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Hi, brand new G2C owner. Quick question, is it common to have to adjust factory sights on the G2C? Shoots perfect center, just a couple inches low. Haven't messed with the sights. Shot my friends S&W .38 revolver bullseye first shot and follow up shots . Makes me think it's not me. Just wondering if anyone else has come across this. TIA
 

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Hard to give an accurate answer. my two G2C pistols shot ever so slightly left. After adjusting the sight ever so slightly they were right on center. I did that with a bench rest to reduce/eliminate human error. When you consider the guts of a pistol you have to recognize that a moving barrel might produce a different result a different gun. That is why an adjustable rear sight is good to have.
 
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Hi, brand new G2C owner. Quick question, is it common to have to adjust factory sights on the G2C? Shoots perfect center, just a couple inches low. Haven't messed with the sights.
Couple of inches low at what range? If it's 7 yards or greater, I'd just put that adjustable rear sight to work and enjoy the results!
 

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Welcome from Northern Illinois! ^^ what they said!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Way to many people jump to adjusting sights on this pistol and due to it's size and the feel of the trigger it is usually the shooter not the sights. The most common issues are low left or just low. The short barrel tends to magnify trigger pull and wrist issues. If you do a search for PT111 sight issues you will see plenty of threads and some of those have a chart with an explanation.
If you aren't shooting off a rest or with it clamped in a vise you can't be sure it's the sights. Even having another person shoot it won't confirm as it doesn't take much to put these pistols off slightly.
Finger placement on the trigger and how tightly you group it all have an affect and it is magnified by the short barrel and compact size.

Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Way to many people jump to adjusting sights on this pistol and due to it's size and the feel of the trigger it is usually the shooter not the sights. The most common issues are low left or just low. The short barrel tends to magnify trigger pull and wrist issues. If you do a search for PT111 sight issues you will see plenty of threads and some of those have a chart with an explanation.
If you aren't shooting off a rest or with it clamped in a vise you can't be sure it's the sights. Even having another person shoot it won't confirm as it doesn't take much to put these pistols off slightly.
Finger placement on the trigger and how tightly you group it all have an affect and it is magnified by the short barrel and compact size.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Thanks everyone for your input. No worries, this gun is great. It is the shooter. Had my brother in law give it a go he loves it. Rested my arm on flat surface shoots fine. Nothing to do with the sights. So far put around 350 rounds through it no malfunctions at all. Can't beat the amount of gun you're getting for $200! All good points CaptainMorgan, I think it has to do with me pulling that first long trigger and my anticipation, flinching or jerking the trigger.
 

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PT-111 G2 sights adjust for windage and elevation. Not sure about the G2C sights. Zero it in shooting from resting on a sandbag. Adjust as necessary.
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. No worries, this gun is great. It is the shooter. Had my brother in law give it a go he loves it. Rested my arm on flat surface shoots fine. Nothing to do with the sights. So far put around 350 rounds through it no malfunctions at all. Can't beat the amount of gun you're getting for $200! All good points CaptainMorgan, I think it has to do with me pulling that first long trigger and my anticipation, flinching or jerking the trigger.
Awesome news!! Glad to hear it. Done feel bad about it being the shooter....I haven't made it to the range in about 4 months...I know my first few mags will be rough!
Welcome to the forum, you'll enjoy this place, lots of great people here!
 

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Congrats on your purchase. I just got mine last week and went to the range on Saturday. I shoot left handed and the gun consistently shot low and to the left. Adjusting the sights got some height but nothing corrected the left shooting. Finally looked at the front sight closely and saw the white dot is drilled off center to the right on the post. Add to that a slight twist counterclockwise and for now I am blaming the crooked sight picture. These sights are identical to the PT709 Slim I have had for several years. Some have said to cover the bulls eye with the front dot and I think that is right but I don't like it. For those who are not comfortable in covering your target (who knows how far you are above the target when the bulls eye is behind and under the flat sights) Taurus makes several front site heights. I ordered a lower one for the PT709 slim to give a more standard POI above the front dot. I asked Taurus today to replace the defective front G2C sight with a shorter one, but if they send a standard, I will drill a new dot and file the top of the old sight. My main goal at the range was to feed the gun 5 bullet weights (plus synthetic) and loads from subsonic to defense with brass and aluminum cases to check reliability. The gun ate everything I had from many ammo providers without any failures. With new sights or a laser this will be my EDC. Happy shooting!
 

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Going from a Revolver accuracy at say 10 yards is going to be more on your target than any Semi auto,Its easy to forget that the semi is not a target gun,more to the point a defensive weapon. Try shooting at 5 yards see how your gun is doing and your groupings,get back to us here and let us know.good luck I am sure your groupings will improve !
 
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