Just bought my first handgun, an M9. I am very happy with it but kind of unsure about how to line up the sights. Are you supposed to line the front triange up in between the rear sigts, or line up the triange above the rear sites?
Thanks for the timely responses. This is what I originally thought, but everything seemed to be hitting low at the range. It must just be me being new to 9mm handguns. I have heard newbies often shoot low and right in the begining, something about compensating for the recoil and ejection.
I posted a copy of the correction target from sportshooters.com in the Photo Gallery under "Guns - Other". It will help you diagnose, based on the impact, what your problem might be. It's great to print out on a standard sheet of paper and tack up when you're trying to work on your firing.
On elevation: YMMV. My M9, with the front sight centered in the rear, plants the rounds a bit above the tip of the front sight. That's just fine with me; in fact, that's the way I prefer it.
Test your own gun to see where it hits and aim accordingly, or adjust/replace the sights as neccessary. But, before you do the latter, shoot the gun quite a bit to ensure that both you and the gun are broken in and acclimated to each other.