Poor man's Match Sight for AR15


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sarduy
June 18, 2009, 11:34 PM
Hello friends :D

i was think on a "cheap" way to get a tru-glow front sight for my AR because i wanted to get a "red dot sight above the front sight, so i think... painting the front sight..nahh...then something flash in my mind... " use a coffee stirrer "

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/5-red-coffee-stirrer-10-000-cs/5-red-coffee-stirrer-10-000-cs.jpg

so i went to the Gas station and grab a few... guess what...:what: they fit perfect, the first one that i cut was too flat, so i cut another one with an angle, here's the picture...

http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/42377/2231268180095461090S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2231268180095461090aNLtnX)

and i had the idea of narrowing the rear sight aperture, but this time i had to cut it in half and overlap the sides so it can fit, and it did, very hard, i found that if you leave it too long it moves up and down, but if you cut them very short it doesn't move at all, plus you can use the sight adjustment as regular

http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/42796/2884588350095461090S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2884588350095461090JgnLiB)

this is how it looks after the modification

http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/41054/2516015490095461090S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2516015490095461090hGnzVc)

BTW i will recommend this cheap way to get a "reddot" sight using irons because it's very solid and it works, just make sure you fit it tight.

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FlyinBryan
June 18, 2009, 11:42 PM
so if i go back and change the ar15 match rules to say "no homemade glow sights i can take first in the class your leading.

woo-hoo!!!!!!!

kidding.

very clever.

sarduy
June 18, 2009, 11:58 PM
so if i go back and change the ar15 match rules to say "no homemade glow sights i can take first in the class your leading.

woo-hoo!!!!!!!

kidding.

very clever.

LMFAO.....HAHAHAHAHA :what: you better not...hahahaha

gvnwst
June 19, 2009, 12:03 AM
Okay, i can't tell if this is a joke or something that actually works good...:uhoh:

sarduy
June 19, 2009, 12:20 AM
Okay, i can't tell if this is a joke or something that actually works good...:uhoh:

This is not a joke, it does work. :D

sarduy
June 19, 2009, 12:24 AM
this is another rear sight view

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1994/pict1280y.jpg

gvnwst
June 19, 2009, 12:26 AM
Well then, the question is, can you post better groups than with regular sights? :p:D

Hud
June 19, 2009, 12:32 AM
Man, talk about field expedience.
Sarduy, I want you in my squad.

jpwilly
June 19, 2009, 12:33 AM
That's pretty creative how about the straws that come on a can of WD-40?

FlyinBryan
June 19, 2009, 12:35 AM
this also looks completely garand-able

sarduy
June 19, 2009, 12:38 AM
That's pretty creative how about the straws that come on a can of WD-40?

that will work, test it for a tight fit in the rear sight

sarduy
June 19, 2009, 12:39 AM
Well then, the question is, can you post better groups than with regular sights? :p:D

http://thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5693041&postcount=127

gvnwst
June 19, 2009, 12:45 AM
lol, i AM out of it tonight...i was just looking at that. Great shootin.

sarduy
June 19, 2009, 11:42 PM
thanks, i hope it help a few people...

burningsquirrels
June 19, 2009, 11:48 PM
pretty funny, lol. something doesn't seem to fit though.... poor man and match... don't know of anyone regularly shooting rifle matches and not affording a set of sights, haha... especially with the price on just small rifle primers nowadays. :(

sarduy
June 20, 2009, 12:16 AM
pretty funny, lol. something doesn't seem to fit though.... poor man and match... don't know of anyone regularly shooting rifle matches and not affording a set of sights, haha... especially with the price on just small rifle primers nowadays. :(

well i don't really want to spend money on a "match" :mad: that is going to last a month..."june ar15 match" plus this is something you can do in like 2 minutes and dont need to remove anything... plus going back to the previous configuration is about 30 sec....:scrutiny:

the idea was to get a glowing front sight and a smaller peep-sight... in 2 minutes without waiting for a UPS...sure i can afford those sights but the money i can save i use it to buy ammo..."which make the rifle work" not accessories that are useless most of the time and dont go BANG when you press the trigger. i know this is not a match sight but it's cool.... someone name me coffee stick...:neener:

P.B.Walsh
June 20, 2009, 12:42 AM
Cool!! :)

burningsquirrels
June 20, 2009, 06:57 AM
wasn't trying to criticize... i think it's cool! you should see some of the "poor man's" mods i did back when i bracket raced my '69 chevy :eek:

Starship1st
June 20, 2009, 07:59 AM
Thanks Sardue, I think that this will help me. :cool:

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