How do I adjust PT1911 rear sight?

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    How do I adjust PT1911 rear sight?

    I have a new PT1911 with the Trijicon Heine "straight 8" sights - the rear sight was set at the factory drifted to the left of centerline (don't know if this was a mistake or if the gun was sighted in and this is the proper sight setting from the factory). I haven't shot it yet, but I'm wondering; if the sight does in fact need to be adjusted - how do I do it? The rear sight has what looks like an allen screw set into the middle of it. So is this a regular drift-adjustable sight or do I have to loosen the allen screw and then tap it over?

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    You have to loosen the allen screw and depending on how tight the sight is in the dove tail you may need a sight pusher (most common gunsmiths and some shops have them).

    Some are loose enough were you can just tap them over with a light hammer and brass or wooden dowel (so you don't scratch your sight).

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    My understanding is if the sights are tight enough you need to drift them ,a sight pusher should be used to keep from damaging /shocking the tritium vials.
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