1. Upgrade efforts paused for now. Thanks for your patience. More details in the thread in Tech Support for those who are interested.
    Dismiss Notice

AR sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by andrewdl007, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. bassjam

    bassjam Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    It could affect harmonics, but probably not enough to matter if you're planning on using irons and the gun is otherwise stock, and this is a defensive gun that won't get used much past 200 yards.

    But if you're shooting 400+ yards with your own handload recipe, low pull aftermarket trigger, installed decent glass, sure, it'd be worth doing a side-by-side test to check.
  2. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    Flip up front and rear sights are available and the ones made by MagPul are pretty decent for the money.

    Amazon.com : magpul ar sights front and rear flip up

    But IMO the best option is a conventional low powered scope. Something in a 1-4X20 is faster to use on 1x for close fast shots than either dot or iron sights. And on 4X you have enough magnification to hit human size targets out to 300-400 yards. For the same money you'll get a better quality sight with a conventional scope than a dot sight anyway.

    And they aren't that much bigger nor heavier.

    Amazon.com : 1-4x24 rifle scope

    You COULD add the flip up sights as backup to a scope, but in my experience iron sights are more likely to fail than a scope. I don't even waste time with irons anymore.
  3. sarduy

    sarduy Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    United States of America
    I would get the UTG Super Slim flip up sights and this red dot, everything for under $150 and you’ll have a solid setup that won’t break the bank

    wiscoaster likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice