factory rear sights just a hair off center?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by TheDud, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. TheDud

    TheDud Previously vram74

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    Bought a 3rd Gen G19 a couple of weeks ago but haven't fired it yet. While inspecting the gun, I noticed that the rear sights appear to be just a tad off center to the right. I can also feel it by running my thumb down both sides of the sight. Does anyone else notice this with their gun? Again, its barely off, but it makes me wonder how accurate this gun will be. I'd hate to send this gun off for something so trivial.
     
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    They don't necessarily have to be centered to be zeroed.

    Get out there and shoot it. Shoot more, worry less.

    Welcome to Glocktalk
     

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    TheDud Previously vram74

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    LOL, I would but I have three things working against me atm:

    1. This damn never ending ammo shortage
    2. The price of the ammo when it is in stock
    3. Having to depend on others with range memberships to be able to go. Only two ranges in reasonable driving distance: One sucks (its a mudhole) and the other requires your first-born to join.

    I'll get there eventually :)
     
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  4. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    The OEM rear sight is a friction fit, and it's designed to be easily drifted left of right with a non-marring punch and a few taps of hammer, or use of a sight pusher.

    Many new, right-handed Glock shooters tend to shoot low and left. This is the effect of the Glock trigger and the pistol's ergonomics. While you can be trained away from this with enough practice, some shooters drift the sight a bit to the right to correct for this tendency.

    When looking at adjustable rear sights on a Glock, if they're off center at all, it's usually a bit to the right...

    I'd shoot the gun and see how you hit with it first.

    If you want to move the sight back to center, it's easily accomplished.

    --Ray
     
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    TheDud Previously vram74

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    Oh, I'm definitely going to shoot it before I even think about adjusting the sights. I just figured fixed sights would come perfectly dead center thats all. My biggest fear is taking it to a gunsmith and them making it worse, not better.
     
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    RayB Retired Member

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    A gunsmith, or any employee could take a sight pusher and nudge that rear sight back to center, while you wait (it would take under a minute), or you could do it yourself with a wooden dowel and a small hammer--it's made to be moved like that.

    At least two of these ammos are in stock at Natchez:

    http://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?contentID=ammoGroup&ammoGroup=2&searchBy=size&ammoSize=349

    Natchez is a class act.

    You'll love your G19! Enjoy it safely! :thumbsup:

    Good luck! :wavey:

    --Ray
     
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    TheDud Previously vram74

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    Thanks for that link :)
     
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    If they're oem plastic sights you can most likely just drift them with your thumb, seriously.
     
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    The rear sight on my G19 was positioned the same way as yours. It shoots just fine.