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I recently got my hands on a used but unfired 226 MK 25. I like everything about it except that I shoot it about 2 1/2 inches to 3 low. Perfectly centered, but low. I held three inches high and was dead center. Not sure what I'm doing wrong and/or what the fix might be. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Posts: 4571 | Location: Middletown, PA | Registered: January 09, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Are you using a 6 o’clock hold or covering target with front sight?
 
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What distance and ammo are you shooting?
Are your sights factory?
The front and rear factory contrast sights have numbers on them
I believe a 226 9mm will commonly have a #8 factory up front and the rear.
 
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I cover the bullseye with the front sight, it will hit. 124grn nato ammo also, not cheapo 115s.
 
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Originally posted by Didls:
What distance and ammo are you shooting?
Are your sights factory?
The front and rear factory contrast sights have numbers on them
I believe a 226 9mm will commonly have a #8 factory up front and the rear.


I agree that distance and ammo have a lot of influence where you aim versus where you hit.

I also had another revelation from experience: I was trying to line up the front and rear dots horizontally; I was shooting low as well. I finally figured out I need to line the tops of front and rear sights; place the line under where I want to hit and it was on point. Once you have this fixed, then it's figuring out at what distance your ammo will zero to point of aim, usually it's a range of 10 yards to 20 yards for practical use.

I would also use a rest then you would just need to focus on slowly squeezing the trigger. Below is a recent outing. Without changing the point of aim, you can see the vertical progression from 3 yards, 5 yards, 10 yards, and 15 yards firing 5 shots each rested on a sand bag. The bottom picture is free hand at 10 yards firing 10 shots.




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Thank all for the advice. I'll try it all. I like this pistol and want to make it work.
 
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