RUGER SR OWNERS: please help! How the heck do I adjust rear sight windage

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    RUGER SR OWNERS: please help! How the heck do I adjust rear sight windage

    I loosened the windage screw so far i took it out! (no meant to even do that). The sight will NOT budge side to side, even when hitting it with a hammer. It's BEYOND frustrating!

    What the HECK am i missing?!

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    The sight is snuggly fit into a dove tail with a set screw. You sometimes can lossen that screw, clamp you slide in a vice,(carefully) so it won't move and take a hardwood dowel or a brass punch and tap it with a hammer. If that doesn't do it, you might have to use a sight pusher, your local gun shop should have one.
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    what is a sight pusher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdBro View Post
    what is a sight pusher?
    Google it up and you'll get some pictures that will be self explanatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdBro View Post
    what is a sight pusher?
    A sight pusher is a tool that is made for moving or removing the rear sight in or from the rear sight dovetail. It clamps on your slide, and by turning it will push the sight left or right or all the way out.Check out some youtube videos on removing the rear sight, or adjusting the rear sight.
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    The nice thing about the sight pusher is you have less chance of doing harm if it is used correctly than by just banging on it. Look also to see if some noob didn't put some loctite on it.
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    If you ever install tritium night sights you don't want to beat on them,you crack the vials and you just wasted a buncha money
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    Okay. I looked at sigh pushers. over 100 bucks to move a sight a half millimeter is ridic.

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    I know it is a difficult task for most men! She who must be Obeyed tells me this every day! READ THE MANUAL!

    Here is a link:https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/...sr22Pistol.pdf

    On Page 29 & 30 you'll find your answers to the meaning of sight alignment on your SR22!

    I'm assuming you have an SR22 with adjustable sights as the SR9, etc. manuals do not mention adjustable sights?


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    lol. you think i haven't read manual?

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    RUGER SR OWNERS: please help! How the heck do I adjust rear sight windage

    I've got the same delima with my SR9, I'm just going to run it by my local gun smith. I doubt they'd charge much if anything to bump it over.

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