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M&P sight alignment (25 yards)

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by KodiakToyTRD, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    Having an issue getting on paper at 25 yards with my M&P 40. 15 yards is good, and 21 ft is excellent.

    Those with M&P 40's, is there a good place to put the front sight, maybe above or just below the intended point of impact? Should I benchrest shoot it and see where the POI is and go from there?

    I am by no means an expert but I have over 500 rounds through this gun and extensive experience with the Sig 229DAK. I was good with the DAK at 25 yards.

    I took a friends gun, a model I have never shot before (Beretta 92 .40 cal) and shot one shot at 25 yards with double action (hammer forward). It was in the 5 ring on the silhouette.

    :confused::confused: Advice? Thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    I'd try a 6 O'clock POA at that distance and go from there.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Money pit.
    The target should dot the "i" on your front sight post.

    Are you sure you are not anticipating recoil?
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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    So top the front post with the bottom of the target area I want to hit?

    Pretty sure I'm not anticipating the recoil...I'll have to think that one through next time I take the gun out but I don't think I am. I may have someone watch me shoot too.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    Yes, the bottom of the dot on the "i" is where the bullet is should impact. Just remember, with fixed sight service pistols, it's an approximate.

    One way to catch yourself pushing is to mix a snap cap (dummy round) randomly into one of your magazines.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    What are you using for ammunition? My wife's M&P 40C shoots 165gr ammo better than 180. It feeds all of it, but groups 165 a lot better.

    I use "target hold" not "6 o'clock hold" with it. It is about 3" high at 15yrds. This is her CCW gun, no need for 25 yrds.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Have you tried to switch out the hand grips. I had changed out the adjustable grip, helped me out with SW M&P 9MM. I used a Sig 226 for years and have zero regrets switching to Smith. Nothing against Sig.
     
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  9. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    i've got M&P 9mms, one a compact, ...both shoot a bit high, ..at least out to 50yds...

    keep in mind, you can't make a determination unless you take yourself out of the equation as much as possible... try from benchrest position to help... also, not sure this will help, but i make the following adjustments to my sights (on SD pistols):
    - black out the rear sight dots
    - paint the front sight orange, or some other bright color...
    not sure this will help w/ target shooting, but may help for SD purposes...
     
  10. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    what size backstrap are you using?? try moving up a size and see if you improve
     
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