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Rear Sight Adjustment

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by jmsfmtex, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jmsfmtex

    jmsfmtex

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    I recently picked up a rear sight adjustment tool. Now I need some help.

    If I want to move the POI to the left do I move my rear sight, looking from back to front, left or right?

    You help is appreciated.
     
  2. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    The way that you are looking at your gun you will move the sight to the left for your shot group to move to the left.
     
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    texas 48 Gold Member

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    Move the rears to the left if you want to move POI left
     
  5. Figurelli

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    I'd say move the rear sights to the right if you want your point of impact to move to the left.
     
  6. bentbiker

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    Surely you guys are just kidding him -- right? I mean, correct?
     
  7. MrVvrroomm

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    you move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to go...if you're shooting left, move rear sight right.
     
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    KS Trekker That Guy

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    +1, this is correct. Move the rear sight in the direction you want the strike of the bullet to move.
     
  9. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Rear sights move in the direction that you want the bullet to go. Front sights move opposite of the direction that you want the bullet to go. (just in case you ever have to adjust a firearm with a adjustable front sight.)
     
  10. CajunGlock

    CajunGlock Old And Cranky

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    NO,NO,NO. Move the rear sights in the direction you want the bullet to go.

    Cajun.....
     
  11. jmsfmtex

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    Thank you all for your responses. Moving the rear sight to the left makes the POI move to the left.
     
  12. Figurelli

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    I guess it just doesn't make sense to me... if I'm holding a gun and turn the back to the left it makes me aim to the right more. Not sure how moving the rear sight to the left will make the bullet go to the left. Think abt it. Hold ur gun, then turn the back to the left a little. It makes the back go to the left which makes it point to the right more...
     
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    When you move the rear sights to the left on the slide and realign your sight picture, you are moving the rear end of the gun to the right, not the left.
     
  14. Figurelli

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    AHHH! Thanks for the enlightenment. I believe I see what you're saying... my logic WAS incorrect. Thanks for explaining and not just declaring WRONG! :cool:
     
  15. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    If you'd like to remove confusion from the issue, don't think in terms of moving the bullet group.

    Think like this:

    Imagine the gun clamped in a vise, and it's not going to move. The bullet group is where it is, and it's not moving either. Now imagine how you'd have to move the sights so that YOU ARE NOW LOOKING at the point where the bullets are already hitting the target.

    You've got the imaginary line coming out of the center of the barrel and extending to the point of impact, and that's the line that does not change where it's pointed. Then you've got the imaginary line starting at your eye, going through the rear sight, and then through the front sight. Think about moving the rear end of that line (at the rear sight) so that you are now looking exactly parallel to the line that comes out of the barrel.

    This helps me to always know how to adjust for side-to-side, as well as elevation changes in the rear sight.