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Posted: 7/10/2018 8:05:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2018 10:23:40 AM EDT by kokopelli]
I'm building a budget 10.5" with an ' F' marked FSB. I really like the LMT rear sights, but don't want to spend that much on a buis...are any of the clones like UTG's version any good?
Link Posted: 7/10/2018 9:58:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2018 9:58:49 PM EDT by Capt_Destro]
UTG Slim is Good to go: Amazon Link

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Link Posted: 7/11/2018 12:42:31 AM EDT
Get on the equipment exchange and buy a carry handle sight with a proper forge mark (can usually be found used for $40-60) and saw it down yourself. Best option considering the price.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 1:54:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alaskanforfreedom:
Get on the equipment exchange and buy a carry handle sight with a proper forge mark (can usually be found used for $40-60) and saw it down yourself. Best option considering the price.
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This too, if you are lucky you can get the actual LMT rear for $60.

The new UTG Slim is decent enough though. I was surprised at the quality compared to a chopped down Cardinal Forge sight.

The body however is billet. While the carry handles are forged. IIRC Forged has much higher strength than billet? While I love how lightweight/low profile is, the body on the UTG might not be as robust. However the quality of steel parts seems pretty similar to a milspec sight. (Phosphated and not made out of pot metal for one.)

If it's a budget plinker, get the UTG.

If it's going to be on a serious AR get the LMT. They sell really fast on the EE so you need to be patient.

Cardinal Forge vs UTG Slim






One thing to keep an eye out for. I hear the newer LMT rear sights are cast.... The older ones were forged IIRC.
This is just my opinion but Forged>Billet>Cast
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 10:23:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alaskanforfreedom:
Get on the equipment exchange and buy a carry handle sight with a proper forge mark (can usually be found used for $40-60) and saw it down yourself. Best option considering the price.
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Done. Thanks.
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Originally Posted By Alaskanforfreedom:
Get on the equipment exchange and buy a carry handle sight with a proper forge mark (can usually be found used for $40-60) and saw it down yourself. Best option considering the price.
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Yeah, a Dremel cutting wheel and patience will give you the same thing.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 3:31:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2018 5:18:27 PM EDT by Tigwelder1971]
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 3:36:44 PM EDT
Umarex (Walther) makes a Colt labeled one that is virtually the same as the LMT. Can be had for $15-$30. Try CDNN. I have a couple of these and 4 LMT and can't tell any difference quality wise.
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
Seller in the EE now with a shit pot full of surplus CHs @ $35 each.
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that's what I bought. Project time...
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 4:26:39 PM EDT
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that's what I bought. Project time...
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
Seller in the EE now with a shit pot full of surplus CHs @ $35 each.
that's what I bought. Project time...
I think I did mine with a $5 mini hack saw from menards. I also used a file, and some high grit sand paper before refinishing.

For the coating I used Birchwood Casey Cold Blue on steel, and alumin-black on aluminum.

Honestly I didn't go too crazy with reshaping. I just chopped the part by the carry handle and rounded it off some. Some people cut straight down, but it adds extra work and time. Honestly go easy on removing material. You can always cut away more, but you can't add more back.

Wear eye protection and gloves. It sucks getting aluminum shavings in the eyes. Maybe vacuum as you work too. For $35 and some work, it's a bomb proof, forged rear sight.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 4:31:16 PM EDT
I'd go with a Daniel Defense fixed rear sight. Lighter and simpler.
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
I have 2 of the S&W M&P 15/22 A2 rears that are similar, pretty decent so far. Have not used them past 50 yrds yet. Initial sight in was issue free.
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Originally Posted By txtj79:
Umarex (Walther) makes a Colt labeled one that is virtually the same as the LMT. Can be had for $15-$30. Try CDNN. I have a couple of these and 4 LMT and can't tell any difference quality wise.
I have 2 of the S&W M&P 15/22 A2 rears that are similar, pretty decent so far. Have not used them past 50 yrds yet. Initial sight in was issue free.
Believe those are OEM by utg. The aluminum/thumb screws are soft metal imo
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
Maybe. At $20 for both new, I'll not sweat it.
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
Originally Posted By txtj79:
Umarex (Walther) makes a Colt labeled one that is virtually the same as the LMT. Can be had for $15-$30. Try CDNN. I have a couple of these and 4 LMT and can't tell any difference quality wise.
I have 2 of the S&W M&P 15/22 A2 rears that are similar, pretty decent so far. Have not used them past 50 yrds yet. Initial sight in was issue free.
Believe those are OEM by utg. The aluminum/thumb screws are soft metal imo
Maybe. At $20 for both new, I'll not sweat it.
They work in a pinch. Its just there are better budget options out there now. I for one do not care for the huge thumb screws.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 9:20:05 PM EDT
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