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Old 08-24-2019, 10:43 PM   #1
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P1/P38 shooting to right

At 25 yards I am shooting 4” right. My rear sight is marked L. Can I just buy an unmarked rear sight to correct? I tried drifting front sight a little but it won’t budge.
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Finding a person or gunsmith with a universal sight pusher might be a solution, or carefully mounting the barrel into a vise with hardwood or brass braces to secure the barrel before drifting the front sight in the opposite direction of your desired bullet impact. It will move; you just have to be careful, and more determined than the front sight.
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Finding a person or gunsmith with a universal sight pusher might be a solution, or carefully mounting the barrel into a vise with hardwood or brass braces to secure the barrel before drifting the front sight in the opposite direction of your desired bullet impact. It will move; you just have to be careful, and more determined than the front sight.
An unmarked rear sight (which does not have an offset notch) is the best solution. Pushing the front sight leaves it perched off on one side, and is neither aesthetically nor functionally desirable.

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25 yards, Two different loads. Need to come left 3”. I’ve currently got a p1 slide and sights on my p38. Rear sight marked “L” . How much will an unmarked sight bring it left?
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FYI, the linked article is good food for thought.
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A mere half a millimeter on a 3” sight radius produces a sighting error of almost 3” at 25 yards, while a Thompson/Contender with nearly a 15” sight radius is only off about 6/10th of a inch at the same range.
Half a millimeter is about 1/50th of an inch.

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You cant move the rear site. Only the front can be moved in the opposite you would move the rear site if that was possible.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:03 AM   #7
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I replaced rear sight with a non marked one. It had a “L”. Now at 25 yards it’s dialed in. Thanks all.
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