Maybe the Italians are not gun builders but excel as Cork-Soakers.Alpo:
Exactly right! I did the recommended barrel re-indexing and even bent the sight and never got the gun to shot at point of aim. Wrong Load? NO! Standard load. Just poor quality control by the Italians! I wonder if original Colts or even newer ones have the same problem with the failure to shoot to the point of aim??
I own several S&W revolvers but they all have adjustable sights so I can not comment on the fixed sighted ones. My new CZ Tactical Sport (9mm Semi-auto) with fixed sights shot to the point of aim right out of the box. It is possible to make fixed sighted guns that shoot to the point of aim but maybe not if the quality control is not there.