Featured Tips on adjusting rear sites on JHP 45 pistol

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  1. JTofSD

    JTofSD Member

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    Hi expert Hi-Point shooters,

    Would you be so kind as to give me a basic tutorial on an adjusting the rear sites on an .45 JHP pistol?
    Please make it simple, like "Turn the screw counterclock wise.... which will move the point of impact to...." or something like that.

    At ten meters, my groupings are falling low and to the left.

    Also, if you know of any videos that show how to do the adjustments, that would be appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. To move your POI to the right(it's shooting left) you need to turn the sight screw clockwise (looking straight at screw) to move shots to the right.

    To move POI of shots that are shooting low there's a screw just in front and on top of sight rail that if looking down straight at screw, you need to turn clockwise to raise rear sight upwards which will in turn make the front of barrel go upwards.

    Do everything slowly in 1/4, 1/2 screw turns to get close, then compensate by doing less/finer turns of screw(s) until you get the shooting at target you like the best for ammo used. Different ammos and even same manufacturer ammos many times will shoot differently, so close might be the best you can accomplish many times.
     
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  3. JTofSD

    JTofSD Member

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    Excellent. Thank you
     
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  4. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I think that's backward. Turning clockwise lowers the sight. Everything else was spot on.
     
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Is the sight body threaded or is it a pass through to a threaded hole in the slide? I'm going to assume the sight body is threaded meaning you would be tightening the screw causing the sight to travel up the threads toward the head. That would make him correct.
     
  6. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Good point, and I wasn't sure I was remembering correctly. So, I checked to make sure....it's pass through, clockwise pulls the screw deeper into the slide, lowering the sight.
     
  7. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I couldn't remember either and without one in my collection I couldn't check. I though it was a pass through slot to allow for windage corrections without dragging the screw across the slide, similar to the carbine elevation screw, but I wasn't sure.
     
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  8. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    This may be helpful also....just a suggestion. I’ve shot a lot “low and left”
    ;)

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  9. JTofSD

    JTofSD Member

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    Very helpful. Thanks!
     
  10. welderman

    welderman Member

    I downloaded one of these targets on an 8 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper and I copy it to help others figure out their POI troubles. It works really well if you follow it.
     
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  11. JTofSD

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    Thank you
     
  12. FYI, Shoot N See is now making these as about a 12 inch wide pistol target. Peel & stick
     
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  13. Garry Tobin

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    hi there:

    Typically, when you go down and to the left, it means you are right handed and you’re overreaching your trigger finger through the guard.

    You will want to get your pistol squared up in you hand and just put the very tip of your finger on the center of the trigger.

    Practice holding and trigger pull with the pistol emptied. Practice on just pulling the trigger. If you or a friend see the barrel move at all, that what’s wrong and it’s a very common problem. Practice empty.

    There is a video on YouTube that explains what I said. I’ll see if I can find it.

    Other than that, the adjustments are easy. On the right side of the rear sights, there’s a screw got left and right adjustment also known as wind age. The other is on top of the rear sights for elevation.

    I think HiPoint does a good job on the sights before it leaves the factory.

    Any, that what I would suggest.

    Garry
     
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  14. Kurt Kelly

    Kurt Kelly Manic Mechanic Member

    It helps to shoot from a rest to set sights also. Helps keep hand faults out of the equation. Once the sites are set you can address grip and finger issues
     
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  15. Kurt Kelly

    Kurt Kelly Manic Mechanic Member

    And from the instruction book ( I have a JHP 45) turn the elevation screw counter clockwise to move the POI up, and clockwise to move POI down. That screw is the first screw in front of the sights looking from the top.