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10/30/2020 2:42:12 PM
Posted: 11/18/2008 5:22:30 PM EST
Like everyone else and their dog, I'm ordering carbine parts right now.  My other AR is a 20" A2 so I haven't really paid attention to all of the cool crap that you can stick onto a flat-top upper.

I'll probably be using irons nearly all the time, but still want the the flat-top for flexibility later on.

Right now the only thing I'm seeing that seems to be usable quality under $50 is the CAA detachable carry handle, but I was hoping for something a little more compact.  Kinda like the UTG sight, but something that isn't a smoking turd.  

What do you guys recommend?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:01:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:10:19 PM EST
Spend the 90 bucks on a Larue BUIS..well worth it.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:40:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2008 6:40:56 PM EST by mr_camera_man]
Originally Posted By patrol120:
Spend the 90 bucks on a Larue BUIS..well worth it.


Unfortunately it's not what I'm looking for.  Since there won't be an optic on the gun anytime soon, windage and elevation would be nice.

I just saw that Midway has the DPMS sight for $55 with my handy-dandy dealer discount, but the reviews I'm finding in the archives aren't very favorable.    Would chopping the CAA carry handle be the way to go, or would I be better off flexing on the "non-folding" part and just get a Matech?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 7:04:44 PM EST
You dont need elevation, its in the front sight. The LaRue is the perfect iron sight, whether backup or primary.

That being said, if you must have elevation, the LMT is the way to fly.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 10:14:40 PM EST
Non-folding + windage + elevation + flexibility to add optics + does not suck = LMT

Or you can just chop one yourself. Although I believe RRA and DPMS has something similar.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:21:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:01:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By patrol120:
You dont need elevation, its in the front sight. The LaRue is the perfect iron sight, whether backup or primary.

That being said, if you must have elevation, the LMT is the way to fly.


+1 on the Larue. If you will watch the EE closely you can pick one up for not that much over your $50 mark. I have bought a couple for $70 +- a few dollars.

Well worth it.

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