The installation and adjustment of the device must be done while the shotgun is unloaded!

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XD SOLUTION IN DETAIL

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We are currently selling one universal, one-size-fits-all version of XD Solution: XD Universal Plus. Older, discontinued, models are the XD Adaptable and XD Basic.

The XD Universal Plus was developed thanks to the valuable feedback of our clients! It is very easy to attach to the trigger guard, it needs little to no assembly, it easily adapts to any shotgun type, and, last but not least, it has an elegant chrome finish. Its blade height can be adjusted by raising or lowering the base along the trigger guard.

Perspective view of the new XD Solution Universal

The XD Adaptable was black and came with two blade holders (short and tall) and 3 sets of blades. If you wanted to move it from your over-and-under to your side-by-side you could adjust the blade height by changing the blade holder and/or the blade. The XD Adaptable was available in a front grip or bottom grip version, the latter being best for pump action or semi automatic style shotguns.

XD Solution bottom grip
XD Adaptable bottom grip
XD Solution front grip
XD Adaptable front grip

The XD Basic was also black and the first XD model we made. It was not adaptable, but it was available in a variety of different sizes created specifically for each major type of shotgun (over and under standard/step up rib, over and under sub gauge, side by side standard/step up rib, side by side sub gauge, pump action/semi automatic).

XD Original bottom grip
XD Basic for Pump action or Semi automatic
XD Original front grip
XD Basic

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ASSEMBLY AND MOUNTING

Assembly and mounting of XD Universal: Exploded graphic of XD Universal
  1. Skip this step if your holder is already mounted. Partially unscrew blade cap 1, mount holder 2 vertically (as shown in above image) and then tighten the cap by hand.
  2. Unscrew mounting cap 4, and slide out spacers 4a and 4b. Note that 4b has a plastic extrusion which fits into opening 3a.
  3. Now take the XD and slide opening 3a from side to side onto the trigger guard, close to the underside of the gun. Holder 2 should be by the side of the gun corresponding to the cross dominant eye. If the top of the holder is above the rib line, slide the XD down along the trigger guard. Rotate holder 2 so that it is vertical.
  4. Put spacers 4b and 4a back on, and screw cap 4 on by hand. Remove spacer 4a, if there isn’t enough space for cap 4 to screw on properly.
  5. Select the correct blade for your sight.
  6. Once you find the correct blade, screw caps 1 and 4 on using the flat metal key from the pack or a coin, so the XD is fastened and can no longer move along the trigger guard.

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Assembly and mounting of XD adaptable:

  1. Take the blade holder and insert it into the large hole of the base. Make sure the holder is fully inserted and screw A aligns with screw S. Tighten screw S until the holder is fixed.
    ⍟The large holder is best used for high rib shotguns.
  2. For the front grip version, remove screw B completely, fully insert the slit of the base onto the trigger guard as close as possible to the underside of the shotgun. Bring it lower if necessary so that the blade holder is vertical.
    For the bottom grip version, remove screw B completely, then fully insert the slit of the base onto the lowest part of the trigger guard.
    ⍟Slide the device forward as much as possible, but make sure the holder is vertical.
  3. Reinsert screw B and tighten it but make sure it does not come out on the other side.
  4. Tighten screws C1, and C2 until the base is fixed.
  5. Next, select the correct blade.
front grip XD Solution Adaptable on shotgun

Front grip version

bottom grip XD Solution Adaptable on shotgun

Bottom grip version

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Assembly and mounting of XD basic:

  1. Remove screw B completely.
  2. For the front grip version, fully insert the slit of the base onto the trigger guard as close as possible to the underside of the shotgun. Always make sure the blade holder is vertical.
    For the bottom grip version, fully insert the slit of the base onto the lowest part of the trigger guard.
    ⍟Slide the device forward as much as possible, but make sure the holder is vertical.
  3. Reinsert screw B and tighten it but make sure it does not come out on the other side.
    ⍟Steps 1-4 are best done with the shotgun held horizontally and upside down.
    ⍟It is best not to force screws B and C.
  4. Tighten screw C until the base is fixed.
  5. Select the correct blade and mount it on the blade holder.
front grip XD Solution Basic on shotgun
Front grip version
horizontal grip XD Solution Basic on shotgun
Bottom grip version

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SELECTING THE BLADE

incorrect blade

Incorrect Blade

correct blade

Correct Blade

Selecting a blade for XD Universal:

  1. First you need to find the correct blade height. Take the shortest and narrowest blade out of pack 1.
    ⍟All the blades from one pack have the same height.
  2. Image of mounting a blade on XD Universal
    Put the perforation of the blade around screw 2c so the blade is sandwiched like in the drawing on the right. Lightly fasten screw 2c using the special corner of the key provided in the XD box, then pick an object in the distance (15-20 yards / m) to use as a target.
  3. Mount the shotgun and look at the target with BOTH eyes open. Do NOT try to see the target above the blade. If you see a double image of the barrel, take the narrowest blade out of pack number 2 of blades, and repeat steps 2 and 3. If the second blade is not high enough, slide the XD up along the trigger guard to move the blade higher, or test the narrowest blade from pack 3. The height will be correct when you no longer see the double barrel image.
    ⍟Don't let the base of the XD touch the underside of the shotgun. The heat might discolor it.
    ⍟If the blades are much to high for your gun, you can mount the XD lower on the guard or trim the blade bit by bit making sure it still prevents the double barrel view.
    Image of sliding XD Universal along the trigger guard
  4. Next, you need to check if the width of the blade is correct. Mount the shotgun, close your cross dominant eye(the one next to the barrel) and look at the target. Make sure the barrel is leveled.
  5. Keeping the shotgun still, open your cross dominant eye and close your non-dominant one(the one above the barrel). The target will appear shifted.
  6. Look at the shifted target with your cross dominant eye. If you can see a portion of the barrel that is not covered by the blade, take the next widest blade from the same pack and repeat steps 4, 5 and 6. Test blades until you no longer see the barrel but you can still see the shifted target.
  7. Fasten screw 2c well and you are all set with the blade.
Image of mounting a blade on XD Universal Image of sliding XD Universal along the trigger guard

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Selecting a blade for XD Adaptable:

  1. Out of the three stacks of blades, take the shortest and narrowest blade.
    ⍟All the blades from one stack have the same height.
  2. image mounting blade for Adaptable
    Loosen the blade screw (A). Insert the blade so that the small cut-out fits around the screw. Make sure the blade is vertical and sandwiched between the metal components.
  3. Pick an object in the distance (15-20 yards/m) to use as a target.
  4. Mount the shotgun and look at the target with both eyes open. Do not try to see the target above the blade. Do you see a double image of the barrel? If yes, go to the next tallest stack of blades, take the narrowest blade, and repeat this step. If you do not see a double image, continue to step 5.
  5. With the shotgun mounted, close your dominant eye and aim at the target. Make sure the shotgun is leveled.
  6. Holding the shotgun in the position of step 5, open your dominant eye and close your non-dominant one. Maintain your mount even if the target appears shifted. If you can see a portion of the barrel by the outer edge of the blade, take the next widest blade from the same stack and repeat the test. Keep testing blades until you no longer see the barrel but you can still see the shifted target.
    ⍟Do not try to see the barrel or the target above the blade.
  7. Once you found the correct blade, tighten the blade screw (A) until the blade is fixed.
image mounting blade for Adaptable

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Selecting a blade for XD basic:

  1. Take the narrowest blade.
  2. Loosen the blade screw. Insert the blade so that the small cut-out fits around the screw. Make sure the blade is vertical and sandwiched between the metal components.
    image mounting blade for Basic
  3. Pick an object in the distance (15-20 yards/m) to use as a target.
  4. Mount the shotgun, close your dominant eye and aim at the target. Make sure the shotgun is leveled.
  5. Holding the shotgun in the position of step 4, open your dominant eye and close your non-dominant one. Maintain your mount even if the target appears shifted. If you can see a portion of the barrel by the outer edge of the blade, take the next widest blade and repeat the test. Keep testing blades until you no longer see the barrel but you can still see the shifted target.
    ⍟Do not try to see the barrel or the target above the blade.
  6. Once you found the correct blade, tighten the blade screw until the blade is fixed.
image mounting blade for Basic

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3 WAYS TO STORE YOUR SHOTGUN WITH XD SOLUTION

  1. Take off the rod and the blade:
    Step 1: Loosen the screw that fastens the blade rod
    Step 2: Remove the rod with the blade and store it in a familiar location.
    Step 3: Leave the base of the XD Solution on the trigger guard, and store it away with the shotgun.
    The base should not intervene with most storage means because it fits almost completely under the shotgun.

        image XD without rod and blade


  2. Take off the blade:
    Step 1: Loosen the top screw of the blade rod, so that you can remove the blade.
    Step 2: Store the blade away in a familiar location.
    Step 3: Store the shotgun away with the rest of the XD device mounted on the trigger guard.

        image XD without rod and blade


  3. Turn the blade:
    Step 1: Loosen the screw that fastens the blade rod.
    Step 2: Without removing the blade rod from its whole, pivot the blade so that it becomes flat against the side of the shotgun.

        image XD without rod and blade

    Step 3: Lightly fasten the screw from step 1, so that the rod doesn’t fall out.
    Step 4: Now pivot only the blade and turn it down by 90 degrees.

        image XD without rod and blade

    Step 5: Store your gun away with the XD mounted on it this way.

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