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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #1
 
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LC9 Aim, shooting low

I just got an LC9, and am shooting low with it. I actually do the same thing with my 1911, but I pull out my trusty P95, line up the sights, and bang, usually pretty dead on. Today I put about 60 rounds through the LC9 and had to line the rear sights up lower than the front sight to get anywhere near the bullseye. I think my first few shots before I adjusted my sights, I was 6-8" below where I aimed.

Those of you shooting the LC9, anyone else have this issue. Was talking to a buddy and he said years ago he called Ruger about a gun shooting low, and after asking how low at how far, they sent him a new rear sight. After that he said it was dead on.

I know with this trigger pull, smaller gun, I may be moving the darn thing more than my larger frame P95, but as I mentioned above, I tend to shoot my 1911 low as well. Today after shoot the LC9, I ran a mag through the P95 and it was the best group I shot.

I am taking a defense pistol course in a couple weeks, and while I bought the LC9 for CC, I think at this point I will use the P95 for the course, just a lot more accurate with it.



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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #2
 
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I find that if I line up the top of the front sights with the top of the back sights I shoot low. I find that if I line up the three dots in a row (which puts the top of the front sight above the top of the rear sights) that I shoot much more accurately. I find that the LC9 is a "center hold" sight picture, viz., occlude your target with the front dot. About 500 rounds through mine so far. Watch the rear sight, it tends to drift - too loose from the factory (tighten it to be sure).
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Ditto on the covering the center with the front dot. With my XD45 I stack the target center on top of my front sight, but with the LC9 I cover the target. I also can't shoot the XD and then expect to hit anything with the LC9. Triggers are too different. A little practice and you should be dead on. I have 2 LC9s and they both shoot the same.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #4
 
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Thanks for the input guys. My P95 was first handgun, and when I line up the front / rear dots I am hitting where I aim. with the LC9 going low, I feel like I can't see the target I am aiming at, and feel like pointing straight up (exaggeration LOL)

I have to put the top of the rear sights at the bottom of the front sights to get close. Since the class I mentioned will use 400-500 rounds, maybe I should use the LC9 instead of my P95...get it and me broke in together. Just didn't want to look like a poor shooter when I am so much better with the P95...
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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #5
 
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In my enhanced concealed carry class (allows carry everywhere except for jails and police stations), we did concealed carry based drills. All quick draw. No use of sights. Two eyes open. Trying to hit the silhouette. I followed the instructions and shot as if it was life or death. I hit 85% on target. Some of my fellow classmates could be heard shooting 4-6 seconds after I finished my drill. They shot in the high 90s. Don't be that guy. No one cares as long as you pass and if you train for real life you're more likely to be prepared if it happens.
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