Sig Sight Question

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    Sig Sight Question

    I've been around guns all my life but never worked on them myself. I got a new Sig P228 (consignment, didn't look fired).

    The front sight is a little off, how do I adjust it? It has Sig night sights on it. From looking at the front sight it looks like I just need to drift the sight over a little. Do I need a specialized tool or can I just tap it with a brass punch?

    The gun looks like new and I don't want to put any marks on it.

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    I would use calipers and measure to see if the sight is centered before doing anything...

    Second, while using a brass punch would be expeditious, there is an actual sight tool used to push the sight in the direction you need it to go.

    Using a brass punch may not get desired results and move the sight too far in the other direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    I would use calipers and measure to see if the sight is centered before doing anything...

    Second, while using a brass punch would be expeditious, there is an actual sight tool used to push the sight in the direction you need it to go.

    Using a brass punch may not get desired results and move the sight too far in the other direction.
    Hmmm, $216 from Sig. Might be better, cheaper and safer for me to just take it to a smith.

    You mentioned calipers, can a smith just measure it and dial it in for me? The elevation is fine, just shoots to the right.

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    Any reputable shop that sells sights should have a sight pusher. If you were not on the other side of the country, I'd tell you to bring it over and I'll take care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Any reputable shop that sells sights should have a sight pusher. If you were not on the other side of the country, I'd tell you to bring it over and I'll take care of it.
    Appreciate the offer, if I ever find myself in you neck of the woods I may look you up just to say hi.

    I should be able to find someone locally though. Thanks for the replies.

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    I would recommend a smith or using a sight pusher. I peened a brass punch trying to drift a Sig site. I bought a universal sight pusher and it worked great.

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    You say your SIG shoots to the right, and, because "the front sight is a little off", that you want to move it (the front sight) to correct the point of impact.

    Unless the front sight is NOTICABLY off center, the conventional way to correct your problem would be to move the REAR sight to the left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain38 View Post
    You say your SIG shoots to the right, and, because "the front sight is a little off", that you want to move it (the front sight) to correct the point of impact.

    Unless the front sight is NOTICABLY off center, the conventional way to correct your problem would be to move the REAR sight to the left!
    It does look off center to me. I don't have anything to actually measure it with, but comparing it to other Sigs this one looks off center. Not by much, but definitely different.

    If I take it to a smith they should know what to do. I just didn't want to spend the money if it were something I could have done myself.

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