Help with XD SC light rails

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    Help with XD SC light rails

    I recieved a picatinny rail mounted light for my XD 40 subcompact as a gift but its an inch to long to fully latch on the rail. I vaguely remember seeing rail extensions anyone know of such a thing? or am I going to have to sell this and find the right size light? I dont mind the little extra weight it would just be for home defense.

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    Just my opinion, but why have a subcompact and then put a rail extension on? Sell or return the light and get the one that fits.
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    You should buy a XD 40 compact for the light to fit on. And while your at the gunstore, get a light for your subcompact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDW3006USR View Post
    You should buy a XD 40 compact for the light to fit on. And while your at the gunstore, get a light for your subcompact.
    No such thing as an XD 40 compact - only in .45 ACP. As far as your light issue goes, the SC XD's, as well as the Kel-Tec PF9, have basically had their rails designed around the most compact weapon light around - the Insight XML/X2 (model with laser). "Normal" sized weapon lights, like the Surefire X series, Streamlight TL series, etc. won't fit on the shortened rails - but will fit fine on a 4" service model or larger XD.

    Hope this helps shed some light on your situation...

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    I have the XD40SC and got the Streamlight TLR3. The TLR3 has several adapters, one specifically for the XD subcompact fits perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBlanc1775 View Post
    I recieved a picatinny rail mounted light for my XD 40 subcompact as a gift but its an inch to long to fully latch on the rail. I vaguely remember seeing rail extensions anyone know of such a thing? or am I going to have to sell this and find the right size light? I dont mind the little extra weight it would just be for home defense.
    Did the light come with extra picatinny keys? Most do, that's why I ask.
    You're better off letting the new light go and picking up a TLR-3 by Streamlight, which was designed for the compacts and subcompacts.

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    I have the XML rail light which fits the XD compacts but it is only 40 watts and not worth the cost IMO. I don't even use mine anymore. Just sits in the draw. Maybe because my only XD compact is an XD45C which I use a TLR1.

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