Weaver vs. Leaper's AR Carry Handle


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NG VI
March 13, 2008, 11:06 PM
SoI ordered an AR last week, realized it has no rear sight, so today I checked out Cheaper Than Dirt to buy a detachable Carry Handle with rear sight. they only had two on there, one made by Leaper's for about $40, and one from Weaver for $65ish. I originally had decided to pick up the cheapest one available, but when I was looking at them I went with the Weaver. Is weaver actually a company? I always have associated them with the rails.
Also, which one is the higher quality carry handle, and did I do right?

I also picked up what might have been a no-name non-flip up detachable rear sight, just cause. it cost 25. Does anyone have any experience with either of these two products?

Thanks,

NG VI

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patrol120
March 13, 2008, 11:27 PM
Both are junk.

CDNN is selling Bushmaster and Colt carry handles, and Numrich had some Stag handles...

NG VI
March 14, 2008, 09:54 AM
that sucks. guess I blew 100 bucks, I'll have to check out CDNN and Numrich. If only I'd asked first.

Noban
March 14, 2008, 11:23 AM
Enjoy your purchase. I picked up one of the $40 Leapers 10 years ago and it's still going strong.

NG VI
March 14, 2008, 11:29 AM
Well I checked out CDNN and Numrich, numrich is a nasty site to navigate, I gave up when I found one item that looked like what I wanted, but it cost 194 dollars. too rich for my blood. Also there were 403 pages of results. CDNN is sold out of the Colt, and I almost bought the other one with no name but decided on a poker set, israeli grip, couple mag pouches, and instead.

I just figured that I already have two rear sights on the way to me, I'll give them a good shot before I ditch them.

Also, by junk what exactly do you mean? Crappy loose fit? wobbly? irregular apertures? can't maintain a zero? substandard in some way? Bad finish?

thanks,

Max

SwampWolf
March 14, 2008, 04:45 PM
You did ok, NG VI. The Weaver rendition is a decent product and a good value. You can pay a lot more and get less.

I'm still waiting for patrol120's criteria for "junk"- and I don't mean "evidence" based on anecdotal, word-of-mouth tripe.

NG VI
March 14, 2008, 05:02 PM
Awesome! I was not thrilled at all by the NUmrich 194 dollar carry handle, I just don't think it's good policy to go around paying a third the cost of your new rifle on a rear sight it didn't come with. Besides, both CTD and CDNN sometimes have a tendency to not list the manufacturer of their items. Don't know why, just is. Like the two Glock +2 basepads I got from CDNN, they are identical to the factory Glock +2 on the 33 round magazine, but they are marked differently and don't say glock on them.

I can't wait to get my rifle!

Thanks SSwampwolf!

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