Deternining sight height etc...
I just purchased a 26 and would like to get a set of after market sights for it. When I first took the gun to the range I discovered that holding top of the front post even with the rears caused me to shoot low. Placing the factory front dot within the "U" of the rear sight put me close to "on"......maybe a touch low but the front sight is above the rears. I would like to shoot at more of a 6 o'clock position with a high visability front sight but with all the variations out there I am unsure of which front or set of sights would get me to the position I would like.
I'm going to the range this weekend to bench the gun and try a few different loads for accuracy etc..... I would also like to establish a benchmark for ordering sights. SHould I hold the front even with the rears disregarding the dot or place the dot so it's fully visable disregarding the position of the top of the front sight?
I'm relatively inexperienced with open sights on pistols but in my head seeing a fiber optic etc. withing the groove of the rear with the top of both the front and rear even would be ideal but I'm unsure of how to go about getting the information/data that I need so I can comunicate that to the seller.
Any other thoughts are much appreciated up to and including "stop thinking so much and go shoot the gun!!". LOL!