This is a discussion on Question with SIG sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When I received my P228 as a gift, the rear sight seemed to be right in the middle. It also seemed to shoot essentially point ...
When I received my P228 as a gift, the rear sight seemed to be right in the middle. It also seemed to shoot essentially point of aim.
Recently, I decided to install some night sights where the rear sight was slightly to the left (posted a thread on this I believe). I took it to the range and managed to shoot some pretty good groups (holes were almost touching) that were slightly low and to the left. In shooting a P229 that I had borrowed from a friend that's rear sights were dead center, I was able to shoot straight.
If the factory sights are centered, should the night sights be the same?
The gunsmith showed me how he zeroed it, and according to the machine he was using, the front sight was lined up with the off-center rear sight. Still, I'm not so sure. I had him move them center for now and he told me to bring it back if it was off.
I want to try it out but sadly it's rather expensive as of now for me to do so constantly. I'll definitely try to shoot it soon, but for now does anybody have any experiences with this?
The proof is in the pudding, you were shooting centered before, you are not shooting center now. Seems to me the front sight might be off centered as you move your rear sight to adjust for windage. If the front sight is off center, there's an issue.
Also, you don't need to shoot a whole box to check zero, you really only need about 15 rounds, three 5 shot groups from a rest should tell you if your sights are off, of course there's range fees to be considered as well.