AR15 Sight Help Spend my Money!


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Wildalaska
December 30, 2003, 07:44 PM
I wanna put an open sight on my AR15 flat top. Tell me which ones you like and why, I dont care about cost...

Wildspend$$Alaska

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QuarterBoreGunner
December 30, 2003, 07:47 PM
So the obvious question; what do you want to do with it?

edit: ah... just saw the 'open' portion of your post... darn it I was all set to recommend something really expensive that required a lot of batteries.


A.R.M.S. #40 is, IMHO the Porsche of flip-ups. I've used the GG&G 'MAD' and the KAC product and keep coming back to the A.R.M.S.

edit redux: I suppose I should detail WHY I like the #40. Well it's a robust little sucker, spring loaded so that if it gets folded down while doing your combat-crawl to the mail box, it'll just flip back up again. Nice positive lock when in the down position, so if you're using optics, it won't get in the way unexpectedly. I have more reasons but I have to shut the network down for backups...ya'll be cool.

Harry Tuttle
December 31, 2003, 02:14 AM
the PRI front set up is very bling bling:
http://mstn.biz/detail.asp?product_id=PRI-M16-FlipFront

pbhome71
December 31, 2003, 03:31 AM
If I have one it would be the Centra diopter
http://www.okweber.com/images/detail/centrarear.full.jpg

But I don't think this is what you have in mind.... :)

-Pat

dbshabo
December 31, 2003, 09:01 AM
If by open sight you mean iron sight I agree with QuarterBore the A.R.M.S. #40 is the best out there. Rugged little bugger it is. I have an A.R.M.S. #38EX Swan Sleeve mounted on the top of my Bushy A3. The sleeve has the #40 built into the back of it. I have an Aimpoint ML2 red dot mounted in an A.R.M.S. #22M68 and attached to the sleeve. Schweet set up, a bit pricey, but very schweet!! It allows for perfet co-witnessing of the irons thru the Aimpoint. The fact that the rear peep (#40) can be stowed when not needed is very cool. If $$ is no object give this setup a try you'll like it I think.

Shabo

Mr. Chitlin
December 31, 2003, 11:23 AM
ARMS #40A rear BUIS, folded...
http://photos.imageevent.com/brobert/ar15//websize/DSC00010.JPG

and raised...
http://photos.imageevent.com/brobert/ar15//websize/DSC00011.JPG

For oprics, you can't go wrong with an Aimpoint ML2 in an ARMS 22M68 mount...
http://photos.imageevent.com/brobert/ar15//websize/DSC00024.JPG

and this is what it all looks like put together...
http://photos.imageevent.com/brobert/ar15//websize/DSC00007.JPG

I love spending other people's money!!:D

Harry Tuttle
December 31, 2003, 01:42 PM
theres a new rail with sights from RRA:
http://www.rockriverarms.com/images/extplat.gif

http://www.rockriverarms.com/

j.wise
December 31, 2003, 05:35 PM
Is it just me, or does that new RRA rail look like the one that came on my SL8? Too funny, since I chopped my SL8 rail to reduce it's length.

I use the BMAS flips. That stands for, Bushmaster Modular Accessories System. It uses a right-handed adjustment knob, just like the A2 carry handle. It's got push-button release to flip it up, then a push-button release to fold it back down. In other words, it positively locks in BOTH the up and down positions. I like that. And it's slightly cheaper than the ARMS #40.

For the front sight, I use the BMAS front flip sight and 3-rail gas block. If purchased together, it 's $119.99 from Bushmaster.

I haven't played with them, but the flip sights from Wilson and Les Baer look really cool, too.

rock jock
December 31, 2003, 06:06 PM
Another vote for the ARMS #40. Large and small aperture and co-witnesses perfectly with my Holosight.

4v50 Gary
December 31, 2003, 06:08 PM
What Mr. Chitlin says, but with a fold down front sight too.

Wildalaska
December 31, 2003, 06:48 PM
Mr Chtilins almost got me convinced...no votes for the G&Gs?

What do ya all think of chitlins set up but with a Trijicon reflex? BTW, I have the standard front sight

I love spending other people's money!!

WildsodoesmywifeAlaska

Denny Hansen
December 31, 2003, 07:04 PM
I use the latest GG&G BUIS and really like it.
Been playing with one of the new Zeiss Z-Point red dot sights the last week or so. It shows a lot of promise.

Denny

Harry Tuttle
January 1, 2004, 10:45 AM
Theres a rather opinionated group on the AR15 list that dislikes a folding rear sight

they contend that the moment you need a backup
is not a moment you want to be fiddling with a release lever

the chopped off carry handle fits their need
http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/chopacarryhandle.msnw

or theres a YH unit:
https://secure.valinet.com/~yankeeh/images/YHM9493.gif
https://secure.valinet.com/~yankeeh/cgi-bin/web_store/web_store.cgi?page=products.html&&cart_id=4984050_18928

they sell this one thru BFI:
https://secure.valinet.com/~yankeeh/images/YHM643A.gif

Wildalaska
January 1, 2004, 11:57 PM
Hmm interesting stuff there harry ever tried them........

WildquestionsAlaska

Mr. Chitlin
January 2, 2004, 10:39 AM
they contend that the moment you need a backup
is not a moment you want to be fiddling with a release lever


If that is the case, you can leave the folder up, as with fixed sights. Look over the sight (or through it) to see the red dot, or just use the peeps.

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