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Old 12-25-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
 
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point of aim

help!! :-? my STI .45 with its dovetailed fixed novak night sights is shooting 2" low from its point of aim...what can i do to make it shoot dead center? thank you happy new year!!!
 
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Old 12-25-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
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You probably need to install a shorter front sight. Novak has front night sights available in several heights. If it's a relatively new pistol and it came that way from the factory, you might try calling STI and see if they'll fix it.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:03 AM   #3
 
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or file it down slowly
 
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
 
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Re: point of aim

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Originally Posted by paltik
help!! :-? my STI .45 with its dovetailed fixed novak night sights is shooting 2" low from its point of aim...what can i do to make it shoot dead center? thank you happy new year!!!
You can try going to a heavier grain ammo if possible. If it's a .45, they probably sighted it in for 230 grain. If you shoot 180 grain, it will hit low because the bullet accelerates faster and leaves the barrel at a lower point of the upward recoil arc.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
 
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.165" height

after replacing my front sight with a .165" height...it shoots now 1" from point of aim using 200 grs. SWC.

should i go for a .160" ( my rear sight is a fixed novak)

thank you :cry:
 
Old 05-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
 
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If you are sure that is the ammo you will always be shooting and the low effect is not due to operator, then I suppose you could lower the front sight again.

The sight radius on a 5" barrel 1911 gun is approximately 7" if I recall correctly, so getting POI to come up 1" at 25 yards would require a change of:

7 / 900 = .0077 (7.7 thousandths of an inch shorter front sight)

So a sight that is .005 shorter should get you REAL close.

For me, within 1" would be good enough, but I guess you want it dead on.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
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I would send the whole gun to Novak who will sight it for you and maybe even install one of their great gold bead front sights which I highly recommend. Novak is a great company to deal with>
 
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