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AR15 Flip up sight question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by matai, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. matai

    matai Member

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    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
     
  2. olivedrab

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    they make flip up sights specifically for the gas block

    i had no trouble sighting in the rifle with 2 flip ups
     
  3. AK103K

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. corespray

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    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
     
  5. FreuderLocks

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    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.
     
  6. gga357

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    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
     
  7. possum

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    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.
     
  8. EAJ

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    A moderately priced consideration might be YHM. :)
     
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