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FitzRCIS
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Posted: 1/29/2012 11:42:25 AM

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Never really thought of an AR as home defense weapons, thats what a shottie is for. The other day I was watching a video on AR in home defense by Lenny Magill. He spent alot of time covered the 2 3/4in sights above the barrel. This puts your shot 2 3/4 low in CQC ranges. This got me thinking with all the aftermarket stuff out there has anyone made a low profile iron site group at 1/2in off the barrel. This thought then brought up sight picture alignment with soemthign that low on a rifle meant for almost 3 in sights.


Any guru's got any thoughts experience with this?
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Posted: 1/29/2012 12:11:02 PM
With the AR stocks "inline" design feature seems like a good cheek weld could be challenging at best. That's why most optics have a riser thats needed to lift it up.

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Posted: 1/29/2012 12:22:32 PM
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Even sights just barely above the rails on the receiver/handguard would be more than 1/2" above the bore.

The only low pro sights I have seen are the Troy micro sights for Higher railed ARs like the HK 416. I suppose these would work on a regular AR15, but would only really bring the sight line down about 1/2 an inch anyway.

In a CQC situation, I would just line the top of the aperature with the flat of the front sight block, then the top of the post will be pretty much spot on.
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Posted: 1/29/2012 12:31:23 PM
YHM QDS sites. These are the lowest I use.
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Posted: 1/29/2012 12:34:54 PM

Originally Posted By FitzRCIS:
Never really thought of an AR as home defense weapons, thats what a shottie is for. The other day I was watching a video on AR in home defense by Lenny Magill. He spent alot of time covered the 2 3/4in sights above the barrel. This puts your shot 2 3/4 low in CQC ranges. This got me thinking with all the aftermarket stuff out there has anyone made a low profile iron site group at 1/2in off the barrel. This thought then brought up sight picture alignment with soemthign that low on a rifle meant for almost 3 in sights.


Any guru's got any thoughts experience with this?

The problem with putting on lower sights is the inline stock design of the ar15. I'm not sure you would use very low profile sights, you would have to put your eye much lower on the stock than normal.

Look at the Magpul videos sometime. Lenny Magill doesn't have the best reptutation, but I've never watched his videos so who knows.
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Posted: 1/29/2012 12:57:39 PM
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Posted: 1/29/2012 1:06:15 PM
Thanks for all the fast replies. You have confirmed my thoughts on sight picture with nonstandard sights,

Thanks for the CQC sight adjustment also