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Posted: 12/13/2003 3:44:43 PM EDT
Pro's Con's of the PRI Flip sight with the SIR 58MOD?  Should I just leave the front sight alone and install the SIR.  I was thinking that since I have to remove the front cap to install the MOD version, I might as fwell go all the way and replace the sight with a flip up sight.
Any recommendations would be appreciated...
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 4:40:06 PM EDT
I'm planning to do exactly that (as soon as I can save up the Dinero for the SIR).

I'll be watching this thread to see if anyone knows of a better setup.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 4:58:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2003 5:05:56 PM EDT by SULACO2]
Like this one?

[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=19904[/img]
(sorry Corey, I had to.)

Go for it.

The std. A2 sight tower might have slight edge in rugedness, very slight.  On a regular upper you might need to worry about it getting hit sideways and canted.  On a #58 Upper, the #59 pretty much protects the sight from sideways hits.  DO IT!

/S2

BTW everybody that's Treetop's Rifle up there.

PPS: If you were wondering what it looked like w/ a std. frnt st.?

[url="http://www.hunt101.com/?p=72430&c=500&z=1"][img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/072430.jpg[/img][/url]
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:04:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:08:33 PM EDT
Tree, they were.

ARMS originally cut a #58 for a trial they attended for the "Varsity Boys".  Later they re-designed the #58 and 1 of their concerns was the PRI.  Long history between ARMS and PRI, they tend to "consider" 1 another.  BTW, nice settup above, hope you don't mind  borrowed it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:08:41 PM EDT
Sweet Pictures... Outstanding.  Exactly what I want to do, but if I wanted to temporarily keep the conventional sight tower, can I just cut off the handguard cap or do I have to remove the sight tower anyway?
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:10:54 PM EDT
So I know if you gotta ask.....

What does a 58 MOD go for these days?

Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:18:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2003 5:22:10 PM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:22:00 PM EDT
You can easily simply cut off the front cap.
Dremel most of the way and tin snip for accuracy.  EASY!!!
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 7:22:05 PM EDT
Just when I thought my Dear Sanat list was done...

Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:07:22 PM EDT
Since the sight is partially obscured by the SIR, I question how quickly it can be deployed.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:15:25 PM EDT
If you look at the above pic, you will notice that the PRI release button is fully and easily accessed with the 58MOD. Folding front sights in QCB combat are normaly in the upright position and do not need to be quickly deployed for that reason, there already up. Rear sight folders are usualy down, but have the option to also be up, and are the most needed in a hurry and easiest to get at fast.
Good shootin, Jack
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:35:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 7:49:12 PM EDT by Master_Blaster]
Originally Posted By 3rdtk:
If you look at the above pic, you will notice that the PRI release button is fully and easily accessed with the 58MOD. Folding front sights in QCB combat are normaly in the upright position and do not need to be quickly deployed for that reason, there already up. Rear sight folders are usualy down, but have the option to also be up, and are the most needed in a hurry and easiest to get at fast.
Good shootin, Jack
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Figures. Should have known. [slap]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 10:11:37 AM EDT
Can the PRI flip-up front sight be installed without removing the (permanently installed) flash hider? I could cut off the current front sight.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:20:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:21:50 PM EDT
View with a full front sight.

[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid88/p31730855a123f1a4f3b403da0692f7ac/fa953e8e.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid88/pc1aee0fb0f51d51cf78e69c0e2b0711f/fa953e8c.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid88/p14f6dbbaffc5bbf0d6af3cb64d1d45c7/fa953e89.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:45:28 PM EDT
Hawkeye,

Nice pics, I like it![:D]

BTW, how much heavier does the 58-Mod feel than the 50?

Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:27:40 PM EDT
I havent held a 50, so I cant comment on the weight difference. All I know is, I LOVE my 58Mod.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:23:39 AM EDT
ARMS 58 on Armalite SOF mid length:
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=19738[/img]
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=19733[/img]
[img]
http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=19737[/img]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:49:24 AM EDT
I love looking at that rifle Green18. Sweet.
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