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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:39 AM   #1
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Sight Picture on M&P Pistols

I have been very interested in the new M&P40 M2.0 pistol since handling one in a gun shop recently. I no longer own any M&P pistols and it's been a while since I've shot one.

Can you please tell me what sight picture you use when shooting an M&P? Thanks for your help.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 06:05 AM   #2
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#2 is the majority of most pistol sight pictures for POA vs POI @ 7yds/21ft
Its the one that works for me, others may have a different opinion.
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I use sight picture #2.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies. That's how my Glocks shoot for me and I couldn't remember about the M&P's. Thanks again!
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:44 AM   #6
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Image #1 is the classic 6 o'clock hold, its used by target shooters because you are shooting at a target that is a fixed size, when you aim at the bottom of the bull, the bullets impact in the center of the target. It gives you the consistent aiming point so you can shoot your best, but its intended for paper targets where the range is a set up for a certain distance.

For most other shooting the #2 hold, point of aim is the best way to shoot, I want that bullet hole to magically appear just on top of the front sight.

#3 might be needed on a particular pistol, but for me it isn't desirable.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:49 PM   #7
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Number two is where all of my M&P's and 1911's shoot to.
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Dittos what everyone else wrote. #2
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It depends on range and bullet wegith.

At 25 yards with 124 gr 9mm - Sight picture #2

At 25 yards with 147 gr 9mm - Sight picture #1
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For me with my 124/125 grain IDPA load #2 is too high at 25 yards, and #3 is too low, so I use #3 and raise the post a little over the top of the rear sight. at 15 yards or less #3 seems OK.

Go out to the range and see where you should aim with your pistol and your chosen load.
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Hi J! Welcome back! I use either 2 or 3 depending!
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Hi J! Welcome back! I use either 2 or 3 depending!
Thanks, Bill. I'm tempted to return to the dark side....lol.
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Thanks, Bill. I'm tempted to return to the dark side....lol.
The dark side...???? HUHHHHHH....?????
Inquiring minds want to knowwwwwww....
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Thanks, Bill. I'm tempted to return to the dark side....lol.
Come on back J ! Life is good here!
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The dark side...???? HUHHHHHH....?????
Inquiring minds want to knowwwwwww....
J has a unique relationship with M&P's. I think he really likes them though!
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