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Old 01-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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I've read through all of the sp101 threads and haven't seen one discussing the sights. I have been to the range twice since I have bought mine. It's a .357 with a 2 1/4" barrel.

When aiming down range (forgive me if I don't use proper terminology) I place the front sight dead center and flush with the rear sights. It consistently shoots about 7" high. I have to lower the front sight to the point that I just can't see it to be able to shoot on center.

Any suggestions? I'm taking my cpl training class in a month and would like to be somewhat competent with this gun before then. Thanks for any input

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like you should change the distance of the target or try a 6 o'clock hold and see if that helps.

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Mine shoots to center with the same hold. You might be breaking your wrist which will push the shot up.

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What's 6 o'clock hold? Sorry, fairly new to handgun shooting.

And what do you mean jtj that yours shoots the same? That you also have to compensate that severely?

I've shot at several distances with a variety of different types of ammunition, .38, .38 sp, and .357. All shoot the same consistently.

I'm considering a new front sight. I've been researching that a little bit.

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What's 6 o'clock hold? Sorry, fairly new to handgun shooting.

And what do you mean jtj that yours shoots the same? That you also have to compensate that severely?

I've shot at several distances with a variety of different types of ammunition, .38, .38 sp, and .357. All shoot the same consistently.

I'm considering a new front sight. I've been researching that a little bit.
Six o'clock hold refers to all open sights...both rifles and handguns. Imagine your target as a clock. Hold the sights on six o'clock to hit the bullseye. The idea is to be able to see your target by setting the sights below it.
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Six o'clock hold refers to all open sights...both rifles and handguns. Imagine your target as a clock. Hold the sights on six o'clock to hit the bullseye. The idea is to be able to see your target by setting the sights below it.
Huh, never heard of that. And that's intentional? I'll give it a shot (no pun intended) if I make it out to the range before my class.
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i dont know about the sp101. but i know my ruger single six rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. just something to check.

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i dont know about the sp101. but i know my ruger single six rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. just something to check.
I read a recent review that said the 4.5" sp101 was adjustable. But I've read a different one that says the 2.25" isn't. I'll have to give ruger a call and see what they suggest.
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90% certain it is you and not the gun. There are all kinds of things you can be doing with your grip that you will not notice that will adversely affect point of impact.

Do a search on "diagnostic target" and you'll find all kinds of target images to help you out.

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I read a recent review that said the 4.5" sp101 was adjustable. But I've read a different one that says the 2.25" isn't. I'll have to give ruger a call and see what they suggest.
The 4.20 sp101 is the only one with adjustable rear sights, yours has the trench sights. That's really odd that it's shooting that high above point of aim. Have you let more experienced shooters test it out? I'm not saying you aren't a good shot with it, but I would try that before anything else.

EDIT: Or next time you're shooting leave one chamber empty when loading it. That's one of the best ways to find out if it's the shooter or the gun.
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