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I have an XD .40 that has a stubborn rear sight. I'm trying to replace the factory rear and can't get the old one off. I've tried a sight pusher, brass punches with full size hammer and it won't budge. I've read that using an air chisel works but the gun is already sold so I don't want to damage it. Any ideas or tricks? Would heating it up help?
Practical Pistol Reloaded is a straightforward, no-nonsense instructional book on pistol shooting, specifically – practical pistol competition shooting. Its take-no prisoners style holds nothing back, and eliminates any guess-work related to which techniques work and which ones are outdated.
The best way to shoot is using the Isosceles Stance, fact or myth? What about the press-out technique?
According to Professor Roger H. Lincoln, there are two rules for success in life: 1. Never tell everything you know. 2. Never tell everything all at once. In this book, Ben Stoeger laughs in the face of this great entrepreneur. Top shooters share a common knowledge which they have collected over the years from a plethora of sources. A knowledge that, in its whole, is far from common to the average shooter in that it is scattered.
In this book, top shooters such as Bob Vogel, Dave Sevigny, and Matt Mink collaborate with the author, Ben Stoeger, to compile the so-called “Grand Master secrets” into one location. The knowledge spans from marksmanship fundamentals to shooting on the move, and competition skills such as stage breakdown and managing match pressure. Finally, this book contains many tips, drills, and exercises to help you improve your shooting.
This book answers the “how to” questions about shooting technique. How do you hold the gun? How do you shoot fast? These questions and many more are answered inside. This material is geared for the USPSA, IPSC, or IDPA action shooting competitor.
This is the revision to Ben Stoeger’s book “Practical Pistol”. This new edition is revised to reflect technique changes that have taken place over the last few years. The sport of Practical Shooting is changing quickly and becoming more competitive every day. This updated version of “Practical Pistol” is a must have for any serious USPSA or IDPA shooter.
Is the extended grip safety, ie gripe safety with the "memory bump" legal to use in Production division? Straight forward question, looking for a straight forward answer. I understand per the rules it says anything external must be offered by the OFM or the Custom Shop, so would the one by PRP be Prod legal, since their trigger kits are?
OK, So a buddy bought a couple mag extensions for his XD .45 and they seemed to be pretty decent so i ordered 6 of them for my xd45 tac that shoot in limited division so i could get a couple more rounds in the gun at a time. They came with heavy springs, so I installed them. I noticed at the first match that they were a BEAR to load with the new springs and had to be downloaded one so i could seat them without having to crush them in place. no biggie, i figured the heavy springs would break in. After the first match I found one was cracked where the magazine slides into the mortise in the extension. I chalked it up to a bad one and went on my way. Last match i drop a partially loaded mag onto the ground during a reload and POP- YARD SALE! The mag body, spring, follower and broken baseplate along with the remaining rounds all decided to spread themselves as far as possible on the range floor. At the end of the course I found a third cracked- all along the same line where its holding onto the magazine. I can only assume that they are NOT strong enough to hold up under regular use with the supplied heavy springs. So I emailed AGP with my issue and my order number. Over 10 days ago, no reply. Even if they have a bad batch or something Id completely understand- stuff happens, but MAKE IT RIGHT. NO RESPONSE is not cool! I hate to say it, but at this time I have to recommend that you avoid using AGP, especially when theres so many other companys out there that will service their product. PS- had my buddy check his extensions- that he carries on duty- one was cracked. They have all been pulled off and is now sitting in the junk box with mine.
Somewhere along the line, I was of the impression Aimpoint Comp and Comp XD sights were REALLY tough, REALLY reliable, and guarenteed. And if they ever did become disabled they could most likely be serviced, within reason. Such is not necessarily the case and i now have two very nice Aimpoints Comps that are $400+ pieces of worthless scrap. (However, they do seem to work as a very clear 1X monocular!) The one Aimpoint Comp XD has been mine since Day 1. NEVER abused. Looks NIB. Near perfect glass/coating. Was mounted on a comped 9mm Springfield and used for Steel Challenge-type plinking (i.e. light loads only). The rheostat switch increasingly developed slop (no, it is not the two knob set screws) and it finally ceased to function. The second Aimpoint Comp had seen moderately more use but appeared fine. Very clean exterior. Near perfect glass. I was working the Shot Show at the time a friend showed up with it and complained of windage/elevation function problems. Thinking all Aimpoints were guarenteed (WRONG), repairable (WRONG), and mistakenly believing they would service their product for a nominal fee, I traded him straight across for one of my new Comp XD's. So ... I have sent 3 emails to Aimpoint inquiring about how to proceed. No reply (to any of them). Next I send them both to Aimpoint for est. repair cost - and I get back a VERY brief note 'they are beyond repair'. Interesting. They build them but they cannot replace a simple switch. They build them but they cannot re-establish windage/elevation function. Does anyone out there know of an independent Aimpoint repair station? ... like the fellas that used to redo/beef-up the old PDP3 sights? ~ one disheartened former Aimpoint supporter