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January 15, 2009, 02:22 AM
I have a Beretta stampede marshal .357 with the 3 1/2 inch barrel. It shoots about a foot low and left at 15 yards both off hand and from sandbags. Filing down the front sight will raise POI, correct? As far as filing down the front sight, should I try to maintain the curve of the sight or just file it flat from the top? Second, am I correct that to regulate it to the right I should have a gunsmith turn the barrel and move the front sight? If so how does the smith know how far to tighten the barrel? Thanks.

January 15, 2009, 05:48 AM
Filing down the front sight will raise POI. Turning the barrel on a SAA will throw the ejector rod out of kilter slightly. You can file the sight groove wider and hold the front sight to one side.

January 15, 2009, 11:36 PM
I didn't even think about the ejector rod, thanks.

January 16, 2009, 12:19 AM
Regarding whether to file the front sight flat or rounded, the rounded would give you an apex/clearer point to use. A flat top would make it difficult to tell whether you were holding the front sight level, ramped up, ramped down? Not sure you could tell. But with only one point, you don't have that problem.