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Posted: 11/27/2014 11:45:33 AM EDT
what options are out there for gas block height front sights?
I have a MI GB height sight on my stag right now and I just can't get over how it folds forward.
it makes the gun look really stupid.

I'd like something different, I'm leaning more towards a fixed sight as opposed to a folder. but I'd consider either if there is a decent made rear folder option.

I've seriously considered getting a rail mounted A2 style front sight but all of them I find either don't say they are GB height or as made by a no name company and cost under $20 which doesn't exactly scream quality.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:48:44 AM EDT
tag since im in the same boat. i have the same front folder and not liking it.

only decent one ive found was the DD fixed but i wanted a folder.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:54:13 AM EDT
the DD one looks great, but their page only lists a rail height one.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:55:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:57:28 AM EDT by p226guy]
Railed gas block?

Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:56:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:57:20 AM EDT by sitdwnandhngon]
Aren't they pretty much standard with just different sized pins available?

I prefer the A2, with magnified optics you can't even see it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:58:47 AM EDT
Keep in mind, whatever you stick on that gas block is going to get HOT.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:01:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Aren't they pretty much standard with just different sized pins available?

I prefer the A2, with magnified optics you can't even see it.
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I wanted a folder originally because I was using a 1-4X scope and on 1X a front sight is very noticeable.
I now have that optic on my rifle and this carbine is getting an aimpoint.
with the aimpoint a front sight is not a big deal.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:04:05 PM EDT
Any reason you even need irons?

On a fun gun or hunting rifle it's probably redundant.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:07:17 PM EDT
the easy answer honestly is to get a receiver height gas block and a normal flip up sight.

albeit they look slightly more goofy.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:11:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Any reason you even need irons?

On a fun gun or hunting rifle it's probably redundant.
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all of my AR's have back up irons
all of them with optics have QD mounts
sometimes I like to take the optic off and use just the irons.
I like having the option of one or the other. I like having a back up if I use the optic.


this AR is pretty much my one go to gun if I ever were to need a rifle. it's my carbine, it is the most versatile of my AR's..
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:13:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
the easy answer honestly is to get a receiver height gas block and a normal flip up sight.

albeit they look slightly more goofy.
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if I were to do that I'd just stick a A2 front sight on but I don't have the tools or work space to tear apart my upper.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:16:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By netofficer3710:

if I were to do that I'd just stick a A2 front sight on but I don't have the tools or work space to tear apart my upper.
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Originally Posted By netofficer3710:
Originally Posted By Devilman13xx:
the easy answer honestly is to get a receiver height gas block and a normal flip up sight.

albeit they look slightly more goofy.

if I were to do that I'd just stick a A2 front sight on but I don't have the tools or work space to tear apart my upper.


i wanted an a2 sight but my barrel wont work with it.

i forsee a rail down the line but for now the silly front folder does its job. just looks goofy.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:17:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Any reason you even need irons?

On a fun gun or hunting rifle it's probably redundant.
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Not having irons is redundant?
I must use that word differently.

Now I would believe you if you said they wouldn't be required.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:25:15 PM EDT
I can tell you that Atomic Tactical in MN has a bunch of these on sale in their shop. Call them.

I say Troy and MI. Used, but in good shape.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:58:23 PM EDT
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Not having irons is redundant?
I must use that word differently.

Now I would believe you if you said they wouldn't be required.
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Originally Posted By eswift:
Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Any reason you even need irons?

On a fun gun or hunting rifle it's probably redundant.



Not having irons is redundant?
I must use that word differently.

Now I would believe you if you said they wouldn't be required.


No, having them is, but only on certain rifles.

Obviously for a working gun they should be on there.
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