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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:13 am 
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My ruger p95 shoots pretty low and left. I was able to adjust out the left and right but I can't adjust for elevation. It shoots about 4-6inch low at 25 feet. I have to raise the front sight above the rear notch just to get it to be on target. Is this something ruger will/can fix under my warranty. Any advice is welcome. Thanx


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:04 am 
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dscard.info ... First of all welcome to the forum ... glad to have you aboard. Secondly, in answer to your question (since we don't know your level of experience), I would ask the following:
1. To make sure that it is the gun and not shooting technique, did you test the point of aim/impact off of a rest, or were your results from an off hand position?
2. If you didn't test it off of a rest (or sandbag), did you have another experienced shooter test it out to see if they had similar results?

If the answers to questions 1 & 2 is NO ... I would recommend starting there to determine if it's the P95 or if it's technique (a simple premature wrist break could produce the results described). If the answer is YES ... I would send it back to Ruger to have the sights adjusted.

Hope it helps ... let us know how it comes out for you!

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I don't have the ability to put the gun on sand bags but I have done my best to bench rest with the gun and I get the same results. I have had other shooters verify my results. My other guns are all .22 and they shoot perfectly. I realize that shooting a 9mm is very different and for that reason I kept working with the P95 and have put about 300rds through it and I feel very comfortable with the gun but I'm still getting the same low shooting results.

I dont understand what ruger can do to fix shooting low. what can they do ?? Thank you


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:32 am 
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dscard.info wrote:
I dont understand what ruger can do to fix shooting low. what can they do ?? Thank you

Since the P95 rear sight is adjustable for windage only, Ruger will have to modify the sights to adjust for elevation (taller rear sight ... reduced height front site or a combination of both) to correct your problem. I would recommend that you call Ruger CS to discuss the matter.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:39 am 
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Thank you for your help. Ill do that


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Hmmm, sorry, I cant figure out how to subscribe to threads without replying in this forum... but I'm interested in how this turns out...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:46 am 
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What AMMO are you shooting? (Lighter bullets will print LOWER than heavier bullets.)

I once knew a fellow who had the same complaints, only to find out he was handloading .380 projectiles in a 9MM. :roll:

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ive tried 124g UMC Remington, Winchester 115g whitebox and handloading 124g LRN rounds with 5gr to 5.5gr loads. They all performed the same. Low and right. Im going to look into ruger support after summer is over or I get a new gun. Whichever comes first. I just dont want to be without a gun.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:16 am 
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Not being insulting,but it sounds like a consistent push to me. My son shoots my pistols when he's visiting and will consistently hit low and left. While watching him, I noticed he is pushing it away as it fires so I slipped a dummy in the mag. Sure enough the muzzle moved as the hammer fell.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:49 am 
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Mobuck wrote:
Not being insulting,but it sounds like a consistent push to me. My son shoots my pistols when he's visiting and will consistently hit low and left. While watching him, I noticed he is pushing it away as it fires so I slipped a dummy in the mag. Sure enough the muzzle moved as the hammer fell.


Think you might be right. Low and left is classic flinching.

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dscard ... to test mobuck & gunman's thoughts here, you might want to try the old dryfire / nickle exercise. Center a nickle on the slide directly behind the front sight (first making certain that the gun is unloaded of course), Align your sights as usual and dryfire the gun (I would recommend trying it both single & double action). If the nickle falls off ... your technique may be the reason for your low shots.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:41 pm 
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If you are of a mind to you could drive the pins out of the front sight file it down and redrill it. That would be gunsmithing LOL. It is a semi woodruff cut so should be an easy thing to try and if it doesn't work there is always get another sight.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:32 pm 
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I have a P-95 that was shooting 4" high a 15 yards. It also would drop magazines when the gun was shot. I sent it back to Ruger and they fixed both problems. They replaced the front sight and the mag release parts/spring.

Bill


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mine shoots consistently low and left. As this is my first auto, I'm pretty sure it's me... I adjusted the rear sight and still shoot low & left, so I'm almost positive that it's me...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Mobuck wrote:
Not being insulting,but it sounds like a consistent push to me. My son shoots my pistols when he's visiting and will consistently hit low and left. While watching him, I noticed he is pushing it away as it fires so I slipped a dummy in the mag. Sure enough the muzzle moved as the hammer fell.


This is similar to a trick my cousin showed me. Have someone else load the gun in such a way that you dont know if it is loaded with a live round or an empty chamber. When you take aim and pull the trigger any flinch or pushing will be easy to see. This is easiest with Revolvers because you can load one or two chambers at random and then spin the cylinder and close the cylinder at random and do this drill by yourself. But if you have an assistant you can do this with a semi-auto as well.


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