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I just shot my S9 for the first time. I was delighted with the functional reliability, but the point of impact was nowhere near where I aimed. Using 124 gr Hydra-Shok POI was about 6-8 in low and left at 50 ft. With 124 gr FMJ windage was almost on (still a bit left but the rightmost shots of the group were on for windage) and still 6-8" low. By raising the front sight to where about 1/2 of it protruded above the top of the rear sight elevation was close. My thoughts are to try 147 gr JHP loads and see where they shoot, heavier bullets normally shooting higher than lighter ones. (Any input as to effectiveness and functional reliability of non-subsonic 147 gr JHP loads vs 115 or 124 gr?) I can not understand why the Hydra-shoks were so different in windage from the same weight FMJ. I called Diamond to see if different height front or rear sights are available, to which the answer was no. They have the tritium night sights in stock, but there's no guarantee that the relation of the height of the sights will be any different from what I have now. I have an inquiry in to XS Sight Systems, but I don't know if their Express Sights are available for the Steyr series. If it were a Patridge sight picture I would just file down the front sight and drift it to the left for windage, but the trapezoidal system would require filing down the sides to restore the point once the elevation was established. I would appreciate any input to solving this problem. I like the gun and don't want to dump it, but if it doesn't shoot where I aim It's less useful than my Makarov which does and never malfunctions.