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shooting low

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took my .45 and my .40 to the range yesterday and fired some rounds through both to remain familiar with them. I shoot well with the .45 (both same model, Taurus 24/7) so I know Im shooting well enough to judge that the .40 is shooting low. Target was about 15 yds out and it shot consistently low through 3 different shooters, just to rule out possibilities. I think I need a lower front sight. Is this something that can be done by myself? Or does a local gunsmith need to take care of this? Or is this something that even needs to be sent back to manufacturer? The gun is a Taurus 24/7 pro .40. There is a set screw on top of the front sight and it looks pretty simular to a glocks front sight, although I cant say for certain its exactly the same.
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Don't be in a big hurry to alter your front sight. As most of the previous posters advised, do a little experimentation with the firearm, first. Different ammo loadings can alter POI. Manufacturers sometime adjust the POA-POI relationship of their weapons by changing from a center bull POA to a bottom of bull [6o'clock] POA or vice-versa [I don't understand the logic behind this, but it happens]. Different weight and balance and grip dimensions can also effect POI.

Besides, if it turns out that the POI is a consistant distance below POA, just hold over at that range. If it is small enough, simply ignore it. If it really bothers you, I would swap out the rear sight for an adjustable and then you can dial in the POI for any round you want.

Have fun.
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