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Old 09-12-2019, 05:02 PM   #16
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From Sig's website.....


"My SIG SAUER pistol is not accurate. Why? What should I do"?

"All SIG SAUER production duty/combat pistols are set up to use a “combat” sight picture. This is where the front sight completely covers the bullseye of the target. Using a six o’clock (“pumpkin on a post”) or center mass (“half’n’half”) sight picture will result in low impact. SIG SAUER, Inc sights in all non-sporting and non-target pistols for 2 inch groupings @ 10 yards. If you are still having trouble please contact Customer Service for further help and instruction. Please have your serial number ready. There are also very helpful free Internet sites that cover pistol group analysis".


I have always used the "Center Hold", also called half and half, where the top half of the ten ring sits on top of my front sight.
But it appears that Sig sets up their sights where the front dot completely covers the ten ring.
This P365-MS is my first Sig in 30 years, so I learned something new today.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:13 PM   #17
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My p320x5 legion shoots low and left with winchester 115 gr bullet and with sig ammo dead on 115 gr at 10 yards haven't tried 124 or 147 yet

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Old 09-12-2019, 06:26 PM   #18
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I vote "Stickie".

I've shot Sigs low before; but they didn't. Between Willard and my Sig CSR; I was able to dial them all in in half a day, and so far; have kept it that way.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:34 PM   #19
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Sorry but this popped into my head when I read the title.

Does your Sig shoot low

Does it wobble to and fro

Can you tie it in a knot

Can you tie it in a bow

Can you throw it over your shoulder like a continental soldier

Does your Sig shoot low?



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Um, uh, hum, Dude, I got nuttin
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:56 AM   #21
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Sig Academy Marksmanship class confirmed combat hold on all Sig pistols. Cover spot on target with front sight where you want bullet to impact. We did drill with two shooters during class, first shooter put shot anywhere on target. Second shooter had three chances to put round on paper touching or through first shooters point of impact. Instructor kept saying, cover hole made by shooter one entirely with your front sight and squeeze.

Combat sight image for the win.
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Sig Academy Marksmanship class confirmed combat hold on all Sig pistols. Cover spot on target with front sight where you want bullet to impact. We did drill with two shooters during class, first shooter put shot anywhere on target. Second shooter had three chances to put round on paper touching or through first shooters point of impact. Instructor kept saying, cover hole made by shooter one entirely with your front sight and squeeze.

Combat sight image for the win.
When I do that with my 365 it shoots low. But this is at a distance at 7 to 10 ft not at their standard 10 yards

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Every SIG I've ever owned would shoot bulls eyes with a combat sight picture. If they ever shoot low it's me anticipating.
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When I do that with my 365 it shoots low. But this is at a distance at 7 to 10 ft not at their standard 10 yards

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Virtually all handguns and rifles are going to shoot low at that distance.
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When I do that with my 365 it shoots low. But this is at a distance at 7 to 10 ft not at their standard 10 yards
Aim.
Higher.

Or you can change your sights to allow you to shoot that short distance.

Bullets start falling the moment they leave the barrel. Sights are set to aim the barrel to compensate for the fall, by aiming it higher to create an arc in the path of the bullet to impact the target at a given distance.

At 7 - 10 feet, your bullet is still low in the arc when you're sights are set to impact at 10 yards.

Having given you that information, help me understand why you are concerned at impacts at 7-10 feet?

If you're shooting at any hard surface/target at that distance - it's unsafe.
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When I do that with my 365 it shoots low. But this is at a distance at 7 to 10 ft not at their standard 10 yards

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Gun barrels are pointed up in comparison to the sights, otherwise the bullet would never reach the sight point, partially due to the bullet drop and partially due to the fact that the sights are above the barrel. There are two points where the bullet intersects the line of sight, the first one it crosses on the way up and the second the way down. Without looking at a ballistic chart at 7-10ft I would guess it's on it's way up or very close to sight line if not less than the sight to bore distance.
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I appreciate the information. I just went through this issue with the Gen 5 Glocks until I realized they are now set up to have the shooter cover the POA with the front sight. Former Gen Glock's were set up to put the POA on top of the front sight. I had real issues with the suppressor height sights on my RX slide until I realized the Sig was set up the same way as the Gen 5 Glock. Still shoots a bit low but acceptable as BUIS's. My X5 Legion is spot on covering the POA with the front sight but because the front sight is so small placing the POA on top of the front sight doesn't make much difference until you get out to 15-25 yards.
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I vote "Stickie".

I've shot Sigs low before; but they didn't. Between Willard and my Sig CSR; I was able to dial them all in in half a day, and so far; have kept it that way.
Same here...

I never had the problem with my first Sig, a 229 .40, almost 25 years ago (always dead on), but did experience it early on with some subsequent Sigs. I've also had to slightly adjust my hold when I got my 239s (2), and 220 in .45. Both low until my brain and wrists adjusted to the different weight and size. All were fixed and quickly and now my brain (hand and wrists) have learned the adjustments, even when I bring different pistols to the range. No issues with my P6 or M11-A1. Those settled in quickly.
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Same here...

I never had the problem with my first Sig, a 229 .40, almost 25 years ago (always dead on), but did experience it early on with some subsequent Sigs. I've also had to slightly adjust my hold when I got my 239s (2), and 220 in .45. Both low until my brain and wrists adjusted to the different weight and size. All were fixed and quickly and now my brain (hand and wrists) have learned the adjustments, even when I bring different pistols to the range. No issues with my P6 or M11-A1. Those settled in quickly.
I reiterate: I've shot SIG's low, but they didn't. Yeah; I had a slight issue with the 6/8 configurations that came on my 226's. 229's, and 239's (born as .40 caliber) in .357 Sig, but between Willard and my new SIG CSR; problem solved. For the record; this is from distances of 11' to 35 yards. Bear in mind: .357 Sig is a new round for me after 35 years of 9mm from a Beretta 92FS. I'm now confident in my abilities; whereas, I was ready to throw in the towel and revert to 9mm.

Willard is the sight God. Reach out to him, if he doesn't reach out to you first. He has great charts, and plentiful experience. Also; check the stickies.

HAG
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My 1992 made P220 .45 hits POA at 25 yards, but my 1996 made P228 9mm hits 12 - 14 inches low at 25 yards.

I find for bulleye targets the "combat hold" completely covering the bullseye means I can't see what I am aiming at (a silhouette target would be a different story) which is why I rather do the half/half hold.
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