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Speaking of pistol sights.....

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mikej, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wifey's new LC9 had the rear sight come loose when she went to clean it a week after a shoot!? Hasn't been dropped or abused, it would be considered new. 100 rounds or less been put through it and the rear sight started sliding side to side. I've got the right size allen wrench but I'm not sure I'm good enough with the gun, with the long pull and all and my larger man hands to get it where it needs to be if I went to a range. Someone on the other thread mentioned $40.00 to install sights? Seems it ought to be a warantee thing, maybe? 'Spose I should contact the shop or Ruger, bought the gun at a show in PDX and the shop was fron Albany....Hope the $20.00 savings was worth it!

    Mike
     
  2. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    if it was mine I would just center the rear sight in the channel and snug it down. I'm almost positive that that is what they did at the factory. I'm sure that they don't spend the time to sight in a short barrel defensive weapon.

    after you center it up take the wife to the range and have her shoot it and if the trigger is long she will probably shoot low and left if she's a rightie then you could move the sights to compensate if you like

    just my perspective, best of luck
     
  3. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would add a bit of blue locktite once you're sure have it where you want it. Doesn't seem like its really worth the hassle to drive anywhere for that one. Plus you can get it where you want it that way.
     
  4. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am no expert but my thoughts are the same. Center the sight and snug up the set screws. I personally would add Locktite to the threads so they don't loosen up again. I don't feel the LC9 is a long range pistol so at the range test it to no more than 10 yards and your good to go. Good luck,
    Mike
     
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep, yep and yep. That's pretty much what makes sense.

    Mike