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Hey all,

I shot an HK45 at the range a couple of months ago and I absolutely fell in love with the thing. It fit my hand perfectly and I was shooting a 2.5" group at 20 yards. (That's pretty damn good for me as my eyesight is becoming a limiting factor.)

I picked up a NIB HK45T a few weeks ago and finally got it to the range yesterday. Unfortunately, the stock sights are shooting SUPER low. Like 4" low at 10 yards. I also wasn't shooting very good groups but I was super distracted by the sight picture and having to place the front blade over the target so I didn't spend much time trying to group a set.

I've never had an elevation issue like this but I've mostly used adjustable sites on my HK pistols. Do you suspect there is something wrong with the sites or the gun? Is there something I can do to fix this elevation issue without replacing the sites?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't know what kind of shooter you are so please don't be offended. I'm assuming you are a decent shooter because you said you shot a 2.5" group at 20 yards. I'd shoot it again with some ball and dummy rounds at 10 yards and see if the results are the same. Then I'd have somebody else shoot it first and if it shoots 4" low for them I would call HK.
 

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I am not a fan of the Mepro sights. I had them on an HK45 and my new VP9 tactical. When I shot the VP9 I was reminded of the different hold than the other pistols I have been shooting lately. Needless to say I knew from the beginning that the Mepro sights would be replaced with Heinies. I personally don't think there is anything wrong with the sights or gun. I suggest you find the sights that you like and dump the Mepros.
 

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Thanks for the input from both responders. Not offended at all. I would definitely have had someone else shoot it but I was alone. I suspect it is probably grouping fine but you have to obscure the target with the front blade of the site to get it anywhere close to the point of aim, which is really strange. I'm indifferent to these sites but I just found it very odd that I could shoot one gun and love it so much and then shoot a nearly identical pistol and have it be so different. As close as the tolerances are on these guns, I cant imagine the bevel is cut too deep in the back or shallow in the front... It's just weird i guess.

I would like to find suppressor height adjustable sites but I don't even know if they exist.
 

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I would like to find suppressor height adjustable sites but I don't even know if they exist.
Unfortunately they do not. It am getting the Heinie suppressor height installed on mine. I believe Trijicon also has suppressor height sights.
 

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i wear glasses, what i do is use white nail polish on the tip of the front and back. on the back i white out the channel of the rear sight.white boxing i call it, with a trimmed plastic toothpick slim as possible the outside of box channel.the front sight i put white nail polish 3 times letting it dry each time then a red polish. one the rear if you mess up use a black sharpie to clean up mistakes. i do this on my 1911 and it makes a contrast sight, then hold rear and front sight on same level as bullseye. 1 1\2 @25 yards. i also do this on the fronts of my rifles
 

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Thanks for the input from both responders. Not offended at all. I would definitely have had someone else shoot it but I was alone. I suspect it is probably grouping fine but you have to obscure the target with the front blade of the site to get it anywhere close to the point of aim, which is really strange. I'm indifferent to these sites but I just found it very odd that I could shoot one gun and love it so much and then shoot a nearly identical pistol and have it be so different. As close as the tolerances are on these guns, I cant imagine the bevel is cut too deep in the back or shallow in the front... It's just weird i guess.

I would like to find suppressor height adjustable sites but I don't even know if they exist.

Not trying to be rude, but have you shot stock HK handguns before? I ask, because the issue you mention comes up from time to time with people who are not used to how OEM HK handguns are set up. Most people are used to handguns being sighted so that the point of impact is right on top of the front blade ("pumpkin and post," or "lollipop"). HK's from the factory are not sighted in this manner. Factory HK's are sighted so that the point of impact is directly behind the front sight post/blade ("hold over," or "cover"). if you do a search, there are many threads about this posted on here.

Now, as for the rental gun not shooting in this fashion, is it possible the rental gun had after market sights installed?

for what it is worth, as I understand it the "pumpkin and post/lollipop" style of sighting a US thing, while other places in the work use the "hold over" style of sighting? I've not traveled the world, so I don't know for certain if this is the case, but that is what I've been told......

good luck
 
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