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Shooting low, Accuracy correction tips

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Koda, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Replaces my sights on my 1911 commander with new Trijicon night sights (Mfr Part: CA10). Went out shooting today, fist time with the new sights installed. At 10 yards my grouping is dead centered directly below the bullseye about 5" low. I was able to improve my grouping to about 2" low at my best attempt with a very slow and deliberate aim and sqeeze. Also tried a couple mags out at 25 yards and still low, wider group. Shooting what I think is a Weaver Stance.

    Its been a while since I've been into shooting, but I've owned the gun for years and with stock sights never had a problem. Looking forward to getting back into regular target shooting and thought I would start out with new night sights, always wanted some on my pistol. I really do not like the idea of going back to old plain factory sights.

    Any tips tricks are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    FRT sight too tall?
    Too close to target?
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well since you just changed sights I would start there. If no checkout the correction chart.

    Here is one example, google has many.

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  4. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    if its the front sight how could I tell if it was installed too high. It looks seated to me.

    I looked at the correction chart, how can I prevent dipping the wrist down? I'm not confident this is the problem though because I've never shot low before...
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Go to the MFG web site see if they have a consumer feed back or FAQ section
    failing that, contact CR
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Is the new sight taller then the old one? Did it come with instructions or have them posted on the website for how to install and "adjust" if needed? If you are shooting low your front sight is too high or your rear too low and it was shooting proper before the change. Again I would look at the front sight as the problem because it was the part changed. If you have an adjustable rear sight you can raise it.

    Here are several topics on adjusting fixed sights, https://www.google.com/search?clien...o+adjust+fixed+sight+pistol&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
     
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  7. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    The new sight is .012" shorter than the rear sight. It did not come with instructions and I have not found anything on their website for adjusting etc.

    What I am looking into now is if the new sight is seated flush and swedged in place proper. The base of the (front) sight has a flange that sits flat on the slide. The edges of the sight are deburred (very slight radius) so at first glance it looks flush but I think I can see light when held up to a lamp. It helps that the pistol is an enhanced Colt (flat top slide).
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    First off, shoot if off the bench.. to see if it's regulated. What cartridge and bullet weight are you shooting? A heavier slug will raise the point of impact. Either that or change the front sight or hit it with a file.