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SUAREZ SIGHTS AND ZEROING YOUR PISTOL

SUAREZ SIGHTS AND ZEROING YOUR PISTOL

Posted by Gabriel Suarez on Oct 23rd 2018

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The iron sights do in fact have to be zeroed if you want something more than point shooting at an auto shop restroom. In class I have seen new pistols with the sights off for anything more than 10 yard COM shooting. Zeroing involves adjusting them for windage and elevation with YOUR MEAT AMMO at a given distance. Most important is windage. That can be done by drifting the rear sight. Elevation is not as crucial, but that can be done by shaving small amounts off the front sight or replacing the front sight.

The zero will not be the same with Tula or WWB. I tell guys - zero for killing ammo, but note where your training ammo hits. Zeroing for training ammo and expecting all ammo to hit same is not going to happen.

Mine are set so the dot sits atop the front post when the sights are aligned properly. I find that with a ten yard zero, I am good for face shots to 25 yards, and body shots out to 100 yards. Once the iron sights are zeroed, simply bring the Trijicon RMR into coincidence with your iron sights and you will be zeroed. It is important to read the Trijicon manual prior to making any adjustments to the RMR unit. All the information is there for you. We suggest zeroing at 10 yards. That will give you eye socket accuracy inside 10 yards where many gunfights take place, center of mass out to about 75 yards and, using a high chest hold, allow you to hit a man out to about 150 yards.

SUAREZ PISTOL SIGHTS - POINT OF AIM/POINT OF IMPACT

SIGHTS ARE TESTED TO BE POINT OF AIM, POINT OF IMPACT AT 10 YARDS

If your bullet does not strike where you want it to, it could be due to many causes such as parts tolerance, ammo variance, your shooting style, or a different sight combination was installed other than what was intended for the sight set.


Caliber: 9mm Luger

Bullet Weight: 115 gr

Muzzle Velocity: 1200 fps

Range (yd) Drop (in) Velocity (fps)

0 -0.9 1200

20 0.6 1136

40 1.1 1083

60 0.4 1039

80 -1.6 1002

100 -5.0 970


Caliber: 9mm Luger

Bullet Weight: 124 gr

Muzzle Velocity: 1150 fps

Range (yd) Drop (in) Velocity (fps)

0 -0.9 1150

20 0.6 1105

40 1.0 1066

60 0.2 1033

80 -2.0 1003

100 -5.5 977


Caliber: 9mm Luger

Bullet Weight: 147 gr

Muzzle Velocity: 1000 fps

Range (yd) Drop (in) Velocity (fps)

0 -0.9 1000

20 0.5 980

40 0.5 962

60 -1.0 945

80 -4.1 929

100 -8.7 914