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Old 12-02-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Okay, has anyone had any problems with their SR1911 sights? I have to pick the front post up about 1/4" above the back sight to hit my target. Typically with all of my other guns the top of the back post and front post align. I don't understand why I have to pick the front up above the back so much. I have set it on a bench and I still have to pick it up. This is becoming very frustrating to the point where I am thinking about filing down the front post or replacing the sights. I have also had someone else shoot the gun as well to make sure it wasn't me and they had to do the same thing. Any suggestions? Thoughts? Thanks in advance!


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What weight bullets are you shooting? Reloads or factory? My SR1911 shoots to point of aim with 230 grain Berry's.


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230 grain Remmington, Winchester, Federal..... Tried almost everything and I keep getting the same result.
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I had a Para Ordinance P10-45 that was shooting a foot low at 15 yards. I did indeed file down the front site. But by the time it was hitting point of aim the sight was almost gone. Perhaps you should look at an adjustable rear sight?
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Before you break out the file, call Ruger.
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There are different sight images.

Holding the front sight at 6 o'clock
Holding the front sight at bull's-eye bottom
Holding the front sight so bull's eye covers center.

These are made at 25 yards.

Try the three and work from there to decide which height works best.
Then get with Ruger and let them know your preference and let them work on it.
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I have never shot a Colt 1911 that didn't shoot low. I mean colts shoot so low the rear sight is just an ornament. I had a Ruger P95 that shot low but it was not an issue. The P95 had three dot sights. I just made a pyramid with the sights and the gun shot good.
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sorry. my SR shoots outstanding. i would call ruger and see what they can do. maybe they can send you a different front sight. if it is indeed the problem. have a few others shoot it again to verify it is a sight issue not you or your buddy.
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I'd definitely contact Ruger and maybe explain to them that you want your gun to hit POA (Point Of Aim) at 15 yards. I would also include a bench-rested target. They will probably install a different front sight.

I had a similar issue with my Wilson CQB. A 25-yd. test target was included with the gun which showed a nice, 3/4" group right on the bullseye but when I tested it it shot several inches high. They tried that "Different people have different results" bit until I sent them the gun along with a couple of my test targets. I also told their rep: "The only way your tester could get the results shown on the test target was if the shooter deliberately aimed several inches low."

They sent the gun back to me with a higher front sight & it now shoots to POA.
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Careful shooting and accurate notes. . . .
. . . . for each load. .

It's the only way to get started. . but it's kinda boring. . . and expensive. .

My shots place somewhere close. . close enough


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