me first. I would have immediately known he was clueless and said no thanks.


Shipping cost to return an item for service is the responsibility of the owner. Kimber will pay return shipping cost.


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Re: Who in DFW will install night sights on an XD?

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Post by Vic303 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:45 am

Have decided to simply use some green V10 Glow Inc glow paint on the sights. It really does glow for a good 8hrs once exposed to bright light. Should be fine for daytime/nightstand usage. Heck of a lot cheaper too, and no voiding of any warranty...

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