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Gents... I am a newer owner of an M40 and put about 300 rounds through it so far. I note that it appears to shoot about 4 or 5 inches to the left at 15 yards. While at the range today shooting with a friend, he noted the same thing. I shot his 9mm Beretta and and his S&W 357 Mag. without the same error. So... I am wondering if it is likely that the sights might need adjustment.... and if so how should this be done?

I have seen the Shooting Correction Chart... I do not think I have the "Too Little Trigger Finger" syndrome, but....?

Thanks for the great site.....

Slunglo
 

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If I'm not mistaken, both the front & rear sights are dovetailed into the slide; it's a friction-fit with no fasteners.

So yes, they could be adjusted. However, such an operation would best be left to qualified gunsmith with a sight press.

A shooting range with a smith on-site would be ideal; you could test the pistol immediately and have the sights readjusted if necessary.
 
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shoot it from the bench rest, or propped on sandbage, etc.

also try it at 15 feet, does it still shoot slightly left?
 

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shoot it from the bench rest, or propped on sandbage, etc.

also try it at 15 feet, does it still shoot slightly left?

Thanks... I will try that before I do anything else....
 
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You should be able to adjust the sights with a brass punch and a hammer. I would prefer to use a gunsmith. They have special devices to adjust sights.
 
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Slunglo said:
I have seen the Shooting Correction Chart... I do not think I have the "Too Little Trigger Finger" syndrome, but....?

Thanks for the great site.....

Slunglo

Slunglo, I have seen a few posts of problems like your before and I had the same problem with my M9 and my S9 shooting left. Have someone else shoot the gun and see if it happens. I found out that it was shooting left because I was pulling the trigger with the joint of my finger which was pushing the gun left. A soon as I tried pulling the trigger with the pad of my finger, the problem was gone. Give it a try. This has been the greatest help in my shooting accuracy. If you focus on using the pad of your finger and pulling the trigger straight back, you should notice a difference as I did.
 
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