Frank,, as noted,, nothing to drift,, and it is the name applied to the spring loaded impact tool. But that little tool can do a very minor shift of the angle of the front sight blade. It worked for him on his shopkeeper.
Oh I am aware that is the name of the tool. From the rear of the rear sight to the rear of the front site is 4". Rather than attempt to 'bend' the front sight why not open up the left side of the rear sight notch and offset the front to where it worksFrank,, as noted,, nothing to drift,, and it is the name applied to the spring loaded impact tool. But that little tool can do a very minor shift of the angle of the front sight blade. It worked for him on his shopkeeper.
A little JB weld or similar can be used to backfill the rear sight after widening the other side. If it's stainless I might even consider a little weld metal to fill.Glad to hear you got it fixed!!!
I have a Vaquero in .45 Colt,, that when I'd shoot it,, I'd get "left & low" groups. Before I went to "tinkering" on it,, I had a very good handgun shooter,, (sixshot) test fire it. He too got the same "left & low" with a very nice tight group. I thought I'd have to wrestle him to keep my gun. He still wants it.
But,, after confirming the need for a bit of corrective surgery,, I chose a different route. Knowing front sights can POSSIBLY pop off from too much force or attempts at bending,, I decided to work on the rear sight channel.
We mounted the gun in a mill, and using a tiny end mill cutter,, we carefully opened the rear sight channel a little,, causing the alignment to shift. So little was removed,, it can't be seen. Plus,, my gun is stainless.
Someone with steady hands & a bit of patience,, and skill, could use a file to get the same results.
The elevation issue was resolved with a different load.