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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?

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Fountain Hills, eh? Nice real estate market up there.......especially for those who bought about 5 years ago. 8O

Like the others said, it's between. I find that lining up the tip of the triangle with the tops of the rear sights works well. Much like a traditional post/notch configuration.

Congrats on the M9. I take mine out to Tonto Forest often for workouts....:).
 

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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.

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also POA should be covered by the triangle, not sitting on top of it.

I, and a LOT of people new to the sights try to do that initialy.
 
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FlaChef said:
also POA should be covered by the triangle, not sitting on top of it.

I, and a LOT of people new to the sights try to do that initialy.
Hmmmm, this could 'splain some things during my first outing with my M9.
 

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Real quick what is POA? I am assuming it is what your aiming at but we all know what happens when you assume.

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Try Tactics & Training....

There is a thread there on targets and a special downloadable matrix to help you with target problems.
 
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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.

Jim
 

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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.
 

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YMMV

Actually I meant "Your Mileage May Vary" but either interpretation works.

Sort of like how I thought ROTFLMAO stood for Right On! That's Funny! Laughing My A$$ Off! when actually it is meant to say Rolling On The Floor.... Well, I was somewhat close to being right.

In any case I'm succeeding in inflating my post count. :)
 
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shooting from the bench is only accurate way to determine sight offset from POA and POI.
That will tell you if it's you or the pistol. So you know where the problem lies.

It is not uncommon for a person to shoot a tad low w/ one pistol and a tad high w/ a differnt make/model even if they both bench test as being dead on.

Either way knowing how it shoots for you and adjusting your sight picture is the practical compensation (monkeying around w/ different height front posts, etc... is just that IMHO)
 

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