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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/14/2006 5:54:55 AM EDT
I have an aimpoint on one of my AR's. I always have the rear sight up as well (arms 40).

Am I the only one? I am not sure if it is habit, but when I flip the covers down and turn her on, I flip up the rear sight.

Just curious.

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:48:31 AM EDT
no, the point of having a red dot is for quick acquisition, when you're looking through the BUIS, it isn't as fast. That's why they are called BACK UP sights. Making sure they are zero'd every once in a while is fine, but I would get out of that habit.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:52:20 AM EDT
i went to A2 chop handles for just this reason.
the dot floats so i see it on target and both eyes are open so i am looking to the dot most of the time. i don't notice i have a BUIS unless i "try" to see it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:54:10 AM EDT
Ditto. I have a fixed rear sight, but I look over it not through it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:20:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
i went to A2 chop handles for just this reason.
the dot floats so i see it on target and both eyes are open so i am looking to the dot most of the time. i don't notice i have a BUIS unless i "try" to see it.



I am the same way now that I think of it. When I have to hit things far out during matches or what ever, I focus on sight alingment and sight picture and that clear front sight post.



Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:22:05 AM EDT
On my Aimpoint/A2 gooseneck upper I don't have a choice

On my flattop wearing an EOTech and ARMS 40, I usually leave the #40 down. I have been doing a lot of shooting recently with just the irons and leaving the EOTech off, though.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:33:15 AM EDT
I don't deploy my flip up front/rear buis unless I anticipate a shot outside of the effective range of my Aimpoint. The whole point is for the sights to be out of the way for rapid target acquisition with the red dot.
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