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Posted: 1/29/2012 6:42:25 AM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 7:11:02 AM EST
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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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 7:22:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/29/2012 7:34:01 AM EST by ragingyeti]
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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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 7:31:23 AM EST
YHM QDS sites. These are the lowest I use.
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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 7:34:54 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 7:57:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/29/2012 7:57:39 AM EST by Lancelot]
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Link Posted: 1/29/2012 8:06:15 AM EST
Thanks for all the fast replies. You have confirmed my thoughts on sight picture with nonstandard sights,

Thanks for the CQC sight adjustment also
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