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You can see my windage is quite a bit over to the right. It is dead on now and I can shoot out a bullseye at 25 feet all day long. But it is bugging me how far over it is to the right. FN customer service emailed me and explained how I can fix it. I have to take off the slide cover and move the sight base to the right, then adjust the sight back over to the left. Would you bother or just leave it?

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It doesn't seem that bad; but if you look at the slide cover, and the amount the sight is adjusted off center, it doesn't seem like there is enough gap on the slide cover for you to move the sight base over
 

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It doesn't seem that bad; but if you look at the slide cover, and the amount the sight is adjusted off center, it doesn't seem like there is enough gap on the slide cover for you to move the sight base over
Exactly, I have been wondering about that and why FN would have suggested that in the first place. I figured once I got the cover off I would see something and it would make sense. But I guess not. I will probably just leave it be, especially because it is so dead on with 195 and 198 and I shoot it so well.
 

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.....I have to take off the slide cover and move the sight base to the right, then adjust the sight back over to the left. ............
Maybe I am reading this wrong, but after doing those changes the notch would end up in the same location, correct? What do you gain?
 

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Maybe I am reading this wrong, but after doing those changes the notch would end up in the same location, correct? What do you gain?
No. If you move the base to the right, you then have to move the sight back over to the left to compensate. It would wind up centered or closer to center than it currently is depending on how far to the right you move the base.
 

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No. If you move the base to the right, you then have to move the sight back over to the left to compensate. It would wind up centered or closer to center than it currently is depending on how far to the right you move the base.
The position of the notch on the rear sight is still going to be in the same place relative to the back of the slide which is relative to the barrel orientation. In other words, looking it at it from the back, the sight would still be slightly off to the right of center, since that is the position it needs to be in to shoot accurately. Yes?
 

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The position of the notch on the rear sight is still going to be in the same place relative to the back of the slide which is relative to the barrel orientation. In other words, looking it at it from the back, the sight would still be slightly off to the right of center, since that is the position it needs to be in to shoot accurately. Yes?
No. Here is FNs customer service email to me:

"Hi XXXX,
Thank you for supporting FN products.
Recommendation for windage: Remove the plastic slide cover and drift the actual rear sight, with a brass punch, to the right at the base of the sight just slightly, then bring the screw adjustment back left to zero for windage.
Let us know if this helps.
Kind regards,
FNH USA Customer Service"
 

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dude, you gotta get that lined up right...or you'll be looking at every other "normal" gun funny and get into bad training with a whacked sight picture....just my opinion, but you asked! it would bug the HELL out of me and if I couldn't fix it, I'd sell it. That's a horrible sight pic as it stands now.

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Thats so far from center. my ocd senses are tingling. I would drift it back in place. The sights are not what is making the pistol accurate so adjust and re zero
 

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dude, you gotta get that lined up right...or you'll be looking at every other "normal" gun funny and get into bad training with a whacked sight picture....just my opinion, but you asked! it would bug the HELL out of me and if I couldn't fix it, I'd sell it. That's a horrible sight pic as it stands now.

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Hard to tell if you are being sarcastic. I am a bit OCD, but it doesn't make as much difference as you think. When shooting I don't even notice it.
 

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Me, personally, it would drive me insane. Keeping in mind that changing it and lunging it all up again may be another pain in the ass all together.
 

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It's a $1200 firearm. Send it back.
I just emailed FN explained the problem and included the pics. I asked them to issue a call tag and repair it for me free of charge. I sent it to both [email protected] and [email protected]. We will see if they reply. This will owrk out fine, my new FDE 5 7 arrives tomorrow, so I won't be out my 5 7 :)

I also went to the range today and shot another 100 rounds through the 5 7. Now up to 850 flawless rounds in 5 weeks of ownership. Just ran AE 40gr and 10 rounds of ss198 green tip today. Of course I had to raise the sight 14 clicks to get the 40gr sighted in properly. Windage is the exact same for both loads.
 

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I just emailed FN explained the problem and included the pics. I asked them to issue a call tag and repair it for me free of charge. I sent it to both [email protected] and [email protected]. We will see if they reply. This will owrk out fine, my new FDE 5 7 arrives tomorrow, so I won't be out my 5 7 :)

I also went to the range today and shot another 100 rounds through the 5 7. Now up to 850 flawless rounds in 5 weeks of ownership. Just ran AE 40gr and 10 rounds of ss198 green tip. Of course I had to raise the sight 14 clicks to get the 40gr sighted in properly.
Good luck with that . Email to FNH falls directly into the garbage pail. Even after calling them they will make you send it in under your dime. I had a five seven that would not drop mags and I still had to pay to send it in
 

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If there's nothing wrong with the gun physically, but it just needs adjusting, then I understand. It sounded more like it was defective/improperly manufactured and their adjustment was a workaround.
There is nothing wrong with the pistol.

Moving the base one way or the other is also how the fixed sight models are adjusted, just with the adjustable sights there is a little more to it.
 
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