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Posted: 9/19/2009 2:26:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 6:07:41 PM EST by PieceMaker64]
Hey everyone. I have been wanting an AR-15 for years and I finally fulfilled this dream on Wednesday when I went to a local gun shop to buy one.

For those interested, the specs are, to the best of my ability, as follows:

Rock River Upper
Rock River Lower
Surefire G2 Nitrolon Flashlight
VLTOR EMod Stock
Hogue Grip
MI ERS Flip-up Rear Sight

I love this gun and think it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, but there is still a lot I have to learn about it. One thing I am curious about is the MI ERS sight. I've been reading through threads about zeroing gun sights and a lot of them talk about raising and lowering the rear sight. I have looked on mine to see if it is possible, but at this time, I don't see anything that looks like it's used for this. Does my rear sight only adjust to the left and the right?

Oh, and from what I saw, people always want pictures in "new gun" threads, so here you go!

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-1sm.jpg

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-2sm.jpg

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-3sm.jpg

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-4sm.jpg

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-5sm.jpg

http://www.sewsecret.com/piecemaker/ar-15/ar-15-6sm.jpg
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 2:31:46 PM EST
Correct. Your rear sight is only adjustable for windage, which is left and right. Your front sight post is adjustable for elevation, which is up and down. Some rear sights are adjustable for both, but not the ERS.

Nice rifle, Congratulations.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 2:50:51 PM EST
Enjoy!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:05:08 PM EST
Yup, you really don't need rear sight elevation adjustment, it's only for shooting at much longer ranges than IMO irons are even efficient at. When you zero, you need top adjust the front sight post up or down to achieve the correct elevation.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:13:47 PM EST
Alright. I figured the front post was what I should adjust, but I just thought I should check. So far it seems to be working. I just shot three, nearly on top of each other, just off the bulls eye at 100'. Hopefully the iron sights will be moderately sufficient at long distances though. We have a problem with skunks and coyotes and I'd like to be able to hit them when I see them.

Thanks for the prompt response and information guys!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:19:06 PM EST
Nice new rifle. I always zero the short barreled ARs dead on at 200. I get it dead on at 50 yards then shoot at 200 to see how close it is. Usually its close enough for a good battle zero.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:22:55 PM EST
Thanks for the tip Squirrell, I'll test that tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:23:44 PM EST
Nice AR. I'm thinking about picking up a set of MI sights for my flat top.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:26:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By squirrell18:
Nice new rifle. I always zero the short barreled ARs dead on at 200. I get it dead on at 50 yards then shoot at 200 to see how close it is. Usually its close enough for a good battle zero.


+1. 50yd / 200m zero is the most popular.

RIBZ
(Ignore the part about adjusting the rear elevation knob)
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:08:18 PM EST
what tac light mount is that?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:19:17 PM EST
cool rifle, you will enjoy the heck out of it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:26:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 4:34:24 PM EST by jcrowl]
congrats! Is that a cotton field you're shooting in?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:29:35 PM EST
Very nice rifle congrats
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:37:48 PM EST
Congratulations. Great looking rifle and welcome to the site. Keep the arm down ....

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:38:21 PM EST
Congrats!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:49:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Redbone:
Congratulations. Great looking rifle and welcome to the site. Keep the arm down ....

http://www.mrspeaker.net/images/ChickenWings/loneChickenWing.gif


haha i was going to say something about him chicken wingin but you beat me to it

congrates on the new gun
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:55:13 PM EST
Nice rifle bro!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:56:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:06:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:08:52 PM EST by Hendricks5150]
Nice rifle!!

And as other said, keep your arm down

Edit: Place your finger above the trigger, don't try to cramp it onto the grip.

Kinda like this...

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:18:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:18:41 PM EST by CTbuilder1]
Welcome to the site. I'm glad to see you didn't go crazy over accessorizing your rifle. The plastic hand guards with the flashlight mount is both lightweight, cost effective and functional. Nice setup.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:05:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 6:07:23 PM EST by PieceMaker64]
Originally Posted By gunut234:
what tac light mount is that?


It's a Viking Tactics mount. You can find it here: http://www.vikingtactics.com/prod_vtac_lightmount.html

Originally Posted By jcrowl:
congrats! Is that a cotton field you're shooting in?


Yep! I live in the country and am surrounded by cotton fields and pasture. I went behind the house when I got home, so that's why you're seeing the field.


Oh, and I realized, I forgot to mention that it also has a Hogue grip on the handle.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:32:56 PM EST
Welcome to the board !

Great post and pics for post number one. Good job picking out your new rifle.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:23:43 PM EST
There are some guns in that pic alright! What were we talking about????



Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Nice rifle!!

And as other said, keep your arm down

Edit: Place your finger above the trigger, don't try to cramp it onto the grip.

Kinda like this...

http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/C1516441744/E20080206170825/Media/Booth%20babe.jpg


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