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Old 02-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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just got a s&w 4043 took it to the local range and found out its shooting a foot or so low (wow) i took the set screw out of the rear site and tryed to loosen the screw under it to adjust the site but couldnt get the screw to move i broke 2 screw drivers on it .even used pb blaster on it . is this the proper way to adj it .tryed to find something on net but havent seen anything yet... this is a police trade in so i didnt think it would be that far off. thanks for any help.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:00 AM   #2
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i took the gun to a gun shop t-day and he said they were not adjustible up or down only side to side ...

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Default Interesting...a foot low 4043?

Just my 2 cents worth, but after running a 500 of these things in a large metropolitan county and buying mine from the agency, we found that the low shooters were often applying "extra grip" just as they pulled the trigger forcing the muzzle down in anticipation of recoil with this weapon. It happens sometimes too on double action revolvers.

The barrel missalinement in the frame of a 4043 to shoot a foot low would probably be detrimental to the gun. I have found the the S&W 4043 to be an excellent defensive pistol. So don't give up hope on it. Give it some practice and time.

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Just my 2 cents worth, but after running a 500 of these things in a large metropolitan county and buying mine from the agency, we found that the low shooters were often applying "extra grip" just as they pulled the trigger forcing the muzzle down in anticipation of recoil with this weapon. It happens sometimes too on double action revolvers.

The barrel missalinement in the frame of a 4043 to shoot a foot low would probably be detrimental to the gun. I have found the the S&W 4043 to be an excellent defensive pistol. So don't give up hope on it. Give it some practice and time.
thanks npbwbass for the reply i will give it another chance .i had 2 other people try it that day and they both were off with it .so thats when i thought i would try to move the sight . thanks again .
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No problem as the post only cost 2 cents ;-)

Cranky guns are fun to troubleshoot too as that is part of the hobby.

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I too have bought a noncommissioned 4043 and it too is about a foot low....and is hard to believe that it is user error. Multiple gun advocates have shot this weapon with reoccurring results. If there is anyway to avoid this besides compensating by burying the sight it would be of great value to me.

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Are you used to the DOA trigger? It's easy draw down the barrel with that heavy pull. Good chance that's the issue.

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I too have bought a noncommissioned 4043 and it too is about a foot low....and is hard to believe that it is user error. Multiple gun advocates have shot this weapon with reoccurring results. If there is anyway to avoid this besides compensating by burying the sight it would be of great value to me.
I gave it a chance but ended up selling it !! good luck with yours.
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Are you used to the DOA trigger? It's easy draw down the barrel with that heavy pull. Good chance that's the issue.
Not sure about the trigger.I sold it . thanks for your reply.
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Oops, got suckered into a necrothread!

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