how do you move rear sight left to right on an SR9?

how do you move rear sight left to right on an SR9?

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    how do you move rear sight left to right on an SR9?

    i see there is a screw on top but i assume that's for moving it up and down.


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    Is it a fixed sight? No dual screws? Most likely it is a fixed , non elevation sight. The screw probably holds the sight in place. Try loosening the screw and see if the sight can be tapped or pushed side to side.
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    Big Hammer.....Actually its like Rocky says the set screw is to keep the sight from moving and you can only adjust windage not elevation,If you are needing to raise or lower the POI then you can sometimes do it with ammo weight,heavier bullet grain can tend to impact a little higher,or get a new front and rear sight combo,a shorter front sight will raise the POI and a taller front sight will drop POI,the rear sight works the opposite,your job is to figure out how much shorter or taller based on where you line the front sight up in relation the the top of the rear sight notch.
    I have big dot sights on my 1911 at 10 yards I have to hold my front sight 1/8" high or POI is about 2" low,but at 25 yards if I line the sights up normal they are hitting POA,it's important to know where your sights line up at different distances
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    On my SR9c you just tap the entire sight, just as you would on about any other similar sight--there is no screw for windage as there is for elevation. Your manual should describe how.

    On mine, there is a roll pin that secures the leaf. Don't tap that out unless you want to dissassemble the sight.

    Don't take this wrong, but does it really need to move to the right? Most Rugers are spot on for windage from the factory. Did you check it by shooting it rested? The reason I ask, is that often I see (right handed) people wanting to move the sight to the right, when they are actually "pushing" the gun left when pulling the trigger. Just thought it worth mentioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsclaw View Post
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    Don't take this wrong, but does it really need to move to the right? Most Rugers are spot on for windage from the factory. Did you check it by shooting it rested? The reason I ask, is that often I see (right handed) people wanting to move the sight to the right, when they are actually "pushing" the gun left when pulling the trigger. Just thought it worth mentioning.
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    Re: how do you move rear sight left to right on an SR9?

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    i see there is a screw on top but i assume that's for moving it up and down.
    That book that came with the gun titled "Owners Manual" will have your answer.
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    The screw is for elevation, check you manual or look it up on line.

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    AdBro, You can download the manual from the Ruger website. This is right out of my manual.

    The rear sight HAS two set screws; one for elevation and another for windage. The windage adjustment may need force to move the sight.


    The RUGER® SR9 Pistols are
    equipped with a rear sight which is
    adjustable for both windage and elevation.

    To adjust for elevation, rotate the screw in
    the rear sight clockwise or counterclockwise
    to lower or raise the sight,
    respectively. Note that lowering the
    sight will lower the point of impact, and
    raising the sight will raise the point of
    impact.

    To adjust for windage, after the rear-sight
    lock screw has been loosened using a 5/64”
    Allen wrench, the rear sight can be drifted
    laterally in its dovetail on the top of the
    slide by tapping it with a wooden- or
    plastic-headed hammer or similar
    implement. Move the rear sight in the
    direction you want the shot to move on the
    target. After the rear sight is adjusted,
    tighten the rear-sight lock screw. Both
    front and rear sights are provided with
    white-dot inserts for rapid target acquisition
    and easy alignment of the sights to obtain a
    correct sight picture.

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    Ya. the problem is that I don't see the second screw

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    nevermind i got it

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    yeah so i loosened the windage screw but the sight WONT BUDGE!

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    someone on another forums said they needed to use a brass drift punch. what's that all about"?

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