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GTR645
May 2, 2008, 10:11 AM
Hey all!

I just picked up my SIG P226 and everything with this pistol is great! Only one problem though...the rear sight is quite noticeably pushed to the left. Isn't it supposed to be dead center? If so, how do I realign the site? With a punch and hammer? Thanks for your help!

Scorch
May 2, 2008, 12:30 PM
You can use a soft punch and a hammer or a sight pusher. Be careful of the finish.

M1911
May 2, 2008, 01:23 PM
Shoot it from a rest before making any adjustments to the sights -- if the gun shoots to the center of the target, then leave it be.

GTR645
May 2, 2008, 02:20 PM
What exactly constitutes a "soft" punch? The only ones I have are made out of metal.

But I should take M1911's advice and take it to the range and test-fire it. Who knows, it might be properly aligned after all!

GTR645
May 2, 2008, 02:33 PM
Oh wow, I just checked prices for sight pushers and these are WAY too expensive for me! Should I just take the P226 to a gunsmith and have them handle it? Or is it easy and riskfree enough to align the sights myself?

Slopemeno
May 2, 2008, 03:13 PM
Find a piece of brass stock, maybe 1/4" x 1/4", by about 4" long. Polish a smooth end on it, and theres your sight pusher. Use a small hammer to hit the sight pusher. The brass will leave a little mark on the sight, but a rag wetted with Break-Free rubbed on the spot will remove it.

You DID take it out and shoot it first, right? Maybe the sight is over to one side for a reason?

M1911
May 2, 2008, 03:51 PM
What exactly constitutes a "soft" punch? The only ones I have are made out of metal.http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=512&title=NYLON/BRASS%20DRIFT%20PUNCH

DWARREN123
May 2, 2008, 06:18 PM
Brass, plastic or wood can be used.