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Old 02-21-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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ok, anyone else having a problem with their Legion sites?

Second time out with it, this time a tactical class with local instructor, felt first time that it was wanting me to shoot low, but I chucked it up to me just being unfamiliar with the new 229.

Well, at today's training it was happening again, everything hitting high, even let 3 others (good shooters) try it out and all the same.

I mean, the sights are set to what at the factory?
Or do they just function check? For some reason in my head is PoA/PoI @ 25yards... Not sure why I'm thinking that. But even at 10' the thing was hitting high.

So... Tomorrow will be a call to Sig! Anything I should know, or anyone in particular I should reach out to?

Thanks for your imput/suggestions.
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if you're all using the same sight picture, same poi.....should be using image #3.
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Shot my 229 Legion for the first time yesterday. First shot went right where I aimed. I was shocked. Never had that happen on a new gun.


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if you're all using the same sight picture, same poi.....should be using image #3.
Yes, combat sight picture, dead on, took my time, I know I'm not perfect, lol, but certainly when all the shots were hitting high but decently grouped, it told me my suspicions were right. Is why I allowed others to shoot it and they confirmed the same effect. Thanks for the pic though ; )
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Are both the front and rear sights stamped with the same number? It should read 6 on both.
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I have a few questions for the OP:

When you say "high" how high do you mean?

Were you shooting on flat ground?

Was the muzzle parallel to the ground, or did you have to raise or lower it to hit the target?

At what distance were you shooting?
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I have a few questions for the OP:

When you say "high" how high do you mean?
4"-6" consistently

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Was the muzzle parallel to the ground, or did you have to raise or lower it to hit the target?
Some from the first rounds were aimed to the lower portion of the target. But sighted to the center of the boxes and hits were high there too. Other shots level with handgun.

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At what distance were you shooting?
First round was at 10' then 15' and finally 25'+/-, moved on to plates and those were about 15' and overshot as well. Had to adjust aim to bottom of plate (8") to get hits.
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Are both the front and rear sights stamped with the same number? It should read 6 on both.
Both front and rear are labeled TG-H3 left side and only the rear sight has a #8 on it on the right side. Front has no #
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Both front and rear are labeled TG-H3 left side and only the rear sight has a #8 on it on the right side. Front has no #
Ok I want you to get a magnifying glass and look at the rear sight from the left side of the pistol, Mine reads a 6 with a _ under the number. Then look at the front sight sight from the top of the gun rail. My Legion reads 6 with a _ under the number. I'm not sure if all P229 Legions are numbered this way but mine is.

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Ok I want you to get a magnifying glass and look at the rear sight from the left side of the pistol, Mine reads a 6 with a _ under the number. Then look at the front sight sight from the top of the gun rail. My Legion reads 6 with a _ under the number. I'm not sure if all P229 Legions are numbered this way but mine is.
I should have seen that, front has an #8 as well. Both the same #...
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I should have seen that, front has an #8 as well. Both the same #...
Well if my P229 Legion shoots right on with #6 sights and yours shoots high with #8 sights don't you think they put the wrong sights on your pistol? I have checked with a few others and they all have #6 sights. Is each pistol made with a different sight? I hope someone more knowledgeable than me can help. Maybe call Sig and ask then the number. Good luck.
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Ok so I checked mine and they are both #6 sights. This is on the 9mm model. What caliber is your 229? I think the .40 comes with different sights.


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My Legion P226 has #8 front and rear.


Don't quote me on this but I heard the higher number on the sight will raise the impact

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.357Sig 229

I could expect it to maybe shoot a little high if sighted to 25yards, but not at 10'... It should hit pretty much where the sights are aimed and trigger releases... #8 May very well be correct, but then the geometry of the barrel/slide would be off and was never sighted. I think if I remember correctly there's something like 15 different combinations that can be used to adjust to PoA/PoI.

I appreciate all the input...
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Typically, SIG uses #8 front and rear sights for both 9mm and 357 SIG. They do check POA/POI at 25 yds at the factory prior to shipping and adjust if necessary.

SIG does recommend you check POA/POI from a rest using SA trigger only, at 25 yds distance. This might help:

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