Thank you Gregg.
I have the dot centered and in close proximity to the front sight in terms of position in hopes it would be close that way. It isn't.
I was wondering if a higher base/mount would help or just make it worse. I asked my friend if he had any ideas and his response was, "What do you expect from a red dot that costs less than $100?"
He also said these have less adjustment room than most. If no one has any ideas here I will give it back and purchase an Aimpoint. I was checking it more for size and fit on the gun than function as it is comparably sized to the Aimpoint I was looking at but also hoped to get a little shooting done with it as well.