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Old 06-18-2012, 12:59 AM
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I purchased the 40 shield on Friday and went to the range today. I ran 50 rounds and noticed something I didn't catch when inspecting the gun at the store. The front sight was off. it was shooting slightly left. I will have to see if the gunshop has an adjustment tool and get them to bore sight it for me. Half the front sight dot is gone. I have a spare to replace it with from my full size. I plan to get new sights anyway so I am not tore up about it, just a little disapointed in SW quality control.

I was pretty happy with the accuracy after I adjusted for the sight. I ran all 50 rounds at 21' and had reasonable groupings for a new gun. By the end I was getting nice groups. I still shoot better with the 40c. So I guess that means I will just have to practice more
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My LGS installs so many night sights for M&P owners that they just gave me an extra set of the regulars. Was the white paint missing from the front?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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Yes, about half the white paint has come out. It is still visible but its dull now since part of the white is gone. Makes target aquisition harder. I was planning on getting better sites anyway but it ticks me off.
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