Frequently Asked Questions
Conversion Kits for XD Kits
- Are magazines and other parts in
Yes, magazines and parts are in stock.
- Can I Dry Fire my conversion kit?
Dry Firing is not recommended and should only be done when it's required to remove the conversion slide from the frame. Excessive dry firing can damage the barrel and firing pin. We machine a small relief at the top of the chamber to help eliminate this problem. Click Here to see a picture of the relief.
- What type of ammo is recommended?
CCI 40 grain round nose MiniMags, not hollow points, is the only ammo we recommend with complete confidence. Other brands like Federal AutoMatch and Remington Golden Bullets work quite well but do vary from one production batch to another.
- Is there any ammo that you do not
We do not recommend Stingers or any other Hyper velocity ammo. Also, the kits do not function very well with Federal bulk pack or PMC ammo. DO NOT use Remington Thunderbolts as they will lead up the barrel. We do not recommend any
- I'm having some issues with my kit
not feeding or ejecting the rounds. What do you suggest?
1 - Use the recommended ammo.
2 - Your XD should be factory stock. No aftermarket parts like the connector or trigger bar.
3 - Lubricate your kit, it will not function properly if you're shooting it dry.
4 - Watch for "limp wristing".
5 - Do not allow any portion of your hand to touch the slide while shooting.
To see the WRONG way to hold you conversion kit please Click Here
- If I need to send my kit in for
service, what should I send with it?
Send the ENTIRE kit, along with any extra magazines. DO NOT SEND IN THE KIT WITHOUT THE MAGAZINE. DO NOT SEND YOUR GUN. Provide a brief description of the problem, along with your return address, INSIDE the package. DO NOT send your unit packaged in an envelope, use a box. Send to: Advantage, 3926 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. We will return the kit via UPS ground, with a signature required. No P.O. Boxes. Turn around time is approximately 3 weeks excluding transit time.
- How do I adjust my rear sight?
To move the point of aim left, move the blade to the left by turning the windage screw clockwise. To lower the point of aim, move the blade lower using the elevation screw. The elevation screw will turn 360 degree's, moving the sight from its lowest point to its highest point. You will need to turn the elevation screw and watch closely to see what direction the sight is moving. Click Here for an illustration.
- Can I use Standard Velocity ammo in
my conversion kit?
NO. Standard Velocity ammo will not cycle the slide
- Do you offer discounts to Law
Sorry, we do not discount.
- I live outside of the
United States, can I purchase one of your conversion kits directly from your company?
No, we do not export.
- I lost my instructions can you send
me a replacement?
If you have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer you can download the manuals here: Conversion Kits for XD (all models)
- Several of my friends and I would
like to purchase the Advantage Arms conversion kit. Can we get a Group
No. We only offer discounts to Dealers that have a current Federal Firearms License on file with our company.
- What type of accuracy can I expect
from my conversion kit?
Most of our customers report 2 inch groups at 25 yards.
- How do I contact you?
For contact information please click here
- How do I pay for my return shipping on a repair.
Click Here to make a payment for out of warranty repair shipping. This is only necessary if the kit is out of its warranty period, or the problem is not a manufacture defect.
The shipping charge includes insurance and a signature required.