Front sight adjustment S&W M&P

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  • oohrah

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    Acquired a second-hand S&W M&P Shield 9mm. Shoots great, except at 20 yards, I get a consistent tight group 6 inches right of the bulls eye. So front sight needs to be adjusted to the right about 1/16" or slightly less according to my calculations.

    I'm not a gunsmith and not sure what tools are best for this. Is this something I should be able to do myself, I mean, any gotchas? Anybody have any suggestions?
     

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    if its in a dovetail, slight tap with a brass hammer and punch. if the front site is centered, you may want to consider moving the read instead.
     
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    rotor

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    There are some youtube videos. Brass punch or sight pusher. Some masking tape to prevent marring. Remember FORS (front opposite rear same) (you are correct about direction). You don't want to hit the sight with the hammer. You hit the punch. Seems to be a common problem on shields.
     

    paknheat

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    if its in a dovetail, slight tap with a brass hammer and punch. if the front site is centered, you may want to consider moving the read instead.

    ^^^^This right here^^^^^

    Don’t forget to check your rear sight to see if it has a set screw first. It won’t move until it’s loosened or removed.

    Or it will move some after a few really hard whacks & you ruin your sight.


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    kp321

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    Shields have very tight rear sight dovetails but it is still better to move the rear rather than the front. The rear sight is a solid chunk of steel, much stronger than the front.
    Every Shield I have shot needed the sights adjusted. Someone at the factory must be cross-eyed.
     

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