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I took 150 rounds of ammo.  50 of each type I had purchased so far.  Winchester White Box, Monarch, and Blazer Brass
I took notes per mag and as the error occurred.
I had three magazines.  One new with the gun has been loaded with ammo for the last three weeks, and two  used that I just recently purchased from a fellow forum member. (thanks Charlie)

1st 50 rounds:
Monarch 180gr TMJ (by magazine) @ 7 meters
1.  New; no issues, shots were low and scattered
2.  Used; rd 6 failure to feed (I do believe that I hit the mag release button and that's what caused this)
3.  Used; went to 3.5 meters; rd 2 failure to feed (more than likely caused by limp wristing it)
4.  New; 3.5 meters; rd 2 failure to feed(see above)
5.  Used; 3.5 meters; rd 10 failed to eject properly (would having the pistol tilted slightly cause this?)

Next 40 rounds:
Blazer Brass 180gr FMJ (by magazine) @ 3.5 meters
1.  New; no issues
2.  Used; no issues
3.  Used; no issues
4.  Used; rd 6 failure to feed(limp wristing it again)

Final 40 rounds:
Winchester White Box 180gr FMJ (by magazine) @ 7 meters
1.  Used; rd 2 slow to feed
2.  New; no issues
3.  Used; rd 9 failure to feed
4.  Used; no issues

This is the first time I've ever shot a pistol for anything other than "shoot 'em up" entertainment value.  I've adjusted the sights as much as possible and have it fairly well centered which to me is the important thing.  It shoots a bit low and I've adjusted that as much as I can so I will adjust my aim point.  Essentially aiming for the throat for a chest hit and the forehead for a face shot.  All in all I was quite pleased with the performance of the gun.  I pulled the trigger, it went bang.  At $135 OTD what more do you want.  I used the ghost sites because one of the rear site blades had been "smooshed" off (yes, that is a technical term) Dummy that I am I didn't inspect it at the store when I bought it.  Had i realized that the sites were plastic I may have, but probably not.  Dang, it's a new gun; it should all be good; but apparently not.  No biggie.  My question is this:  How in tarnation do you aim with a ghost site?  I ended up focusing on the ring itself at the back of the pistol, superimposing that onto the target and then bringing the dot from the front site into the top portion of the ring. Pull trigger, go boom, hit target.  Now it did what I wanted it to but am I doing it "right"? Oh and I got my shot group from scattered across a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper into roughly a 4 inch diameter circle at 7 meters.  I definitely noticed the adrenaline from shooting, I was a little excited about it and it affected my ability to see "clearly"  I noticed some hand shake that will probably go away with enough practice as well.


Newskate9: My bad. I've edited it.
 

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I'm starting to feel like the language czar today - DUDE!!! Watch the language!!!! This ain't the bar next door! :mad: :mad:
 

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Am I wrong in thinking that Hi Point will replace the damaged sites per the warranty? And i've had zero ftf, fte, or jams with my 40 using the Blazer Brass, WWB, and Federal American Eagle. But i'm now shooting mostly Blazer if I can get it cuz it works and it's cheap.
 

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Also meant to say I'm only using the magazine that came with it until I can get more.
 

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yep they will replace or repair anything that is broken!
 

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The trick to aiming with a ghost ring sight is to focus on the front sight, hence the reason that Hi-Point included a ghost ring sight with their pistols. What this does is essentially make your pistol sight the same as a peep rifle sight where you look through the ring, focusing on the front sight to put rounds on target. If you don't understand what I am talking about, let me know and I'll explain.

For a new gun, your FTFeed and FTExtract is just about normal. Break in for a Hi-Point is about 500 rounds, so you have some trigger time in store before the kinks get worked out. Usually, these types of problems don't last that long so you've nothing to worry about. Keep shootin bro.

BTW, any pics of the targets?
 
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Definitely give Mom a call and she'll send you a new rear sight. She loves all her children and wouldn't want them to do without. :embarrassed2:
 
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