RRA Detachable Carry Handle Height


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JonB
June 3, 2009, 01:00 PM
Anyone know the height of the RRA Detachable carry handle? I know it's designed to be the right height to co-witness when used with an Aimpoint. I am at work and can't measure the height on mine to determine what height mount I need for an optic.

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rcmodel
June 3, 2009, 03:43 PM
I thought all carry handles were the same height, whatever that is.

They would have to be to work with the standard AR gas block / front sight combo.

rc

dubbleA
June 3, 2009, 03:56 PM
It's appx 1 1/2 inches from the top of the rail to the center of the peep on a standard carry handle.

JonB
June 3, 2009, 04:35 PM
Sorry - should have been more specific. I was talking about the 'tactical' version (ha! not sure what is tactical about it but ok) like shown here. (http://rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=280)

P.B.Walsh
June 3, 2009, 05:55 PM
It's probaly "tactical" because of the picatinny rail on top, well, and it's a lower profile I guess.

NC-Mike
June 3, 2009, 06:13 PM
Welcome to your small world of proprietary carry handles. :scrutiny:

The best thing I can think of is selling it and using the rail on the receiver like 99.9 percent of AR shooters do. :)

Texpatriate
June 3, 2009, 06:39 PM
The rear sight of the RRA tactical carry handle is exactly the same height as the one on a standard carry handle for an A3 upper. If you want to mount an aimpoint on it to co-witness the BUIS in the lower third of the field of view, you will have to use a pretty low profile 30 mm ring. I have this setup on my RRA 6.8 SPC upper and I "like it okay", but it's not my favorite setup. The tactical carry handle is kind of heavy, and I find that prefer a separate mounting platform (such as the Larue Tactical M68 mount (http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=37)) and rear BUIS. Go with what you like and feel most comfortable with though.

Glockman17366
June 3, 2009, 06:58 PM
It's detachable, and it might be "tactical", but it sure sucks as a carry handle.
All you can do is grab it by your fingertips.

NC-Mike
June 3, 2009, 07:50 PM
It's detachable, and it might be "tactical", but it sure sucks as a carry handle.
All you can do is grab it by your fingertips.

It does kinda suck. It not a carry handle either. More like a riser with an odd height and a built-in, non-folding, BUIS.

There's a lot of things you need to buy into if you're going to use that device.

To get a absolute co-witness, you are stuck with some particular aimpoint with a low-mount.

You have to dig on Google but it is there. Instead of helping you, that device seems to lock you in.

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