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Posted: 6/5/2008 1:31:00 PM EST
How do I take off my front iron sights? They look like they are welded or something on it. I dont have a picture I could show you but I have an Olympic Arms A1 Ar-15 16''
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:40:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cgarza05:
How do I take off my front iron sights? They look like they are welded or something on it. I dont have a picture I could show you but I have an Olympic Arms A1 Ar-15 16''


Ummm, and we do know that the gas system is running through that sight mount, correct?

To answer your question, I don't recommend doing it at all unless you are an expert.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:49:40 PM EST
I just have seen pictures and since Im going with an Aimpoint scope I would rather have them taken off so it dont obstruct my view. I live in a very small town so if I was going to have it done professionally how much would it run me?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:04:46 PM EST


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:31:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:34:39 PM EST
IMO not worth it to go through a gunsmith.

It would be cheaper to buy a new barrel and sell your old one, than to take it to a gunsmith.

Or as said before, you can chop chop. Which is kinda risky depending on your saw skills.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:43:34 PM EST
Before ya go gettin all crazy and throwing money at a gunsmith or choppin up your rifle, do some looking around. Hit up the picture threads and see just how many folks are running red dot sights and still have the front sight on their rifles. They dont get in the way so why remove it? Look up cowitness for discussions and definitions. It is possible to have a scope and iron sight live in harmony. Just as a guess, from the pic threads I've seen probably 80% of the rifles running red dot sights and scopes still have the front sight attached.

Read up and shoot a bit before worrying about modding your rifle.

Just my $.02.
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