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So my VP9's POI was low for my liking. Default post is 6.3mm. HKPARTS.NET sells a 5.9mm, which I bought and installed. Brought it up a bit, but I'd like just a tiny bit more. This brought me to Dawson Precision. However...

If I just buy a front post from them, their closest measurement is .200 inches, which converts to about 5mm, which is quite a bit lower than my present front post and will probably bring it up too far.

So then I thought, "OK. If I have to I guess I can buy a two-piece set from Dawson instead of just the post." But then I need to ask: What POI or aiming style (holdover, etc.) will the Dawson set be when shipped?

I'm going for POA/POI, so I'd like to get as close to that as I can before I order.

Thanks for any help.
 

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I would call Dawson and order direct over the phone . They have their Perfect Impact guarantee which is only available if you order direct from them . After consulting with them they will send you a sight set that is exactly what your looking for and if the POI is not what you want they will send you a new front sight quickly for free . They worked with me and got my sights perfect and it was not on the first try . I was hitting low as well
 

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If you are low with a 5.9mm, I'd suggest starting with either a .150 or .145 tall Dawson front with their rear
 

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I'm glad i'm not the only one that was still a little low after swapping my 6.3mm meep to a 5.9mm on the vp9.

OP just curious, but what distance do you normally shoot at? I shoot at 25 yards typically
 

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Another recommendation to contact Dawson directly. However, POI is dependent on the ammo you're using so be sure you've settled on what you'll be using. For example, 147gn POI is typically noticeably higher than 115gn so if you're planning to switch for any reason, you may need to change your sights accordingly.
 

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I'm glad i'm not the only one that was still a little low after swapping my 6.3mm meep to a 5.9mm on the vp9.

OP just curious, but what distance do you normally shoot at? I shoot at 25 yards typically
I've been shooting from a fairly short distance with this pistol, mostly because I've been wanting to get into IDPA and have been training for speed. However, I decided earlier that before I call Dawson I'm going to go and measure my POI for 7 yards and then POI for 25 yards just so make sure I have my bases covered.
 

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Another recommendation to contact Dawson directly. However, POI is dependent on the ammo you're using so be sure you've settled on what you'll be using. For example, 147gn POI is typically noticeably higher than 115gn so if you're planning to switch for any reason, you may need to change your sights accordingly.
I've been using 115gn almost exclusively, from Lax Ammo. I hadn't thought about the ammo affecting POI that much. However, I don't foresee changing my ammo to a heavier load, since 115gn seems cheapest and I'm on a budget, so I will probably not get into much trouble zeroing in with this specific load. Thank you though---hadn't thought about this.
 

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Don't forget that Dawson measures from top of slide to top of sight

On the other hand, I think HK measures from bottom of dovetail base to top of the sight (full height).
 

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IMG_2119(1).JPG I have a 145 tall and a 100 width on my front sight. It hit directly POA directly behind the green fiber optic rod with 147 grain ammo. The rear is a 10-8 stock height. Keep in mind each HK pistol will vary slightly. My 1st VP9 shot 2 to 3 inches low, my current VP9 shot 1-2 inches low until I installed the Dawson front. Also, in order to take advantage of Dawsons POA/POI policy, I believe you have to order both the front and rear sight as well. Im a huge fan of Dawsons front sights, the rears seem to scratch/dent easily though. Not sure if its the material or the way they coat their rear sights.
 
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