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This is a discussion on out of the box accuracy within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Originally Posted by TVC15 https://www.amazon.com/Handgun-pushe.../dp/B0125M9LRS Hard to beat for the price. And I don't like the idea of hitting slide with punch and hammer. Used ...


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Old April 10th, 2017, 09:53 AM   #16
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Hard to beat for the price. And I don't like the idea of hitting slide with punch and hammer.

Used wrong term. should have said block. I just turned it 90 degees marked position with pencil moved it about half pencil width.
Why would you hit the slide with a punch and hammer to adjust the sight?
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Why would you hit the slide with a punch and hammer to adjust the sight?
Because sight pushers wern`t available not that long ago,
so a punch & hammer were the way we always used to do sight adjustment.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 10:04 AM   #18
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From the Shield Owner's Manual:



S&W understands that it is easier (and wiser) to advise adjusting the front sight than to try to explain the nuances of the relationships between the rear sight and the striker block that are involved in adjusting the rear sight.
I`ll stick with the old fashioned way, by adjusting the rear sight. It`s the way i`ve done it for over 50yrs, hasnt failed me yet. And i`m well aware of the striker block cover under the sight. I find it hard to believe that very many newbie`s could damage it by adjusting the rear sight on a shield. Besides that, i dont really listen to much of what S&W says anymore... just a bunch of kids assembling things in there these days. The rear sight has nothing to do with the striker block, it just lives under the rear sight, thats all. Moving the sight will not affect its operation.
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I have seen many a shooter start shooting to the left when shooting the Shield for the first time. The smaller and thinner grip is unlike the full-sized M&P, Glock, XDm, etc... so shooters usually wind up with a different shooting finger orientation which causes the Shield to push left for right handed shooters.

But then again, you already knew that since you are so well versed in all firearms, which begs the question... Why did you post a question in the first place?
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Started out with a very simple question.
How many people have bought shields that were not shooting straight.

Answers should have been.

Never had a problem with any of mine or,

Yes I have heard of that problem before.

Shifted front sight about .05" to the left and now I got a real shooter.

For those of you who understood thank you.
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Because sight pushers wern`t available not that long ago,
so a punch & hammer were the way we always used to do sight adjustment.
True enough. But why would he be hitting the slide to move the sight? ;-)
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I have seen many a shooter start shooting to the left when shooting the Shield for the first time. The smaller and thinner grip is unlike the full-sized M&P, Glock, XDm, etc... so shooters usually wind up with a different shooting finger orientation which causes the Shield to push left for right handed shooters.

But then again, you already knew that since you are so well versed in all firearms, which begs the question... Why did you post a question in the first place?
Same question i wondered too...lol
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