Blame the Indian Not the Arrow

For the last two months or so I have been noticing that my point of impact (where the bullet hits) was feet different then my point of aim (where I’m my sights are aligned). So why on earth did I wait so long to “fix” the sights on my carry firearm. There’s an expression that says blame the Indian not the arrow. The firearms we have to day are (as a broad cross section) more accurate then the most of us, me defiantly included. We all want to blame our equipment before we blame ourself, ego’s a pain. The chances are that is was something I was doing more then my pistol being the source of the problem. So I started paying close attention to every aspect of my shooting; trigger control, grip, breath control, follow through, sight alignment, and stance. I focused on making adjustments to one at a time to see if I could correct the issue with something other then holding off the target. I also tried a variety of different arms , both mine and other peoples. I also had others try my carry firearm and see if they had a similar experience. While most people had the same problem with my arm and I was making hits with all the other I tried. The answer ended up being that through the process of carrying everyday (not at work, due to my job thank you President Clinton and my contract) the rear sight had been knocked out of alignment. I decided to take the opportunity to go from the cheap Glock factory non-adjustable rear sight for the slight less cheap Glock factory adjustable rear sight. Easy to change and then I got it dialed in the next time at the range and now I’m good to go, again.

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