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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:15 PM   #1
 
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Hi all, I have a new Sr40 and the front sight isn't centered in the dovetail. I haven't shot it yet and don't' know if it is off too far to compensate on the rear site. Any way just wondering can I tap it into place or is it something I shouldn't touch?




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Old November 23rd, 2011, 12:00 AM   #2
 
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Contact Ruger CS.

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 06:45 AM   #3
 
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That front sight is 'snug' fit in the dovetail. It looks like you have the slide in a vice, so all you need is a brass drift punch and a lightweight hammer, and lightly tap to the left. But, beware, you might mar the slide or the sight.

I had the same problem with my SR9. After cleaning the gun one day, some dumbass (me) knocked it off the desk. My sight looked like yours.

Rather than risk marring the slide, I bought the P500 Universal Sight Tool made by B&J Machine Inc.

See here: I bought mine from Midway.

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It also works on a couple of my other guns, as well as my Son's Taurus.

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Shoot it and see where the lead lands. Adjust accordingly.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 07:41 AM   #5
 
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I know it's not right and thinking I don't want to scar it up. I'll contact Ruger CS and see what they have to say. I am somewhat anxious to shoot it...maybe this weekend if it don't rain.

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My 40 isn't quite centered but closer than yours. That being said, this thing is a tack driver
One of my buddies is a local PD sniper and all around gun nut and combat veteran. He said the SR40 is the first .40 he had liked. And shoots it better than I do. Get 'er lined out you'll like it!!!!

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I second shooting it first before you go at it with a punch and hammer. I may just be right on. My sr40 looked like that and shot straight just fine.
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Shoot it and see where the lead lands. Adjust accordingly.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 03:40 PM   #9
 
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I have an SR9 and my front sight is the same way as yours. I took to range and shot right on. I have read other peoples post commenting theirs are the same. I would shoot and adjust rear sight as needed. I was concerned that it was installed wrong but I think its correct. If in doubt email Ruger with pic for their input.
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I picked up my new SR40c last weekend and took it to the range this morning. Mine is also just like yours. The first 10 rounds where high and to the left. Adjusted for elevation at the range but will have to adjust the front sight over a little. This is a really sweet shooting pistol. Got 50 rounds though it, clean and adjust, and head back out next weekend.
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My front sight was centered perfect yet it shot to the right- since the rear sight is fully adjustable, I moved the rear sight over to compensate and also adjusted the the elevation. Now it's a tackdriver.
If the front sight being non-centered bothers you, just take it to your local gun shop and have them drift it over. If they do charge you I would think it would be minimal.
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I think the majority of the SR40's are a bit off centered.
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I got it out and shot it last weekend and as others have stated the elevation needed some adjustment but windage wasn't too far off. I put 100 rounds thru it and really like this gun.

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