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Old 02-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Adjusting fixed sights?

is it possible?

Both my Beretta and Ruger shoot a bit off

The Ruger mark 3 shoots to the left and the Beretta M92 shoots high by a little bit


How would I adjust fixed sights, or should I dish out for a pair of adjustable sights



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Old 02-17-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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is it possible?

Both my Beretta and Ruger shoot a bit off

The Ruger mark 3 shoots to the left and the Beretta M92 shoots high by a little bit


How would I adjust fixed sights, or should I dish out for a pair of adjustable sights
The rear sight on the Mk III should be dovetailed so you should be able to move it in the slot. On the 92, I believe the front sight is integral to the slide so no easy fix here. If the rear is dovetailed, they may make a shorter rear sight but I wouldn't bet on that.

Before any adjustments, I'd have someone else shoot both to verify it's the gins and not your technique...


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A fixed front sight shooting high usually involves a file. I would make sure that is the issue before doing so. Bench rest, a couple of shooters and plenty of ammo. Small fine file, couple of strokes and shoot some more....you get the idea.

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A fixed front sight shooting **** low usually involves a file.
Drift the rear sight on the Mark III to the right slightly, and try some different ammo in the 92.
My 2¢ .....
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Actually it's the opposite-you move the rear site the direction you want point of impact to go and the front sight the opposite direction. You would want a slightly higher front site to bring point of impact down. Shooting lighter/faster bullet loads should make your point of impact go down because the bullet will leave the barrel quicker before recoiling as much for less muzzleclimb.


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A fixed front sight shooting high usually involves a file. I would make sure that is the issue before doing so. Bench rest, a couple of shooters and plenty of ammo. Small fine file, couple of strokes and shoot some more....you get the idea.
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Yep, I misspoke....oops. For some reason I was thinking low, not high. My bad peoples. Thanks for the correction.

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Yes, try lighter bullets if you need to shoot a bit lower.



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