AR15 Flip up sight question


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matai
February 23, 2009, 06:36 AM
This may be a dumb question but I'm looking at buying my first AR15 and was looking at one with a flat-top rail with the rail on the gas block but no sights. Does anybody know if it will be difficult to install and sight in flip-up sights on that?

Thanks

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olivedrab
February 23, 2009, 07:55 AM
they make flip up sights specifically for the gas block

i had no trouble sighting in the rifle with 2 flip ups

AK103K
February 23, 2009, 09:37 AM
Theses guys have good stuff. They often have some pretty good package deals going too.

http://www.gggaz.com/

Kind of hard to see in this pic, but the BUIS (folded down) are theirs, as well as the cantilevered mount.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27eb506798a00000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

corespray
February 23, 2009, 10:11 AM
The sight installs in about 10 seconds, and sights-in just as a permanently mounted sight. You will need one if you install a scope. Then, you have co-witness with scope and iron sights

FreuderLocks
February 23, 2009, 10:38 AM
There is a flipup sight available that attatches to most rail systems, try bushmaster.com ar15products.net or something like that, theyre all over the place.

gga357
February 23, 2009, 10:39 AM
I just went through this search myself. I bought both GG&G and MI (Midwest Industries). MI is less expensive and good quality. GG&G a little better quality and more expensive. I looked at ARMS also but choose to try MI and GG&G. I disreguarded Troy sights due to cost. For me I needed one set up to be at same rail sight and am using MI for this. They have a front sight that is the right hight if the sights are on the same rail as opposed to a gas block front sight that needs to be a little taller.

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com

possum
February 23, 2009, 02:08 PM
i personally prefer a permanently attached front sight on my ar's, however you will have no issue getting a flip up front sight to fit in the gas block.

EAJ
February 23, 2009, 02:08 PM
A moderately priced consideration might be YHM (http://yankeehillmachine.com/). :)

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