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Old February 19th, 2017, 05:28 AM   #1
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Perf. Cen. way off out of box

Hello all, I just bought a brand new 9mm Performance Center Model 10218 and shot it yesterday. Am I overreacting that I was horrified THIS pistol shot 6" left and 8" low out of the box at 15-20 yards? It is consistent though. Makes me wonder if it was even shot at the factory. Thanks!
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:09 AM   #2
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We hear this kind of thing fairly often, 99% of the time it comes down to a person who isn't familiar with this type trigger, the cure is practice-practice-practice. Check out the chart below for more information.
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks but I am not new to this type of trigger... very used to it as a matter of fact. Also, the grouping is the same while propped on a bench.
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Yep... just got back from the range and although I did have to make some small adjustments to the sight, it was my trigger pull that had it left. When I backed my finger out a little and concentrated on pulling straight back, it centered. Thanks
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If you are proficient with this type of firearm and you are getting a decent group, its time to adjust the sights. It should shoot to point of aim elevation wise depending on what weight bullet you are using, the standard bullet weight for a 9mm is 115 gr, if you are using a lighter bullet it will shoot low.

If you are shooting standard weight bullets (115 gr), your elevation should be pretty close at 25 yards. Are you using the standard 6 o'clock hold?

BTW every M&P is fired at the factory, but it is fired for function, they don't shoot to test accuracy.
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When I purchased my M&P, I could look down over the top of the slide, and see that the sights were visually off. I used a measuring device and measured each side of the dovetail next to the sight. My front sight was approx. 1/16" off center, and my rear sight was over a 1/16" off center. I took it to a gunsmith with a good sight pusher. He said, " are you shooting high right?" I said yes, and he said he could tell right away, like I, that the sights were way off. Centered the sights, back to the range, the shots came way down, and using more of my fingertip versus finger, the shots started moving in towards center. Many times, if you think that your sights are off, they are.
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