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POI (raise or lower rear sight)?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Starship, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    I recently got an STI GP6-C (thank you dear). For me it appears to shoot low.
    I have tried getting the target covered by the front sight and also having the target sit on top of the front sight.

    The gun has an adjustable rear sight. If I wanted to raise the POI (from MY sight picture stand point) would I raise or lower the rear sight. My shotugn experience tells me to raise it BUT I've found that handguns and shotguns are two distinctly different things.
    Who wudda thot...

    Yes, I could do both and just see what happens but thought I'd ask the nice folks here and hopefully just do it right the first time.

    Help?
    Chuck
     
  2. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    you want to move the rear sight the direction you want the bullet to move.
     
  3. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    on a side note, there was a glock forum I used to read, this innocent little question came up, & was argued over for pages & pages. guys with 1,000's of post's were giving the wrong answer. I was amazed.
     
  4. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Here's the best way to visualize it:

    Assume your pistol doesn't move (i.e. it's stationary, in a rest, whatever). You put the sights on the bullseye and you shoot low. So you need to align your sights with the bullet impact. Thus, in this case, you'd raise your rear sight (or lower your front).

    I don't like the "moving the POI up" as it's counter intuitive. All you're trying to do is move the sights to align with the current impact.