I love my Steyr S9-A1 but have always been somewhat frustrated with the sights, specifically having the front sight barely visible at the bottom within the two rear sights for accuracy at ten yards. So I took it to a highly recommended gunsmith yesterday and he had a chart on the wall with two illustrations; one showing left-front-right posts all aligned at the same level and the other with left-right rear sights with the front sight near the bottom of the illustration. Above the second illustration's front sight was a perfectly round figure and above that was the term "Sight Picture". The gunsmith told me that in the past ten years or so gun manufacturers have been shipping their guns with the "Sight Picture" alignment instead of the first illustration that I've found to be the best alignment for me. He told me he explains this to someone every day, sometimes more than once per day. I'd never heard this and said so, which caused him to laugh about it. He said there's nothing wrong with the Steyr sights and I could either adjust to it or put on new front/rear sights. I asked if the front sight could be adjusted and he said it couldn't. What do other GT members know about this issue? At this stage I am much better with my two other pistols by following (what I've always understood) putting the front sight on target but haven't yet tried to adopt the second "Sight Picture" method. What I do know is that if the front sight is even slightly to either side of the target my shots are off the mark more than I like and with the Steyr it takes me longer to achieve the front sight alignment than it does with the other pistols. I strongly prefer just adding new sights for consistency but wonder if there's some advantage to the "Sight Picture" method that caused the manufacturers to adopt that alignment, if in fact they did.