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markie357 05-03-2013 10:38 PM

SR9C Sights
 
Ok so I scrolled through a bunch of post or threads and couldn't find any sight info so here is my question for all the knowledgable people on here.
I just bought a SR9C and again new guy so how do I know if I'm just a crap shot or if I need to adjust the sights? I wouldn't know how to adjust them
properly anyway but I also read the manual and it says raise the rear to raise the point of impact, now most of my shots were below center and to hit
the center it seemed I had to aim quite high. Could this all be because I'm a bad shot. Cause I'm only 5'4" oh and also a good distance? The place I
go to is kinda bad for distance accuracy. There are faded lines on the side and if your not on an end lane it is not to easy to line it up. I will guess I
was about 25 feet? Thanks everyone

ScottA 05-03-2013 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by markie357 (Post 1235652)
Ok so I scrolled through a bunch of post or threads and couldn't find any sight info so here is my question for all the knowledgable people on here.
I just bought a SR9C and again new guy so how do I know if I'm just a crap shot or if I need to adjust the sights? I wouldn't know how to adjust them
properly anyway but I also read the manual and it says raise the rear to raise the point of impact, now most of my shots were below center and to hit
the center it seemed I had to aim quite high. Could this all be because I'm a bad shot. Cause I'm only 5'4" oh and also a good distance? The place I
go to is kinda bad for distance accuracy. There are faded lines on the side and if your not on an end lane it is not to easy to line it up. I will guess I
was about 25 feet? Thanks everyone

Some more information would be helpful. What is your previous experience shooting handguns? Any previous training?

Cattledog 05-03-2013 11:23 PM

Ditto on scotts comment.

Ill assume for the moment you know what your sight picture is supposed to look like. I would suggest looking at your grip (how you grip the handgun) and the placement of your trigger finger. The center of the trigger should be making contact with the center of the pad on the end of your index finger not the first knuckle. Ive seen many shooters clear their issues just with that but its usually for a left/right fix.

grandpabear 05-03-2013 11:27 PM

Before you go moving the sights on a new gun you should shoot it from a solid rest to sight it in. You should do this every time you change anything.

markie357 05-03-2013 11:38 PM

I had a Taurus 380, It was the TCP 738 and I put 100 rounds thru it. That was my first handgun. I did disassemble my 380 and clean it and put it back together. My cousin trained me with his LCP and Sig, 380 and 9mm. Not with a class just about gun safety and how to handle it, load unload, etc. He has been ? not sure the words to use but around and using handguns for a very long time. Never took a gun apart or anything like that with him. My CPL class I used the instructors Glock. Sorry I'm trying to think of EVERYTHING I have ever done with a firearm. I'm sure this is all, again I'm new

JTJ 05-03-2013 11:44 PM

It is common for a new shooter to anticipate the shot and push the muzzle down causing a low shot. Have someone watch the muzzle to see that you are not pushing it down. From a safe position of course.

ScottA 05-04-2013 12:01 AM

I'm 99.9% sure it's you and not the gun. No offense, I assume that with myself as well.

There are all kinds of things we can do in our grip, sighting, trigger pull, etc, that will mess up shot placement. If you can, find a class with some range time. It will likely solve your problems.

YouTube can be your friend as well. Do a search on how to shoot pistol well, and see what kind of results you get. Here again, taking a class before hand will help you sift through the good stuff and what is crap.

Another thing that helps is have someone load a dummy round in your magazine, then you shoot through the magazine. The dummy round will surprise you, and you will immediately see if you are doing anything wrong. Flinches, pushes, pulls, breaks become very noticeable.

markie357 05-04-2013 01:28 AM

Oh no offense at all I'm trying to learn as much as I can and we (wife & I) want to take a class but we need ammo lol I got 100 rounds with the gun and its gone. My issue now is I don't want to pay someone 50-60 cents a round. I really got hooked and in Nov when I took my class before all the stuff happened I started looking into the SR9C. I finally got it and I just want to shoot it only I can't find ammo. I waited in line yesterday morn and just my luck two more people in front of me and they announce they are out of 9mm.


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