Frequently Asked Questions Conversion Kits for XD Pistols

Are magazines and other parts in stock?

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 recommend?

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.

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 complete upper and one magazine. 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 Arms Inc., 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.

Please also note that if the repair work is out of warranty work, you will be responsible for return shipping

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 Enforcement Officers?

Sorry, we do not offer discounts on our products.

I live outside of the United States, can I purchase one of your conversion kits directly from your company?

No, we do not export.

Several of my friends and I would like to purchase the Advantage Arms conversion kit. Can we get a Group Purchase Discount?

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

I lost my instructions can you send me a replacement?

You can download the manuals here: Conversion Kits for XD (all models)

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.