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Ok, even with the highest sight, sight #6, my P99 .40 is still shooting around two feet low! Even at close distances it is way off it's mark! The rifling in the barrel looks fine! What could be causing this insane inaccuracy?
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ok, its a bit late right now, so i may have this wrong.  but wouldnt higher front sights make you bring the butt end of the gun up causing the shots to actually go lower.  if i have this right in my head, you sould be tryin the lower sights so as to bring the butt end down. i have a walther 40 cal (soon to be a 357 sig...i hope) and i have left the same #4 sight on it and havent had a lick of trouble out of it.
 

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you're right, jestyr. We've all turned an adjustment screw the wrong way, and it's just as easy to but the wrong front sight on.
 

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Yeppers, your puttin' the wrong front sight in. Try the #3, the smallest one, and you should be right on. That's what I've put on my .40's
 

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I'm having this problem with P99 9mm. The thing is, I have the #3 front sight on it and it still is way low at 25 yards.

any suggestions would be appreciated
 

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Green5,

The only other thing that I can think of is that you're anticipating the recoil and thus dipping your pistol before the trigger is pulled. Have someone else shoot it and see if they get the same results. Have you been shooting handguns long? (No offense intended by this question)

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I have been shooting handguns for about 9 months.
You are probably right, it's probably me and not the gun but the kind of accuracy I'm getting is rediculous even for a novice shooter.
 

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Quote[/b] (green5 @ July 05 2003,1:41)]the kind of accuracy I'm getting is rediculous even for a novice shooter.
A few weeks ago I saw a guy put several shots into the dirt at 15 yards.  New shooter, .44magnum.  He was anticipating in a big way.

If you haven't yet, get yourself a .22 (maybe a P22 or a Ruger MK II).  Fire it the most, and fire it first when you get to the range.  Then fire your P99 the same way you fire the .22.

Also practice dry fire while watching TV at night (put a snap-cap in).  You'll be surprised at how much the gun moves when you pull the trigger at first.  Then you get better.

Browse around at the Bullseye Pistol site, in particular the "Army Marksmanship Training Guide".
 

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Green5,

Don't get too frustrated. Shooting a handgun well takes more practice than most people realize, especially a semi-auto. Is this your only handgun? Like acrashb said, pick up some snap caps and practice with them. Do not look in the mirror while you're practicing. And while your practicing squeeze the trigger nice and slowly while your focusing in on the front sight. Keep the top of the front sight in line with the top of the back sight, but the back sight should be fuzzy to your eye. Find some good books on shooting or buy some videos, like the ones from GunSite. They'll help you a lot. And if there is someone local offering training, you might take a class. Just my thoughts.
 

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The P99 is not my first handgun, I've got a bersa .380 that I've had for almost a year now and I can consistantly hit pop cans at 15-20 yards. I guess the P99 is just a lot different, or somthing.
 
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