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Frequently Asked Questions 

Conversion Kits for XD Kits 

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Yes, magazines and parts are in stock.


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.


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.


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 Winchester ammo.


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

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.

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.


NO. Standard Velocity ammo will not cycle the slide


Sorry, we do not discount.


            No, we do not export.


If you have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer you can download the manuals here: Conversion Kits for XD (all models)


No. We only offer discounts to Dealers that have a current Federal Firearms License on file with our company.


Most of our customers report 2 inch groups at 25 yards.


For contact information please click here


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.


                                                                ADVANTAGE ARMS, INC.
                                                                 3926 N Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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