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Replacing SIG P229 rear sight?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a Sig P229 and it seems to be shooting a little low. I was thinking about getting an adjustable rear sight and wondering if anyone has any experience with these? Is it worth replacing?
    I'm not a very accurate shooter with standard sights and was looking at anything I can get to help me improve and get a tighter grouping.

    Any ideas? Other than spending a lot of time at the range?
     
  2. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    With standard contrast sights, Sigs shoot a little different...

    I usually go with no. 2 or 3 below.


    sightimages.jpg
     
  3. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    Also, what caliber is it? If you look on the sights themselves, you should see a number.

    .40 usually use 6 front and 8 rear
    .357sig is usually 8 front AND rear
    .9mm 8/8 also
     
  4. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    Over the years I have owned P225's, P229's, and a P220's. I got the best results using QXSOUPS image #3, but that’s just me. I have a tendency to hit a little low anyway.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That will help. I just thought I was crazy. It's a 9mm. I will practice with the higher aim. It just throws me off a little. Hard to get in the groove when your aiming away from what your trying to hit.
    Looks like I need more range time.