Directional arrows alongside the windage and elevation screws tell you how to make adjustments in the proper direction. Adjustments for other than windage and elevation should not be made by inexperienced shooters.
With a target at 50 yards, adjusting the windage screw one click to the right (clockwise) will move the sight to the LEFT and the point of bullet impact 1 inch to the LEFT. One click of the elevation screw to the right (clockwise) will move the sight DOWN and point of bullet impact of bullet impact 3A inch DOWN.
FIGURE 5—COLT ACCRO REAR SIGHT
FIGURE 5—COLT ACCRO REAR SIGHT
Before firing your Colt pistol, practice your stance, aim, rhythm and breathing for steady aim with your pistol UNLOADED.
Practice firing on a range before going hunting or using your pistol for any other type of shooting.
1. ALWAYS WEAR AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO WEAR EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING, especially on a range. Without ear protection, the noise of just one round from your pistol, and other guns close to you, could leave a "ringing" in your ears for some time after firing, while the cumulative long term effect could be permanent hearing loss.
2. ALWAYS WEAR AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO WEAR PROTECTIVE SHOOTING GLASSES. Flying particles could damage eyes and cause blindness; but protective shooting glasses should prevent such injury.
1. CAUTION: READ SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (Section 3)—KEEP PISTOL POINTING IN SAFE DIRECTION AND DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER.
3. Grasp pistol by stock and, with index finger resting along the outside of trigger guard, take aim. Aim by aligning target with front and rear sights. (See Figure 6) After identifying your target and seeing that it is clear to shoot, focus on the front sight. Be sure you have a safe backstop. THINK! What will you HIT if you MISS the target?
4. Release Slide Lock Safety by pressing it down out of engagement with slide lock notch.
5. Keeping steady aim, place index finger on trigger and squeeze gently until hammer falls. Don't jerk the trigger as you
will disturb your aim and spoil your accuracy. To fire the second and subsequent rounds, all that is necessary is to release the trigger and squeeze it again after every shot until you have completed firing.
6. THIS IS A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL AND IS IMMEDIATELY LOADED AND COCKED READY TO FIRE AGAIN AFTER EACH SHOT UNTIL THE MAGAZINE IS EMPTY.
NOTE: This pistol can be fired without a magazine in place.
7. Release trigger, remove index finger from trigger, and apply Slide Lock Safety by pushing it up into the slide lock notch. However, if you have fired the last round from the magazine the slide will stay to the rear and you will be
» unable to apply the Slide Lock Safety.
JA CAUTION: IF PISTOL FAILS TO FIRE, HOLD IT, KEEPING IT POINTED TOWARD THE TARGET OR SAFE OPEN AREA AND WAIT 30 SECONDS. If a hangfire (slow ignition) has occurred, round will fire within 30 seconds. If round does not fire, remove magazine, eject round and examine primer. If firing pin indent on primer is light, off center or nonexistent, have pistol examined by a competent gunsmith before firing again. If firing pin on primer appears normal (in comparison with similar previously fired rounds) assume faulty ammunition; segregate misfired round from other live ammunition and empty cases; reload and carry on firing.
NOTE: Dispose of misfired rounds in accordance with the ammunition » manufacturer's instructions
LlA 8. CAUTION: KEEP PISTOL POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION. Unload as previously described.
IMPORTANT: If you cock your pistol but do not fire it, apply Slide Lock Safety until ready to fire If you lose the opportunity to fire, unload your pistol as previously described. Remember, if a round is in the chamber there is a risk of accidental discharge.
CAUTION: NEVER LEAVE PISTOL COCKED READY TO FIRE as the fire condition is extremely dangerous, and pistol could easily be accidentally discharged causing injury, death, or damage to property.
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