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I own a C-9 9mm. I have recently changed my Adjustable Rear Sight Assembly and installed a Ghost Ring Sight. I went and tried to sight it. I tried using a "clamp" that was used for riffles. I could not get a solid enough grip to stop it from moving too much. My Rear Sight Assembly doesn't look/feel right either. It sticks up where the ghost ring is installed. It seems to spongy because of the spring. The old assembly was damaged so I have nothing to compare with. Also when adjusting ghost ring (left/right) the assembly wont move very easily and when it does it twists the assembly. What is the best way to secure the pistol for sighting? :cantlook:
 

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How far are ya shootin'? What is acceptable accuracy to you? Unless you have a physical limitation, if you relax your shoulders, stand with your weight properly distributed, and make sure the only thing you move when steadily pressing the trigger rearward is your trigger finger, you should be able to be on target enough to have an idea of where you're hitting. fire five or six rounds then adjust your sight and go again. If you are that unsteady at handgun ranges, (say 15 yards on in), you need to work on your stance. As my grandpa told me, "don't get yourself in a bind. Be comfortable in your stance."

Using these techniques, I can consistently hit a quarter at 30' with my Phoenix Arms hp 22 (another cheap gun with a 2.5 inch barrel and a lifetime warranty)... unfortunately, that makes shooting my little .22 more expensive... :-[ ^-^

I believe you can do it. A vise on a pistol to sight in seems excessive to me. worst cast rest your hands on a sandbag and work on trigger control. Actually, work on trigger control either way. Get some snap caps and do a lot of dry firing is more good advice.
 

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Thank you for responding I honestly appreciate it. My steadiness issue is because I am on a lot of medications. As for distance, I am approximately 7-10 yards. What are snap caps and where can you get them? I am not using a real vice. It was a plastic framed, Clamp would be a better description. They have the same building as the cell holders for dashboards. There is 1/2 - 3/4 inch piece of foam that makes contact with the firearm.
 

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Snap caps are basically dummy bullets that will stop your firing pin from being damaged in dry-firing. They're also useful for practicing loading and unloading firearms where live ammo wouldn't be safe. I've usually seen them in packs of two for about $3-$5. You can get them at most sporting goods stores that sell guns if they have a decent selection.
 

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ok, Thanks for the additional.

I would recommend using some sort of cover wall. basically, find an upright that you can shoot around the right side of. something like the back of an suv or a post or tree. use a two handed grip and rest the flat part of the back of your left hand (assuming right handed shooter) against the object. You are actually simulating shooting around the right side of some sort of cover. You can even rest your entire left forearm against the cover object. that should help steady you and lets you practice in a more realistic shooting scenario. shoot a few rounds, adjust for the average of the group minus any obvious flyers, then shoot a few more. If you need a bench type scenario, I would still recommend a sandbag. Also, I still highly recommend the dry firing with snap caps.
 

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If you want to, I'd get an airsoft pistol to practice with. You don't have to even get up off the couch with one of those - they fire a 6mm plastic pellet via spring or pressurized gas at safe velocities. You can pick yourself up a spring pistol for $10 at WalMart and a $5 sticky target, and just practice for a few hours with no additional cost, minus the BB's you lose. Those are super cheap anyway.

If you want a more realistic semi-auto shooter, get a $40 gas gun like the AirMag C11 by Crossman and use that.
 

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Jester, if your having trouble moving the sight you may have cross threaded it. It's happened to several folks here & almost happened to me.
You can take it back off & try doing it again or you can call HP & tell them what happened & they will send you a new Ghost Ring sight.

Also. With the Ghost Ring sight you may be better off using "Point Shooting". If your only shooting out to 10 yards or less then that's what you will most likely do in a bad situation anyway.
If you need to aim past 10 yards then "Find a Fencepost to Rest it on" as Rooster Cogburn would say!
 
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