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Old October 18, 2014, 09:31 PM   #25
JohnKSa
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Correct. In some handguns, recoil lifts the muzzle enough between the time of the trigger pull and the time that the bullet leaves the muzzle that the sights have to compensate for that movement. In that situation the line of sight at the time of the trigger pull is angled up with respect to the bore or may be roughly parallel with the bore.

To include that situation in this discussion, my original statement should be amended to say:

The line of sight at the instant that the shooter pulls the trigger is angled DOWN with respect to line of the bore at the moment that the bullet leaves the muzzle.
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