So I ended up with a glock but there is an issue

So I ended up with a glock but there is an issue

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    So I ended up with a glock but there is an issue

    So after much debate I found a Glock 19 hiding in the lower shelf at my local gun store and the price was right so i bought it. Well when i took it to my in laws house for some play time I noticed it's shooting rather high. If i'm aiming at the center of a beer can at about 10 yards it goes well over it. I have to aim a couple inches below my target to make a hit.

    The gun is uses and has the factory rear sights but a fiber front sight. I have no idea how to adjust for this. Any tips?


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    Is the gun new or used? The first thing I would do is to have someone else shoot gun at the same distance to see if it shoots low consistently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Is the gun new or used? The first thing I would do is to have someone else shoot gun at the same distance to see if it shoots low consistently.
    if it's still shooting high i am almost positive that you can buy different height rear sights that are just like the glock factory....or just put some night sights on it all together. what bullets were you shooting? maybe a light weight bullet with a very high velocity was causing the high rounds
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    The gun was used and i've had 3 people shoot the gun and it's consistant

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    You live mere minutes from me. Go to The Gun Cellar and see the big dude with black hair. If anyone can handle this issue, he can. I take you snagged the nicely priced one from Mark's huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox2102 View Post
    The gun was used and i've had 3 people shoot the gun and it's consistant
    I have heard that certain aftermarket night or fiber optic sights can drastically change the characteristics of where a Glock tends to shoot. My guess would be that the issue with the front sight. You have a couple of options. First make the the front sight is cranked down securely. You could replace the front sight with either a new night sight or with a Glock factory sight. You could also replace both the front and the rear sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    You live mere minutes from me. Go to The Gun Cellar and see the big dude with black hair. If anyone can handle this issue, he can. I take you snagged the nicely priced one from Mark's huh?
    actually I found it at hoover tactical for $463 out the door with 4 mags. Could have spent $498 out the door for a new gen 4, 3 mags, and a glock shooting sports membership but I was pushing it for the one i got.

    Yeah I'm not sure why the person before me put a fiber front sight on and left the factory rear sight... guess i'll just invest in some new night sights

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    Your aftermarket front sight is too high. This can eb fixed very easily by replacing your front sight with a stock factory sight. OR if yo like the fiber optic sight you can replace the rear sight for not too much money.

    Glock Square Rear Sight .270" Height Polymer Black White Outline - MidwayUSA

    Glock Square Rear Sight .290" Height Polymer Black White Outline - MidwayUSA

    One of these should help ^^^^ At the price I'd buy both and install the one you like best.
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    Actually this looks exactly like the front sight that's installed now

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    If it is shooting high for all the shooters then you need to fix your sights like suggested.

    Once you get those kinks worked out you should enjoy your new find much more fun to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fox2102 View Post
    So after much debate I found a Glock 19 hiding in the lower shelf at my local gun store and the price was right so i bought it. Well when i took it to my in laws house for some play time I noticed it's shooting rather high. If i'm aiming at the center of a beer can at about 10 yards it goes well over it. I have to aim a couple inches below my target to make a hit.

    The gun is uses and has the factory rear sights but a fiber front sight. I have no idea how to adjust for this. Any tips?
    It wasnt you who emptied the beer can before shooting was it? That could explain alot.

    Actually, I prefer a 6 oclock sight picture. This is not really a problem if you adapt to it, and makes long distance shooting easier, but, if it bothers you, either get a lower front sight, or taller rear one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    ...Your aftermarket front sight is too high.

    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    ... either get a lower front sight, or taller rear one.
    I think you guys have it backwards.

    The OP is shooting high, therefore, front sight needs to be taller, or rear sight needs to be shorter.

    just saying....
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Dang, I always get that messed up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    I think you guys have it backwards.

    The OP is shooting high, therefore, front sight needs to be taller, or rear sight needs to be shorter.

    just saying....
    Yeah, I think the front sight should be around .215 to .240 tall and your FO sight seems to be 4.3 mm (.169) tall. That will certainly cause the issue you are experiencing.
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    Just get a lighter and melt them down to size!
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