P229 shooting low


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WayBeau
August 19, 2012, 12:58 PM
My brother called me the other day and said his Sig P229 was shooting about 3" low at 20yds. I thought maybe it was just him even though he said he was grouping fine, just low. So we went out this morning and both shot it at the same distance. Neither one of us was able to get it to shoot on target. Groups were always low.

What could be causing this? I don't know much about Sigs, or even handguns really, but this seems like there might be something going on beyond our inability to shoot. :D

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2wheels
August 19, 2012, 01:00 PM
Could be the sight picture you're both using possibly?

wbwanzer
August 19, 2012, 01:03 PM
Next time out with the gun, use a sandbag or other type of rest to eliminate user errors. See what the gun does.

dondavis3
August 19, 2012, 01:13 PM
My P229 is right on.

I like the sandbag suggestion & let a range "expert" try it.

You could have gotten a mis-matched front / rear sight height ... but I doubt it.

:cool:

VAgunner
August 19, 2012, 01:18 PM
I would bet it has to do with the sight picture you are using. Sig from the factory use a combat sight picture. Cover the target vs a 6'oclock hold.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Targets/Target-Combat.jpg

WayBeau
August 19, 2012, 03:09 PM
I would bet it has to do with the sight picture you are using. Sig from the factory use a combat sight picture. Cover the target vs a 6'oclock hold.



This might be the problem. We were both taught the 6 o'clock hold. I'll give the sandbag trick a try.

JDGray
August 19, 2012, 03:12 PM
Thats one of the things I dislike about Sigs, the cover the target sight picture. It serves its purpose I suppose....

WayBeau
August 19, 2012, 04:07 PM
Would the 6 o'clock hold cause it to shoot 3" low? The site picture I was using looked like the picture above.

JDGray
August 19, 2012, 05:03 PM
Depends on the distance from the target, and if you have a recoil anticipation issue.

I've owned 3 Sigs, traded all of them because I dont shoot them well. I can shoot my DA Kahr trigger better than a Sig SA trigger. Heck, even a stock Glock trigger groups better for me:D

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