I was shooting my Walther P01 (P38 post- WWII clone), using 9mm 115 gr. fmj and 124gr jhp, and noticed that I was grouping about 8-12 inches lower than my point-of-aim. Has anyone else had a problem with this, and is it possible to correct it by changing the loads? I know I can also file the front sight down, but I wanted to see if anyone has successfully fixed this problem without permanently altering the pistol.
I had the same problem I just filed the front sight down.
You can get front sights in different heights.
I did not know that. Where can I get the sights?
Thanks for the replies, I didn't know that they were made in diferent heights. If you could provide a link or a manufacturer, I'd appreciate it- it's not that I'm inexperienced with Kentucky Windage, it's just not my preferred method of shooting.
Try Numrich arms and ask if they have different numbered front sights.
I would try different ammo before *I* started changing front sights, IMO. One brand's 115gr may shoot differently than another brand's 9mm. Might want to look at GA Arms for other options?
No offense if you already know this, but never
run +P ammo thru an old Luger.
|Originally Posted By BobCole:I would try different ammo before *I* started changing front sights, IMO. One brand's 115gr may shoot differently than another brand's 9mm.|
I think this is my next step, my only problem is that I've run 2 different brands in 2 different weights(115 and 124), with similar results- OTOH, maybe it's just that those brands have the same ballistics. I think I'm going to try and find the original load specs for the P38 and look for a commercial loading that's close to it.
|No offense if you already know this, but never run +P ammo thru an old Luger. |
Oh, trust me, neither my P08 nor my P01 have (as long as I've owned them) ever fired a single round of +P, nor will they. they're the two oldest handguns I own, and though the P08 is a steel frame, I'm terrified of damaging it (it was a gift, and I won't be able to afford another one for a loooong time). The P01 has an aluminum frame, so I'm not even going to tempt fate with that one. I do appreciate the advice though, and no offense taken since it can't be repeated enough.
ETA: Thanks for the help, if changing the ammo doesn't work, I'll check out Numrich and GA arms to see if they have anything that can help me.